Tag Archives: Clare

‘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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