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Magic Kayak Adventure

Magic Kayak Adventure

After a day of unsettled weather, Clark Lake settled in for an evening with both a touch of fall and touch of summer.  The sunset created a magic backdrop for a kayak ride, as this group looked forward to the Friday the 13th full moon.  Tricia Boyers,...

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Scary Starry

Scary Starry

Mounting concern over the discovery of starry stonewort in Clark Lake is motivating further investigation and treatment.  PLM, the company employed to rid the lake of invasive species, has treated the area where it was first detected near the County Park. ...

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Trails of Jackson County

Trails of Jackson County

A Jackson County plan is underway to establish additional trails and to connect existing ones. The Region 2 Jackson City-County Non-Motorized Plan is being managed by an Ann Arbor firm .  The Greenway Collaborative has held several public meetings, including a...

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Clark Lake Sign

Clark Lake Sign

Over many years, artists have rendered their view of Clark Lake through various media---murals, oil and water color, and photography.  A new representation of Clark Lake is about to happen.  And this one could be the largest yet. By now, you have likely...

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Fall Message from the Community Center

Fall Message from the Community Center

This Fall message from the Clark Lake Community Center is by John Karkheck, president. Well, where did the summer go? It’s like we just looked up to find it gone, and we were hoping it would last longer since it started late. In spite of that, it was another great...

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What To Do on a Gray, Rainy Labor Day Sunday

What To Do on a Gray, Rainy Labor Day Sunday

If you had the option of ordering a weather forecast for the Labor Day weekend, what was delivered on Sunday would be returned for a refund.  Nonetheless, many at Clark Lake made the best of it.  It was Ellen Searles 30th birthday.  Now living in...

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Gas Leak

Gas Leak

Natural gas fuels our furnaces, and can be highly combustible under certain circumstances. So when the characteristic odor is in the air, taking action makes sense.  That's what happened in the area of two cottages along Eagle Point Drive on Sunday. ...

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Ford Field 2019

Ford Field 2019

Neighbors and friends gathered for the 7th Annual Ford Field party this evening in the South Woodlands.  It's become a familiar event celebrating the summer as it draws to the close.  It's put together by the Willbee's---Candee and Andy and the...

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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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