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State ballot proposals

A couple of readers have asked if we are going to write about the State Proposals that are on the general election ballot. My first response was that information is…

Ahoy there!

The U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t hear many cases. Thousands are submitted to the Court, but they only pick a few [called “granting certiorari”] to be heard. The Court only picks…

Lawyer advertising

  I’ve never liked advertising by lawyers. Before the 1970s it was unethical and prohibited by the Bar Association. I wish it were still that way, but the wheels of…

Why aren’t we shopping locally?

I don’t care what they say in California or Texas, the economy hasn’t gotten much better. Here, in Central Michigan we work very hard each and every day just to…

It’s early but we did get a little ‘color tour’

Jack’s in the hospital recovering from his first ever major surgery, a hip replacement. I have to say he is doing pretty well considering all he has been through in…

Hot Coffee and Meats

Last Monday, September 17th, marked the 150th anniversary of theBattle of Antietam. Named for Antietam Creek by the Union and Sharpsburgby the Confederates, the battle was fought September 17th, 1862.…

Study that says bars not affected by smoking law is hogwash

I hate to write about my other business in The Clare County REVIEW, but when this press release came across my computer a few days ago, I went ballistic. The…

Fall home improvement time all over the place

It’s home improvement time at the newspaper. That’s appropriate, since we can barely move. I should explain. We are just winding up of one of those simple little “home improvement…

My Blue Heaven

  This column is about walleye fishing. Wait! Wait! Come back! It’s really interesting stuff! At least it is if you like to catch walleyes. If you’re one of those,…

Stupid Warning Labels

We are in the process of doing a home flooring project and just bought some filler (floor leveler) for cracks in the floor. On the can there is a warning…