News & Events

Ford Field 2018

For the sixth year, the Wilbee's and Ford's put on a party in the heart of the South Woodlands Friday evening.  The event drew neighbors and friends to Ford Field, a perfect Clark Lake location.  Who was there?  Check out this slide show.  ...

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A Familiar Sign Comes Down

Signage for the Clark Lake Post Office changed yesterday.  The familiar sign was retired for a new lighted one.  But what would become of the sign that had marked the post office's location for decades?  The Clark Lake Community Center is renewing its mission to...

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Power Outage at Clark Lake

Generators hummed along the Eagle Point Cove and extended east, nearing Ocean Beach Road this morning.  Consumers Energy was on the scene, climbing through the forested area east of Eagle Point Road to repair lines snagged by a falling tree. Many around the lake awoke...

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Thin Blue Line Comes to Clark Lake

At a time when police have taken hits in some communities, Clark Lake is standing up in support of its own.  Saturday's Thin Blue Line is a fund raiser for the Columbia Township Police "Shop with a Cop" program. One-hundred percent of the funds will benefit needy...

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Jefferson Road Accident: How It Happened

As reported yesterday afternoon on this website, traffic was blocked on Jefferson Road, just east of the Eagle Point intersection because of a three car collision.  According to Columbia Township Police, one driver was taken to Henry Ford Allegiance for treatment of...

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Great Ball of Fire

In its usual position at this time of day, the sun hung above the west end of the lake.  Would there be a giant hiss when this ball of solar energy touched the damp, swampy area just west of Hyde Road?  No.  It was eaten by a cloud before that happened.  But until it...

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Welcome, Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs

Please welcome Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs and Brooklyn Family Dentistry as a new sponsor to this website. Jeff Jacobs grew up in suburban Detroit.  But when it came to launching his career, he yearned for a life where the pace was more manageable, where lengthy commutes and...

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Rick Belcher Receives Spirit of Clark Lake Award

The Mary Reynolds Spirit of Clark Lake Award recognizes individuals or families who have contributed to the quality of life at Clark Lake.  This year the annual award went to Rick Belcher. The plaque is created each year by Mary Reynold’s daughter, Joey Reynolds...

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Raft-O-Rama 2018 Results

Every day at the lake is a good one, but this Raft-O-Rama Sunday was particularly excellent.  Temperatures soared to 90, and what better place to be?  Apparently many agreed Clark Lake was it, based on the turn-out for Raft-O-Rama. Before reviewing the winners and...

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Run Clark Lake 2018 Results

Bright sunshine brought out runners and spectators alike at today's Run Clark.  The turnout was strong--almost 800 competitors, about 100 more than last year, and the crowd was supercharged.  Before you take the deep dive into photos and results, check out this...

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Accident on Jefferson Road Blocks Traffic

As of 4 pm, traffic on Jefferson Road, just east of the Eagle Point Road intersection was blocked.  At least two cars were involved in a crash. A conservation officer at the scene believed there were injuries, but not...

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Property Tax Increase Ahead

Voters passed two Jackson County wide property tax increases in Tuesday's election.  Both Animal Shelter and Parks millages got thumbs up. Of particular interest to Clark Lake is the County Parks issue since it will affect the future of the County Park at the east end...

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Sunrise, Sunset

Time to catch up on the sun's show at Clark Lake with these photos taken recently.  First, dawn...check out this sunrise from Thursday, August 9, taken by Ed Petykiewicz, east end, south side. This sunset photo, with Pine Point in the foreground, captures a moment of...

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Rescue Exercise at West End

Fire trucks, rescue vehicles, uniforms.  What was going on?  It wasn't the "real thing", but something important--a water rescue exercise this evening (Tuesday) at the west end of Clark Lake. Columbia Township Fire Chief Scott Cota says "Columbia and Liberty Townships...

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Website Issue Resolved

by Rick Belcher If  you have had problems viewing this website over the last 24-hours you aren't alone.  An immense amount of work has gone into diagnosing the outages and finding a proper, long-term solution. Not to bore you with arcane details, but it took a...

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Sunset Surprise

Earlier this evening, it looked the sunset would be muted. That sure turned around!  These photos were taken about 9:15 pm.  The first one is what you saw if you were watching the DamCam.  The other two photos were taken from the Eagle Point shore, west end. Photos: ...

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Election Nears

In just one week, Jackson County voters will decide on candidates in the primary election and on two property tax proposals.  One of those proposals would increase property taxes to raise money for the park system.  To learn about this proposal from the County parks...

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Cougar at Clark Lake

A cougar at Clark Lake?  Don Bills says he spotted one last Thursday. "It was on Hyde road, 1/4 mile south of Reed, at 6:20am . It crossed in front of me at a quick walking pace, so I saw it for a total of maybe four seconds.  He goes on to say "it looked like a...

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Last Minute Raft-O-Rama News

Register your entry at the Beach Bar tonight (Friday) or Saturday at Shipwreck Party Store on Eagle Point, both nights--7 to 9 pm.  For the last minute types, you can register Sunday morning between 9:30 and 10 am at the west end of the lake.  Look for the judges...

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Kids Triathlon 2018

Eleven of Clark Lake's finest young athletes competed in the annual Kids Triathlon this morning. The event is a joint venture of the Clark Lake Yacht Club and Raft-O-Rama committee.  The goal?  Winning, fun, and something good to eat. And it appeared all three...

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A My Clark Lake Story from Scott Shawaker

Scott Shawaker tells the story how he and his brother, Pete, faced off against tough competition in an early 1980s canoe race sponsored by Raft-O-Rama.  Click here to read My Clark Lake Story. Do you have a My Clark Lake Story?  Contact this website at...

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Run Clark Lake Registration Update

By taking advantage of early registration, your cost is lower.  The cutoff for early registration by mail is 11:59 pm, July 26th.  To be eligible for that discount, your mailed entry must be postmarked by then. Online registration is open through 11:59 pm August 3rd. ...

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Kids Triathlon: Are You Ready for Saturday?

The Kids Triathlon is about the thrill of victory, the medals--and a day full of fun.  The competition begins with a swim, followed by the bike ride, and then, the run.  It's all centered around the Clark Lake Yacht Club grounds. There will be...

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Community Center Investigated for Paranormal Activity

The building known as the Clark Lake Community Center, once positioned on Kentucky Point, stood watch over the lake for 100 years.  That changed when the Clark Lake community came together to save this iconic building.  Instead of being scraped, it was floated down...

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