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Lake George Baseball Field Named After Major Leaguer

LUKE “HOT POTATO” HAMLIN! The baseball field in Lake George was dedicated to professional baseball player Luke Hamlin in 1972. Hamlin was nicknamed “Hot Potato” because of his tendency to…

Decker Honored by Hospital Association

The desire to volunteer and to support the local hospital is strong across rural communities in Michigan. At McLaren Central Michigan, volunteer Shirley Decker had the outpatient surgical lobby named…

Best Sculpture Built for Colorado

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Local Artist Jeff Best of Devil’s Rope Studio now has five permanent barbed-wire sculptures in four states. Currently Devils Rope Studio has five permanent sculptures in…

Faces in the Crowd: Dick Haynak

While enjoying a cup of coffee at the round table at Cops & Donuts, I met Dick Haynak, who was participating in the discussion with about seven other people sitting…

Clare Fire Department Hosts Trick-Or-Treaters, Serve 400 Hotdogs

Picture by Bob Guiliani – Clare Police Department Cadet Josh Kenny helps firefighters Joe Huston and Jarred Wentworth check the candy collected for Halloween Picture by Bob Guiliani – Firefighters…

Faces in the Crowd: Carrie Westbay and Brad MacKinnon

Carrie Westbay and Brad MacKinnon About a year ago, I was introduced to Carrie Westbay by Damon DuBois, the Executive Director of the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce. She was…

Flashback to 1906! The Clare Football Team

The members include: (left to right) (L.E.) Fred Stone, (R.E.) Will Henderson, (R.T.) Max Pelton, (L.G.) Frank Ross, (R.G.) Michael Archamboult, (C.) Frank Jackson, (Q.) Leo DeVogt, (L.H.) Hagel, (F.B.)…

Farwell Man Dies in Nottawa Twp Crash

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Bryan Harton, 70 of Farwell, died when he pulled out into the intersection of Winn Road and Weidman Road into the path of a pickup truck.…

Faces in the Crowd: Paul Weissend

While attending the Whitehouse Music Festival at the end of September, I was introduced to Paul Weissend, the owner of the Whitehouse Restaurant. He looked at me and said, “I…

Power Outage Caused by Crash

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Samuel Zeeryp was arrested Sunday evening after he drove his vehicle into a power pole causing a power outage that affected around 800 homes in Mt.…

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