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January starts out with a ‘blaze’

January starts out with a ‘blaze’

The New Year certainly started out with a bang, or should I say “blaze” this week.  Clare firemen fought two blazes nearly at the same time Tuesday morning and suffered…

Facing and Fixing Personal Problems

Facing and Fixing Personal Problems

The long distance call from a minister facing a problem in his church was different from most I’ve received.  Usually these contacts for counseling and requests for prayer by pastors…

A huge HEARTFELT THANKS to those that helped

A huge HEARTFELT THANKS to those that helped

The true spirit of Christmas “is to give, rather than receive.” Nowhere was that demonstrated more than in this county where dozens of businesses and individuals contributed to our Christmas…

New Year’s wishes, not resolutions

New Year’s wishes,  not resolutions

With the end of 2016 just a day away, I have decided not to make any New Year’s resolutions this year, but I do have some “New Year’s” wishes to…

Year ending, leave last year’s baggage behind

Year ending, leave last year’s baggage behind

Satchel Paige, the baseball diamond philosopher of another era, gained national recognition for his rules for successful living. The most frequently quoted of these was “Don’t look back. Something may…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

Casey 394D16 – 5 year old male pit who is a nice boy. His biggest problem might be that he is easily overlooked as “just a plain brown dog.” He…

Proud to be a Pioneer

Proud to be a Pioneer

Jim Walter, Superintendent Clare Public Schools What Kind of Schools Do We Want? The last 38 years for me have been spent in schools. Your kids, like mine, may get…

Christmas is here and I’m almost ready!

Christmas is here and I’m almost ready!

Almost all of the Christmas presents are bought – and wrapped. The second tree is decorated in red and gold on the porch, holiday decorations are scattered all around the…

I can do without cold and snow

I can do without cold and snow

It was a few days before Christmas and up in the sky was myself on an airplane ready to land in the snow covered tundra we call Michigan. I was…

U.S. Residents Continue to Struggle With Slow Internet Speeds

U.S. Residents Continue to Struggle With Slow Internet Speeds

A new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report shows that roughly half of the U.S. population have below-average broadband data connections. Despite the significant popularity of social media sharing, Netflix (which…

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