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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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Clark Lake’s Skies Alive

Clark Lake’s Skies Alive

What are the chances of having two hot air balloons, an ultralight, and hang glider over the waters of Clark Lake, all at the same time?  It happened this evening.  Thanks to Carl Noechel we have photographic evidence.  To capture a moment like this,...

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Raft-a-thon III Broke the Record

Raft-a-thon III Broke the Record

At precisely 11:04 am today, Raft-a-thon III pulled into the mooring dock at 1016 Eagle Point.  That was exactly 69 hours after their launch from the same location on Friday at 2:04 pm.  In the video, Noah Zak, Crew Clement, and Andrew Duckett tell their...

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Fatal Accident on US127

Fatal Accident on US127

As reported yesterday, traffic was blocked on 127 (Meridian Road) between Jefferson and Wetherby Roads at about 5 pm for an extended period, due to an accident.  Today the Jackson County Sheriff reports that a 22-year old Albion man suffered fatal injuries in the...

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Beach Bar Closed until Further Notice

Beach Bar Closed until Further Notice

The Beach Bar is closed until further notice.  According to their statement, the restaurant found one of its employees tested positive for COVID 19.  The employee last worked “the front of the house from noon to 3 pm, Wednesday, July 29th.”  They also...

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Raft-a-thon III Sunday Morning Update

Raft-a-thon III Sunday Morning Update

Last night was brutal.  Our three intrepid guys stuck it out through thunder and heavy rain.  As you will see in the video, they woke up soaked.  As of this morning, they face 26 more hours to beat the record of consecutive hours on the lake. That...

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Boat Splash after the Rain

Boat Splash after the Rain

Boat Splash got rained on, but not washed out. At the proposed start time of 3 pm, the rain had moderated to a sprinkle, but it was not close to being clear. A few rafts did venture out, and here are some pics.      This year so...

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Raft-a-thon III Saturday Morning Update

Raft-a-thon III Saturday Morning Update

Raft-a-thon III is underway.  The goal?  To break the record for consecutive hours on Clark Lake waters.  Noah Zak, Andrew Duckett, and Crew Clement, recent high school graduates, boarded a raft yesterday at 2:04 pm.  Their intent is to stay on the...

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Raft-a-thon III Out to Break the Record

Raft-a-thon III Out to Break the Record

At precisely 2:04 pm today, three friends left a dock on the Eagle Point shoreline.  Their goal?  To break the record for consecutive hours on Clark Lake waters.  Noah Zak, Andrew Duckett, and Crew Clement recently graduated from Toledo's Central...

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Boat Splash on Saturday

Boat Splash on Saturday

Like many close-contact events, Raft-O-Rama has been postponed until 2021.  Some Clark Lakers didn't want the summer to pass by without a romp around the lake.  Boat Splash is the their answer.  They are urging their neighbors to take a cruise around...

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