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Irwin named Garfield Firefighter of the Year

  The Garfield Township Fire Department announced their firefighter of the year is Steve Irwin.  Probationary firefighter of the year is Shannon Barry.…

Veteran Detective Coon resigns

Veteran Detective Coon resigns

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Detective Lt. Mike Coon, with the Clare County Sheriff’s Department for more than 30 years, submitted his resignation January 30th. Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski said he resigned…

Painter death still up in air – murder or suicide?

Painter death still up in air – murder or suicide?

By Pat Maurer Correspondent After more than three months, State Police are still looking into the death of Emily Painter, 26, of Lake last November. Clare County Deputies were called…

RESD gets $100K grant to redo Magnus Center

RESD gets $100K grant to redo Magnus Center

Clare-Gladwin RESD was recently granted $100,000 from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation of Midland to help fund the renovation of existing buildings at the John C. Magnus Center.  When construction…

Depot set to be moved in April

Depot set to be moved in April

By Pat Maurer Correspondent With the money raised to cover the costs, the 119-year-old Clare Railroad Depot will be moving to a new home this spring. Barring any unforeseen setbacks,…

Two-car accident on U.S. 127 injures one

Two-car accident on U.S. 127 injures one

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Clare County Deputies responded to many accidents January 24th including vehicles sliding off the road and rollovers due to drivers traveling too fast for weather conditions.…

Surrey Twp. agrees to fund officer

By Pat Maurer Correspondent After a lengthy discussion at the Surrey Township meeting Tuesday evening, the board voted unanimously, but reluctantly on the part of some members, to pay one-third…

LaBoda named BOC Chairman

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent District 5 Clare County Commissioner Rick LaBoda was elected board chairman Wednesday, succeeding District 7 Commissioner Jim Gelios. LaBoda served last year as vice chair. Dale…

BOC pays tribute to Gretchen Wilbur

BOC pays tribute to Gretchen Wilbur

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Gretchen Wilbur wasn’t a Clare County employee but she won praise from Clare County Commissioners nonetheless. Commissioners paid special tribute Wednesday to the 34-year employee of…

Hayes Township moves forward with $2.6 million civic center

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent This year, the Hayes Township Board of Trustees intends to embark on a major building project that will transform township property without raising taxes or issuing…