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Farwell BOE considers bond for new busses – okays emergency police surveillance

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The Farwell Board of Education is leaning towards a bonding issue for August to provide the funds needed for bus replacement next year. Business Manager Jacob…

Old Man Winter puts strain on CCRC – More bitter cold forecast

By Pat Maurer Correspondent With one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent years not over yet, Ron Bushong, Manager of the Clare County Road Commission, is worrying about what…

Emergency crews stop gas leak, avert further trouble

Emergency crews stop gas leak, avert further trouble

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A day-long effort by emergency personnel may have averted a more serious situation in Clare last Sunday. Emergency crews from Clare Fire Department, Clare City’s Department…

30 vehicle pile-up on U.S. 127

By Pat Maurer Correspondent US-127 was closed last Friday afternoon between M-20 and M-46 due multiple crashes that involved at least 30 vehicles.  It occurred on US-127 northbound, north of…

Clare leads area schools in graduation rate – 98%

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Compared to 13 other mid-Michigan schools and the statewide average, Clare has the leading percentage of graduates for the 2012-13 school year, High School Principal Lee…

Judge throws out DNR’s case against pigs

Judge throws out DNR’s case against pigs

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent An ongoing legal battle between a Missaukee County hog farmer and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources ended Tuesday in a flicker with only vague language…

Teens threaten to shoot grandma

Teens threaten to shoot grandma

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Two Wise Township teens, Gary Lee Krohn-Wood, 18, and his brother, a 15-year-old juvenile, were arrested Sunday after two separate family altercations over a vehicle. State…

Clare applies for $600K Colonville Rd. grant

Clare applies for $600K Colonville Rd. grant

By Pat Maurer Correspondent In his report to the Clare City Commission Monday evening, City Manager Ken Hibl said the city has applied for, and will know “within the next…

County votes Byard a raise

County votes Byard a raise

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent In her fourth year as Clare County administrator, Tracy Byard begins earning the salary equal to that of her predecessors. County commissioners on Wednesday fulfilled Byard’s…

Sullivan tells Farwell BOE, new busses needed

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Farwell desperately needs new busses. At the first February meeting, Business Manager Jacob Sullivan listed the district busses including four he recommended for sale with mileage…