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Students send visual letters to China

Thousands of Michigan kindergarten through sixth grade children participated in the 2016 Michigan 4-H Art Exchange with China. Of those thousands, one hundred pieces were selected to send to China. …

90 compete in Middle O’ Mitt triathlon

90 compete in Middle  O’ Mitt  triathlon

The Friends of Clare County Parks & Recreation held a multi-sport mania the weekend of June 3rd thru the 5th.  The event, pictured here, promoted fitness and enjoyment of the…

Parade, flea market highlight tractor show

Parade, flea market highlight tractor show

By Steve Landon Correspondent You can always tell spring has sprung in Mid Michigan by the sound of tractors as area farmers churn up the soil to begin the planting…

Mt. Pleasant man wins $1 million

Mt. Pleasant man wins $1 million

A Mount Pleasant man got a big surprise when he checked his Mega Millions ticket and learned he won $1 million. Herman Lauer matched the five white balls drawn –…

McLaren tech charged with drug embezzlement

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Angelee Wilkerson, a 43-year-old Weidman woman, is facing several felony embezzlement charges for stealing prescription medication after turning herself in this week. Wilkerson, a Pharmacy Technician…

Two firefighters injured in Lake apartment fire

Two firefighters injured in Lake apartment fire

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Three fire departments fought a blaze for nearly nine hours last Saturday that erupted in a four-apartment complex at Circle Court off Lake Station Avenue just…

Bigford sentenced to life in prison, no parole

Bigford sentenced to life in prison, no parole

By Pat Maurer Correspondent On Wednesday June 8, Mary Lou Bigford, 53, of Lake was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for the April 15, 2015 murder…

BOC tells County no more hiring

BOC tells County no more hiring

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Clare County imposed an immediate hiring ban Wednesday notifying all departments not to hire full-time, part-time or temporary employees until further notice. County Administrator Tracy Byard emailed the…

Fireworks highlight 30th Summerfest

By Pat Maurer Correspondent An annual part of the Fourth of July celebrations is Summerfest in Clare. This year the celebration begins early. The 30th annual Summerfest celebration will be…

Antique saw mill star of M-61 tractor show

Antique saw mill star of M-61 tractor show

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Four members of the Twenty Lakes Antique Engine & Tractor Association huddled over the carriage of a late 19th century saw mill, preparing to fire it…