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Inmate attacks officer at McLaren, attempts escape

By Pat Maurer Correspondent An Isabella County Jail inmate is now facing even more charges after he attacked and tried to grab a corrections officer’s gun in the McLaren Hospital…

10 circuit judges finally “hanged”

10 circuit judges finally “hanged”

Clare County Historical Society members Jon H. Ringelberg and Lee Wixom undertook the project of re-hanging the Clare County Circuit Court Judges in the Circuit Courtroom.  The portraits had been…

McDevitt, family attend father’s burial in Arlington

By Pat Maurer Correspondent U.S. Army CW3 Kevin McDevitt of Farwell, a third class Warrant Officer in the Army National Guard, his fiancé’ Carol Smith and his family all recently went…

Engineers to meet with DEQ about Surrey landfill

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Reports over the past few years that the “plume” (contamination) from the old landfill may be migrating led to the approval to hire an engineering firm…

Governor to take part in roundtable

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent A round table discussion in Evart that includes Gov. Rick Snyder is set for April 21 and will center on the topic of advancing the quality of life…

Police chase man on moped

At approximately 9:09 p.m. on April 13, 2016, an officer on general patrol observed a moped driving on Oak Street. The moped was missing a registration sticker and the driver…

Townsend to run for State Representative

Townsend to run for State Representative

I grew up in Gobles, Michigan.  A small town of about 2000 near Kalamazoo.  I graduated from Gobles High School in 1980.   My father and stepfathers were role models…

Mobile meth lab found in Coleman

Mobile meth lab found in Coleman

By Pat Maurer Correspondent During a traffic stop on West Railway Street in Coleman March 4, a meth lab was discovered in the vehicle driven by Steven Anthony Kilbreath, 31,…

Clare city votes to put street millage back on Nov. ballot

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Although City Manager Ken Hibl recommended the August election, Clare City Commissioners unanimously voted to put a millage request for much needed repairs to City streets…

Missing Harrison teenager found

Missing Harrison teenager found

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Gillian Reinke, a 15 year old runaway was located by Clare County Sheriff’s Department investigators Saturday. Deputies reported she was found safely. Reinke reportedly left her…

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