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Read the Fascinating History of Clare County School Houses in New Book

Those interested in more information about Clare County’s schools are in luck! A new book published by Clare County Historical Society member Andrew Coulson is now available. Coulson has been …

Change Brings Nostalgia, Progress

With heavy hearts, many in the community had interest in the demolition of the Harrison school building on Main Street. Nostalgic memories aside, the demolition marks the culmination of the bonds …

HARRISON-Recovery of a Stolen Vehicle

 November 29, 2021-HARRISON, MI. On November 19, 2021, troopers from the Mount Pleasant Post responded to a Harrison bar in Hayes Township, Clare County, for the report of a stolen vehicle. …

Don’t miss Mid’s Lighted Holiday Trail

Mid Michigan College’s Harrison Campus offers nearly 20 miles of trails for hiking and mountain bike enthusiasts to enjoy. The trail system is open to the public, and is also used for organized …
Local News
More than 10% of Michigan children ages 5-11 have received their first dose of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine
LANSING, Mic. – As of Friday, more than 87,000 (10.5%) of Michigan children ages 5 to 11 have received their first dose of the …
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A Recipe for Well-Behaved Children
The question has been popping up again, "Why are Amish children so well behaved?" Smiling to myself, it becomes pretty apparent that …
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Van Buren County suspect charged in poaching of nine trophy bucks
Police investigating an October domestic violence complaint discovered nine poached bucks in a barn located in Decatur. Michigan …
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Clare County Honors Local Veterans, Past and Present
HARRISON – This year’s Veterans Day observance in Harrison was once again a gathering of the community’s most …
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Carlstrom Named MCCAA Player of Week
 Alexys Carlstrom, a Harrison High School graduate and Mid Michigan College student-athlete, has been named this season's first …
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Fire Department Trains by Burning Vacant Home
HARRISON – When Fire Chief Chris Damvelt learned that Jake and Shellie Tessner wanted to make their vacant, former home …
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Clare County at 150: History and Stories 1871-2021 Now Available Jon Ringelberg’s latest compilation celebrates the 150th milestone the City of Clare and Clare County hit in 2021. Few are in a position to understand the Clare County community as well as Jon …
Letter to the Editor-Let’s Meet the Challenge As a Community As the Board of Directors for your MidMichigan Health Medical Centers in Clare, Gratiot and Isabella counties, it is our duty to make certain you and your families have quality medical care in our …
Election Testing Previews Likely 2022 Challenges HARRISON – Poll workers for the Nov. 2 election for the two Hayes Township precincts were taken through the process during the public election testing session held Oct. 26. The election …
New Home for Little Fishes in Budd Lake HARRISON – When October rolls around, it is time for the annual Budd Lake fish planting project. This endeavor is undertaken as a joint venture by the Budd Lake Association and the City of …
Well-Being Check Leads to Methamphetamine/Warrant Arrest FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2021HARRISON, MI. On November 4, 2021 at approximately 3 p.m., troopers from the Mount Pleasant Post were dispatched to an address on Filter Road, Clare County, …