News & Events

Making the Move

The Clark Lake Community Center is a shining example of Clark Lake's determination to preserve its past. The Graziani cottage stood watch on Kentucky Point for 100 years and saw Clark Lake’s fascinating transformation from rural agriculture to what it is today. Clark...

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Ladies Night Out II

Ladies Night Out Wine Tasting returns this year, and interest is building in this event.  For the story, please click here.  The poster, below, also provides details. Click here to order tickets now. The event took a break in 2018.  Below check out...

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Rain on the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny might have sloshed through an all-day rain, but that didn't stop the hunt.  Kids up to 12 gathered at Lions Park in Clark Lake to collect as many eggs as they could.  The reward? Easter baskets and cool toys. Each Easter the Clarklake Lions...

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Spring Is Trying

As you can see in the photo, taken this morning along Upper Sandy Beach Road, spring is trying to make its presence known.  To most, today doesn't feel like it.  Stiff northwest winds are creating white caps on the lake, and the temperature is only 40...

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Accident at Eagle Point & Jefferson Roads

A garbage truck hit a utility pole at the northwest corner of Eagle Point and Jefferson Roads this morning, according to a Clark Lake resident.   As a result, Columbia Township Police rerouted traffic heading west on Jefferson to south on Eagle Point and...

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Ladies Night Out Returns

After taking a year off in 2018, a long-standing Clark Lake tradition returns---Ladies Night Out Wine Tasting.  This popular evening takes place this year on Wednesday, May 22nd at the Beach Bar from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Tickets are $30, and you can get them...

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Thunder, Lightning, then this….

It looked like a storm could happen.  There were some serious flashes of lightning, and you could hear the thunder seconds later.  Add to that a few sprinkles of rain, and then, a surprise sunset. Here are two views of it. Photos: Rick Belcher

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Catching Up with the Sun

Today maybe rainy and gray.  But rest assured, Clark Lake has seen colorful evidence that the sun still graces us.  Here are some recent sunsets, and one sunrise.  The sunrise photo was taken from Eagle Point.  The sunset photos were taken from the...

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Easter Egg Hunt at the Lake

Clarklake Community Church and Lions Club are inviting kids up to age 12 to its Easter Egg Hunt. Check out last year's hunt in this video. https://youtu.be/3NR6jYIuuqk The church invites all to its sunrise service the next morning.

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Invasive Weed Battle Resumes

When invasive weeds showed up in Clark Lake, the community took up the fight.  Lakefront property owners petitioned Columbia Township to established a special assessment district (SAD) so that the hybrid Eurasian water milfoil (HEWM) could be eliminated wherever...

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Spirit Trail Gets a Manicure

Most Spirit Trail maintenance comes from volunteers---those who participate in the annual spring cleanup, residents who care for it whenever they see something amiss, and committee members who work at it tirelessly. When it comes to taking down trees, it can be time...

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Consumers Energy Explains Fire

On January 30, 2019, a fire at CE's Ray Compressor Station jeopardized the utility's ability to provide natural gas during an extreme cold snap.  As reported on this website, company officials urged customers to lower thermostats while they worked to restore...

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Raft-O-Rama Prepares for the Season

Co-Chair Joe Collins of the Raft-O-Rama Committee has some questions for you: "Do you have a little time on your hands?  Do you like to put on a great party and do some good for your community at the same time?  Do you LOVE Clark Lake? "If the answer is...

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Dan Matthews

The website has received word that Dan Matthews has passed away.  Dan was a friend to many at Clark Lake.  During his years here, he could often be seen on his backyard swing on Lakeview West.  As passerby's approached, they would stop and a...

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Who’s First?

It's hard to be first when the other guy has this... And you have that.. Then, there is this spring maiden voyage just off Eagle Point this morning. Although Sunday's mid-morning was gray, Saturday night's spring sunset was a pleasant kick-off to the new season. The...

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Spirit Trail Spring Cleaning

A good turnout sped this year's clean up of the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.  Each spring energized volunteers join forces.  Equipped with rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows, they manicure the 7.3 mile path.  In the photos below, you'll see some of that...

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Learn to Sail

"Don't underestimate the fun of sailing" says the Clark Lake Yacht Club.  Because so many have benefited from the sport, the Club has put together Learn to Sail classes. The first sessions are on shore.  The next step is to venture out on Clark Lake waters...

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Spring Spirit Trail Cleanup

It's a reassuring sign of spring---the annual Spirit Trail Cleanup.  It involves getting rid of what winter left behind.  Leaves, sticks, dirt, weeds, and the like all have to go to welcome properly the new season. This a volunteer activity, and your help is...

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Super Saturday Results

Today marked the culmination of another year of shuffleboard play at Clark Lake.  Participants gather on Thursday nights at the Beach Bar where the group enjoys the longboard camaraderie and aims their competitive focus towards this day in March---Super Saturday....

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Not a Sad Break-up

The recent warm weather and rain accompanying the impending change in season are working their magic.  Ice is breaking up at Clark Lake, reports Bill Leutz.  The wind is fanning the ice along the Eagle Point shoreline northward, and more open water is now...

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Super Saturday at the Beach Bar

Clark Lake's long board championships take place at the Beach Bar on Saturday, March 16.  Here is the schedule that shows the divisional face-offs. Below are the final standings for the Thursday night competition.

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Severe Weather Possible Tonight (March 14)

A severe thunderstorm warning ended at 7:15 pm today, but of the storms in the area, the National Weather Service goes on to say some "could be severe with damaging winds and large hail possible. Isolated tornadoes could occur. Even without the storms some winds gusts...

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Safe Boating Class Rescheduled

The boaters safety class planned for the end of April has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 11th at the Clark Lake Yacht Club. The 9 am to 2 pm event is free to participants and is being presented by the Jackson County Sheriffs Department and Yacht Club.  The...

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