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Fall color is starting

Fall color is starting

Pat Maurer Although I haven’t seen much color appearing around Clare and Harrison, a little further north the trees are beginning to turn, signaling the start of the fall season.We…

Center of Opportunity Atlas

Center of Opportunity Atlas

Jim Walter Superintendent Clare Schools When I left Clare in the fall of 1991 and my dad dropped me off at college, I wasn’t certain what my college major or…

A ‘not so’ magical journey to Disney

A ‘not so’ magical  journey to Disney

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher The Magic Kingdom is not so magical to this old curmudgeon. I was somehow convinced to chauffeur and partake in the wonders of Disney World with my…

I hate change and there’s plenty of it coming

I hate change and there’s plenty of it coming

Pat Maurer My computer seems to be slowing down, but then like the Maurers here on the river, it’s pretty old now. I keep hoping it will “heal itself.” Sometimes…

Saga of red ants and wedding bands

Saga of red ants and wedding bands

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher I was looking forward to a great weekend, but first I had to perform a Saturday morning ritual which was pulling weeds. I was about two hours…

Back to school already!

Back to school already!

Pat Maurer All the way across Clare County, next week is the very last week of summer, for the youngsters and teachers anyway. Clare, Harrison and Farwell Schools will all…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

Here we have dog #318D19, a sweet little Pit who came in as a stray. We aren’t quite sure about her age and she weighs 40 lbs. She does have a…

Better follow-thru a start to ending mass killings

Better follow-thru a start to ending mass killings

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher Very few people follow through on what they say they are going to do, therefore it is a society of unfulfilled promises. Parents don’t discipline their children.…

Summer is slipping away

Summer is slipping away

Pat Maurer Summer, according to the Maurer calendar anyway, is almost over again. School starts in a little over two weeks and the Labor Day weekend begins just three weeks…

Expired drugs aren’t really expired

Expired drugs aren’t really expired

Mike Wilcox Editor/Publisher In my line of work, one does a lot of reading. I came across an article last week that nearly blew my mind. The premise of the…