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More Rain–But How Much?

More Rain–But How Much?

The forecast hinted at the possibility.  Then yesterday afternoon, it happened.  According to the June's rain gauge on the Eagle Point shoreline, facing west, there was a total of 2 inches.  At the east end, south shore, the Deming's gauge showed 1.75...

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Regatta Returns

Regatta Returns

The Yacht Club's Fall Regatta returns to Clark Lake Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22.  The event attracts international participation each year, and these classes are invited---Rebels, Interlakes, Sunfish, Wayfarers, Buccaneers, Hobies, and Lasers.  For...

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Sunset after the Storm

Sunset after the Storm

 The storm blew in, rained hard, and then blew out leaving in its aftermath a remarkable sunset.  Here are four photos of what graced Clark Lake after the storm. Photos: Rick Belcher Rainbows appeared from various vantage points...

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Enjoy a Taste of Poland

Enjoy a Taste of Poland

The Clark Lake Community Center presents a Taste of Poland.  Every two years, the Community Center brings to life an entertaining evening not to be missed.  For the second time, this fund raiser will be held at the Clark Lake Yacht Club to accommodate the...

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After the Tulmult

After the Tulmult

Here's some refreshment for the soul after the tumult of this week's unfortunate incident.  Two sunset photos from last night and one from tonight are featured here.  

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Health Department Lifts Advisory

Health Department Lifts Advisory

The Jackson County Health Department has lifted the public health advisory for Clark Lake.  On Thursday, a sewage spill of 4000 gallons drained into the lake.  For that reason, the Health Department visited the lake and issued the advisory. (see text of...

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Sewage Spill: the Day After

Sewage Spill: the Day After

FOR THE LATEST UPDATE, PLEASE CLICK HERE. As reported yesterday on this website, about 4000 gallons of raw sewage entered Clark Lake.  As a result, the Jackson County Health Department visited the site and issued a public health advisory.  (Scroll down to...

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Sewage Spill Update

Sewage Spill Update

FOR THE LATEST UPDATE, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Raw sewage entered Clark Lake this morning, about 4000 gallons according to one Columbia Township official.  The spill occurred at a construction site on Q Lane, which is on the south side of the east end of the...

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Emergency Alert

FOR THE LATEST UPDATE, PLEASE CLICK HERE. According to Columbia Township officials, about 4000 gallons of raw sewage has spilled into Clark Lake.  The spillage took place today in the Q Lane area at the site of new construction.  Another Township official...

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Killing Starry Stonewort

Killing Starry Stonewort

With the discovery of starry stonewort in Clark Lake, PLM is taking fast action.  Starry stonewort is a particularly virulent invasive species.  It's classified not as a weed, but as an algae that locates in water at least 3 to 5 feet deep where temperatures...

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Invasive  Weeds:  Good and Bad News

Invasive Weeds: Good and Bad News

Which would you like first---the good or bad news? The good news is the success of this summer's treatment program aimed at eradicating hybrid Eurasian water milfoil (HEWM).  According to PLM's Steve Hanson, "things looked really good.  We did not find any...

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Mary Reynolds Spirit of Clark Lake Award

Mary Reynolds Spirit of Clark Lake Award

Dan Omo has won the Mary Reynolds Spirit of Clark Lake Award.  Dan received the honor at the Raft-O-Rama awards ceremony on Eagle Point today (Sunday).  The plaque is created each year by Mary Reynold’s daughter, Joey Reynolds Massangale.  According to...

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Raft-O-Rama 2019 Results

Raft-O-Rama 2019 Results

If you could custom order weather for Raft-O-Rama, it would be today's weather.  This 59th running was blessed with amazing conditions---sunny skies, light breeze, low humidity, and 78 degrees.  Who could ask for anything more?  How about a winning...

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Run Clark Lake 2019  Results

Run Clark Lake 2019 Results

If there is such a thing as picture perfect weather for a run, Clark Lake provided one today.  Low humidity and cool temperatures made it easier for the runners, and sunshine brightly illumined the Clark Lake landscape for participants and spectators alike. ...

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Columbia Township Police Officer:  Update

Columbia Township Police Officer: Update

On Friday, July 26, a Columbia Township police officer was involved in a one-car accident while on duty.  Police Chief David Elwell said Sergeant Jay Niles had been assisting the Columbia Township Fire Department in the Wamplers Lake area.  According to...

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Injured Police Officers Leaves Hospital

Injured Police Officers Leaves Hospital

Sergeant Jay Niles of the Columbia Township Police department was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Friday, July 26.  He was released from Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital yesterday (Monday). According to Columbia Township Police Chief David Elwell, Sergeant...

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Kids Triathlon 2019

Kids Triathlon 2019

It's now history.  If there is such as thing having fun making history, the Kids Triathlon is a star performer.  That's what happened this morning (Saturday) at the Clark Lake Yacht Club.  The Raft-O-Rama Committee and  Yacht Club combine efforts...

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Raft-O-Rama Preview

Raft-O-Rama Preview

The crew took a minute to preview the 59th Raft-O-Rama on Sunday, August 4th.  The day is sure to be loaded with fun, as you will see in this short video. https://youtu.be/ng5lHJOuvH0 Video: Rick Belcher The epicenter of activity will be Eagle Point. ...

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“Marry Me” Update

“Marry Me” Update

Rewind to August 2, 2015.  Viewers of Raft-O-Rama that year wondered about this raft and its signs.  What was up?  As the parade made its way past Ocean Beach, Shawn Tracy and Cindy Blevins stood together on the dock.  Then it happened.  Cindy...

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Columbia Township’s Police Chief Announces Run for Sheriff

Columbia Township’s Police Chief Announces Run for Sheriff

Columbia Township Police Chief David Elwell is announcing his run to be Jackson County Sheriff in the November 2020 election.  That Chief says "I'll be resigning as Columbia Township police chief sometime in the spring to start my campaign." Chief Elwell has a...

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Kids Triathlon Coming Up Saturday, July 27th

Kids Triathlon Coming Up Saturday, July 27th

It's an annual event.  Kids compete in three events---a swim, a run, a bike race.  This year, kids up to and including 14 compete, divided into younger and older classes. It all happens at the Clark Lake Yacht Club Saturday, July 27th.  Registration is...

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Building the Wall

Building the Wall

Clark Lake is getting its own wall---a Donor Wall.  As reported previously on this website, the Donor Wall will feature the names of those who have made monetary contributions to build and maintain the Spirit Trail. The first names to go up on the Wall will be...

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Time to Sign Up for Run Clark Lake

Time to Sign Up for Run Clark Lake

Run Clark Lake is about to happen for 2019.  Now in its 44th year, this big event will take place Saturday, August 3rd.  The epicenter of activity is Ocean Beach Road and the Beach Bar.  This is where the 12k and 5k Runs start, as well as the 5k Walk...

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The Big Rain

The Big Rain

Clark Lake's dry spell ended abruptly yesterday (Tuesday) with unrelenting downpours.  How many inches of rain fell upon the lake?  A lot.  Below measurements taken in two different locations.  This receptacle is located on the shore, facing west,...

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Crab Race Finals 2019

Crab Race Finals 2019

The Great American Crab Races put another year into the record books tonight at the Beach Bar. This Clark Lake event never fails to entertain participants,and the fans in the stands.  This year was no different.  Chair Linda Reynolds says "it started a bit...

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