Keeper of the light:Stories from South Manitou Island

By David Fleet Editor Leland- Come summer, Jonathan Schechter often trudges daily up (and down) the 117 steps up to the top of a lighthouse towering more than 100 feet above Lake Michigan. “The life of a volunteer lighthouse keeper is an exciting and at times challenging position,” said Schechter.  “Island guests want to climb to the […]

Ready to plant

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-On June 6, Cook’s Farm Dairy, 2950 E Seymour Lake Road, hosted Yesteryears Farm Tractor Club for the annual Plow Day. About 13 antique area tractors prepared 12 acres of farm land for pumpkin planting this spring. Ron Felix, of Brandon Township dropped a 16-inch, two bottom plow down, pulled by […]

Brandon Township Library:Edmund Fitzgerald:The Stories, The Song

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — From 6-7 p.m., June 14, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., will host Michigan author, Mike Fornes who will present Edmund Fitzgerald: The Stories, The Song. “If you live in any of the Great Lake States or Ontario, the story and the song are part of […]

Abigail’s Pride

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — On June 4, Abigail’s Pride hosted their first Pride festival in downtown Ortonville. The non-profit organization was founded by Abigail Rowe, 16, who is a student at Brandon High School. The organization is part of her earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. “My goal is to make youth […]

Local Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show bound

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Township — At 3:30 p.m., June 20 Barbara Arney, a Brandon Township resident will be competing in the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tarrytown, NY. For the second consecutive year, Arney will be showing her Belgian Laekenois, 6 year year “Pilote,” an AKC Grand Champion who is currently ranked […]

Memorial Day 2022: Locals provide rides for heros

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville — It was just days 35 before D-day, June 6, 1944 when Herb Leon turned 20 years old. On that day Pvt. Leon almost didn’t make it to Omaha Beach. “I was in water up to my chin when I stepped off the ramp,” recalled Herb, 98, a Groveland Township […]

Scout rolls out park shuffle board court

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — Area shuffleboard fans can now slide over to the township park for some competition. On May 28, Samuel Harvey, a Brandon High School junior and Boy Scout from Troop 139 completed his Eagle Scout project of installing a shuffleboard court at the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 Hadley […]

Rocket League

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — Seth Tison, an Atlas Township resident is on his way to Dallas with The Oakland University Grizzlies Rocket League varsity Esports program. The Golden Grizzlies team won a spot in the Rocket League World Championship at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center earlier this year and are only one of seven teams that […]

Ready to grow: planting tables key in Scout project

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — Horticulture students will now stay a little cooler and be afforded a little more working space thanks to a new Eagle Scout. Sam Schaefer, 17, a Class of 22 GHS graduate and Goodrich Scout Troop 340 member completed his Eagle Scout project earlier this month by constructing two-4-by-8 feet […]

New store:Healthy Futures Organic Feed Supply

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — Whether for eggs or meat, chickens are only as good as what they eat. Township resident Mitch Willis now provides organic feed, bedding and soil amendments that not only enhances the nutritional value for consumption, but also the overall health of the animal. Willis, first opened a Groveland […]

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