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Isabella inmate dies in jail

Isabella inmate dies in jail

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Christopher Michael Paul Hartwell, 30, of Mt. Pleasant, was found “not breathing and unresponsive” at 6:35 a.m.in his cell at the Isabella County Jail Friday, September…

Farwell BOE hires new manager

Farwell BOE hires new manager

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The Farwell Board of Education welcomed the district’s new business manager Emily Kearney at their meeting Monday evening. Kearney replaces Jacob Sullivan who left recently to…

New Surrey railroad crossing now active

New Surrey railroad crossing now active

By Steve Landon Correspondent Construction wrapped up this past week on a new improved railroad crossing on Surrey Road just east of the W. Ludington Drive (M-115) crossing outside of…

Farwell marching band earns top rating at Alma

Farwell marching band earns top rating at Alma

The Farwell Eagles Marching Band earned a number 1 rating at the Alma Invitational last Friday.…

Accosting charges sought for inmate

Accosting charges sought for inmate

By Pat Maurer Correspondent A 25-year-old Roseville area man, Martin Erwin Prehn, Jr. is being held in the Midland Jail on $100 bond for driving on a revoked/suspended license, false…

Load limits go on Clare’s Woodlawn Bridge

Load limits go on Clare’s Woodlawn Bridge

By Pat Maurer Correspondent City Manager Ken Hibl gave the Commission some bad news at the City meeting Monday evening. He reported that the Woodlawn Bridge has deteriorated to the…

Animal shelter celebrates renovations

By John Raffel Correspondent A special occasion was conducted on Sept. 28 at Clare County. It was an open house to celebrate the renovations at the Clare County Animal Shelter. “It…

Shopping center owner says Valu Land closing due to Walmart – Opinions mixed from other businesses

By Pat Maurer Correspondent With the announcement last week that Valu Land will be closing at the end of the year, some think that the “uncertainty” surrounding the arrival of…

Former CMU prof, Clare resident pleads to pornography charge

Former CMU prof, Clare resident pleads to pornography charge

In a plea agreement, former CMU Professor Mark Thomas Ranzenberger, 61, of Clare, has pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography in connection with an investigation that…

Clare to utilize $500K grant to upgrade water mains

Clare to utilize $500K grant to  upgrade water mains

By Pat Maurer Correspondent In a special ceremony Wednesday morning Clare City’s Mayor Pat Humphrey accepted a check a Michigan Economic Development Corporation Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement (ICE) Grant for $509,039…