‘She was a shining star?

Atlas Twp.-A mentor to some, nun to others and a teacher to many’for two decades Sister Joan May piloted St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. May, 67, died Jan. 16. On Monday, more than 600 people packed St. Mark’s Catholic Church to celebrate the life of Sister Joan. The Mass was officiated by Bishop Earl […]

The gift of venison

Brandon Twp.- Jamel Chokr has plenty to eat this winter. Chokr, 21, a township resident and veteran hunter, shared some of his bounty by donating a deer to the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger. ‘When I went out deer hunting this past November, I pledged my first deer to the MSAH,? said Chokr. ‘So I shot […]

Club, township eye property for first soccer field

Atlas Twp.- The number of soccer fields may be growing in the township. Representatives of the Goodrich Soccer Club, a local group consisting of about 400 area youth players plus a bevy of parents and coaches presented a conceptual plan to the township board of trustees Tuesday night for a new soccer field. Harry Flotemersch, […]

‘The US Airways plane came down less than a mile away?

On Jan. 15, Catherine Brosseau was working on the upper westside of New York when a US Airways plane bound for Charlotte, NC crashed into the Hudson River after aborting its takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York. She, along with her husband Randy, a Goodrich High School graduate, and their two children, Raegan, 3, […]

‘She’s a family member’thank God for those who saved her?

Tipping the scales at more than 100 pounds, Allie, an 8-year-old black labrador retriever, is a daunting animal. Despite the canine’s stature, it was no match last week for a devastating house fire that swept through her family’s home next to Big Fish Lake. Firefighters responded to the fire at about 2 p.m., Jan. 8, […]

Martian QB standout Saline-bound

Goodrich-After leading the Martians to a perfect regular football season in 2008, Quarterback Joe Boisture is moving to another high school. Due to a change in his father’s employment, Boisture, 17, will relocate to Saline, a city of 8,000 located a few miles southwest of Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County. Joe will attend Saline High […]

Brandon teacher snags $8K on game show

London Mayor Boris Johnson will probably never meet Brandon High School English teacher Nate Odinga. Knowledge of Johnson, however, could have proved profitable to Odinga, who recently competed on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?? which aired at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 9 and 12 on Channel 4. ‘I had no idea who Boris Johnson is,? […]

‘Who wants to be a millionaire? He does?

So far, Nate Odinga has kept his day job as a Brandon High School English teacher. Yet his employment status, along with bank account, may change significantly next week following a stint on the game show, ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?? which first aired at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 9 on WDIV-Channel 4. Odinga’s second […]

Brandon man sentenced to 90 days in bat assault

On Dec. 2, Brandon Township resident Michael Boadway pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and felonious assult following a May 3 incident following a township home invasion. He appeared before Sixth Circuit Court Judge Leo Bowman and was sentenced on Tuesday to 90 days in jail along with two years probation. Terms of […]

Senior stays on top of game

Brandon Twp.-Twelve strikes in a row. Alice Churchill was just one strike away from a perfect game. ‘The bowling alley just went silent,? said Churchill, recalling the event back in the 1990s. ‘That’s when a bowling attendant said he’d pay me $300 if I’d roll just one more strike.? Her bid for a 13th strike […]