Sterling Elliott problem-solving inventor

By David Fleet Editor When Sterling Elliott saw a problem—he fixed it. From wagon springs to pivoting steering knuckles for vehicles to a pedal cycle the inventor changed the way we drive today. Sterling Elliott was born in 1852 on a farm in Ortonville, his father operated the local flour mill, the farm work was turned […]

Technology gap sparking vaccine appointment issues for seniors

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- The race for the COVID-19 vaccination is now heating up—but one sector of the community may be lagging just behind. In Oakland county, sign-ups are ramping up with more than 500,000 already on a variety of lists at several facilities. When it comes to scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination often […]

Mars landing prompts questions, changes

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp- Tuesday morning Brandon High School physics teacher Lesley Hildebrand enlightened her geophysics class of freshman students that at one time all telephones required a cord. “If you would have told me in your lifetime a phone would have needed a cord I would never have believed it,” said Hildebrand, […]

Twp. board OKs Medical Marijuana caregivers zoning amendment

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Feb.18 the township board of trustees voted 4-1 during a special virtual meeting to amend ordinance language in the Atlas Township Medical Marijuana caregivers zoning amendment. The purpose is to define and regulate Medical Marijuana primary caregiver operations. The planning commission voted to approve the amendment. Township Clerk Katie […]

COVID vaccination distribution challenged

By David Fleet Editor An area lawmaker said, “no thank you” when offered the COVID-19 vaccine. State Rep. Mike Mueller vowed to make sure all his constituents have access to a vaccine before he himself considers getting one. “I hear from people in our communities each and every day who are desperately trying to get […]

‘It’s quite the anomaly’

By David Fleet Editor On Wednesday morning Dustin Scriven had a little bit of home in his front yard. The Ortonville native, now living in College Station Texas, about 100 miles north of Houston, was in the eye of a winter storm that, according to the Associated Press, delivered hardship to parts of Texas, Arkansas […]

COVID in Lombardy, one year later

By David Fleet Editor Martina Ferri says the COVID situation in northern Italy isn’t good. The 20-year-old college student, lives in Ostiglia a commune in the Province of Mantua, Italy in the region Lombardy. The small suburb in northern Italy, has a population of 6,600 and is about 135 miles east of Milan. In 2017 […]

Sharing their secrets of love: Atlas couple together for 69 years

By David Fleet Editor Atlas-From the rural coal mining areas of West Virginia to Atlas— an area couple on the cusp of nearly seven decades of marriage say, “it’s OK to disagree with each other, but do it agreeably.” Through the window of a school bus on a rural West Virginia road, Melba Harvey then […]

New name for Holly Post Office

By David Fleet Editor The Holly Post Office, 108 W Maple St, Holly, will have a new name. In honor of the service and sacrifice of Holly residents throughout history and recognition that Holly is the home of the Great Lakes National Cemetery, the local post office will soon be officially known as the Holly […]

Pandemic can/bottle drive, returns additional safety for community

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Area firefighters recently used a “can-do” project to benefit the community. Last year Township Firefighter Ben Rhode suggested the idea of having a can drive to help raise funds for the local firefighter’s association. The collection was enhanced due to the suspension of returnable beverage containers via Gov. Whitmer […]

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