Josephine Bullinger Hones

Josephine Bullinger Hones

Bullinger’s Cottage on Kentucky Point 80 years 1942-2022 by Josie Hones Grandpa Bill and Grandma Nell started it all.  William James Bullinger (b 1889) and Mary Ellen Landers (b 1888) were classmates at St. John’s Academy in Jackson in the class of 1908.  Grandpa...
Elsie’s

Elsie’s

This is a story of two young boys growing up at Clark Lake each summer.  A friendship that grew through a small store/restaurant that is no longer with us. Written by Ron June in memory of my “brother” Dick Moyer In the late 40’s, 50’s and early 60’s, if you were a...
Carolyn “Teensy” Zader, Part II

Carolyn “Teensy” Zader, Part II

By Carolyn Alice Wilks Ray Zader (Teensy) There were two events that changed my life on Clark’s Lake and they both started with the letter D. The first occurred the summer I turned 12 which would be 1952. DIVORCE.  My father was an optometrist who worked in...
Dick and Ruth Ann Cochran

Dick and Ruth Ann Cochran

The Spirit Trail stands as one of Clark Lake’s most-loved amenities.  How it came to be is a story worth knowing.  It illustrates how this community grows things from ground up, without much outside help.  Most importantly, it tells the story of people...
Richard H. Moyer

Richard H. Moyer

I am a baby boomer.  I was born in 1948 in Buffalo, New York when my parents returned there after spending the war years in Newport News, Virginia where my father, a Bell Aircraft engineer, worked with the Army Air Corps on the P-39 Airacobra.  By 1950, he...
Elaine Ibold Heile

Elaine Ibold Heile

Elaine Ibold Heile’s Clark Lake Story comes in the form of a letter written at Christmastime, 1991.  The letter was addressed to her nieces and nephews and told of her family’s experience at Clark Lake.  Part of this Christmas gift was Ted...
Buzz Belcher – Turtles and Paddle Boards

Buzz Belcher – Turtles and Paddle Boards

So, 2019 is the year of the TURTLE. Many of you know I grew up at Clark Lake. I love turtles, well almost all of them. I now live in Virginia and I still respect turtles. I am in the real estate business.  As I was on the road to check out one of our properties,...
Roger Lyons

Roger Lyons

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MAE Four-years-old is an eye-opening time in life.  You may not know time and distanced traveled, but you do know that “The Lake” means fun with someone who loves and cares for you.  You are at “The Lake” with Grandma Mae, and the...
Scott Shawaker

Scott Shawaker

Raft-O-Rama and the Old Canoe In the early 1980s when my brother Pete and I were teenagers, Raft-O-Rama sponsored a canoe race across the full length of Clark Lake.  It started at the public beach at the head of the lake to the public beach at the foot of the...
Dorothy Schill Lyons

Dorothy Schill Lyons

My love affair with Clark Lake started 90 years ago.  I’m told I was just 3 weeks old the first time my feet touched the water of our lake. When I think about it, the trip from our home in Toledo and our summer stays at the lake must have been a challenge...
Mike McKay’s Mark on Clark Lake

Mike McKay’s Mark on Clark Lake

A place can leave a mark on you.  For many at Clark Lake today, and for generations before, that is true of this special place.  You can also leave a mark.  When looking at Mike McKay’s Clark Lake experience, his mark is dramatic.  Whether it’s the...