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MDOT lifting all remaining spring weight restrictions Monday

LANSING, Mich. ­-  Effective 6 a.m. Monday, April 15, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will lift seasonal weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways in the entire …
Cast members include Cara Beemer as Mother, Malachai Coulson as Victor Velasco and the mailman, Cami Loomis as Corie Bratter, Matt Holmes as Paul Bratter, and Morgan Jones as the telephone man.

Small Cast has Big Heart for Barefoot in the Park Performance

By Ethan Wallace Cleaver Student Writer This week’s Harrison High School performance of “Barefoot in The Park” by Neil Simmon is directed by Harrison High School teachers …
Wielding traditional gold shovels at the Clare-Gladwin RESD Career Education Center’s April 5 groundbreaking ceremony are, from left, Clint Colosky, CTE coordinator; Jasmin Fischer and Emma Brown, CTE students; Tara Mager, CGRESD superintendent; Sue Murawski, CGRESD board president; Joe Magnus, distinguished honoree; Eric Johnson, director of CTE; and Sheryl Presler, retired CGRESD superintendent

Momentous Groundbreaking Gathering at Magnus Center

By DIANNE ALWARD-BIERY Cleaver Staff Writer HARRISON – The long-awaited official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Career Education Center building at the Clare-Gladwin RESD’s …
Lanette Morgan and Doug Lewis of New Dawn Shelter in Gladwin describe their organization and facility, as well as its varied offerings for its residents.

BOC Hears of Neighboring County’s New Dawn Shelter

By DIANNE ALWARD-BIERY Cleaver Staff Writer HARRISON – Addressing the March meeting of the Clare County Board of Commissioners was Doug Lewis, a co-director of New Dawn Shelter in …
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Karl Hauser, Clare County Veterans Services director, provides a comprehensive overview of services provided by his department, as well as statistical data for previous fiscal years. Seated with Hauser is Allisha Gary, veterans service officer.
Commissioners Hear Veterans Services Update
By DIANNE ALWARD-BIERY Cleaver Staff Writer HARRISON – The March 20 meeting of the Clare County Board of Commissioners saw three presentations, one of which was the annual update on …
Monica M. Weaver
March 15, 1951 - April 3, 2024
Farwell Woman Dies in Single Car Crash
On 04/03/2024 at approximately 2:55 pm, Clare Central Dispatch received a call of a traffic crash on W Ludington Dr, at Conlay’s Café, west of the Village of Farwell.  It was …
Meagan and Derek McComber, owners of the newly renovated garage themed bar in Farwell, Hammerin’ Hank’s.
Hammerin’ Hank’s to Hold Grand Opening Event
By Megan Barron Cleaver Guest Writer FARWELL – The highly anticipated Hammerin’ Hank’s bar in Farwell made its soft opening debut just before St. Patrick’s Day on …
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking residents' opinions and perceptions about deer via an online survey, as part of the DNR's Deer Management Initiative process. The survey, open now through April 16, is available at Michigan.gov/Deer.
DNR public survey, open through April 16, seeks broad input on deer management
  As part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Deer Management Initiative process, several members of the group have collaborated with a social …
Batman Charged with Possession of Cocaine and Drunk Driving
WEXFORD COUNTY, MI. On Sunday, March 31, 2024, at approximately 3:00 a.m. troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Cadillac Post stopped a vehicle on southbound US-131 near Exit 176 in Clam Lake …
Daniel Yoder
AUGUST 28, 1988-APRIL 4, 2022
Amish Cook- Stray Cats and Rhubarb Cake Dessert
THE AMISH COOK BY GLORIA YODER “May we keep it- and give it some milk?” “Of course you may feed it, we’ll see about keeping it.” In a short order …
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Middle and high school students from Beaverton, Farwell, Harrison, Gladwin and Coleman who are participating in the SPARKS and Ignite programs, came together Saturday, March 2 for an exciting …
By DIANNE ALWARD-BIERY Cleaver Staff Writer HARRISON – City crews were onsite early in the week prepping the 714 N. First St. property at the former DNR building, identifying/marking …
  HARRISON – The Clare County Sheriff’s Office has released the following information regarding an incident involving one of its corrections officers.  On Feb. 7, Clare …
By DIANNE ALWARD-BIERY Cleaver Staff Writer HARRISON – The Clare County Cleaver has been serving its readership for just a few months shy of 143 years – a long time by any …
By DIANNE ALWARD-BIERY Cleaver Staff Writer HARRISON – Next and decisive steps have been taken to finalize the sale of the .41-acre former DNR building property at 714 N. First St. in …