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My father, David “Dave” Coker, Jr., is our best candidate for Clare County Road Commission on the August 4th primary ballot. As a resident of Clare County who has lived here for the … more
In January of 2020, I applied for and was appointed by the Greenwood Township Board to fill a vacant trustee position. I now wish to pursue a 4-year term. I have lived and worked in Clare County … more
HARRISON – The first order of New Business on the July 8 Hayes Planning Commission agenda was adoption of New Commission Bylaws. It was noted that no one has been able to find the … more
Never read the comments section. It’s the place where trolls from polar opposite ends of the culture war spectrums go to duke it out behind the safety of their screens. Does yelling an insult … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
HARRISON – The Harrison Community Fire Department received two calls just after 5 a.m. Sunday, July 5. The first was a truck fire north of Harrison. While responding to that call, firefighter … more
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 … more
This morning a U.S. District Court judge dismissed the two consolidated lawsuits seeking to halt creation of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistrict Commission. The work to seat the … more
After a National search and an intensive interview process, Mid Michigan College enthusiastically welcomes Tim Hood as its seventh president. He will formally begin his career at Mid in July. Hood … more
News from Your Sheriff  Welcome to summertime Clare County. We currently have 90 inmates in our jail which consist of 44 local, 6 Diverted Felon, 8 MDOC, and 32 Federal. Our numbers remain … more
It was less than two weeks after Rod and Donna Saunders attended a Harrison City Council meeting to introduce the idea of a pop-up drive-in to the reality of a virtual Garth Brooks concert happening … more
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 … more
LANSING, MICH. The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan State Police, and local health departments to offer … more
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 is YES! The Bureau of Elections will be assisting the local … more
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 to delve into the conversation America is having on race and … more
These summer days really are pressing in. I forgot how muggy it could get in Southern Illinois! Thankfully, the children don't seem to mind the heat. It makes for lots of water fun, so why not love … more
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, … more
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 … more
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