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Toys sought for needy

Project Kids Christmas Outreach is fast approaching and donations of NEW unwrapped toys for children ages newborn to 12 are greatly needed for Clare County families.  Gifts play a big…

Candidates tell us why they should be elected

Candidates tell us why they should be elected

Joel Johnson, (R) State Representative Seeking third term as State Representative (held office since 2011) “I will continue to be accessible and available to the public. I will promote reforms…

Clare Commission turns down COPs grant – School Liaison Officer hours could be cut

By Pat Maurer Correspondent In a surprise vote Monday night, the Clare City Commission turned down accepting a COPs grant that would have paid part of a full-time officer’s salary…

Pot proposal on Clare, Harrison ballots

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Clare and Harrison city voters will be voting on marijuana decriminalization November 4th. Following a successful petition drive in both cities last summer, the issue was…

Clare honors Kleinhardt for 40 years with FD

By Pat Maurer Correspondent At the Clare City meeting Monday evening, long-time firefighter Jay Kleinhart was honored with a key to the City, certificates from the City and State and…

Bras for a Cause raises $21k

Bras for a Cause raises $21k

An “uplifting” event was held last Sunday in Clare when 70 unusual “foundation” garments were on display at the Doherty Hotel. “Bras for a Cause,” a Wine and Chocolate live…

Contractor chosen for complex

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent JBS Contracting of Mount Pleasant is the general contractor hired for the Hayes Township building complex. Township Supervisor Terry Acton said the low bid of $2.235…

Senior Services says additional millage vital

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Clare Senior Services could be in serious trouble unless voters approve an additional millage November 4th. The need is growing, Senior Services Director Lori Ware said.…

Health providers ready for Ebola

Health providers ready for Ebola

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent The United States is unlikely to have an outbreak mirroring the West Africa epidemic of Ebola Virus Disease. But medical centers around mid Michigan nonetheless have…

Hayes Twp. ‘pleasantly surprised’ at complex bids

Hayes Twp. ‘pleasantly surprised’ at complex bids

By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Hayes Township expected a slew of residents Tuesday to witness bid opening for a proposed multi-purpose complex but only around 20 showed. Contractors and associates made…