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Locals jailed for rolling meth lab

Locals jailed for rolling meth lab

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Adelord L. Frederick III, 27 of Harrison and Sara D. Thompson, 23, are facing charges in connection with a “rolling meth lab,” discovered after a traffic…

Five from courts seek salary increases

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Clare County Commissioners met in closed session an hour Wednesday at the request of District Court Judge Joshua Farrell, speaking on behalf of a contingent of court judges…

Former deputy pleads no contest to CSC

Former deputy pleads no contest to CSC

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A former Isabella County Sheriff’s Deputy and former Clare City reserve officer is facing prison time for Criminal Sexual Conduct and Misconduct in office. Isabella County…

Ballas sentenced

Ballas sentenced

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Michael Ballas, 31, of Lake, will serve up to four years on larceny and probation violation charges filled earlier this spring. Ballas pled guilty to Larceny…

Carter sentenced

Carter sentenced

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Dawn Renee Carter, 44, of Lake, who pled no contest July 20 to Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death, was sentenced Monday by Circuit Court Judge Thomas…

Man who shot brother sentenced

Man who shot brother sentenced

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Jesse James Vanbuskirk, 38 of Harrison, pled guilty June 15 to Assault in Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm less than Murder and Possession of a…

Olson sentenced for attempted CSC

Olson sentenced for  attempted CSC

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Frank Thomas Olsen, 41, of Harrison, was sentenced Monday by Circuit Judge Thomas R. Evans to five years for two counts of attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct…

Ferguson faces arson for trailer fire

Ferguson faces arson for trailer fire

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A Clare man, Kevin Ferguson, 48, has been charged with arson for burning a trailer he owned at Mid Michigan Metals on Maple Road west of…

CCSD deputy resigns after DUI charge

CCSD deputy resigns after DUI charge

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A now former deputy at the Clare County Sheriff’s Department resigned June 29 after her arrest the day before for operating a motor vehicle under the…

Mount Pleasant man faces attempted murder charges

Mount Pleasant man faces attempted murder charges

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A 22-year-old Mt. Pleasant man, Juan Romero III, has been arraigned for five felonies and 2 misdemeanors after he allegedly stabbed his mother and stepfather. Romero…