Easter: Volunteers, food items still needed for OCEF

The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund will assist 185 families this Easter. At 1 p.m., Sunday April 9, all food will be sorted by volunteers at St. Anne Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road. At 8 a.m., Monday, April 10 volunteers will be packing food orders for each family, which will be picked up later that afternoon. […]

Eagle Scout Forbush

By David Fleet Editor On Feb. 22, Nathan Forbush, a member of Scout Troop 340, Goodrich received his Eagle Scout rank during the Court of Honor at the Goodrich United Methodist Church. Forbush, 18, a senior at Goodrich High School, constructed four wooden benches at the Buell Lake County Park fishing dock that were installed […]

Sharin’ o’ the Green: Anonymous donor keeps match alive

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – St. Patty’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time for Sharin’ o’ the Green. The March fundraiser for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund is getting a boost from an anonymous donor, who, in the spirit of Roger Duval who founded Sharin’ O’ the Green, is offering to […]

Michigan Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial comes to town

By David Fleet Editor Melvin L. McArthur was just 21-years-old when he was killed in action near Quang Ngal on a return trip from a mission to his command post at Chu Lai, north of Saigon, the then capital city of South Vietnam. McArthur, formerly of Ortonville, is just one of 58,489 names on Vietnam […]

Locals shine at speed cup stacking competition

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -The victories are starting to stack up for a pair of local youth. On Feb. 11, Kyle Rhodes and Sam McKibben, both 10-year-old students at Oaktree Elementary, competed in the World Sport Stacking Association AAU Junior Olympic Games qualifier at Marble Elementary School in East Lansing. About 70 individuals participated […]

This is what democracy looks like

By Susan Bromley A journey of a thousand-plus miles (round trip) figuratively began last November, but literally was taken this weekend. This journey– to the Women’s March on Washington– took me out of my comfort zone in more ways than one, and also brought me, as leaving your comfort zone often does, to a place […]

#Why I march

Back in November, after the presidential election and a tumultuous number of days in which I just wanted to take cover from all the anger and the gloating and the sniping that was taking place from every side, I began writing a column of reconciliation. Writing is therapy for me and how I come to […]

Feral cat saver on a ferocious mission: Trap, neuter, return

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Tammy Beal received a desperate call for help the day after Thanksgiving. A woman who had just received the keys to move into her newly purchased 1892 farmhouse in Davison arrived to find the previous owner had left behind a note asking her to feed the cats. On the porch […]

Goodrich Woman’s Club, 110 years of service

Front from left, Karen Lucik, Paula Moors, Delores Ulshafer, Babe McCormick,, Corky Bohlen, Nancy Dugas, Donna Brothers and Betty Griffith. Back from left, Carol Powers, Linda Sefa, Ruth Powers, Pat Price, Savannah Sawyers, Barbara Horton, Joan Flood, Traci Sasser, Phyllis Nylander, Dawn Bastian and Joan Turner. The Goodrich Woman’s Club. Photo by David Fleet. On […]

Scout leader’s gingerbread house project booming

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Laurie McAbee has just completed a sweet construction project that’s lasted for a quarter of a century. For the past 28 years McAbee has been a Girl Scout leader for Goodrich Troop #31 and for 25 of those years helped engineer the creation of more than 8,000 gingerbread houses. “It’s four […]