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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,…

Snow, snow and more snow…it must be January

Snow, snow and more snow…it must be January

Brent, our plow guy, has been here twice in the last few days trying to keep our driveway clear. He sure is a Godsend and I bribed him a bit…

What is the problem?

What is the problem?

Although illicit drug use by teens is declining, now there’s a threat from the family medicine cabinet. Teens are abusing some prescription and over-the- counter (OTC) drugs to get high.…

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…

Midwinter blues … and pinks

Midwinter blues … and pinks

Looking outside this afternoon [Wednesday] I am reminded that winter has officially arrived at last. The holidays are officially over, and January, with its skies of pink and blue,is here…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

IZZY: Izzy the blue tick coon hound is back with us again. It appears that she is an accomplished escape artist and although she is certainly lovable her new owners…

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…

Holidays and STORMS

Holidays and STORMS

Christmas is now over and the end of the year is about to arrive once again. It has been an interesting few days in Clare County. Ours was a nice…

Expect your greatest year

Expect your greatest year

Standing at the portal of a new year can be intimidating; especially if the past one has been painful.  We’re tempted then to expect a repeat performance during the year…

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…