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Penelope Peacock was created by Amy Biniecki to reflect on Michigan's copper mining and natural rocks and minerals. She stands proudly at the entrance to MyMichigan Medical Center - Clare.

Destination Clare: Art Sculpture Walk-People’s Choice

Have you been to downtown Clare lately? Have you noticed the 10 sculptures around McEwan Street? These 10 sculptures are brought to you by the Clare County Arts Council. They have been in place since …
Joe Nash leads a group of approximately 15 community members at his Feb. 2 winter tree identification hike.

Winter Tree Identification Hike with Conservation District Forester Joe Nash

By MEGAN BARRON Cleaver Guest Writer HARRISON – With all the warm weather and sunshine, Punxsutawney Phil may be on to something with his prediction for an early spring this year. …
An election worker at Detroit's Northwest Activities Center early voting site greets Secretary Benson as she prepares to cast her ballot.

Secretary Benson and more than 6,500 other Michigan voters cast their ballot on Day One of early voting

  DETROIT, Mich. –  Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, along with more than 6,500 voters across the state, cast a ballot in the Presidential Primary on the first day of in-person …
Commissioner Jeff Haskell, board chair, reminds attendees that the hearing was a first step in a likely lengthy process of fact finding on the way to hopefully solving ambulance service problems.

BOC Holds Hearing to Clarify Ambulance Issues

HARRISON – At various meetings of the Clare County Board of Commissioners, comments have been made regarding ambulance service within the county – pretty much always by way of complaining about response times. At its January meeting, the Board reinstituted its Committee of the Whole, and slated for …
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Snowball Returns with Focus on Homelessness
HARRISON – It’s no mystery to people throughout the region that Veterans Freedom Park in Harrison honors those who have served their country through military service, and especially those …
Cummings Realty Opens New Office
Shannon Cummings (center with scissors) prepares to snip the ribbon officially opening the new office of Cummings Realty on Monday, Feb. 5. She is joined by family and members the Cumming Realty …
Nearly 1.3 million Michigan voters have applied for absentee ballots three weeks before Election Day
LANSING, Mich. –  There are three weeks left until Election Day in Michigan’s Presidential Primary and nearly 1.3 million voters have requested absentee ballots for the primary …
In 2023 Cops and Doughnuts sold over 44,000 Paczi and expect to do the same again this year.
Pastry Profile on the Local Paczi
By MEGAN BARRON Cleaver Guest Writer CLARE – With Fat Tuesday sneaking up early this year on Feb. 13, Cops and Doughnuts has been hard at work making and shipping orders for its …
What to expect when you vote in 2024 from County Clerk Lori Mott
The Presidential Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 and only takes place once every 4-years. This Primary Election is held so that the voters can narrow the Republican and …
2024 Black Lake sturgeon season canceled
  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is announcing the  cancellation of the 2024 Black Lake sturgeon season , which was scheduled to start Saturday, Feb. …
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The Harrison Tractor Supply store is inviting young gardeners to its Plant-A-Seed event for a free opportunity to learn the basics of gardening with a hands-on activity. On Feb. 3, 2024 from 10 …
-- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the state of Michigan to be lowered to …
My kitchen is torn to pieces; everything is a huge mess. Before you get worried, though, I’m having an amazing day! Thanks to the kindness and generosity of those who had never met us, I …
HARRISON – Business at the Hayes Planning Commission’s first quarterly meeting of 2024 began with approval of the agenda as received, followed by approval of the Oct. 11, 2023, meeting …
Adam Josiah Post, of Harrison, was found guilty on November 30, 2023, of six criminal sexual conduct related offenses across three separate files as follows: Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree, …