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Mike’s Musings– Without power life can be very difficult

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I forgot how difficult it is to live without power. It’s going on hour fifty-two and still no heat or lights. I’m sitting here bundled in winter…

Mike’s Musings– School administrators in hot water after they ban tribute t-shirts

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Caitlyn Jackson, 12, a sixth-grader at Battle Creek Lakeview Middle School, died on Saturday night after a long bout with leukemia. In her honor several of her…

Mike’s Musings– Never again, moving too stressful

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I forgot how tough moving is. Throughout my life I’ve moved several times. I’ve moved to Florida and back. I’ve moved from one Michigan town to another.…

Mike’s Musings– Obama can take his health care and shove it

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore,” said the fictional Howard Beale in the epic film, 1976’s NETWORK. I too am upset. The rollout…

Mike’s Musings- Television agrees, life not mundane here

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I was asked by a television production company executive Monday, “Why should we choose your newspapers and area as a focal point on a new reality series…

Mike’s Musings- Unbelievably, Gladwin bank robber only gets 11 months

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor In the aftermath of the two bank robberies in Harrison and one earlier in the day in Cadillac, the Bonnie and Clyde copycats, Clinton Cole and Ruth…

Mike’s Musings- Bank robberies create drama in Harrison

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor It was a normal Friday. As usual I awoke at 4 a.m., ran out the door and headed to the office. There I loaded up my vehicle…

Mike’s Musings- Obama Care a disaster for middle class

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I’ve not been much of a proponent of Obama Care. Sticking with my libertarian tendencies I didn’t want the federal government mandating that I buy health care.…

Mike’s Musings– State continues to gouge us at the pump

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Last Friday while I was delivering the latest edition of The CLARE COUNTY REVIEW in Clare, I noticed a 30 cent hike in gas prices. When I…

Mike’s Musings- Lessons to be learned from runaways

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Phew! Home safe and sound finally. That’s very good news indeed to the parents and friends of Jayden Thomas and Braxton Wood, the two teenage runaways that…