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Last Night’s Rain–the Pertinent Details

Last Night’s Rain–the Pertinent Details

It rained last night at Clark Lake.  Breaking news?  Perhaps not.  But the details are interesting, since water level is a definite factor in life at the lake.   John and Diane Deming's rain gauge, east end, south side, showed about 2 1/2...

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Spirit of Clark Lake Nominations

Spirit of Clark Lake Nominations

Nominations are now open for the Mary Reynolds Spirit of Clark Lake award.  The award takes the form of a plaque given out annually at the Raft-O-Rama awards ceremony.  The recipient is decided upon by vote of the community. To nominate a person, go to the...

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Clark Lake Celebrates the Supermoon

Clark Lake Celebrates the Supermoon

July's supermoon rose over Clark Lake yesterday evening (Wed 7/13).  Also called Buck Moon, Thunder Moon or Hay Moon, it appeared 6% larger than the average full moon and shone about 16% brighter according to space.com.  And Clark Lakers took advantage of...

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A New, Very Old, Map

A New, Very Old, Map

Maps, particularly old ones, can reveal waymarks of the past.  In doing so, they say something about our life today.  What does this one say?   The person who wrote the inscription on the back of the map notes the date it was framed---May 26,...

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Freedom Fireworks 2022

Freedom Fireworks 2022

As promised, Freedom Fireworks filled Clark Lake skies Saturday night.  The display did not lack superlatives.  Impressive only begins to describe it.  The light shone brightly against the night sky and the sound thundered to every cove and shore. ...

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Shock and Awe Tonight

Shock and Awe Tonight

Freedom Fireworks will shake the lake tonight.  The skies over Clark Lake will burst into colors of intricate design and fiery imagery.  For the fourth year, the Mahalak family and friends are putting together a display worthy of the top notch praise it...

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Attraction of Run Clark Lake

Attraction of Run Clark Lake

Run Clark Lake is a major community events, and is widely recognized in the vast world of running.  Nearly a thousand annually gather to compete in the 5k, 12k, 5k Walk, and 3/4k Kids Run.  This year's event takes place on August 6th.  Run Clark Lake...

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Clark Lake Catch-up July 6, 2022

Clark Lake Catch-up July 6, 2022

Clark Lake Catch-up News roundup: Concurrent with last night's storm, part of Clark Lake lost power.  The outage was first noticed around 1 am.  The map above shows outages at about 7 am.  For others, it may have been a quick blink.  By 9:30 am,...

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Update: Lakeview West Road Repair

Update: Lakeview West Road Repair

https://youtu.be/ZYZZggtSskk After the County learned of the possibility of a cave in on Lakeview West, they took quick action.  Before the holiday, barricades informed motorists that unless you were a resident, seek alternate routes.  Scroll down for a...

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Boat Count 2022

Boat Count 2022

Following tradition, the Clark Lake Boat Count took place this morning.  Starting at 6 am, two crews surveyed every dock on the lake to determine how many boats, and what kind.  So, what are the highlights of the 2022 Boat Count? The total number of boats...

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3rd of July Pays Respects to the Fourth

3rd of July Pays Respects to the Fourth

At Clark Lake, the 3rd of July paid its respects to the Fourth.  As if to take advantage of a picture perfect summer day, the lake buzzed with activity.  The Eagle Point Cove attracted its devotees.   And Pierces Bay showed its popularity for rafts...

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Update: Officer Involved Shooting at Lake Columbia

Update: Officer Involved Shooting at Lake Columbia

In the early morning hours of March 31, a Columbia Township Police officer responded to a call at Lake Columbia. During that encounter, the officer discharged his weapon three times.  Thirty-six year old Erik Neilson was pronounced dead at the scene.  The...

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Independence Day Fireworks at Clark Lake

Independence Day Fireworks at Clark Lake

If the past is any indicator, a variety of fireworks from Clark Lake neighbors will be on display.  What else can you expect?  One Clark Lakers will light up the sky from a raft on Sunday evening (July 3rd).  He'll position the display at mid-lake, near...

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Remembering Katie Rensch

Remembering Katie Rensch

Departing Clark Lake can be bittersweet.  Bitter, when the departure is final; sweet, because of the remembrance of a loved one shared among those still here.  On Monday, July 4th, at 5 pm, friends and family of Katie Rensch will gather on the water in the...

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Getting Ready for the Run

Getting Ready for the Run

All Run Clark Lake events return this year---5k and 12k Runs, 5k Walk and 3/4 Kids Run.  Race founder and director Pat Dwyer comments,  "It will be great to have the 12K going around the entire lake. It was the only event prior to 1993. That is the year the...

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Eagle Point Drive Update

Eagle Point Drive Update

Major work took place today for the paving of Eagle Point Drive.  This morning, the section was graded dirt and gravel.  This afternoon, the first layer of asphalt covered it.  The finishing layer will likely be applied after the holiday.  It's...

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Road Meeting Has Been Postponed

Road Meeting Has Been Postponed

A meeting regarding improving roads in Columbia Township, scheduled for this evening (Wednesday, June 29) has been postponed.  It has not yet been rescheduled. The meeting was to have been held at Columbia Central High School. The meeting had been put together by...

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Clark Lake on Display

Clark Lake on Display

Clark Lake was on display on Saturday as part of the Irish Hills Lake & Home Tour.  Clark Lake was one of seven featured in the area as part of this Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce event.   Guests of the Brokerage House gathered at the Eagle's...

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Eagle Point Drive Paving Begins

Eagle Point Drive Paving Begins

County crews arrived this morning (Tuesday) at Clark Lake for the paving of Eagle Point Drive.  The new road surface will cover the gravel/dirt section that starts where Eagle Point Road meets Eagle Point Drive.  The new pavement will head east to where the...

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Historic Lakeview Sign

Historic Lakeview Sign

One Lakeview West resident was surprised.  "Where is the sign that lists residents at the corner of Lakeview and Jefferson?"  Once again it is being restored.  For the third time, Kelli Volk Bercik has assumed the task of repairing this Clark Lake...

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Barricades on Lakeview West

Barricades on Lakeview West

Jackson County erected barricades to Lakeview West this afternoon as a cautionary warning of a road problem.  They will remain until JCDOT (formerly the Road Commission) repairs the road over a culvert.  In this video, Michael McCarthy, a nearby neighbor,...

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Luminaries Are Ready

Luminaries Are Ready

With Independence Day just days away, luminaries are now available.  There are two ways to get them---at Doyle's Market or when a Raft-O-Rama committee member knocks on your door.   The idea grows a bit every year.  Clark Lakers line the lakefront...

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Terror on 127

Terror on 127

Several motorists, including at least one Clark Laker, will not soon forget a 127 nightmare.  The nightmare was not a dream, but happened in the 7 am hour as adrenaline rushed through the veins of those involved. Imagine you’re heading northbound where 127 is...

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Flags Are Flying

Flags Are Flying

More flags are flying for patriotic holidays thanks to the Brooklyn Kiwanis, and the people who are subscribing to their project.  Club volunteers place about 600 flags around the area, including Clark Lake.  You may have seen them over Memorial Day. ...

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Wanted by Police

Wanted by Police

Columbia Township Police are looking for 33 year old Brandon Charles Nodine, of Cement City.  On May 19, 2022 an arrest warrant for larceny in a building was authorized by the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  Nodine is described as 5’ 7” in...

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