New Spirit Trail Benches Proposed

New Spirit Trail Benches Proposed

The Spirit Trail last night sought permission from Columbia Township to place two new Spirit Trail benches near the west end boat launch.  As part of an ongoing project, they are designed to enhance the use of the Trail, offering a place to rest and view the vistas...
Township Confirms New Weed Treatment

Township Confirms New Weed Treatment

The Township Board of Trustees tonight said “yes” to a new weed treatment to thwart invasive hybrid Eurasian water milfoil now present in Clark Lake.  When hybrid Eurasian water milfoil (HEWM) became a threat, lake front owners petitioned Columbia Township...
Fatal Accident on Jefferson Road

Fatal Accident on Jefferson Road

Sean Michael Chappel, a 27 year old man from Blackman Township, died this morning as the result of an accident on Jefferson Road, according to Columbia Township Police.  Here is their...
Forever Clark Lake

Forever Clark Lake

It doesn’t take long to realize that Clark Lake is an extraordinary place.  Even ordinary moments burst beyond the everyday expectations of most.  Then there are Forever Clark Lake moments.  You see an eagle fly over the lake, an amazing sunset melts your heart,...
State May Support Weed War

State May Support Weed War

A bill passed by the Michigan Senate proposes the Michigan DEQ help eradicate invasive weeds in public lakes. If also passed by the Michigan house, and signed into law by the governor, this could bolster Clark Lake’s war on hybrid Eurasian water milfoil (HEWM)....
Watching the Lake

Watching the Lake

Clark Lake presents an ever-changing view.  If you look for it, there is more than initially meets the eye—including a wide variety of vistas influenced by weather, nature, and the animal kingdom. Overcast days are plentiful during late fall and winter. But...
Christmas at Clark Lake 2018

Christmas at Clark Lake 2018

Raft-O-Rama stands for fun at Clark Lake. When the committee gets together for a Christmas party, as they did Saturday night, they are true to their mission.  There was a time when being at Clark Lake for Christmas was different from today.  Years ago, if you looked...
John Czyrka • 1962-2018

John Czyrka • 1962-2018

John Czyrka passed away suddenly today (Sunday, December 2nd).  You may have known him as Barbara Lyons’ husband, and the son-in-law of Dorothy Lyons.  You may also know that Dorothy, who was a part of Clark Lake her whole life, departed this fall, in her 90th...
Big Fireworks Planned for July 13th at Clark Lake

Big Fireworks Planned for July 13th at Clark Lake

Big fireworks are planned for July 13 at Clark Lake this summer.  What’s the occasion? Ralph Mahalak Jr and his family are celebrating the completion of their new cottage in the Kentucky Point cove.  And they want to share this milestone with the lake.  “We’re...
Countdown to Raft-O-Rama 2019

Countdown to Raft-O-Rama 2019

As cold winds sweep across the lake, it’s important to remember that this, too, will change.  There will be a warm August weekend when competition will add to the heat.  Runners will lace up, sprint and perspire to cross the Run Clark Lake finish line.  The next...
Weeds and Weed

Weeds and Weed

The Columbia Township board dealt with both kinds tonight–invasive weeds in Clark Lake, and the kind, now legal, that some will light up. The board unanimously voted to opt out of allowing the sale and distribution of marijuana anywhere in Columbia Township. ...
Thanksgiving at Clark Lake

Thanksgiving at Clark Lake

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