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Marathon plans to drill Sheridan wells

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Plans were unveiled recently when Marathon Oil Company applied to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality – Office of Oil, Gas and Minerals for a permit…

United Way kicks off new campaign

United Way kicks off new campaign

By Pat Maurer Correspondent It is that time of year again. United Way of Clare and Gladwin Counties held the 25th annual “Live United” Kick Off Breakfast Wednesday September 16…

Charges dropped against Bancroft

By Pat Maurer Correspondent County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis reported September 3rd that charges have been dismissed against Richard Bancroft, 60, of Harrison. Bancroft was arrested July 7th and charged with…

Prosecutor, David spar over new position

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent A majority of Clare County Commissioners wasted no time Wednesday to settle several lingering budget issues. Final approval may come Sept. 16 if the board approves the fiscal year…

County was buzzing with Labor Day weekend activities

County was buzzing with Labor Day weekend activities

By Steve Landon Correspondent Where or where did the summer of 2015 go, seems it just got started and now the time has come to say goodbye. Like it or…

Bigford ruled competent for murder trial

Bigford ruled competent for murder trial

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Mary Lou Bigford of Lake, who has been charged with the April 18 murder of Lawrence Howard Jr., the father of Bigford’s three-year-old granddaughter, has been…

BOC approves 7% pay increases for administrators

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Clare County Commissioners took a major leap Wednesday by approving seven percent raises for administrators except three elected officials will receive even higher salary hikes next fiscal year.…

County, Gelios not happy with Michigan Works change

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Clare County Commissioner Jim Gelios said he didn’t hide his opposition over the county getting lumped in with seven other counties in the state’s East Central…

Lipovsky raises $3500 for local hunger groups

Lipovsky raises $3500 for local hunger groups

Allison Lipovsky wrapped up Strikeout Hunger, she raised just over $3500.  The donations bought the Nov. Semi for Nutrition Network.   Just over $1500 was donated to Stone Soup, a local…

Skate Park opens at Stamina

Skate Park opens at Stamina

By Pat Maurer Correspondent “We want to let the kids know it’s here,” said Jan Winter. Clare’s new skate park equipment has been installed at Stamina Stadium’s Little League field…