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No shortage of events, winners at Irish Fest

No shortage of events, winners at Irish Fest

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Photos by Pat Maurer, Steve Landon, Jordan Wilcox and Bob Guiliani Clare turned “green” last weekend for the 45th annual Irish Festival and a few lucky…

Hunt named Irish Parade Grand Marshal

Hunt named Irish Parade Grand Marshal

By Pat Maurer Correspondent This year’s 19th annual Irish Parade Grand Marshall is Todd Hunt, a 1986 Clare graduate, Air Personality (DJ) at WGDN, 13.1 of Gladwin, musician and a…

Firefighters practice ice rescuing techniques

Firefighters practice ice rescuing techniques

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Photos by Bob Guiliani Clare and Surrey Township Fire Departments got together Monday evening to practice their skills in ice water rescue. About twenty firefighters from…

Farwell honors three for coming to aid of bus accident victims

Farwell honors three for coming to aid of bus accident victims

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Farwell Superintendent Steven Scoville presented certificates of appreciation to Farwell High School Principal Dr. Dee Yarger, Transportation Director Debbie Schomisch and bus driver Delos Blain at…

Fire destroys Harrison home

Fire destroys Harrison home

By Pat Maurer Photo courtesy of Chris Damvelt A three a.m. fire Thursday completely destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Stempien at 684 West Long Lake Drive in…

Bus accident injures seven in Surrey Twp.

Bus accident injures seven in Surrey Twp.

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Icy roads and bad weather caused a school bus crash on Ludington Drive Saturday evening that sent seven to the hospital in Clare. According to a…

Winter storm, 60 mph winds play havoc in area

Winter storm, 60 mph winds play havoc in area

By Pat Maurer Correspondent What the National Weather Service of Gaylord is calling a “February Blizzard” swept across the mitten’s northern counties and the Upper Peninsula over the past weekend,…

Countdown to Irish Fest – 12 days

Countdown to Irish Fest – 12 days

By Pat Maurer Correspondent With the arrival of March, thoughts of spring and the upcoming Clare Irish Festival are on everyone’s mind. The 45th annual Irish Festival will officially begin…

Frosty fun at Harrison festival

Frosty fun at Harrison festival

By Pat Maurer Correspondent This year’s tenth annual Frostbite Winter Festival, celebrated with a “Fairy Tales” theme, was a great success, said Harrison Chamber Executive Director Jenna Gardner. She said,…

Clare starts process to dissolve Lake Board

Clare starts process to dissolve Lake Board

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Following a brief discussion last month and another discussion Monday evening, the Clare City Commission voted to direct the City staff to begin the process of…