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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…

25 named MMCC “Students of Promise”

25 named MMCC “Students of Promise”

The Mid Michigan Community College Foundation’s program, Students of Promise, recently inducted its seventh group of students.  Twenty-five seventh grade students, selected from Beaverton, Clare, Farwell, Gladwin, and Harrison school…

57 tax refunds to be issued

By Pat Maurer Correspondent In a very brief Grant Township meeting Tuesday night, Treasurer Tammy Shea reported a “glitch” in the 2013 tax bills. She said the Clare County Equalization…

Walmart battery thief captured

By Pat Maurer Correspondent According to a press release Monday from Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski, Sometime between 8 and 9 p.m. on January 10, a medium-build 5 foot 9…

Traffic safety, big box stores discussed

By Pat Maurer Correspondent For the first time in many years, a joint meeting of the Clare Planning Commission and the Clare City Commission was held January 8. City Clerk…

Manley named to replace Roe on Farwell council

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The Farwell Village Council will have a new face at the table for their Committee of the Whole meeting next Tuesday evening. After the Council accepted…

Service woman bumped from plane

By Pat Maurer Correspondent “This is a disgrace!” said Director of Veteran’s Services Renee Haley. “American Airlines does not support our troops and should be ashamed of themselves.” Haley, a…

Clare grad dies in plane crash

Clare grad dies in plane crash

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A Birmingham businessman and former Clare native died in a Charlevoix County plane crash early Monday morning. Todd Lloyd, 51, a 1980 Clare High School graduate,…