One war, two fronts: local spans globe in WWII

Brandon Twp.-It’s what Army Pvt. Arlyn Wise missed that makes his World War II story so unique. A Herron, Mich. native, Wise worked on the family farm just west of Alpena. ‘At 18-years-old, I decided I’d quit high school and apply for a military deferment to help Dad on the farm,? said Wise. Still in […]

‘Parr? for the course

Brandon Twp.-Students in Dave Green’s middle school science class have a few extra classmates’about 200 to be exact. Thanks to a $1,000 grant from Clinton Valley Trout Unlimited, Green and students received salmon eggs on Nov.13 from Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery in Mattawan, Van Buren County. The project is part of the Salmon in […]

‘I am well?

Baghdad- From the halls of Goodrich High School to Fort Benning Ga. to landing without lights at Baghdad International Airport on a C-130 Hercules’the past month has provided some changes for Lt. Col. David St. Aubin. St. Aubin, 47, a U.S. Army Reservist and GHS principal since 2005, was called to active duty earlier this […]

High winds rip area’damage, power out

Mark Donahue of Flint-based CDC Calkins Donahue Construction Company works to repair the roof on the Masonic Temple in downtown Goodrich on Monday. About 75 percent of the 76-by-26 roof on the 128-year-old building was peeled off during the weekend storms and fell two stories to Hegel Road below. On Dec. 28, the National Weather […]

New troopers join Groveland satellite

The Michigan State Police announced last week the assignment of Troopers Jeffery Rodgers, 25, of Swartz Creek, Eric Shumaker, 29, of St. Clair and Michael Liddy, 25, of Saginaw, as graduated members of the 121 Trooper Recruit School. The three troopers will work from the Groveland Township Satellite office and are among 83 recruits sworn […]

Local residents claim big black cat on loose

Brandon Twp.-Carol Skelly is confident of what she saw. At about 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 11, township resident Skelly was sitting at her dining room table when she noticed an animal standing in the clearing near a wooded area behind her home. ‘It was jet black with a long tail,? said Skelly, who has resided […]

Green Road bridge closed

Atlas Twp.-The Green Road bridge over the Kearsley Creek, about a mile east of M-15, may be closed indefinitely following an inspection on Dec.13. Richard Hill, design department manager for the Genesee County Road Commission ordered the bridge, which was constructed in 1938, closed after a Monday meeting with an independent inspector. ‘Right now it’s […]

No support for supervisor’s commission nomination

Atlas Twp.-Township Supervisor Shirley Kautman-Jones was denied support by at least three board members following a recommendation to appoint a new member to the township planning commission during Monday night’s meeting. Kautman-Jones nominated township resident and Davision veterinarian Rod Pierson, 66, to replace current Township Planning Commission President Rick Misek. The planning commission seat expires […]

Local tops in apple cider competition

Atlas Twp.- Third generation apple grower Ray Porter says making cider is simple’it’s 50 percent art, 50 percent science. ‘A simple process’it’s just apple juice,? said Porter, owner of Porter’s Orchard, 12060 Hegel Road. ‘You can’t have apples that are overripe’or too tart. It’s a blend of apples and weather conditions, and the time of […]

Holiday sail: Brothers in Coast Guard, Navy

Groveland Twp.-Bob and Teresa Sage’s home is just a little too quiet this holiday season. If one family member serving in the military this holiday season was not difficult enough, the township family has two. ‘I’m just lucky my boys are not overseas,? said Teresa. ‘I’m very proud of them’but it’s still hard with both […]