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County hires Loomis for IT

By John Raffel Correspondent The Clare County Board of Commissioners hired Nick Loomis during Wednesday’s county board meeting to work in the IT department. “He was hired at a salary…

Kolander resigns as parks and recreation chair

By John Raffel Correspondent HARRISON — The Clare County Board of Commissioners heard a report from Don Kolander from the parks and recreation department at Wednesday’s meeting. “He told us…

House approves Friese highway

The Michigan House of Representatives this week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jason Wentworth to name a portion of highway in Clare County after Army Spc. Robert M. Friese.…

Clare approves marijuana ordinance

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The Clare City Commission very nearly invalidated their Master Plan’s Future Land Use Map in a vote at Monday’s meeting, when there was a 3-2 first…

Wentworth votes to end driver responsibility fees

Wentworth votes  to end driver  responsibility fees

State Rep. Jason Wentworth today voted for bipartisan legislation in the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee that eliminates driver responsibility fees by October 2018, provides alternative methods by which to pay…

Rep. Moolenaar honored

Rep. Moolenaar honored

The Midland Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed U.S. Reps John Moolenaar and John Upton, as well as Ben Taylor from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to its monthly Government Issues…

Voting machines for county coming soon

By John Raffel Correspondent Clare County clerk Lori Martin continues to keep her eye on new voting machines for the county. “We’ll have our new voting equipment in place for…

Clare City adopts $8.65 million budget

Clare City adopts $8.65 million budget

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Clare City’s projected expenditures for the coming year are up by $1.1 million according to the figures outlined and adopted at Monday’s City meeting. Following a…

Grant Twp. plans to spend $358k on roads

By Pat Maurer Corespondent Grant Township Supervisor Dan Dysinger outlined the revised road plans totaling $396,108 for the summer at the township meeting May 9. The Clare County Road Commission…

Five earn grants from C of C

A new addition to the Clare Irish Festival in 2017 was a fee to market a business in the Irish Festival parade. The revenues generated have been appropriated to go…