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Moolenar worried Obama will chop GLRI budget

Moolenar worried Obama will chop GLRI budget

By Pat Maurer Correspondent U.S. Representative John Moolenaar stopped in Clare last Wednesday to chat about his first couple of months in the legislature, filling the former seat of Dave…

4-H Scrap & Craft

4-H Scrap & Craft

By Sherry Landon Just as the weather started to warm up plans were made for a day of fun and relaxation spending time with friends scrap booking and crafting in…

Witbeck honored

Witbeck honored

Gerry Witbeck was surprised at the Herrick House’s Mulberry Café last week when the Clare Rotary Club presented him with the very first Gerald Witbeck “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his…

Quilt BlockTrail Grows to Thirty

Quilt BlockTrail Grows to Thirty

The Clare County Arts Council’s Quilt Block Committee proudly raised a quilt block at the Clare County Police Department last week making the number of quilts on barns, businesses, libraries,…

Clare ends season 15-6 with BR loss

Clare ends season 15-6 with BR loss

By Ben Murphy Class ‘B’ district host Clare wasn’t able to serve as hosts for long, as the Pioneers were topped by Big Rapids on Monday, 64-56. The district opening…

Farwell can’t muster win

By Ben Murphy The Farwell boys’ basketball team dropped its regular season finale at Meridian on Thursday, March 6, suffering a 50-33 Jack Pine Conference setback. Austin Maxey had a…

Good second half can’t deficit, Hornets fall

Good second half can’t deficit, Hornets fall

By Ben Murphy Visiting Gladwin ran over Harrison in both teams’ regular season and Jack Pine Conference finales Thursday night, handing the Hornets a 72-51 loss. “They just came out…

Bobcats end Lady Eagles’ season, 50-38

By Ben Murphy Farwell had its’ girls’ basketball season come to a quick end last week, as the Lady Eagles fell to Houghton Lake, 50-38 in a class ‘C’ district…

Clare girls ousted in District final, 50-41

By Ben Murphy Sports Writer Clare’s bid to win three straight girls’ basketball district titles came up just short Friday night, as the Lady Pioneers fell to class ‘B’ district…

Clare’s Dick Swan was a giant in the fishing world

Clare’s Dick Swan was a giant in the fishing world

By Steve Griffin A giant has passed from the fishing scene of Michigan, the Great Lakes, and beyond. Dick Swan of Clare was a physical giant — 6-foot-4 and solid,…