Derek Doty currently does our lawn at the boat ramp and the beach. He would like you all to know that he is looking for other

jobs around the lake.
Services he offers: Lawn care, Leaf raking & removal, Power washing, Snow removal, and housekeeping.
If interested contact him at 989-424-0083.


Amish Quilt Auction & Flea Market...

2017 Dates & Times May  19 & 20, 2017 and September 1 & 2, 2017 
Flea Market Times are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day
Table top quilts and small items auctioned on Friday at 10:00 am
Large quilts are auctioned Saturday at 9:00 am.
Located at:
10885 N. Leaton Rd., Clare, Michigan 48617
To reserve space at this auction and for more information please contact:
The Simon and Barbara Yoder farm at: 
10885 N. Leaton Rd.
Clare, MI 48617
Parking  on site is $1.00 or there will be shuttles running on a regular basis on Saturday only from the Doherty Hotel, the Wood's Household parking lot, and the  Big Boy restaurant in Clare.
A Horse and Equipment Consignment Auction  is held before the Quilt and Craft Show in the spring- and after the Quilt and Craft Show in the fall. Prices obtained for these items are  fair due to the large number of buyers present. Sales commissions are similar to  those charged by private auctioneer services. 
While we happily promote this wonderful event, please remember to respect our Amish neighbors. Sales for  the auction are Friday and Saturday only with no Sunday sales. 
Please help  our neighbors enjoy the quiet lifestyle that they prefer most days of the year.


Woman thrown from tube dies in Clare County boating accident
by Lisa Yanick Litwiller llitwiller@michigannewspapers.com @yanicklitwiller on Twitter
Aug 9, 2017 Updated Aug 9, 2017
DNR officer Joe Howley

A family boating excursion turned tragic over the weekend after a woman was thrown from a tube into another boat Sunday on Sand Lake, part of Clare County’s Chain of Lakes in the Harrison area.

Two people —a 23-year-old woman and a teenage boy— were being pulled on the tube as a male family drove the boat and a woman on the boat acted as a spotter for the tubers, said Department of Natural Resources Lt. Brandon Kieft.

The boat pulling the tube made a sharp turn and threw the woman riding on it into the side of another boat nearby, according to witness reports Keift said.

DNR conservation officers from the Roscommon District —assisted by the Clare County Sheriff’s Department, Clare City Police Department and other first responders— responded to the scene where many bystanders saw the crash, Kieft said.

The woman was transported from the lake to a hospital where she later died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The teen boy riding with her was uninjured