Videos to watch

Clark Lake 2017 – Four seasons in 15 minutes
Thanksgiving – 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


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2018 Events (also links to 2017 coverage) at Clark Lake

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Sunday Sunset Peeks Thru

As the afternoon progressed, the sun appeared, reassuring all at the lake that it had been up there all the time.  And when the sun made its departure for the day, it left behind a reminder that Clark Lake excels when it comes to sunsets.  The first two photos were...

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Golf Carts Find Support

Chris Kudner told the Columbia Township Board of Trustees that he is delivering a petition of 100 people who support the legal use of golf carts at Clark Lake.  Acknowledging safety concerns, he suggested a compromise.  Police Chief David Elwell has a different view. ...

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Public Speaks Up on Restrictive Ordinance

Clark Lake residents and the chair of the Columbia Township Planning Commission expressed opposition to a proposed ordinance that would limit what you can have in your yard.  Watch the video below to see why they told the Columbia Township trustees that section 20.11...

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Update on Restrictive Ordinance

As previously reported on this website, Columbia Township has proposed a new ordinance (20.11) that would govern residential outdoor living areas or ROLA.   Why is this relevant to property owners?  This new law, if passed, will significantly change what you can have...

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Dorothy Schill Lyons • 1928 – 2018

Clark Lake has lost one of its own.  Dorothy Lyons passed away yesterday. Dorothy's life long love affair with Clark Lake began just three weeks after she was born. That's when her feet touched our waters, as she explained in her My Clark Lake Story on this website. ...

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Seeing Green

If you've been on the Spirit Trail recently, you may have noticed the barriers have a fresh coat of paint.  These barriers are required by the state to prevent motorized vehicles from entering.  Clark Lake Good Guy Awards go to Bob Lajdziak and Tucker Boyers.  Bob...

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