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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,…

Nearly $1 million project complete at Surrey Lake

Nearly $1 million project complete at Surrey Lake

A $970,000 six-year dredging and improvement project at Surrey Lake is now complete, according to Clare County Drain Commissioner Carl Parks. The project was divided into three phases with the…

Twenty-three file petitions for county offices, five for judicial spots

The deadline for petitions was Tuesday at 4 p.m. and the slate of candidates for the 2012 elections is full. In the August 7 Primary, 55th Circuit Court Judge Roy…

New Farmer’s Market to start in Farwell

Beginning in June Farwell will have a weekly Farmer’s Market each Saturday. At Monday’s regular meeting, the Farwell Village Council discussed possible appointments to the new Farmer’s Market Committee, which…

Clare City honors Sentinel years of service

The Clare City Commission issued a proclamation of appreciation to The Clare Sentinel Monday outlining 120 years of “a long and distinguished history and value and worth to the citizens…

Auditor tells BOC 2012 slightly worse than 2011, but on right track

At Wednesday’s meeting, the Clare County Board of Commissioners went over the audit report for Fiscal Year 2011 with State auditor Roxanne Nicholas from the Michigan Department of Treasury.  Nicholas…

Surrey decides against grass ordinance

Surrey Township decided at their April 10 meeting not to put a grass/weed ordinance into effect. After several months of discussion about the matter, Planning Commission Chair Mahlon Parsons said…

Clare County BOC 4/18/12

Wednesday’s Clare County Board of Commissioners meeting was not dominated by any single topic; rather, it seemed like nearly every department in the County had some piece of business to…

Grant Township adopts nearly $900 K budget

After a special Budget Hearing Tuesday evening, The Grant Township board adopted an $891,000 budget for the coming year. The budget includes $350,000 for some proposed roadwork including maintenance and…

Petitions for, against road patrol presented at Grant meeting

Presenting a petition with 70 signatures supporting him, John Urquhart urged the Grant Township Board to continue a contract with the Clare County Sheriff’s Department for extra road patrol. He…