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Hayes Road Surprise

Hayes Road Surprise

A trip down Hayes Drive delivered a surprise.  On the lawn in front of the Clark Lake Golf Course building is a for sale sign, which apparently went up yesterday.  The sign describes the property as a 27 hole golf course and driving range, restaurant and...

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Rollo, the Legend

Rollo, the Legend

The legend of Rollo Every reaches mythical proportions, and for good reason.  Depending on the decades of your Clark Lake summers, Rollo could have figured into your life.  From the early days of the 20th century, Rollo owned the Eagle Point Resort. ...

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Fraud Activity at Clark Lake

Fraud Activity at Clark Lake

Email accounts of at least two Clark Lakers were recently hacked, and what followed was not good.  While this fraudulent activity may have targeted others, this website has learned of these two cases and has researched the details.  In one case the hack...

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Fourth of July Will Happen

Fourth of July Will Happen

Yes, Independence Day will happen at Clark Lake.  So many events have been cancelled this summer, but these two traditional activities will take place on July 4th. The first one starts early---the Boat Count.  Terry Scott and his crew will be on the lake at...

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Crash on Brooklyn Road

Crash on Brooklyn Road

During the overnight (Friday June 26th, 3:27 am) Columbia Township Police responded to a traffic accident in the 9000 block of Brooklyn Rd. Interim Police Chief Jay Niles reports: "Officer Tefft investigated and discovered the vehicle had struck a Consumers Energy...

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Spirit of Clark Lake Award 2020

Spirit of Clark Lake Award 2020

Since its inception in 1995, the Mary Reynolds Spirit of Clark Lake award is presented to a recipient every year at the Raft-O-Rama party.  As upwards of a thousand people gather to find out which rafts won, the crowd also enthusiastically awaits the reveal of...

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Black Lives Matter Protest in Brooklyn

Black Lives Matter Protest in Brooklyn

Black Lives Matter protesters assembled in Brooklyn on Saturday.  Among the chants you'll hear in this video include "Black lives matter, no justice no peace, no racist police, hands up don't shoot, being Black is not a crime, and white silence is...

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Black Lives Matter Coming to Brooklyn

Black Lives Matter Coming to Brooklyn

Black Lives Matter is coming to Brooklyn on Saturday (July 20).  Organizers intend to bring the protest to the village between 10 am and 5 pm.  Some of those planning to be there were involved in the recent protest in Jackson. Interim Police Chief Jay Niles...

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Word on the Weeds

Word on the Weeds

PLM, the company that treats for invasive species, inspected Clark Lake on June 3rd.  In his report, James Scherer gave Clark Lake a strong thumbs -up--"overall we're in fantastic shape."  Checking out suspicious activity in the Eagle Point cove. ...

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Sewer Refurbishing

Sewer Refurbishing

Crews are refurbishing some of the lift stations in the Clark Lake sewer system, including on Eagle Point Road and at Kentucky Point. As you can see in the photo, work is underway on Eagle Point Road near the Lakeview West intersection.  The crew is installing a...

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Motorcycle Crash – Jefferson at Sandy Beach

Motorcycle Crash – Jefferson at Sandy Beach

Columbia Township Police report the driver of a 2004 Harley was injured in a crash at Clark Lake. Interim Police Chief Jay Niles says 51-year old Mark Young of Brooklyn was traveling east on Jefferson Road at the intersection of Sandy Beach when the accident...

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Clark Lake after the Shutdown

Clark Lake after the Shutdown

The businesses that support this website deserve a shout out.  Like the rest of us, they faced restrictions during the shutdown, and worked hard to benefit Clark Lake.  Brooklyn Plumbing and Heating was ready to fix that pipe that threatened to flood your...

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Storm Aftermath

Storm Aftermath

Yesterday's storm hit Michigan hard and left its mark.  According to Consumers Energy, 240,000 Michiganders lost power because of it. “Our crews have been able to work safely and efficiently all night, restoring power to over 90,000 homes and businesses since...

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Sign Up for the Sign Tile Installation – Day Two

Sign Up for the Sign Tile Installation – Day Two

Annette Fink and her crew made great progress again today. Most tiles on the side facing the road are in place.  Yet to come are tiles that will form a border, and the grouting.  And of course, your name on the other side.  Check out some of the...

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Sign Up for the Sign Tile Installation – Day One

Sign Up for the Sign Tile Installation – Day One

You couldn't ask for better weather--low humidity, low wind and 77 degrees.  That's the setting as Annette Fink, artist, and tiler, Tim Paquette, worked on attaching the pieces to the sign surface.  More on the Sign Up for the Sign project below. But first,...

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Freedom Fireworks Update #2

Freedom Fireworks Update #2

Clark Lakers are showing their generosity.  The needed funds are now in place for Freedom Fireworks.  Donors have joined the Mahalak's to light up the skies on Saturday, July 11th.    Those who saw last year’s display are still in awe of it. ...

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Freedom Fireworks Update #1

Freedom Fireworks Update #1

Clark Lakers are joining the Mahalak's to light up the skies on Satruday, July 11th.  Those who saw last year's display are still in awe of it.  By positioning the barge between Kentucky and Eagle Points, there wasn't a cove or place at the lake that didn't...

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Got Junk?

Got Junk?

Got junk?  Sure you do.  And there's something you can do about it.  Saturday, June 6th is spring clean up day for Columbia Township residents.  The Township invites you to bring your items to the Township Hall at 8500 Jefferson Road between 10 am...

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About the Township Park

About the Township Park

The Columbia Township Board has tentatively decided to open the Township Park on June 8th.  In this video, you can view their concerns ranging from liability to violating the governor's orders.  One of the orders may touch on how many people are in the park...

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Freedom Fireworks at Clark Lake

Freedom Fireworks at Clark Lake

Lighting up Clark Lake’s nighttime skies is a longstanding July tradition.  The Mahalak family brought in a display last year that wowed everyone who saw it.  By positioning the barge between Kentucky and Eagle Points, there wasn’t a cove or place at the...

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County Says No to Governor

County Says No to Governor

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted today to say "no" to some of the governor's directives as outlined in her executive orders.  According to the Board's resolution, a May 18th communication from the Michigan Department of Health and Human services...

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Run Clark Lake Cancelled

Run Clark Lake Cancelled

Because of the uncertainty affecting events this summer, Run Clark Lake is cancelled. Competitions elsewhere have taken similar steps.  Originally scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020, it joins Raft-O-Rama, Great American Crab Races and perhaps some other...

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New Order from the Governor

New Order from the Governor

The governor has promulgated phase 4 of what she calls the "safe start plan."  This new order affects the entire state.   In the words of the news release, the governor's order "will allow retailers to reopen on June 4 and restaurants to reopen on June...

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Clark Lake Drama

Clark Lake Drama

Tonight, Clark Lake drama filled the sky.  Mix in a little glory, and you will get the picture.  In this slide show, you will visit sunsets on Monday, May 25, Thursday, May 28, and this evening (May 31).   Because of the awesomeness of tonight's...

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Crab Races Take a Timeout

Crab Races Take a Timeout

The Great American Crab Races are taking the year off.  Scheduled for this July 12th through 14th, the crabs will resume their storied trek at the Beach Bar in 2021. Anyone who has organized an event with lots of moving parts knows that uncertainty is the...

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