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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Spirit Trail Cleanup Saturday

After several weather-related postponements, the annual spring cleanup for the Clark Lake Spirit Trail will happen this Saturday  (April 21).  Dan Omo, who is leading the effort says "let's get it done!"  Dan and the Spirit Trail committee ask you to bring your rakes,...

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Time to Shovel the Dock

Clark Lake woke up to more snow--on this 17th day of April.  Like staring at an unexpected tax bill, it wasn't all that welcome. With the temperature at 28 degrees at 9 am, it will take its time melting. The good news is that Clark Lake escaped damage from the ice...

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Freezing Rain Could Cause Problems

The National Weather Service predicts freezing rain starting at 5 pm today (Saturday 4/14) through Sunday noon. Accumulations could be as high as 3/4 inch with gusty winds.  They add "expect power outages and tree damage due to the ice. Travel will be impossible. Tree...

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Spirit Trail Clean Up Postponed for Third Time

For the third time, the annual Clark Lake Spirit Trail cleanup has been postponed because of a soggy forecast. With forecasts calling for a 100% chance of rain tomorrow morning, the committee is postponing again.  But when that dry forecast does occur, the Spirit...

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Car Break-ins Update

As reported this morning on this website, several cars at Clark Lake were broken into last night.  According to Columbia Township Police, the cars were unlocked and occurred at residences at these locations: Russell Court, Franklin Court, and Virginia Court. Thefts...

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Car Break-ins

A Clark Lake resident reports their cars were broken into at the east end of the lake in the Lakeview East area. The resident, on Franklin Court, said all three of their three cars in the driveway were entered.  "Our cars were unlocked, so it was easy pickings."  A...

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