Clark Lake Clean Up Day Is Today

Clark Lake Clean Up Day Is Today

The Underwater Wonderland is part of what makes Clark Lake Beautiful.  But not everything below the surface ought to remain.  That’s why today is the culmination of this year’s Clean Up Clark Lake project.  Bill Vinson has the talking trash details in this...
Hobies about to Happen for Summer 2024

Hobies about to Happen for Summer 2024

Weekly Hobie races are about to begin for summer 2024.  Hobie Fleet 58 Commodore Chance Winnie says the first race will take place on Thursday, May 23nd and continue each Thursday through September 12th with one exception, July 4th.  Like last year, there will be two...
Jackson’s Tuesday Club at Beautiful Clark Lake

Jackson’s Tuesday Club at Beautiful Clark Lake

It was 146 years ago that Ella Sharp introduced an innovation – an escape from the home. The formation of the Tuesday Club came at a time when women were mostly housebound.  Men went to work, women stayed home.  That had to be a challenge even for the most...
Motorcycle Crash Monday

Motorcycle Crash Monday

The operator of a motorcycle drifted over the centerline of Wamplers Lake Road near the 100 block, went over an embankment, and into a creek, according to Columbia Charter Township Police Chief Jay Niles on Monday, May 13th.   49-year-old Paul D. Hoover of Van Buren,...
Accident – Riverside and Brooklyn Road

Accident – Riverside and Brooklyn Road

Columbia Charter Township Police responded to a vehicle vs structure crash at Riverside and Brooklyn Road on May 9th just before noon. On arrival at the scene of the crash officers discovered that there were no injuries to the occupant of the truck nor anybody within...
Northern Lights Update

Northern Lights Update

With cloud cover rolling in at Clark Lake, seeing the NOAA-promised northern light show seemed dubious.  Not so for Diane Deming.  She caught four awesome photos last night (Fri 5/10).  But it didn’t start that way.  Standing on the dock at around 10:30 pm, she...
Bill Vinson Caught Talking Trash at Clark Lake

Bill Vinson Caught Talking Trash at Clark Lake

But why, Bill? Lurking in Clark Lake’s Underwater Wonderland are things that shouldn’t be there – poles, stakes, cement blocks, cans, bottles, lawn chairs, abandoned boats, and maybe those sunglasses you lost two summers ago.  Bill Vinson is one of...
Northern Lights

Northern Lights

NOAA is forecasting a major geomagnetic storm.  According to the Weather Channel, this is the first time a Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch has been issued since January 2005.  On a scale of 1 to 9, this is an 8.   NOAA warns at least five Earth-directed coronal mass...
Flags at Clark Lake

Flags at Clark Lake

Once again, Brooklyn Kiwanis is launching the annual program that ensures you can easily display an American flag on each patriotic occasion through the year.   These dates include Armed Forces Day through July 4th, Labor Day through September 11, and Election Day...
Clark Lake Flashback – June 1997

Clark Lake Flashback – June 1997

Twenty-seven years ago big things were taking place at Clark Lake.  Crews were mounting the Graziani cottage on a barge where it would soon be floated to its new forever home in the County Park at the east end.  A news hand-out titled “Spirt of the Lakes,”...
Montessori at Clark Lake:  Update

Montessori at Clark Lake: Update

“We went through 48 hours of sadness,” says Diane Smith.  For months, Brad and Diane Smith have been on a mission to establish a Montessori daycare in what was formerly the Clarklake Community Church on Hyde Road.  On Thursday, the Columbia Charter...
Montessori at Clark Lake Gets Bad News

Montessori at Clark Lake Gets Bad News

“The kids lost tonight,” says Diane Smith.  She and her husband, Brad, have spent months in their effort to convert the former Clarklake Community Church into a Montessori daycare, ages 3-12.  That process involved carefully developing plans to convert the...