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Spirit of Clark Lake Award 2021

Spirit of Clark Lake Award 2021

Annette Fink is the winner of the 2021 Mary Reynolds Spirit of Clark Lake Award.  The plaque, lauding her efforts on behalf of the lake, was awarded as part of the winners ceremony at Raft-O-Rama. Flip Reynolds, Mary's son, presented the award. Annette's...

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Raft-O-Rama 2021 Results

Raft-O-Rama 2021 Results

After explosive blasts of sound and color from last night's Freedom Fireworks, it was blasts from the past for Raft-O-Rama.  Sixteen entries competed.  This, being the 60th anniversary of Raft-O-Rama, the theme was the 1960s.  The results show that...

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Freedom Fireworks 2021

Freedom Fireworks 2021

True to predictions, Freedom Fireworks' awesome display lit up the skies last night.  It thundered over Clark Lake's water and along every shore.  At times, the explosions acted like a night time sun, casting white light everywhere.  The art of...

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Run Clark Lake 2021 Results

Run Clark Lake 2021 Results

Overnight thunder, lightning and rain morphed into a misty overcast by morning, just in time for the 2021 Run Clark Lake.  As it turns out, the conditions were good Saturday morning for this high aerobic sport.  It is Clark Lake's good fortune that this run...

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Raft-O-Rama Retrospective, Part 2

Raft-O-Rama Retrospective, Part 2

As the countdown continues to Raft-O-Rama 202, here's another blast from the past.   The Boyers' treasure trove of Raft-O-Rama photos takes you back over three decades. On Tuesday, this website reviewed 2006, 2007, and 2000.   This is part 2,...

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Raft-O-Rama Restrospective

Raft-O-Rama Restrospective

As Clark Lakers look forward to the exciting Raft-O-Rama weekend, why not take a look back in time?  After all, this year's theme is the 1960s, in recognition of Raft-O-Rama's 60th anniversary.   Flashback photos of Raft-O-Rama tend to be...

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A Clark Lake Wedding with a Twist

A Clark Lake Wedding with a Twist

Clark Lake is a destination for weddings.  Unforgettable days, visual charm, and friendly surroundings often contribute to the decision to marry at the lake.  And of course, summer is when most take weddings have taken place.  As you read on, you'll...

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Kids Triathlon 2021

Kids Triathlon 2021

The Kids Triathlon featured a bounty of excitement and fun.  Twenty-four of Clark Lake's finest young athletes competed.  As the name Triathlon suggests, it consisted of three events—swim, bike, and run.  More specifically, the swim was 200 feet between...

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You’re Being Watched

You’re Being Watched

Silently and stealthily satellites whirr around our globe.  Google uses satellite and other images to construct its Google Earth platform.  Clark Lake, like the rest of the world, is part of its path.  Every so often, Google Earth updates photos. ...

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Welcome to the Eagle’s Nest

Welcome to the Eagle’s Nest

The Eagle's Nest opened to "invite only" guests Wednesday evening.  As of Thursday, July 29, they are open to all.   Here are the hours: Tuesday - Thursday 4 pm - 9 pm Friday 11 am - 10 pm Saturday 11 am - 10 pm Sunday 12 noon - 9 pm Monday Closed Owner...

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Sleuthing for Oil and Natural Gas

Sleuthing for Oil and Natural Gas

Perhaps you noticed these devices spaced along Hyde Road. Travel Hyde Road, north and south well beyond the lake, and you'll notice many more.  What are they?  These battery operated devices are geophones.  They are part of a survey process that...

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Tonight’s Fishing Tournament

Tonight’s Fishing Tournament

Depending on the evening, the number of fishing boats on the lake may exceed the average.  This evening, the Hunter Hawgs competed in an ongoing fishing tournament.  About 12 boats launched from the west end at around 6 pm.  Once in the water, they...

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Kids Triathlon Happens Saturday

Kids Triathlon Happens Saturday

Tokyo doesn't have anything on Clark Lake.  That's because kids take center stage for the Triathlon on Saturday, right here.  As the name Triathlon suggests, it consists of three events---swim, bike, and run.  More specifically, the swim is 200 feet...

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Rocking the ’60s with Raft-O-Rama

Rocking the ’60s with Raft-O-Rama

The Raft-O-Rama safety guide is here---all you need to know, and then some.  This iconic Clark Lake event is right around the corner, Sunday August 8.   Thanks to Dotty Karkheck for her awesome design.  

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Great American Crab Races 2021

Great American Crab Races 2021

Once again, the Great American Crab Races show there is no end to the fun at Clark Lake.  Check out the video of the final race---a ton of fun squeezed into two thrilling minutes. https://youtu.be/h74mAvtneq4 The races started on Thursday and ended Saturday night...

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Nearby Intersection to Close for an Extended Period

Nearby Intersection to Close for an Extended Period

An intersection nearby Clark Lake will close for an extended period.  Where South Jackson and Lindsey Roads cross will close starting Monday, July 26, and remain out of commission until the end of August.  The Jackson County Department of Transportation...

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Congratulations, Annette!

Congratulations, Annette!

It was a special day at Clark Lake, and awesome in every respect.  At 1 pm, it was sunny and 77degrees.  A group of Clark Lake well-wishers gathered under the trees along the Spirit Trail on North Lake Road.  The occasion honored Annette Fink, who...

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Crab Races Almost Here

Crab Races Almost Here

The Great American Crab Races are about to commence.      This highly popular event will once again be held at the Beach Bar, but with two enhancements.  Instead of the action taking place in the activity room, the races will happen outside on the...

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Township Rescinds Paving Vote

Township Rescinds Paving Vote

At last month's Columbia Township meeting, the board rejected a special assessment district (SAD) to pave the dirt portion of Eagle Point Drive.  This section follows the Cove from the Point eastward.  A majority of property owners petitioned the Township to...

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Weed Treatment Today

Weed Treatment Today

PLM, the company contracted to treat Clark Lake's aquatic invasive species, is here today.  Notices have been posted in affected areas.  Today's treatment is targets two species that have reappeared--hybrid Eurasian water milfoil and starry stonewort. ...

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Salute to Annette Fink

Salute to Annette Fink

Thursday, July 22nd will be an important day at Clark Lake.  One o’clock is the time set for a Clark Lake salute to a person who has greatly benefited our community.  Annette’s dedication and talent are on display on the new Welcome to Clark Lake sign on...

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Raft-O-Rama Fun Facts

Raft-O-Rama Fun Facts

These are the people who bring you Raft-O-Rama. Raft-O-Rama 2021 is fact approaching--Sunday, August 8th.  The theme, the 1960s, definitely takes you back in time.  Why 1960's?  This year celebrates the 60th running of this annual event.   ...

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Freedom Fireworks Update

Freedom Fireworks Update

Fireworks will shake the lake and light up the skies on the evening of Saturday, August 7th.  For the third year, the Mahalak family and friends are putting together another display worthy of the name Freedom Fireworks.  What was 2019 and 2020 like? ...

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Columbia Township Residents Only

Columbia Township Residents Only

Tuesday, August 3, Columbia Township voters will decide on renewing a property tax in support of the Columbia Township Fire Department and Columbia Township Police Department.  Some voters have already received absentee ballots.  A "yes" vote means you want...

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Freedom Fireworks on the Way

Freedom Fireworks on the Way

Freedom Fireworks returns with a big bang, filling the sky with intricate designs and colors. It will happen on a weekend no one will forget. Freedom Fireworks will light the evening skies on Saturday, August 7th. Earlier on Saturday, participants gather to compete in...

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