‘Mental health issues are real for young people’

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Feb. 21 Dave Opalewski, president of Saginaw-based Grief Recovery Inc. a certified death, dying and suicide prevention instructor for Central Michigan University, provided sessions of awareness for middle and high school students, school staff and parents. Opalewski is also a certified support group facilitator and child trauma specialist who […]

Spring Showers?

Spring Showers?

On Wednesday morning sections Oakwood Road in Brandon flooded following more than two inches of rain overnight. While spring is still about a month away the rain replaced about foot of snow soaking the area. As a result local agencies are enacting spring weight restrictions, an annual move to protect roads.  Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

OCEF food collection ramps up for Easter

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonvile Community Emergency Fund will be accepting donations for their annual Easter food distribution. The OCEF food pantry, through St. Anne’s church at 825 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville, will be helping 185 families put food on the table for the upcoming holiday. The items that OCEF is looking for […]

Thoughts on a cold Sunday night

Thoughts on a cold Sunday night

Like over 100 million other Americans, this past Sunday I hunkered down to watch the 52nd playing of National Football League’s Super Bowl. And, like many I have thoughts (unlike you, I can publish mine in print — yup, it’s great to be me). * * * This was the first big game in years […]

Brandon Snowcoming Senior Candidates

Brandon Snowcoming Senior Candidates

Back from left Luke Veres, Connor Buche, Ross Coyni, Colin Cooke and Camerson Godfrey. Front from left Maren Anderson, Bailey King, Emmie Henningson and Rylie Tolonen. Not pictured Jackie Martin. The snowcoming king and queen will be crowned Feb. 2. Photo by Patrick McAbee

Meteorite among us

By David Fleet Editor It looked like fireworks. Kim Sweeder, a Holly Township resident was driving near Burton on Tuesday evening when she watched a bright ball cross the sky. “There was a high pitched screech,” said Sweeder. “It was a very bright blue and the dark sky lit up. I thought wow— fireworks in […]

Brandon Poms

Brandon Poms

From left, Zoe Cooney, Rachel McGeachy and Maren Munkas Anderson. Brandon Pom-pom team members on the court at halftime during at the Bandon vs. Flushing varsity basketball game Jan. 11, at Brandon. Photo by Mo Voyer.

Who’s got mail?

Who’s got mail?

An adult Screech Owl  found a home in a mailbox along Bald Eagle Lake Road on Saturday. Lisa Harrison, an Ortonville Post Office mail carrier for the past 11 years found the owl during her route. Photo by Lisa Harrison.

December Slide

December Slide

From left, Melissa, Ashleigh,13,  and Dave Armstrong sled at the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 N. Hadley Road. On Dec. 27, the Deerfield Beach Fla. family visiting family  for Christmas took advantage of the Michigan snow for a day of sledding. Photo by Patrick McAbee