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Recreation complex named Emerald Isle

After a month of accepting submissions for the “Name Our Park” contest, the City of Clare Recreation Complex finally has a new name. There were over sixty submissions for a…

Fifty-five learn firefighting techniques at junior academy

Fifty-five learn firefighting techniques at junior academy

The Clare Fire Department in partnership with the Clare Parks & Recreation held their annual Jr. Fire Academy on July 13, 2018. A total of 55 children ranging from ages…

Harrison principal named new McBain High School principal

Harrison principal named new  McBain High School principal

By John Raffel Correspondent The McBain Board of Education voted at its regular meeting earlier this month to hire Ryan Biller as senior high principal.  Biller replaces Joel Bronkema who…

Steven Lee Grim

Steven Lee Grim

Steven Lee Grim, 71, of Farwell, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at home surrounded by his family.  He was born on June 16, 1947 the son of Charles…

Timothy Lee Taylor

Timothy Lee Taylor

Timothy Lee Taylor, age 60 of Harrison, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Woodland Hospice House in Mt. Pleasant. Tim was born the son of the late Jerry…

James Alton Hobbs

James Alton Hobbs

James Alton Hobbs, age 83 of Clare, Michigan passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the North Woods Nursing Center. James was born on March 22, 1935 in Iuka, Mississippi,…

George Willard Strahota Jr.

George Willard Strahota Jr.

George Willard Strahota, Jr., age 64 of Grand Rapids and formerly of Farwell, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Whispering Woods Retirement village of Grand Rapids. On…

Harrison gears up to fight hunger

Since 2014 Harrison Community Schools has been partnered with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in an effort to combat hunger in the surrounding area. Beginning in the fall of…

Let’s back off the ugliness

Let’s back off the ugliness

Can’t we all just get along? I’ve been a keen watcher of political discourse since I was 10-years-old and NEVER, I mean NEVER, have I experienced such a polarized nation.…

A busy week…and a little fun with the grandbaby

A busy week…and a little fun with the grandbaby

Lots and lots of articles to write this week didn’t stop me from taking time out to enjoy a little “baby fun” when our great-grandson Marlon and his Mom, granddaughter…