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86 degrees? Somebody is playing a joke on us!

I just don’t trust this weather. After all this is mid-March in mid-Michigan isn’t it? My thermometer says it is 86.8 degrees outside right now – on March 21, only…

Unsigned Letters

Should local newspapers publish letters containing personal attacks if the writer won’t let their name be used? Of course not. Only newspapers that want to publish unpopular opinions under the…

The comments are in, readers say keep anonymous letters

I asked the question last week, “Should we, or should we not, allow anonymous letters on our Viewpoint Page.” I was not prepared for the response we received by mail,…

March in Michigan

The Old Farmer’s Almanac says March is the most changeable month. I tend to agree with that, especially in this part of Michigan, where in just the past week we…

Powers of Attorney

Let me tell you a little bit about Powers of Attorney. These are legal documents where one person [the principal]delegates certain authority to another [the Agent or Attorney in Fact].…

Do unsigned letters belong in newspaper?

Last Friday I received an email from Cops and Doughnuts essentially demanding that The CLARE COUNTY REVIEW change one of its longstanding editorial policies or they would pull all their…

It’s time to change those clocks again

“Spring forward” means summer is right around the corner doesn’t it? Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday morning and just nine days later on the 20th the calendar says it really…

Facebook exposes bad spelling, grammar

As many of you know, I am on Facebook several hours a day. We post breaking stories there. We provide information on many events. It’s a great venue in which…

Recreational opportunities abound in County

Gee, might it be the long trip in to work today, dodging this car and that truck as they slid off of icy US127, or was it just a desperate…

Okay, I’m ready for Spring now

Okay, I’m ready for Spring now

I’m getting really tired of snowstorms. I don’t know why this hit me all of a sudden. Just last Friday I was still loving it (well sorta). I stepped outside…