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No Frostbite, Just Winter Fun

Saturday’s warmer weather was a welcome addition to the Winter Fun Day and Budd Lake Meltdown kickoff. In lieu of the traditional Frostbite Festival, the Harrison Chamber of Commerce held a …

Harrison Schools Learning Staying Hybrid into March

HARRISON – Early on in what turned out to be a rather lengthy Feb. 8 meeting of the Harrison Board of Education, the high cost of the pandemic was illustrated while the board was approving the …

CTE Student Creates Welded Sculpture for ‘Meltdown’

With the Frostbite Winter Festival on hold this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Harrison Chamber decided to do a fun day event for families and create a “meltdown” contest on Budd …
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Water levels behind Edenville Dam dropping next week; public warned to stay off ice

Work crews on Feb. 24 will begin lowering the Edenville Dam Tobacco River spillway, bringing down water levels behind the structure. As the water recedes, dangerous and unstable ice conditions will …
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Letter to the Editor-Health Department Vaccine Progress
The COVID-19 vaccines are Michigan’s best hope for ending the pandemic. The Central Michigan District Health Department has …
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Letter to the Editor-Senator’s Office Hours Turnout Disappointing
As reported in the Cleaver, Sen. Rick Outman held office hours in Harrison on Friday, Feb. 5 from 1-2 p.m. The senator admits to …
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Council Gets Earful from Irate Rooster Raiser
HARRISON – There has been a bird battle over raising chickens in the City of Harrison for some time now, having been both …
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M-30 temporary bridge construction over the Tobacco River in Gladwin County delayed due to weather
February 8, 2021 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has suspended work on the temporary M-30 bridge structure …
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State Police: Prepare for Hazardous Winter Storm
February 4, 2021-LANSING, MICH. The Michigan State Police is encouraging residents and visitors to prepare for a winter storm …
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Updated MDHHS Order Allows Contact Sports to Resume with Risk Reduction Measures 
LANSING, MICH. Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its current epidemic …
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Man on Day Pass Turns Himself in Three Days Late Robert Anthony McAulay, 34,  was released from the Clare County Jail on a day pass by an order from the Clare County Courts and ordered to return by 6 p.m. that same date. McAulay failed to …
Treasury: Michiganders Encouraged to Search for Lost or Abandoned Property Today LANSING, Mich. – Michiganders are encouraged take time out of their busy schedules to check if they have lost or abandoned property in celebration of National Unclaimed Property Day today, …
Clare Co. Sheriff Dept Issue Warrant for Inmate on Day Pass On 01/28/2021 Robert McAulay was released from the Clare County Jail on a day pass by an order from the Clare County Courts, he was ordered to return by 6pm on the same date.   Robert …
Local Schools Recognize Board Members in January For the women and men who serve on boards of education, it’s a tough assignment that bears a solemn responsibility. As with most jobs in education, 2020 was significantly more difficult. …
Family Retail Tradition Continues at Discount Variety Discount Variety is the kind of hidden gem that once you find it becomes your favorite go-to store. That store is now changing ownership but staying in the family. Brendan Powell has recently …