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Tale of two professionals

Tale of two professionals

I’ve always been taught there are two sides to every story. Certainly in some of the stories The Clare County REVIEW reported last week, this axiom holds true. For instance…

Income down, but taxes, surcharges continue to rise

Income down, but taxes, surcharges continue to rise

A local attorney supplied me with some harrowing statistics in regards to income in Clare County. In almost every governmental unit- city, village or township, median household income, according to…

Tough being a clerk these days

Tough being a clerk these days

It’s been a rough year for clerks. Just off the top of my head, I can count three in this county, that are embroiled in controversy. In 2015 it was…

Be careful when donating to Wounded Warriors

Be careful when donating to Wounded Warriors

I’m all for helping veterans. After all, these men and women have sacrificed tremendously to defend our freedoms and way of life. Renee Haley, who has spearheaded the many fundraisers…

So sad to see Frey and Bowie in heaven

So sad to see Frey and Bowie in heaven

I have always been passionate about my sports and my music. Through my formative years I spent most of my time either playing sports or watching football, baseball or basketball…

Clare is where my heart is

Clare is where my heart is

Nearly a year ago, I wrote a column on how much the people of Michigan and Alabama were alike. I had just become a dual resident of the two states,…

Beating the odds, miracles do happen

Beating the odds, miracles do happen

It came as quite a shock when I was made aware that lifelong Harrison resident Doug Mulder had been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Mulder has been a painter in…

Experts tell us what to expect in 2016

Experts tell us what to expect in 2016

I thought I would share the following “Educated Guesses for 2016”, predictions from faculty experts (?) at a well-known institution of higher learning: In 2016 Trump will make a run…

New Star Wars movie a must see

New Star Wars movie a must see

I readily admit I got caught up in the Star Wars hype. This holiday’s blockbuster movie was a must see for me, and I can’t tell you the last time…

Extra caution needed by cars and buggies

Extra caution needed by cars and buggies

I am saddened about the van/buggy accident on Beaverton Road which left Sarah Stutzman dead and her three children injured. I pray that the three children recover quickly from their…