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Clare City honors Larry Barco

It was standing room only as the Clare City Commission adopted a resolution honored retiring MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare President Larry Barco Monday evening Barco has headed up the…

Drain Commissioner eight-point lake report

On May 21st the Clare County Drain office received a call from Lake Board Chair Mark Walter that the water level at Eight Point Lake in Garfield Twp was getting…

Grant gets good news about old dump

An exploratory well to find the “confining layer” below the contaminents at the old Grant Township dump brought good news to the Township Board Tuesday evening. Supervisor Dan Dysinger reported…

ORV ban on Surrey Road discussed

The Surrey Township Board will look into a request to change the ruling that closes Surrey Road to ORV use. Chuck Gaskill was at the meeting to complain that the…

County attorney addresses health insurance changes, ambulance service

The Clare County Board of Commissioners held their regular meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, with an abundance of topics on their agenda. Jennifer Martin from Cadillac Insurance came before…

Farwell okays health insurance plan

It was a sometimes emotional discussion when the Farwell Village Council questioned a health insurance plan for employees. The plan enacted when former DPW Superintendent Aaron Moline was employed cost…

Clare City approves $5.2 million budget

Following a Public Hearing, the City of Clare approved a $5,237,008.46 budget for the coming year at Monday’s Commission meeting. The budget includes $2,194,478.11 in the General Fund with the…

County lauded as leader in Broadband, wireless access

“We are the leader in the state,” said Clare City Treasurer Steven Kingsbury at the City meeting May 21. He was referring to the county’s progress to provide high-speed internet…

$565,238 in cuts proposed at Clare Schools

In a report to the board last Monday night, Finance Committee Chair Dave Maxwell presented a list of proposed “Cost Containments” that would save the district close to $570,000 next…

Farwell BOE 5/21/12

With the school year drawing to a close, Farwell’s Board of Education spent much of their meeting Monday night applauding student achievement. Zachary Holley demonstrated the LEGO robot that he,…