Luminaries Ready for July 4th

Luminaries Ready for July 4th

The Raft-o-Rama Committee was hard at work this evening preparing for this years July 4th celebration at Clark Lake.  As in the past, Clark Lakers line the shore with the luminaries creating an awesome effect. As Joe mentions in the video, a DIY version costs $10, and...
Faster Horses

Faster Horses

Country music fans will converge upon our area for Faster Horses scheduled for Friday through Sunday, July 20, 21, 22.  Police agencies see the biggest traffic crush on Thursday as spectators stream into the MIS campgrounds. Michigan State Police will have troopers at...
Sewer Rate Increase Meeting Called

Sewer Rate Increase Meeting Called

Responding to public angst over the sewer rate increase, Columbia Township trustees will hold an informational meeting to respond. At Clark Lake, rates will go up 49% in July.  At the meeting, trustees will hear comments from the public, answer questions, and give...
Upset about Sewers?

Upset about Sewers?

This website sought answers about the 49% increase in Clark Lake sewer bills.  This article probes two Columbia Township elected officials who are intimately familiar with the history and current state of Clark Lake’s sewer system.  In a two-hour session on...
Altercation in the County Park

Altercation in the County Park

This evening (Tuesday) two men in the County park exchanged heated words.  Next, the fight.  The two confronted each other and fought at the scene near where two vehicles had come to rest as you will see in this video. According to Columbia Township Police David...
County Park on the Ballot

County Park on the Ballot

August 7th, residents will be asked to vote on a property tax increase to support Jackson County parks, including the park at the east end of Clark Lake.  In this 90 second video below, you’ll hear Parks Director Jeff Hovarter explain why he believes this...
Going for Clark Lake Gold

Going for Clark Lake Gold

It was there tonight, and with no effort, you could grab it.  Another remarkable Clark Lake sunset staged the beginning of another weekend. And after that, there was this. But wait, there’s more!  Before either of the preceding, this started it off. What about...
Why Clark Lake Grinder Pumps Cost More

Why Clark Lake Grinder Pumps Cost More

As reported previously on this website, the quarterly cost to property owners using the Clark Lake sewer system will rise by 49%.  You will see this increase in your next bill from Columbia Township.  The Township explained the reason as the cost to replace failing...
The 49% Sewer Rate Increase for Clark Lake

The 49% Sewer Rate Increase for Clark Lake

As previously reported on this website, Columbia Township has created a mailing that is set to go out to those in the sewer system.  In the letter, the Township explains why they thought it was necessary to boost rates. The Township created these flow charts to...
Flying at Lake

Flying at Lake

This morning (Wednesday), a seaplane made its presence known at the lake.  Some watched from their docks, and anyone at the lake certainly heard the plane as it landed and took off.  Below are photos of its taxi on the water from the east end to the west end.  Once in...
Memorial Day Parade 2018

Memorial Day Parade 2018

Along with somber respects for the fallen, Clark Lake’s Memorial Day parade celebrated America.  The sun shown brightly, the skies were deep blue, and temperatures definitely summer-like.  Below, please take one minute and enjoy Michigan’s biggest little...
A Nasty Turn of Events

A Nasty Turn of Events

While being towed, this raft flipped over and landed upside down on the Spirit Trail, just west of Q Lane.  According to Columbia Township Police, “he was turning west bound onto Jefferson Road from Hayes and turned wide, causing the trailer to go off the road,...