Videos to watch

United by Our Love of Clark Lake 
Making the Move – Graziani Cottage
Merry Christmas 2019
Christmas 2018 – Raft-O-Rama
Thanksgiving 2018Sponsors
Fall Flight 49234 – 2018
Clark Lake 2017 – Four seasons in 15 minutes
Thanksgiving – 2017 Being thankful for Clark Lake (2 minutes)
Veterans at Clark Lake – Veterans tell you their own story (16 minutes)
Andy Scott’s Video – First published on Christmas Eve 2015, it includes two years of Clark Lake in action

DamCam

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Head-of-the-Lake Spirit Cam 

View the west end of Clark Lake 24/7 from the Township Park.

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Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day 2020 at Clark Lake broke many traditions.  There was no Biggest Little Parade You’ll Find Anywhere.  Missing were Clark Lakers lining either side of Hyde Road to view it as it passed from north to south.  The Columbia Central Marching Band...

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Memorial Day Monday

Memorial Day Monday

Memorial Day Monday at Clark Lake has a longstanding tradition--the Biggest Little Parade you'll find anywhere.  Clark Lakers line either side of Hyde Road to view the parade as it passes from north to south.  The Columbia Central Marching Band typically...

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Graduation 2020

Graduation 2020

The Class of 2020 missed the pomp and circumstances that it was due.  No long lines of graduates in cap and gowns, speeches to send them out in the world, or the glowing faces of proud parents.  That's where the Clark Lake Spirit came to the rescue. ...

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Raft-O-Rama Postponed

Raft-O-Rama Postponed

by Joe Collins Raft-O-Rama Committee For 60 years Raft-O-Rama and the Clark Lake Lions’ Chicken Broil has been the most anticipated event of the summer; an opportunity for family and friends to gather together, some assembling rafts, others enjoying the sights, the...

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Community Center Invites Your Help

Community Center Invites Your Help

The Clark Lake Community Center in the County Park is more than a 120-year old cottage.  It’s a reflection of Clark Lake’s dedication to preserve the lake’s culture and history.  For 100-years it stood on Kentucky Point, but was almost lost to the ages....

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Columbia Township Rebukes Governor

Columbia Township Rebukes Governor

By a unanimous vote, the Columbia Township Board last night rejected the governor's premise that keeps small businesses closed. The resolution was Introduced by Clark Lake resident and Township Treasurer John Calhoun.  He based his arguments on the U.S....

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House Fire Update

House Fire Update

On January 12, Meredith Szostek's house was destroyed by flames.  Fortunately, she escaped unharmed.  But the Lakeview West house she lived in since 1973 was a total loss.  Today, Warblow Excavating took down what was left of the structure.  Also...

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War on Weeds

War on Weeds

By now you may have received a mailing from PLM, titled Notice 2020.  PLM is the company that is on the front line of ridding invasive species from Clark Lake.  The notice outlines possible treatments that will take place this season.  The good news is...

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Power to the People

Power to the People

Although "power to the people" sounds like a leftover from a 1960s protest song, today it seems to fit in an entirely different way.  As previously reported on this website in two separate stories, Consumers Energy has embarked on rewiring substantial portion of...

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Township Speaks on Governor’s Restrictions

Township Speaks on Governor’s Restrictions

The Columbia Township Board met this evening in a special meeting.  Trustees took the opportunity to talk about the Township's role in enforcing the governor's executive orders.  Comments you see in this video start with Supervisor Bob Elrod turning the...

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Garden Angels Start the Transformation

Garden Angels Start the Transformation

Yesterday evening, three members of the Garden Angels began the seasonal transformation of the North Lake/Ocean Beach Road Triangle and the landscaping around the Community Center.  What will appear in just three weeks is amazing.  Below, check out a slide...

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Community Center Announcement

Community Center Announcement

By John Karkheck The Clark Lake Community Center aims to preserve the iconic cottage that stood on Kentucky Point for 100 years, and to provide a place for meetings and events.  Of course, maintaining a building that is now 120 years old is no small feat. ...

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Governor Issues New Orders

Governor Issues New Orders

The governor has extended her emergency orders to May 28.  Order 2020-69 was signed Thursday evening at 9:27 pm.  To read it, please click here. In a news release, the governor noted these excerpts from the order: "This order does not restrict a place of...

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Scam Alert

Scam Alert

Columbia Township's Interim Police Chief, Jay Niles, reports a phishing scam via email.  What follows are Sergeant Niles' recommendations to protect yourself.  "Over the past two weeks we have received several complaints of a phishing scam via email. In this...

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Columbia Township Board

Columbia Township Board

The Columbia Township Board of Trustees has a lot to say about what happens at Clark Lake and throughout the Township.  This government entity is the one that is closest to the people.  Under their umbrella are zoning, law enforcement, property taxes, and...

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Rescue in Deep Water

Rescue in Deep Water

Last night about 7:30, Kelsey Fink looked out on the lake from her Pierces Bay location and noticed someone was struggling.  A kayak had taken on a lot of water, and she could see the silhouette of a person’s head next to it who looked to be in the water. ...

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