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Daylight Saving Time – a bothersome, useless practice

Daylight Saving Time – a bothersome, useless practice

I’m not a proponent of daily saving time. In fact I think it’s downright archaic- once utilized for a time when it might have made sense. In today’s world it…

Turning 50 can be a blast

Turning 50 can be a blast

Yesterday my wife ushered in the half-century mark. She’s now the big 50, and frankly, if there is a birthday that we all cringe at, it is this one. To…

Clinton vs Trump will likely get nasty

Clinton vs Trump will likely get nasty

It’s looking more and more likely that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the nominees for their respective parties, thus creating the most raucous campaign season this country has…

Crazies, not guns kill in mass

Crazies, not guns kill in mass

As police try to figure out what made Jason Dalton snap in Kalamazoo, and go on a killing spree that ended with six people dead and one hanging on for…

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,…