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Early Season Hole-In-One at Devil’s Knob

It had just started to rain on April 8, 2021, when Adam Rousseau of Harrison, reached the second hole tee-off at Devil’s Knob. He readied his driver and pulled out a “dirty ball” …
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Northbound US-127 ramps at Clare Welcome Center closed for paving and maintenance April 19

 The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the northbound US-127 ramps at the Clare Welcome Center to complete improvements on the ramps, Welcome Center parking lot, and …

Houghton Lake Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Crime Charges

LANSING – On April 7, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that a Roscommon County man pleaded guilty to child sex crime charges in Roscommon County.   Michael Clune, …
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Mid Michigan Community Action Agency Conducts Community Needs Assessment

Mid Michigan Community Action Agency (Mid Michigan CAA) is conducting a comprehensive Community Needs Assessment (CNA) to determine how best to help low-income individuals and families. The CNA …
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Hayes Talks Airport, COVID, and yup, Blight
HARRISON – The March general meeting of the Hayes Township Board began as it has for the past few months, with no report – …
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Letter to the Editor-Climate Change
Letter to the Editor  While there has been extensive effort to control the global Covid pandemic through vaccines, there are …
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Amish Cook- Special Birthday Pizza
Elijah, our little boy who was a baby but yesterday, is getting ready to celebrate his third birthday on Sunday. In his 2-year-old …
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MDOT lifts seasonal weight restrictions Friday on all state roads in Lower Peninsula
April 1, 2021 -- Effective 6 a.m. Friday, April 2, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will lift seasonal weight …
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3 Offenders Sentenced to Prison
HARRISON –Kristina Mae Zimmerman of Weidman pleaded guilty Jan. 28, 2021, to Retail Fraud in the 1st Degree as a habitual 4th …
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Animal Shelter Reunion a Heart-Warming Moment
HARRISON – The morning of Thursday, March 25 was an especially rewarding time at the Clare County Animal Shelter. That was the …
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MIOSHA Launches COVID-19 Citations Dashboard LANSING, MICH. To enhance transparency and provide ongoing information related to COVID-19 workplace safety violations, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has …
Two Harrison Men Arrested by MSP After Fleeing Traffic Stop HARRISON, MICH. On March 26, , 2021 at approximately 6:24 p.m., troopers from the Mount Pleasant Post initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the parking lot at the Harrison Family Fare Store. The …
UNITED WAY LOOKS FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP MAKE FUNDING DECISIONS It is that time of the year again where United Way looks for community volunteers who reside or work in Clare and Gladwin Counties to help us decide how to distribute the money raised during the …
MDHHS Ramps Up Testing at Nursing Homes, Schools, Airports, Communities to Slow Spread of COVID-19 LANSING, MICH. To help slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is ramping up testing and urging Michiganders to continue …
Amish Cook-Fostering a Beautiful Journey A special thanks to you all for your interest and prayers regarding our foster and adoption journey. It certainly has been an eventful one. Four years ago, Daniel told me to go ahead and see if I …