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Pat’s Bits & Pieces – Working vacations are definitely not the best kind

Pat’s Bits & Pieces – Working vacations are  definitely not the best kind

Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent We are on vacation…sort of. We are spending the week up at the camper in Roscommon. The weather was great for the holiday weekend and Tuesday…

73-Year-Old Sentenced to 97 Months for Robbing 2 Michigan Banks

73-Year-Old Sentenced to 97 Months for Robbing 2 Michigan Banks

A criminal career spanning all the way back to the 1960s will send 73-year-old Simon Gutierrez back to prison. Gutierrez was sentenced to 97 months on June 9 for the…

Adopt A Pets

Adopt A Pets

SMOKEY 032K16: Smokey is an owner surrender that came into the shelter with several other siblings.  Smokey is 2-3 months of age and he weighs 2 lbs.  He is very…

There is an alternative to Clinton and Trump

There is an alternative to Clinton and Trump

For those of you who are disgusted with presidential politics and are not inclined to vote for either Clinton or Trump, there is an alternative. His name is Gary Johnson,…

Another summer month races right by

Another summer month races right by

Didn’t I say just a few weeks back that summer would be gone before we know it? Already June has come to an end and now it’s the Fourth of…

The Book That Makes Us Free

The Book That Makes Us Free

“The truth shall make you free,” is a universally accepted, well known quote, appearing on cornerstones of colleges and in other public places, but many do not know it is…

Where To See Fireworks in Clare County on the 4th of July

Where To See Fireworks in Clare County on the 4th of July

While residents of Clare County are used to marking the Fourth of July holiday with Summerfest, this year’s Summerfest wrapped up early with a fireworks show on June 24. Still,…

A basketball championship for the ages

A basketball championship for the ages

You’ve been warned! This column isn’t for everyone. I confess to being a fanatical sports fan and one of my favorite sports is basketball. Thus you can imagine I was…

Summer events – and birthdays are here again

Summer events – and birthdays are here again

Summer has officially begun and the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year) has come and gone again. You know what that means…we are on the “downhill side” of…

Study: Rural Counties Left Behind in Economic Recovery

Study: Rural Counties Left Behind in Economic Recovery

Here’s a story to file under, “Duh!” This May the Economic Intelligence Group, a “think tank founded by Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs and investors,” published a study that proves rural…