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Ceremonies Honor Nation’s Fallen Soldiers, MIAs

Members of the American Legion Honor Guard from Legion Post 404, Harrison, gathered Monday to remember and honor those members of the community who had given their lives in service to their nation. …

BOE Acknowledges Seniors’ Academic Excellence

HARRISON – The May 11 meeting of the Harrison Community Schools Board of Education got underway with some of the happier news available and under Information/Discussion, board president Angie …

Water and Food Safety After Flooding

Residents along flooded rivers in Arenac and Gladwin counties should avoid contact with flood waters. Standing flood water and flooded waterways are likely contaminated with high levels of bacteria. …
BOOK REVIEW

‘Gangsters Up North’ and in Clare County

For months I looked forward to Robert Knapp’s new book launch at the Pere Marquette District Library.  Like many other events it was canceled due to travel restrictions and stay at home …
Local News
MDHHS Issues Emergency Order Related to Handling of Bodies
LANSING, MICH. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon today issued an Emergency …
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Convalescent Plasma Donors Needed
MIDLAND, Mich. – MidMichigan Health is asking individuals who previously tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered to …
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Lake Woman Sentenced to Prison for Drugs/Maintaining a Drug House
Elizabeth Ann McLaughlin, of Lake, Michigan, plead guilty to Controlled Substance – Delivery/Manufacture Methamphetamine, …
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MSU Ext. Hosts Septic and Well Use and Maintenance Webinar
One unintended consequence of the stay home/stay safe order is septic system issues. In the past, many homes were empty for 8-10 hours …
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Pure Michigan Encourages Statewide Strength and Unity with “Two Peninsulas, One Pure Michigan” Message
LANSING, MICH. Pure Michigan is sharing a new effort around “Two Peninsulas, One Pure Michigan” to spread a message …
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Five Welcome Center restroom facilities to close due to maintenance staff layoffs
April 24, 2020 -- Restrooms at five additional Michigan Welcome Centers will be closed from Saturday, April 25, through Sunday, …
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MDOT video pays tribute to Michigan's critical infrastructure workers MDOT video pays tribute to Michigan's critical infrastructure workers April 23, 2020 -- During these uncertain times, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) wants Michigan to know …
Harrison Man Arrested After 50 Mile Pursuit Through 3 Counties On 04/20/2020, at approximately 3:30 a.m. Deputies from the Clare County Sheriff Department attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle in Redding Township, Clare County Michigan.  The vehicle …
Harrison Man Arrested for Assault, Firearms On 04/19/2020, at approximately 4:50 p.m, Clare County Central Dispatch received a call of gunshots being fired inside a residence in Hayes Township, Clare County. The reporting party advised that a …
Gladwin Woman Arrested for Assault in Hamilton Township On 04/19/2020, at approximately 4:50 p.m, Clare County Central Dispatch received a call of an assault that just occurred Hamilton Township, Harrison, MI.  The reporting victim advised …
Harrison Chamber News: You Could Win an HD Fire Tablet! There is still time to order your Hometown Hero sign! Deadline to order is April 30. To cover the cost of the signs we had to increase the price to $15. There is also the ability to give a donation …