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Smelly, Noisy, Expensive…

Smelly, Noisy, Expensive…

...but necessary.  The work you see on the Eagle Point lift station is joined by other activity on the sewer system.   According to Columbia Township’s Rick Church, what you see (and not-so-gentle aroma you smell) is a follow up to a design...

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Parks Department Prepares for Playground Equipment

Parks Department Prepares for Playground Equipment

The County Parks Department visited Clark Lake on Friday as they prepare to install the new $40,000 playground equipment.  The funding for this project is derived from a property tax increase.      Kyle Lewis, parks...

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Thin Blue LIne at Clark Lake

Thin Blue LIne at Clark Lake

The Thin Blue Line is coming to Clark Lake.  This event supports a charitable activity conducted by local police in their charitable activities and the fight against opioid addiction.  Details below. Below is a photo from last year's Thin Blue Line at the...

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Plans for County Park

Plans for County Park

As reported a year ago, a group of fellow Clark Lakers have volunteered their time to stand up for the interests of the lake with focus on the parks at each end of the lake.  This group of residents created bylaws, mission statement, and chose a name to describe...

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Alex Ambs Captures Top Honors

Alex Ambs Captures Top Honors

When one of Clark Lake's own scores big among national competitors, the home crowd should know about it.   Toomy Wooten of Florida, Alex Ambs of Clark Lake, Dylan Mead of North Carolina In August Wakeskater Alex Ambs captured top honors in the Amateur...

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Last Grasp of Summer 2020

Last Grasp of Summer 2020

Secluded in an undisclosed Clark Lake location, a group gathered together to acknowledge the last official weekend of the summer, Saturday evening.  The surroundings fit the end of a must unusual season.  The field offered the perfect venue, as long as you...

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Saturday Sunrise

Saturday Sunrise

This Labor Day weekend Saturday started with an amazing Clark Lake sunrise.  Trav Pearse captured today's dawn with three distinct looks.  

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Crash on North Lake

Crash on North Lake

Columbia Township Police report a car left North Lake Road near Grand Boulevard at the curve and crashed into a tree.  The accident occurred around 5 am Tuesday.  Columbia Township Police officer Keith Scrumpler was dispatched to the scene, and found a...

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16 Reasons to Love Clark Lake

16 Reasons to Love Clark Lake

These 16 sunset views aren't the only reason to love Clark Lake, but they are a good start.  Please immerse yourself in these Clark Lake displays that you may have missed.  Photos: Rick Belcher

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Sign Up for the Sign Deadline Nearing

Sign Up for the Sign Deadline Nearing

The Welcome to Clark Lake sign has attracted lots of attention.  Many have praised Annette Fink for her artistry and drive to create the high-fired clay mural on North Lake Road.  This project of the Clark Lake Spirit Trail commemorates its supporters. ...

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Eagle Point Memorabilia Update

Eagle Point Memorabilia Update

Yesterday's story and video of 1983 Eagle Point focused on the auction of memorabilia from the pavilion.  Bill Tuttle outbid the others to take possession of the Eagle Point Hotel and Beautiful Clark Lake signs.  More recently, Bill donated them to the...

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Code Red Storm Hits Clark Lake

Code Red Storm Hits Clark Lake

This afternoon's Code Red storm did not leave Clark Lake untouched.  For about 15 minutes, extreme wind and heavy rain inundated the lake.  As you will see in the photos, the storm took out a large tree that landed on the home belonging to Spence and Kathy...

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Video of Eagle Point in 1983 and Today

Video of Eagle Point in 1983 and Today

by Rick Belcher This story is intended only for those who love Clark Lake's past, and enjoy seeing how its history links to today. First, I have some explaining to do.   In 1983 my brother and his wife were visiting me in Toledo, where I lived at the...

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A New Swim Raft

A New Swim Raft

Clark Lake has a new swim raft, and this one is special.  In today's world, if someone wants a swim raft, they find one on Amazon and hit "place order."  Clark Lake's latest raft has an entirely different history. Logan Koszegi, who is only 13,  decided...

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Flashback to 1984

Flashback to 1984

Clark Lake was busy today on this Sunday, August 23, 2020.  What was it like in 1984?  It so happens we have video evidence.  Today's video and the 1984 video were recorded from a similar vantage point along the Eagle Point shoreline, looking...

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Friday Night at Clark Lake

Friday Night at Clark Lake

So, it's Friday night at Clark Lake.  What's happening?  Rafts are cruising the lake basking in the glow of the setting sun.  On land, people are enjoying the evening on the Beach Bar patio or having dinner at the Pointe Bar and Grill.  Also,...

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Township Park Reopens

Township Park Reopens

The Township Park at the west end of Clark Lake has reopened.  On Monday evening, Township trustees closed the park temporarily after a juvenile cut himself over the weekend.  According to Interim Police Chief Jay Niles, the injury required stitches at an...

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Armida’s Fish Story

Armida’s Fish Story

Armida Pearse has a fish story, and it's a big one.  Armida was wondering what to do with a recently painted wall at this Eagle Point cottage.  She says "it was a large space begging for something to fill it."  She had purchased work before from Steve...

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Township Park to Close Temporarily

Township Park to Close Temporarily

The Columbia Township Board has decided to close temporarily the Township Park at the west end of Clark Lake.  According to a report at tonight's meeting (Mon 8/17), a person injured himself, and as a result, required 6 stitches.  Trustees were unsure how...

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Water Music Comes after the Rain

Water Music Comes after the Rain

Sally and BJ Lyons brought singer Ian Stewart to the lake this evening for a special performance.  Michigan weather being what it is, an unanticipated shower delayed the start a bit.  Once Ian started playing, there were no damp spirits.  In this nod...

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Water Music at Clark Lake

Water Music at Clark Lake

Water music is coming to Clark Lake tomorrow (Saturday evening 8/15).  No, it's not classical genius Handel reemerging from 1717.  BJ and Sally Lyons have invited another musical genius,  Ian Stewart, to play at the end of their dock.  The audience...

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A New Sign

A New Sign

Clark Lake is getting a new sign.  This one will be displayed at the Clark Lake Community Center, and replaces the current one which is ready for retirement.  The sign is the inspiration of Tucker and Tricia Boyers and has interesting family...

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Regatta Called Off

Regatta Called Off

Every September the Clark Lake Yacht Club hosts a Regatta.  This year is different.  Because of the scourge, the Club has elected not to hold the invitational this fall.  Treasurer Hugh Harris explains it this way.  "We polled those who usually...

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Clark Lake – a Harsh Comment

Clark Lake – a Harsh Comment

Recently, a viewer sent this comment to the website: "I returned to Clark Lake after 45 or so years, boy was I surprised and disappointed. Clark Lake was a quiet and enjoyable, now it is over built and populated and commercialized, It just broke my heart. Regards, Ken...

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Rest Along the Trail

Rest Along the Trail

As you bike, run or walk the Trail, you'll find places to rest.  The Spirit Trail Committee has placed Spirit Trail benches along the way to encourage that.  Now there is this one, courtesy of C.J. Cox.  Like many, the Trail goes by her house.  She...

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