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War With Iran? Not Yet.

War With Iran? Not Yet.

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher I’m not sure many of us realized, but we almost went to war last week. According to news reports, President Trump called it off in the final…

I Can’t Help It, I’m An Optimist

I Can’t Help It, I’m An Optimist

Pat Maurer Although I get discouraged as much as the next person, at heart I am an incurable optimist. That glass is always half-full. While standing in front of the…

A Year To Remember & A Look Head

A Year To Remember  & A Look Head

Jim Walter Superintendent Clare Schools The 2018-2019 school year is closed, and what a year it was! We were self-declared state champions in the great snow day wars, we managed…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

Dog # 244D19 was brought to our shelter as a stray and she was wearing a red collar with no tags. She weighs about 80 pounds and has a lump…

A tale of two brothers

A tale of two brothers

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher I went to the eye doctor yesterday. I don’t know if it’s another sign of getting old or simply an exercise to keep peace with the wife…

Still waiting for Summer

Still waiting for Summer

Pat Maurer Another episode in the Maurer family saga. Made another trip to the north country last weekend along with Jack’s buddy Bob who has been here for a visit.…

My father, my hero

My father, my hero

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher (I wrote this a year ago but wanted to share it again. Heck I might share this column over and over for years to come. The man…

Tis the season for Open Houses

Tis the season for  Open Houses

Pat Maurer Graduation Open Houses are ongoing all over the area this time of year. Every time I make a trip to town, I see balloons announcing area festivities, with…

Google Makes Moves in Michigan, Invests in $17 Million Expansion

Google Makes Moves in  Michigan, Invests in $17 Million Expansion

In a new investment worth more than $17 million, Google is officially expanding its current operations in Michigan. Though Google, and parent company Alphabet, have had a sales force in…

Spelling Bees and Holzhauer, compelling TV

Spelling Bees and  Holzhauer, compelling TV

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher Thanks to ESPN, spelling bees are making a comeback. Way back when, I can remember them being one of the most important events of the school year.…