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16th Annual Gladwin Area Artist Guild Show Set for September

16th Annual Gladwin Area Artist Guild Show Set for September

Art Show Committee members, led by Event Chair Mary Fitzgerald, have been meeting  for months to prepare for the 16 th Annual Gladwin Area Artist Guild Fine Art Show and…

Police chief’s error causes uproar at Clare meeting

Police chief’s error causes uproar at Clare meeting

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The purchase of a new police vehicle by Clare Police Chief Brian Gregory, without final Commission approval, was the source of a heated exchange between Commissioners…

Father, son arrested when pipe bomb, weed found in home

Father, son arrested when pipe bomb, weed found in home

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Ralph James Hamel and son, William Hamel, of Harrison were arrested at their Jill Janet street home last Saturday after Houghton Lake State Police Post Troopers…

Vandalism, graffiti creates problems – Hayes Township looks for solutions

By John Raffel Correspondent The amount of recent vandalism and graffiti in Hayes Township has been both disappointing and frustrating for supervisor Terry Acton. “We’re getting hit and its very…

Bill Burns, 82, dies

Bill Burns, 82, dies

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Bill Burns, 82 of Clare, died peacefully at his home with his family around him Saturday, August 13. Burns will be remembered for his community involvement…

Cross arrested on meth charges

Cross arrested  on meth charges

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Scottie Cross, 37, of Mt. Pleasant was arrested in Hayes Township last Friday for producing and possession of methamphetamine. Clare County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called…

Clare BOE approves union contracts, hires new staff

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The Clare Board of Education approved two union contracts and hired four staff members at their meeting Tuesday evening. CPEA Teachers (the Clare Pioneer Education Association)…

Johnson pleads guilty to embezzlement

By John Raffel Correspondent A 43-year-old Marion woman has entered a plea agreement to embezzlement with prosecutors, according to newspaper reports. An Osceola County 49th Circuit Court spokesperson said Rebecca…

Farwell teachers upset over layoffs, staff changes

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The proposed layoff of Farwell High School Math teacher Matt Horodyski, and subsequent staff changes in the Middle and High Schools brought comments from Horodyski and…

Old 27 Tour arrives Thursday

Old 27 Tour arrives Thursday

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Big plans are underway for the arrival of the Tenth Annual Michigan Old U.S. 27 Motor Tour next week. The week-long tour begins in Indiana and…