Biking America: Nine states, 4,000 miles

By David Fleet Editor On Tuesday afternoon, Lynn Wummel was in Cambridge, Id.—59 days and 2,597 miles east of Yorktown, Va. Just 500 miles to go. Wummel along with a CMU college classmate are biking the Trans American Trail spanning more than 4,000 miles over nine states. “We made a few wrong turns,” laughed Wummel, […]

Capstone project pays off for ‘Lake Shinny’

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-It was once a spring fed swamp but today it’s a pristine lake that many call home. The lore of Lake Shinanguag—located just south of Goodrich, attracted the attention of recent GHS graduate Emily Lafnear. “Goodrich is a small town,” said Lafnear, 18, who along with parents Steve and Melanie […]

A summer in Cooperstown

By David Fleet Editor A vintage 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card. Ty Cobb’s spikes. The bat Magglio Ordoñez used for the walk-off homer clinching the Tiger’s 2006 American League Championship Series. Just a few of baseball’s greatest that 2014 Brandon High School graduate Meredith Tomich is getting to know as an intern at the National […]

New pastor at Mt.Bethel

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On July 1, a new pastor will step in at Mt. Bethel Church. Leah Caron, an Oxford Township resident and current Youth Director at Seymour Lake United Methodist Church will take over for retiring Pastor Scott Clark. “I’m excited,” said Caron. “Mt. Bethel has been there for 180 years […]

The poorest of the poor

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer In the fall of 2015, the Carmody family left their life behind to become full-time foreign missionaries.  “Our intent and desire is to live abroad in the poorest of poor communities for the remainder of our lives,” said Karen Carmody, who is currently in Peru with her husband Chris and […]

Red Bull 400: Mountain race

By David Fleet Editor Hunter Bradley legs and lungs were on fire. “You just don’t want to fall back,” said Hunter, 17, a Brandon High School junior. “Stay low and just keep your momentum going forward.” On May 12, Bradley joined a few hundred men and women in the world’s steepest race, 400 meter race […]

Rev.Frawley: 50 years a priest

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Next month Rev. Gerard Frawley will celebrate a half century as a priest. Still the milestone for the native of County Limerick, Ireland who was raised on an 85-acre dairy farm in the rolling countryside remains to him— a full measure of divine intervention. “I’d finished high school and in […]

Champions of the OHL

By David Fleet Editor The Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League are top dogs this season thanks in part to an Ortonville native. Ben Gleason, 20, a 6-foot-1 inch and 180-pounds defenseman played some key minutes following a 5-4 home ice win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in Game 6 of the Rogers […]

Nine states, three months, two coasts on two wheels

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Last year at just 18 years old Lynne Wummel took on 14 states and the 2,189 mile Appalachian Trail the longest marked trail in United States. She completed the trek on July 27 at top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine. So this year Wummel is going to ditch the hiking […]

BGYA recognizes area outstanding students for service, achievements

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brianna Kreft has wanted to work with horses since she was little. On April 26, Kreft was one of about 100 youth that were recognized at the annual Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance Youth Recognition Night on April 26 at the Brandon High School cafeteria. The youth being honored all are […]

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