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Part-time legislature would be more effective

Part-time legislature would be more effective

Let’s face it, legislature is a mess. Term limits, which I admittedly advocated, have taken the power away from seasoned, veteran senators and representatives and put it in the hands…

No evidence to prove Bancroft burned kittens

I owe Richard Bancroft an apology. Actually many of us found him guilty before his day in court. As most of us remember, Bancroft, 60, a resident of Harrison, who…

Gas going down, Walmart going up

Gas going down, Walmart going up

Gas Buddy tells us gas at the pumps is headed downwards as we approach Labor Day weekend. I just received a news release from them trumpeting MOTORISTS TO SAVE $1.4…

Excruciating pain is bummer

Excruciating pain is bummer

It’s the time of year when we produce our 50’s Plus Lifestyles special section. As one of those people that hit the 50 mark a while back, I look forward…

Pummell’s resignation a total surprise

Pummell’s resignation a total surprise

It came as shocking news when we heard that Doniel Pummell would no longer be employed as Superintendent of Clare Schools. The apparent dissatisfaction of some board members with her…

Political outsiders have chance to make a difference

Political outsiders have chance to make a difference

Although I would call myself a “political junkie” I have refrained from writing about Donald Trump’s candidacy because all the establishment political pundits consider Trump “a flash in the pan.”…

Cruelty towards animals has us all up in arms

Cruelty towards animals has us all up in arms

It has been an unusual summer for the animal kingdom topped off by Cecil, the Zimbabwe lion. For those that haven’t kept up with the world news, Cecil, a collared,…

Harrison man wants his child home

Harrison man wants  his child home

It’s a great time of year for many kids. Summer often means camping and festivals. This weekend is Marion Days, with the lots of activities for kids of all ages.…

Vote “yes” on bond proposal

Vote “yes” on bond proposal

Voters in the Clare Public Schools district will go to the polls on August 4 to either approve or disapprove a bond proposal which is merely the extension of .73…

Bat encounters can be dangerous

Bat encounters can be dangerous

I read with interest an account from an area college student who wrote about her encounter with a big brown bat. She claims to have been awakened at 4 a.m.…