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C.G. Bolden Day, Animal Trafficking on Clinton Council Agenda

by Alex Kienlen, Van Buren County Democrat Plans for C.G. Bolden Day, domestic animal ordinance and committee assignments were the big issues at the recent Clinton City Council meeting, Thursday, Feb. 9. Other topics included reports from department heads. Both C.G. Bolden Day was addressed during the Mayor Richard McCormac’s report at the end of […]

That Time of year Again, Candy Needed

Each year the Fairfield Bay Recreation Dept. and the Chamber of Commerce sponsor an Annual Easter Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt. This year the Celebration will be on April 8 and we need your assistance to make the Hunt a success. We need candy to put in the eggs and volunteers to help stuff them. […]

Abundant Life 76, West Side 59 (sr. boys)

West Side Schools Senior Night was not so joyous for the West Side senior boys, who were out-gunned down the stretch by a talent-laden Abundant Life squad, 76-59. With West Side post, Joe Paul Freeland, nursing an injury, Abundant Life forward, Blaine Barnett, used his size and athleticism to rack up a game-high 24 points […]

Lady Eagles Top Abundant Life on Senior Night

West Side Schools Through the clamor of Senior Night, it was a Lady Eagle underclassman who made the most noise. Junior, Ciara Roberson, rang up 23 of her game-high 27 points after intermission to pace the West Side senior girls’ 67-52 victory over Abundant Life Tuesday night at Brady-Hipp Arena. The win lifts West Side […]

Lady Pirates Sink Shirley

By Will Gilbert Sports Reporter Shirley senior guard Mariana Larson scored 15 points in her final home game, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Calico Rock cruised to a 54-28 win over the Lady Blue Devils on Friday night at Glenn Hackett Fieldhouse. The Lady Pirates (13-17) jumped out to a 13-4 first quarter lead, […]

Shirley Crushes Calico Rock on Sr. Night

by Will Gilbert Sports reporter Vehicles overflowed from the main parking lot up the hill to the school and beyond as Shirley fans packed Glenn Hackett Fieldhouse Friday night to catch the final home game for eight seniors that produced over 60 wins in their illustrious high school career. The district champion Blue Devils gave […]

Happy Birthday Fred Cruise

Col. Frederick A. Cruise, celebrated his 88th birthday in January. His wife, Betty, organized a birthday party with friends, family members and neighbors. Betty also presented Fred with a photo display of his 37 years in military service. Fred says thank you to everyone.

Fairfield Bay Animal Shelter “Paws Report”

On Tuesday, January 7, Fairfield Bay Animal Control and Shelter Hosted Ms. Ruth Anne Taylor’s transition class, Lacey Monroes Mutt-I-gree group, at the Shelter. The kids came and learned about Animal Control equipment, safety and capture of “at large” animals, from there they toured the Shelter, met the pets and learned the process we follow […]

Memorial Service: Woo Doggie

Calling all friends and loved ones to gather and celebrate the life of Grady Shepard. Grady touched the lives of so many. Please come and bring a dish and stack’em up one last time in memory of a very special man, an amazing mind, philosopher, inventor, friend and helper of the needy. Your loving heart […]

Obituary: Paul Benedict Vajda

Paul Benedict Vajda passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Indian Rock Village in Fairfield Bay. Paul was born in Cranford, NJ to the late Albert Michael Vajda Sr. and Mary (Mentel) Vajda on April 25, 1943. Paul lived for many years with his widowed mother in NJ and then moved to Briarwood in Batesville, […]