News & Events

Hi-Tech Comes to Clark Lake

Actually it’s already here in the form of your smart phone, smart TV, surveillance cameras, routers, blue tooth speakers--and the list goes on.  The unfortunate downside is devices can turn on their masters and even bite the hand the feeds them.  What...

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Clark Lake’s Lighthouse

When one of the trees in Judi Kelly's yard started to fail, she and her husband, Mark, didn't abandon it.  Instead, Judi arranged to have a light house carved out of it.  Last summer, this website showed Judi in front of it as work was in progress. By fall,...

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County Can Change Your Address

Pamela Anderson of Lake Columbia recently received a shock--a neighbor told her that her address would be changing.  Imagine her surprise when she learned she would soon live on Arrow Point instead of Archwood Circle. "I was given no notice of this, and I'm lucky...

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New Longboard Standings

The competition goes on.  Who will be longboard champs this year?  For 25 years, players have competed in the Clark Lake Shuffleboard League.  During the season, the competitors meet every Thursday evening leading up to the finals.  Here's the...

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Schedule Your Event at the Community Center Now

The Clark Lake Community Center is now ready to schedule your event for the coming season.  Board Member Meredythe Hill-Van Dusen tells the story: "With the spring approaching many of you have parties, ceremonies, showers and reunions that the non profit Clark...

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More Nasty Weather

Once again winter wants to take us on. The National Weather Service has posted an advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 1 pm Wednesday: Mixed precipitation expected. Total ice accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch and snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches...

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Power Outage at Clark Lake

This morning's outage occurred at 9:06 am, and lasted for one hour, five minutes.  Consumers Energy says that a contractor, not one of theirs, hit a power pole, causing the outage. For updates when power is down, click here for the latest Consumers Energy outage...

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Kay Vermeulen Nichols in the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame

The Michigan Water Ski Association is inducting Kay Vermeulen Nichols into its Hall of Fame. Kay, who passed away in 2015, was a true champion. Kay grew up immersed in the sport that she would later impact in a big way. By the time Kay was old enough to put on skis,...

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Longboard Update

For a quarter-century, players have competed the longboard championship in the Clark Lake Shuffleboard League.  During the season, the competitors meet every Thursday evening. How are things shaping up so far? The Power Poll Longboard champs for 2018...click to...

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CE Crisis Ending

Consumers Energy says its emergency public appeal to conserve natural gas is ending at midnight tonight (Thursday) for all customers – commercial, industrial and residential.  CE's request that you turn down the heat began Wednesday after a morning fire at its...

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CE Says Turn Down Your Heat

Coinciding with an arctic blast, Consumers Energy is asking customers to reduce gas usage.  It's the result of a fire at their Ray Natural Gas Compressor Station in Macomb County this morning. According to CE, "all gas flow from the compressor station has been...

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Winter Storm to Hit Michigan

No sooner have the participants of the Polar Plunge had a chance to dry off and warm up, but what does the National Weather Service promise?  More bone-chilling winter weather.  As of Sunday evening, here's what they are saying. But wait, there's more! You...

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Polar Plunge 2019

Not deterred by 12 degree weather, brave souls jumped into the icy waters of Clark Lake this morning in support of Special Olympics.  According to the organizer's website, 206 participants and 31 teams came together for this Michigan Law Enforcement sponsored...

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Polar Plunge at the Point

If anyone was unconvinced that winter is here, he or she missed the cold blasts of the last couple weeks.  Evidence is plentiful.  Ice on the lake, northwest winds, and snow everywhere.  That's what faces participants of the Polar Plunge Saturday at...

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The Deep Freeze

Clark Lake woke up to a deep freeze with temperatures well below zero. Lots of sun can fool you.  As water flowed over the dam in the DamCam photo below, the temperature was -4. Although harder to see in this still shot, a closer live view of the basin reveals...

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Jefferson/Q Lane Accident Update

Yesterday afternoon (Thursday), this website reported another vehicle mishap on Jefferson Road.  This one took place about 3 pm at the Q Lane intersection.  Columbia Township Police say "a 28-year old male driver, with his mother in the vehicle, was...

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Crash on Jefferson at Hewitt

Injuries resulted from an accident on Jefferson and Hewitt on Monday, about 2:45 pm.  According to Columbia Township Police:  "Two students, a female driver approximately 16 years old, and a male (also juvenile) passenger were is a 2007 Ford 500, traveling...

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Sunny Sunday

The sun illumined the lake today, and reportedly lifted spirits along every shoreline.  The first picture, below, Ann Swain took from her vantage along Hyde Road. Ann's brother, Bill Leutz, caught the brightness of the day from his location along the Eagle Point...

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Update: Eagle Point Road

Columbia Township Police say that a tractor-trailer attempting to turn around took down the curve in the road sign, and left behind the tire tracks on Eagle Point Road. In an earlier report on this website, a resident attributed the damage to speeders that he...

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January Sunset

Friday's sunshine and warmer weather ended with a fitting sunset.  Beth June caught the sun reflecting off the surface of the lake.  After December's two to three inches of ice cover, Clark Lake has lots of open areas as the new year dawns. But wait, there's...

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New Satellite Look at Clark Lake

Google Earth photos the world via satellite and periodically refreshes the view.  The most recent published Clark Lake satellite photo was taken on July 7, 2018.  The earliest, April 6, 1999.  By going to Google Earth you can zero in on features. ...

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Will Makes the Jump

Most people have Christmas traditions like opening presents in front of the tree or a special Christmas morning breakfast.  Then there is this.  Will Stewart's Christmas tradition, now in its 10th year, is to take a leap into the frigid waters of Clark...

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Dam Strong Railing

Another improvement has arrived as part of the Dam Strong project.  Crews today installed a safety railing around the dam basin.  That took some engineering ingenuity.  Because of the topography, the basin infrastructure is not perfectly symmetrical nor...

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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...

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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 to...

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