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Fair can recover, despite financial ills

Fair can recover, despite financial ills

Rosemary Horvath’s front page story on the Marion Fair proved to be a highly controversial piece last week. Put together from other news accounts and last minute sources, the story…

Caribbean not all it’s made out to be

Caribbean not all it’s made out to be

It’s been about 20 years since I’ve taken a real vacation. The workaholic I am just couldn’t get away for more than a few days. That is until a couple…

There’s bad hunters, then there’s me

There’s bad hunters, then there’s me

I’m kinda getting stoked about hunting this year. Maybe it’s got something to do with all the youth hunt pictures we compiled in the Clare County Review and Marion Press…

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,…