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Mother Nature plays a prank … April Fool’s snowstorm

Mother Nature plays a prank … April Fool’s snowstorm

I think April Fool’s Day got moved to forward to Tuesday this year because Mother Nature played a huge prank on us overnight, and dumped four inches of snow on…

Tariffs on paper will hurt us

Tariffs on paper will hurt us

I got a call a week ago from one of our newspaper printers. He said, “Mike did you see the news? The feds have slapped a tariff on newsprint and…

Unusual holidays clash this week

Unusual holidays clash this week

The calendar says last Tuesday was the first day of spring and Easter is Sunday. Surprisingly it’s also April Fools’ Day. I don’t remember that ever happening before… It’s a…

The Busy Season

The Busy Season

I’ve espoused this message before, but it’s a great time to be a Pioneer.  As has become our custom, student-athletes continue to impress in the classroom and in competitive arenas. …

Michigan Sen. Johnson Pleads Guilty to Theft, Faces 6 to 12 Months In Jail

Michigan Sen. Johnson Pleads Guilty to Theft, Faces 6 to 12 Months In Jail

The term of office for a U.S. Senator is six years and approximately one-third of the total memberships of the Senate is elected every second year. Unfortunately, government officials, like…

Faces in the Crowd – Introduction

Faces in the Crowd – Introduction

By Gene Bodnar This column, as you can see, is new to the Clare County Review. The intention is to introduce you to interesting people who live or work in…

Madness reigns in March

Madness reigns in March

They call the NCAA basketball tournament “March Madness” for a reason and without a doubt this year’s first weekend of the single-elimination tournament provided us with more “madness” than since…

March is winding down, festival’s over, time for spring

March is winding down, festival’s over, time for spring

I was looking at some old columns for ideas and discovered that on March 21, 2012 it was 86 degrees. That has to be a typo, because I don’t remember…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

Cat # 031C18 was an owner surrender who came in with the name “Toothless.” We don’t know why she has that name because she has her teeth! She is a…

Daylight saving time makes no sense

Daylight saving time makes no sense

In the immortalized words of David Coverdale, lead singer of Whitesnake, “ here I go again.” It’s another year and another rant as to why daylight saving time should go…