Day of Service:Volunteers making a world of difference

By David Fleet Editor For some, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a mid winter three day weekend. Yet, for others it’s an opportunity to give back in service to give back to the community. “We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than […]

Winter tales:Sturgeon on ice

By David Fleet Editor Jay Woiderski recalls his first sturgeon speared through the ice. “The fish came under my shanty and was 62 inches—it’s just a thrill to have a sturgeon swim under,” said Woiderski, a Black Lake area resident and member of Sturgeon For Tomorrow. “It’s not just about the sturgeon—watching the variety of […]

Daughters of the American Revolution: Good Citizen

By David Fleet Editor On Jan. 16, the Genesee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the annual winners of the Good Citizen awards in Linden. This year 13 Genesee area schools participated recognizing high school seniors who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities. Requirements for the students selected […]

‘Know that you did your best and move forward’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer A 1998 Goodrich High School graduate is the first openly gay journalist to win the Michigan Emmy for News Anchor, and he’s hoping his story can empower young individuals to be true to themselves and be a positive role model. “I always tell people, and I think it was a […]

New in town, August Grace Interiors

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-August Grace Interiors has arrived. On Dec. 28, Lisa Susko owner of August Grace Interiors, 449 Mill St. along with the Ortonville DDA, officially opened a new home styling studio in the village. “I hope to bring you inspiration and ideas for making your home inviting and welcoming, not only to […]

Drogemuller named Flint Metro League Coach of the Year

By David Fleet Editor For the second time in his career, Warhawks Swim Coach Ryne Drogemuller has been named Flint Metro League Girls Swimming Coach of the Year. “It’s an honor to be named coach of the year,” said Drogemuller. “I’m competitive, but we balance that to make sure they all have fun and work […]

NCAA Semifinals:‘This game has been a long time coming for the team’

By David Fleet Editor Mathew Harrison will not be home for long this holiday season. The 6-foot-3-inch, 207 pound wide-receiver for the Michigan Wolverines and 2019 Brandon High School graduate will travel with the team to play the Georgia Bulldogs in the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium, in Miami Gardens Fla. for the NCAA […]

Ortonville Downtown Dollars

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- The Downtown Development Authority is again partnering with Consumers Energy and their ‘Our Town’ grant program to offer a buy-one-get-one opportunity for the Ortonville Downtown Dollars. The grant gave the DDA $9,000 to support a Holiday BOGO Bucks program for a limited time, which will help to support the […]

Welcome to ‘Squirrel Town’

By David Fleet Editor Any great story from one’s youth starts in the backyard. For 2019 Brandon High School graduate and township resident Noah Cox, the years growing up in Ortonville, his friends, acquaintances and family that shaped the next chapters of his life are compiled in his first book, “Squirrel Town.” “I hope to […]

Chevrolet Corvair’s gone, but not forgotton

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- By today’s standards, Ray Dubia’s ride to work is minuscule compared to the behemoths the cruise America roads today. But what the Chevrolet Corvair lacks in size it makes up for in uniqueness and automobile history. Dubia, is the owner of 1961 Model 700 Corviar he purchased from California […]

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