Tag Archives: Clare

Old-order Amish communities consider change

IMG_7402Residents and representatives in the Clare Gladwin county are trying to find the right balance between religious freedom and personal safety after a series of Amish buggy collisions culminated in a death this past December.

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Michigan schools react to the Every Student Succeeds Act


Local school districts are offering their responses to the new education reform act. The measure, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act, was signed into law by President Obama on December 11, 2015. It replaces the controversial No Child Left Behind Act.

Sheryl Presler is the superintendent at Clare Gladwin Regional Education Service District. She said in the past all districts were measured in exactly the same way, without taking into account important factors such as size, so one or two students could affect overall scores in a small district.  Continue reading

Santa’s not so little helper: Reindeer man

Bronner the white deer.

Bronner the white deer.

Ladies and Gentleman drop everything and listen, I’ve solved a Christmas mystery! I’ve located the man who takes care of Santa’s reindeer in the off season.
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Wolf poaching Facebook hoax

Screenshot of the infamous photo.

Screenshot of the infamous photo.

A Facebook post prompted the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to be inundated with reports of wolf poaching in Clare county.

Officials with the DNR said the picture circulating on Facebook of a man holding a wolf he shot was, in fact, not taken in Michigan. Continue reading

Access to technology drives people to the library


Libraries in many cities, including Clare, Charlevoix and Traverse City say they’re seeing a change in library usage.

Officials say these days people are coming in less for books and more for technology. Continue reading

‘On The Map’ discovers hidden masterpieces in Clare


A piece of history – actually four pieces of history – are hidden, in plain sight, on the walls of the Clare Middle School.

Four giant murals adorn the walls of the Clare Middle School auditorium, and they have been there since 1938 when the building was the high school. Continue reading

‘On The Map’ visits America’s safest bakery: Cops & Doughnuts


Today our On The Map series makes its next stop in Clare.

As you drive down any highway in Michigan, you may see an unfamiliar (or familiar) billboard for “Cops & Doughnuts” a ‘World Famous Bakery in Clare.’ Talking with the owners of the bakery you would never know these guys are world famous, as they act like a friendly hometown neighbor. Continue reading

Police asking for public help in Amish robbery cases

Michigan State police are asking for the public’s help in cases involving armed robberies of Amish residents.

Police said in Gladwin County a suspect attempted to rob an Amish man as he was riding in his buggy. Officials said the suspect was in a motor vehicle, blocked the buggy, impaired the driver’s vision with his headlights, and attempted to hold up the driver. The Amish driver turned his buggy and drove away. In Clare county there was a successful robbery of an Amish resident. Continue reading

515 Art Gallery connects students with professional artists

515 Art Gallery in downtown Clare. Photo by Rick Westover.

515 Art Gallery in downtown Clare. Photo by Rick Westover.

It’s a misty, gray afternoon out front of the 515 Gallery, but for Kim Kleinhardt and her students the smiles are genuine as they set up for their latest exhibit, Tree-scape.
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