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Faces in the Crowd: Joe Pawlowski

Joe Pawlowski Painted casket by Joe Pawlowski. By Gene Bodnar My daughter, Christi, said that Joe Pawlowski would make a good interview. A few years ago, Joe had painted a…

Building the Ann Arbor Railroad

Building the Ann Arbor Railroad, probably about 1887. John White, civil engineer in charge of construction, is second from left. Mr. White came to Clare from Ireland in 1880, and…

Martin Says Clerks Ready for Election Season

By John Raffel Correspondent The Clare County clerk said township clerks in her county have completed the required training to gain or retain accreditation to conduct elections. Her statement comes…

Clare IDC Waives Funds From Property Purchase

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Clare City got a nice donation from the Industrial Development Corporation Monday evening when the IDC, with City approval, waived a $15,000 payment for property purchased…

Farwell Schools Raise Money for Rescue Kritters

Farwell Area Schools just wrapped up a donation drive for the Association to Rescue Kritters, the A.R.K, a wildlife rehabilitation center that focuses on the rescue and release of local…

Faces in the Crowd: Bill & Barb Courtright

Bill & Barb Courtright By Gene Bodnar While browsing the list of members of the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce, I realized that I had not interviewed Bill and Barb…

Stunt Fighters Show Their Stuff in Library Show

Stunt fighter Jen demonstrates the rapier. Chris applauds the performance of Jen and Mina. Mina and Joe demonstrate fighting with staves. Ring of Steel founder and owner Maestro Chris Barbeau…

First and Last Babies of Decade Announced

Nichole Sanders (Mom) and Lon Ricky (Dad) with baby Parker. Adelyn James Thering McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) celebrated two special births this week; the last baby born in the decade…

Sheriff Seeks Individuals

The Clare County Sheriff Department is seeking assistance in identifying the people in the photos above. If you know who they are please contact the department at 989-539-7166 extension 4314…

Commissioners Busy Preparing Budget

By John Raffel Correspondent Recent Clare County board meetings have focused a lot of discussion on the budget and on possible expense reductions. In one meeting late in the 2019…

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