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Three Agencies Investigate Suspicious Local Fires

The Clare County Sheriff’s Office, Harrison Fire Department, and Michigan State Police Fire Marshal Division are investigating three suspicious fires.   On 7/5/20 at …

Sheriff's Dept Seeks Information on Arson Fires

The first fire was a vehicle fire Sunday morning (July 5) at an apartment building. The second fire was attempted at the Long Lake Store that was discovered Tuesday evening.  The third was …

Hoefling Brothers Announce Candidacy

Christopher Hoefling Announces Candidacy for Clare County Road Commission My name is Christopher Hoefling and I am running to be your Clare County Road Commissioner. I would like to tell you a bit …

Letter to the Editor-MMCAA Lauded for Actions

MMCAA Lauded for Actions I was down in Farwell for the first in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency Board of Directors since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Our meeting was …
Local News
MDOT lifts traffic restrictions to ease Fourth of July travel
July 1, 2020 -- This Fourth of July holiday, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is removing lane restrictions on …
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Michigan National Guard to assist with no-cost community COVID-19 testing in Cadillac 
LANSING, MICH. The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human …
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From Your County Clerk
I know you must be wondering if the polling locations will be open for the August 4, 2020 and November 3, 2020 Elections. The answer …
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Amish Cook-Sloppy Joes
These summer days really are pressing in. I forgot how muggy it could get in Southern Illinois! Thankfully, the children don't seem to …
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An effort to redefine racism
Trust me, this will be a Grammar Guy article about words, but it’s also going to be about current events. Allow me for a minute …
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Michigan Works! Region 7B Hosting a Youth Summer Young Professionals Program
A recent survey completed by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that Low-Income and Younger Adults have been hardest hit by the loss of …
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BOC Resumes Public Meetings HARRISON – The June 17 meeting of the Clare County Board of Commissioners was its first public meeting since the courthouse closed its doors in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple …
Plans Underway for Veteran’s Freedom Ride 2020 HARRISON – The inaugural Veterans Freedom Ride took place in July of 2018, with the goal of raising funds for the purchase of a statue for Veteran’s Freedom Park in Harrison; that year, …
Belding Man Sentenced for CSC Jeremy Phillip Barker, of Belding, Michigan, plead no contest on January 29, 2020, to Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st degree against a minor child under his authority or control. The conviction …
Virtual Garth Brooks Drive-In Concert Experience Comes to Harrison The City of Harrison, MI, in cooperation with Saunders Theater Properties, are bringing a pop-up drive-in theater to Harrison, MI on Saturday, June 27 to host the Garth Brooks Drive-In Concert …
Libraries Reopening in Clare County Libraries in Clare County are beginning to reopen. On June 1, Governor Whitmer issued an executive order giving public libraries the ability to reopen beginning Monday, June 8. “During the …