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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…

Our money spent on shrimp fights, beer koozies

Our money spent on shrimp fights, beer koozies

I didn’t know much about Senator Jeff Flake (Ariz.) until I saw a segment last night about his new book, “Wastebook: The Force Awakens”, which  features 101 examples of federal…

Coming face-to-face with a jack___

Coming face-to-face with a jack___

Why do these crazy events involving critters happen to me? I once had a live mouse in my shoe which I wore with the mouse all day long before noticing.…

Weekend snow made us change course

Weekend snow made us change course

Last weekend’s snow storm came as a big surprise to this Alabama transplant. My thin-blooded body was enjoying the balmy weather Michigan was serving up, when boom, bang, out of…

Do you need help?

Do you need help?

We at The Clare County Review and Marion Press are beginning to prepare for this year’s Christmas Wish program. The holidays are a time for giving, particularly to the less…