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Clare Candidates for superintendent narrowed to two

By Pat Maurer Correspondent After two nights on interviews this week, the Clare Board of Education has selected two candidates out of five that were interviewed that they will meet…

Property owners fear drain improvement will take their land

Property owners fear drain  improvement will take their land

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Property owners who fear they may lose their buildings were at a meeting of the Intercounty Drainage Board Monday evening. Eight property owners along the Little…

Sbardella MMA damaged in Alma fire

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A former Clare businessman is looking for help to replace all of his Martial Arts equipment in a downtown Alma fire Wednesday morning. Brett Sbardella, owner…

Clare man charged with assault

Clare man charged with assault

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Justin Clay Allen, 28,  of Clare, has been charged with Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, after he allegedly rammed another vehicle twice and drove it into…

Lake Winterfest nets $4,000

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Last Saturday sunshine drove hundreds outdoors onto Peterson Park and Crooked Lake in Garfield Township for daylong activities at the annual Lake Winterfest that netted nearly…

Fire destroys Surrey Twp home

Fire destroys Surrey Twp home

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Surrey Township Fire Department investigators are still investigating the cause of the fire that destroyed Goldie Stevens home on Autumn Drive February 25. Surrey Chief Dave…

Johnson charged with embezzling Marion Fair funds

Johnson charged with embezzling Marion Fair funds

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent The former longtime treasurer of the Marion Fair Board bonded out of jail Friday after being charged with allegedly embezzling from funds intended for fair functions. Rebecca…

Marion Fair Treasurer Arrested for Embezzlement

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Rebecca G. Johnson, 43, of Marion was arraigned in 77th District Court this afternoon (Feb. 26) on a felony charge of embezzlement over 20,000 less than…

Garfield Twp. board kills blight ordinance

Garfield Twp. board kills blight ordinance

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent The Garfield Township meeting had everything Feb. 22. A packed house of more than a hundred recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the Star Spangled…

Lake parks hopes to build trailhead

Lake parks hopes  to build trailhead

Garfield Township filed an updated 5-year recreational plan with the Natural Resources Trust Fund which paves the way to file grant requests to build a Trailhead staging area around the…

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