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Area set to observe Memorial Day

By Pat Maurer Special activities are planned in each of the three Clare County communities this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day with parades planned in Clare and Farwell and ceremonies…

Brother shoots brother over property dispute

Brother shoots brother over property  dispute

By Pat Maurer Correspondent An “ongoing dispute” between two Harrison brothers led to one shooting the other with a shotgun last Sunday evening, Clare County Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski said in…

Farwell BOE mulls Seiter’s recommended budget cuts

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Things are tight for the Farwell School Board lately with budget cuts looming on the horizon because of the loss in student enrollment, but there was…

Thousands attend Yoder flea market and auction

Thousands attend Yoder flea market and auction

Car upon car brought thousands of treasure seekers to the Leaton Road Yoder farm to find bargains from 400 vendors and to watch dozens of homemade Amish quilts being auctioned…

Farwell’s foreign language program wins state awards

Farwell’s foreign language program wins state awards

  By Sean R. Hill, Farwell High School Seven years of work developing and maintaining a world class foreign language program culminated in top honors for Farwell Area Schools this…

Man accused of murdering mom incompetent

Man accused of murdering mom incompetent

By Pat Maurer Correspondent An Owosso man accused of stabbing his 64-year-old mother to death and injuring his father March 15 has been determined “incompetent to stand trial” by the court,…

Flap heats up between veteran advocacy programs

Flap heats up between veteran advocacy programs

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent A pair of retired military veterans spearheading different programs whose mission is providing help to their veteran comrades hit a road bump early this week. Surrey…

Farwell BOE discusses $500k in budget cuts

Farwell BOE discusses $500k in budget cuts

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The May 4th meeting of the Farwell Board of Education centered around the discussion of potential budget cuts for the coming school year. The cuts are…

Haskin pleads guilty to jail embezzlement

Haskin pleads guilty to jail  embezzlement

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Rebecca Haskin, 42, a former Clare County Sheriff’s Department employee, pled guilty May 4th to one count of Embezzlement [by a] Public official. Haskin pled guilty…

Landlord faces fraud charges

Landlord faces fraud charges

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A 65-year-old Farwell man, Gregory Harry Seckler, has been arraigned on multiple charges involving computer fraud, false advertising and larceny by conversion. Stickler was arraigned May…

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