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State needs to look from within to fix roads

State needs to look from within to fix roads

I’ve always maintained that the State of Michigan needs to look from within the come up with additional funding to fix our state’s deteriorating roads. The May 5th election was…

Summer nights are the best time of the year

Summer nights are the best time of  the year

This time of year the newspaper business is pretty hectic. Even though I do most of my work out of this “home office” now, some weeks it seems like I…

When Silence is Golden

When Silence is Golden

Solomon said there is a time to be silent (Ecclesiastes 3:7)   His call for a time of silence immediately preceded his advice that there is also a “time to speak.”…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

Kola Bear 183D15: Kola Bear is a stray that was found on Jackson St in Clare County.  Kola Bear is a bigger girl that most definitely hasn’t missed any meals. …

Weather extremes seem to follow me

Weather extremes seem to follow me

As many of you know I have complained and complained again about the cold nasty weather we have experienced the past two winters. In 2013 and 2014 the amount of…

This summer’s gonna be packed full of fun

This summer’s gonna be packed full of fun

You won’t be disappointed if you are looking for things to do in the coming weeks because there’s lots going on around the area. I’ve been kept busy this week…

THIS ‘N THAT- Nude crimes, road closures, and new bond issue

THIS ‘N THAT-  Nude crimes, road closures, and new bond issue

I’ve been asked the question as well as wondering it myself, “What’s with all the public nudity in Clare County? Last week our top story profiled a home invasion where…

It’s construction season in Michigan

It’s construction  season in Michigan

They say we only have two seasons in this crazy state of ours – winter and “construction.” I can believe it. It is getting harder and harder to go anywhere…

Bruce Jenner betrayed us

Bruce Jenner betrayed us

Okay, now I feel betrayed. After watching Diane Sawyer’s celebrated interview with Bruce Jenner, I came out in support of the one-time sports icon, now transgender. My opinion piece got…

The start of summer

The start of summer

Sitting in the living room the other evening we were treated to another episode in the local newborn fawn saga. Our newest resident out here on the Tobacco was playing…