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The Open Meetings Act was not created for openness in government

Over the years of writing this column, I’ve received many letters, notes, and phone calls from folks that want me to write about some local issue that’s bugging them. As…

New in THE REVIEW- comprehensive coverage of high school sports

This week many readers will notice an addition to the CLARE COUNTY REVIEW. We have added the Jack Pine Tribune to our editorial mix, so that you will now receive…

Midwinter? It feels more like October

When I let the dogs out this morning, the sun still hadn’t put in an appearance. It should have been bitter cold, and it was a bit frosty out there,…

Sex line still connected to post office

When Doug Brink walked into my office last Wednesday and informed me that he was referred to a porn site by the United States Post Office, I immediately thought, I…

Friday the 13th – we’ll have three this year

Jack told me this morning that a week from today will be Friday the 13th, and that we will have three Friday the 13ths in 2012. That makes a lot…

Another year coming to an end

2011 is coming to a close. Christmas is over again. I hope you all had a great one! We sure did and all I have to do to prove it…

Soap opera continues at County

Can we all just get along? Apparently if you were elected to run this county, you can’t! Seven commissioners represent us. Of those seven five are males and two are…

To bicker or solve problems- what are we gonna do BOC?

While County employees sit on pins and needles wondering if they are going to have jobs next month, the ruling County body, the Board of Commissioners spends most of their…

The Colors of Christmas

  I just spent another unsuccessful hour out driving around and trying to take a good picture of Christmas lights for the newspaper. There are some beautifully decorated places all…

Time for Readers Choice, a job well done, CCTC cutbacks

Time to sharpen those pencils, put on your thinking cap, and vote for your favorite person, place or thing in the area. In other words it’s time to crown another…