Tag Archives: Clare County

Wade in the Water or Stuck in the Muck

I have one less item on my bucket list.  Sadly, it’s not because I accomplished the goal, but because I lacked a chainsaw, some dynamite and a bit of common sense. This particular item was to wade Mosteller Creek.  It’s … Continue reading

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The History Hunt

What is it that makes history interesting? What is it that brings history to life? I suppose that is for each person to decide, although for many, there is nothing about history that is interesting. To them, history means a … Continue reading

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Chasing Turtles on a Summer Afternoon

“Go in fast and quiet,” Beth said lowering her voice and beginning to paddle her kayak toward the log on which sat our quarry, “then scoop.” Yeah. Right. Our “quarry” was Chrysemys picta, the painted turtle, and the log held a … Continue reading

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The Health (or Lack of it) in Clare County, Michigan

The following letter  appeared in the April 12 issue of the Clare County Cleaver. It has to do with the release of 2012 county health statistics that showed Clare County was no longer the unhealthiest county in Michigan. I had … Continue reading

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CSI:Clare County Special (trash) Investigations

Although a blanket of snow covers Clare County, Michigan at the present time, that snow will eventually disappear. As it melts it will reveal not only the countryside but trash that has been left along the roadside in recent months. … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor Come Back to Bite

One would think after five decades of making mistakes I’d have made them all. But nope, that’s not the case. Take my newest way: Letters to the editor. I am originally from Metro Detroit and l have always liked to write letters … Continue reading

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