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Robin’s death hopefully will energize better care

Robin’s death hopefully will energize better care

I don’t know why his death hit me so hard. I don’t know Robin Williams. I wasn’t a big fan of him or his comedy. Actually I couldn’t stand watching…

Downtown Clare is flourishing

Downtown Clare is flourishing

While a lot of towns in mid and Northern Michigan are floundering under the heavy weight of a bad economy, Clare seems to be flourishing. Yes, you read it right.…

If you don’t vote, don’t complain

If you don’t vote, don’t complain

Only 17% of the people registered to vote in Clare and Osceola counties, bothered to do so on Tuesday. I knew this Primary Election was rather mundane, with very few…

Cancer takes a friend – when will there be a cure?

Cancer takes a friend – when will there be a cure?

The news of Jody Kipp’s death hit the pit of my stomach with a big thud. I was driving back to Clare from out-of-state, Sunday morning.  Although we all knew…

Mitchell-Moolenaar race important, one will represent us for long time

Mitchell-Moolenaar race important, one will represent us for long time

I can’t remember a year when a Primary Election seems so unimportant. I gotta believe that part of the reason is a good portion of the electorate feels a sense…

Library squabbles a product of money woes

Library squabbles a product of money woes

Running a public library isn’t as easy as it once was. Adults and children have many more options than you and I had when we were growing up. Certainly the…

Vet lashes out against satellite tv

Vet lashes out against satellite tv

I was visited a couple of days by Timothy Zahn of Clare. He came to the office to bring his hand-written Letter to the Editor complaining about how Direct TV…

Sick and tired of World Cup coverage

Sick and tired of World Cup coverage

I love my sports. I love baseball. I love football. I love basketball. I certainly enjoy hockey and golf and car racing and track and field and tennis…yada yada yada.…

Is switching conferences a solution for Marion’s athletic fortunes?

Is switching conferences a solution for Marion’s athletic fortunes?

The man or woman stepping in to the Marion High School principal hot seat has a lot of quick decisions to make. It appears it will be John Russell from…

Feds tell me to prove I’m a citizen

Feds tell me to  prove I’m a citizen

Man, I hate how government can muck up the simplest things. I got an official letter the other day, demanding that I prove I’m an American citizen. I couldn’t believe…