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Medical bills outrageous- time to act

Our Congressman, Dave Camp stopped by the office the other day, to basically announce his candidacy for re-election. I peppered the veteran lawmaker with questions about various topics. The one…

Oh wow it is May again.

I love this time of year. Winter, with luck, is more than six months away and we have the whole summer to look forward to. It might still be a…

Clueless in the backwoods

I’m clueless. Spending most of my life in metro Detroit and Florida, I don’t get many aspects of life as a northern Michigander.  In other words, this city boy hasn’t…

All Carded Up, and Nowhere to Go

The State of Michigan just can’t figure out what to do about marijuana. They don’t want to legalize it since that would set off a howl from the solid citizens…

Grab those jogging shoes and get on out to Harrison

From an idea to reality- that’s what’s occurring with Veterans Freedom Park. The park which will be located across from the Clare County building on the corner of Broad and…

Looking for morels

Looking for morels

I have been out hunting – unsuccessfully – for morel mushrooms. That doesn’t mean they aren’t there. With the mostly warm sunny weather we have been having mixed with rainy…

TV looks for Bigfoot here

Oh where or where is Bigfoot? Apparently he wasn’t found in this area- that is if you believe ANIMAL PLANET’s Finding Bigfootteam. The Bigfootteam consisting of Cliff Barackman, Renae Holland,…

Bits- Laundry baskets and junk drawers

All week long I have been working on research and interviews for the Spring Home and Garden articles in this week’s paper. Writing about it makes me want to do…

Obamacare

This being a law column I’d be remiss if I didn’t say something about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare. If you read this column you’ve probably…

Sadly, another newspaper closes up shop

The news hit me like a ton of bricks. The CLARE SENTINEL announced their last edition would be April 10, 2012. I was dumbfounded. This weekly newspaper that had been…