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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…

We’ve changed our look, delivery

We’ve changed our look, delivery

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve made some changes at the Clare County REVIEW and Marion PRESS the past couple of weeks. For one, we changed printers. About five years ago…

Parolees at Oakbridge, why weren’t we told?

Parolees at Oakbridge, why weren’t we told?

I think we’ve been had. I was one of the first in line to praise the announcement this summer that the vacant for years Days Inn in Clare had new…

Kudos to small business, Marion Fair

Kudos to small business, Marion Fair

In this week’s Clare County REVIEW, you will find our Business Profiles special supplement, which tells of the great progress that is occurring every day in our Mid-Michigan business community.…

Inspiration from a breast cancer patient

Inspiration from a breast cancer patient

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in this week’s Clare County REVIEW and Marion PRESS you will find a two-page spread sponsored by area businesses outlining facts and figures…

No longer will I do business with Verizon, Spirit

No longer will I do business with Verizon, Spirit

You might not want to read this if you are opposed to my occasional bitch sessions. Today I take on corporate America, complaining about two companies that many of us…

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…