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The year of the mouse

The year of the mouse

The Chinese calendar fascinates me. It’s always the “Year of The ____ — Bear, Monkey, Snake,” an animal that best describes your birth year, I think, and each one has…

Service with a smile

Service with a smile

Throughout the day, as we go about our daily business, we visit many establishments, such as the Grocery Store, the Bank, the Restaurants and other places where we are compelled…

Summer — finally here

Summer  — finally here

It’s here!! Summer that is. I woke up this morning and the lady on the weather channel announced that it was the first day of summer. My question is what…

Summertime is festivals and family fun

Summertime is festivals and family fun

Another busy week is sliding on by around the Maurers. Lots of excitement and a little anger and frustration at the Farwell Board of Education this month, but I’m glad…

Is switching conferences a solution for Marion’s athletic fortunes?

Is switching conferences a solution for Marion’s athletic fortunes?

The man or woman stepping in to the Marion High School principal hot seat has a lot of quick decisions to make. It appears it will be John Russell from…

Adopt A Pet – Nice Kittens

Adopt A Pet – Nice Kittens

6 Of 7 Nice Kittens 102K14: This large litter of 7 kittens were surrendered over to the shelter in need of forever homes.  They are very spunky and outgoing.  They…

Adopt A Pet – Abby

Adopt A Pet – Abby

ABBY 248D14:Abby is a stray that was found on Grant Rd in Harrison.  Abby is an adult dog that weighs 50 lbs.  When Abby was found she was wearing a…

Adopt A Pet – Coby

Adopt A Pet – Coby

COBY 096K14: Coby is a stray that was found on Clarence Rd in Harrison.  Coby is a young, long haired kitten that is very friendly and playful.  Coby is available…

The mystery of the missing Bible

When we arrived at church one Sunday, I reached for my Bible and it wasn’t in its usual place in the car. “That’s strange,” I thought, feeling sure I remembered…

News from your Sheriff

We currently have 180 Inmates lodged in the Clare County Jail which consist of 88 local, 16 Department of Corrections, 16 Federal, and 60 Renters.  During the month of May…