‘Hana “Max” Ferguson Memorial Page’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer A local mother is raising money for a scholarship fund in her daughter’s name. “She would have started at Wayne State this week,” said Cheryl Ferguson. Ferguson’s daughter Hana “Max” Ferguson passed away on Jan. 26, 2018 at the age of 18. Hana was diagnosed with Chirai Malformation, which causes […]

Letters home: Life of local Union Cavalry Pvt.

By David Fleet Editor Atlas- Private Eli Jennings’ letters home to his wife Nancy provide a glimpse of the life of a Union Solider. Four letters penned in 1863 during the Civil War by Eli and one from his wife Nancy to her sister were recently shared by long time Ortonville resident Ron Sutton. Eli […]

Hurricane Lane fizzles, local safe on Island of Oahu

By David Fleet Editor A few puddles in the parking lots. Some rain. On and off wind. That’s how Justin Stonerock, 22, a 2013 graduate of Goodrich High School described the hurricane that wasn’t on his island home. “We lost power for an hour on Friday and that was it,” said Stonerock, who moved to […]

Oh deer: Fawn trapped in fenced yard released by CO

By David Fleet Editor Michigan Conservation Officer Danielle Zubek responded to a RAP complaint for a fawn stuck inside of a small fenced in backyard. “I’m not sure how the fawn ended up in the backyard,” said Zubek, in her first year as a conservation officer assigned to the southeastern area of Michigan which includes […]

East-west culture, technology meet on robotics field

By David Fleet Editor A box of random parts, American students, a robot along with some stellar technology was just the right mix recently to bring divergent worlds together. Last month robotics team Metal Muscle 1506 of Kettering University and nine other international teams were invited to Hangzhou, China to compete in the Qianjiang International […]

NAHL bound

By David Fleet Editor Carson Riddle, 17, of Ortonville was recently drafted by the North American Hockey League. The NAHL is one of the top junior league teams in the United States and consists of 24 teams, playing a 60 game schedule from mid September to April. “I’m excited to play,” said Riddle. “I’ve heard […]

Scott Farms keeps on growing

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Green peppers, summer squash and oblong radishes with a thin root still attached fill clean white boxes. Onions, garlic bulbs and small red potatoes overflow paper quart containers. The vegetables stand of Scott Farms. “We love it,” laughed Vernon Scott, 61, the fifth generation to farm the Seymour Lake property. […]

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’

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 […]