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I’m taken to task for refusing letter

I’m taken to task for refusing letter

This week’s LETTERS, features a piece insinuating that I have a political bias. I found that accusation to be rather interesting, since I have tried to be as unbiased as…

Candidates ignore messy world to bash opponents

Candidates ignore messy world to bash opponents

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty tired, and sick of the political commercials that dominate our network television stations. It appears to be another banner year for…

Am I hallucinating or is Bigfoot in my backyard?

Am I hallucinating or is Bigfoot in my backyard?

Being a city boy, I’m constantly reminded of how different living up here is. I get my kicks out of being able to drive to work, half asleep, and encountering…

Hornets off to fast start, Bass off to prison

Hornets off to fast start, Bass off to prison

Something special is brewing in Harrison. The varsity football team is off to a 3-0 start. It’s been many a moon since a Hornet football team has jumped out of…

ALS and why the bucket challenge helps

ALS and why the bucket challenge helps

The ALS bucket challenge has taken this country by storm. In the month of August literally thousands of Michigan people as well as millions elsewhere accepted the challenge to have…

Time for Road Commission to come clean

Time for Road Commission to come clean

The Clare County Road Commission needs to come clean. Two township supervisors (Hayes’s Terry Acton and Grant’s Dan Dysinger , our columnist and former township supervisor, Dr. Ray Augenstein and…

Disbanding varsity sends wrong message

Disbanding varsity sends wrong message

When the news hit last weekend it was like a ton of bricks falling on my bad ankle. We had just reported in our Friday edition of the Marion Press…

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…