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History of the office of the Sheriff and Civil Liberty

History of the office of the Sheriff and Civil Liberty

Dear Editor, The office of sheriff existed long before the invasion of England in 1066 by William the Conqueror. In those times, the sheriff was not only the chief administrative…

Disgustted and Appalled at the “push out” of Walmart

Disgustted and Appalled at the “push out” of Walmart

Dear Editor, I am totally DISGUSTED AND APPALLED at the idea that the City of Clare worries about its small businesses “so much” that it will push out Walmart, a…

Republican fear over meeting their constituents

Republican fear over meeting their constituents

Dear Editor, It would appear that many Republican legislators are afraid of meeting with their constituents.  Just this week, rather than answer repeated calls to set a date for an…

Heroin has new audience but leads to the same result

Heroin has new audience but leads to the same result

Dear Editor, There is a silent killer among us, and it is opiate addiction. Heroin and opiate use is quickly reaching epidemic levels in our home town. As educators, we…

When will the new business at old Mill End open?

When will the new business at old Mill End open?

Dear Editor, I was just wondering when the new establishment, in the old Mill End Store, will be opening. The City of Clare should help them all they can to…

Time to hurt animals

Time to hurt animals

Dear Editor: As he was signing edicts hurting one group after another over the past two weeks, it was only a matter of time before Donald Trump got around to…

Much appreciation to the Amazing Community We Call Home

Much appreciation to the Amazing Community We Call Home

Dear Editor: My family and I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who has reached out to us…

I could have been a Trump supporter

I could have been a Trump supporter

Dear Editor: I could have been a Trump supporter. Like many young men growing up in high school, I put a premium on developing a “manly” persona. I fought. I…

We all have a stake in our public schools

We all have a stake in our public schools

Dear Editor: Last week, the Michigan Department of Education released its 2016 School Score Cards, which provided ranking of schools throughout the state, including those here in Clare County. These…

When “Thank You” Isn’t Enough

When “Thank You” Isn’t Enough

Dear Editor; Sometimes things are really rough. When you haven’t had two whole hours of sleep in a row for more than a week, and you feel like all your…

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