Shoes 4 the Shoeless

By David Fleet Editor Allison Kirby is making a difference one step at a time. For the second consecutive year, Cedarville University nursing students will partner with Shoes 4 the Shoeless, a nonprofit ministry that distributes new shoes and socks to children, to assist impoverished youth in the Miami Valley, Ohio. Kirby an Atlas Township […]

Howell descendants gather for 100th family reunion

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-When 45 descendants of the Abram Howell gathered at the Edna Burton Senior Center on Aug. 25, 2019—103 years and 6 days had past since the first family reunion Aug. 19, 1916 at the nearby Ball Street home of Sarah Howell Jones. The 100th Howell Family gathering includes a reunion journal […]

Pawn Star arrives to haggle for classic Camaro SS

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-It’s about 2,000 miles from Goodrich to Las Vegas, Nv. The cross country trip was no obstacle recently for a possible deal on a classic car. Rick Harrison, star of the History Channel’s long time series Pawn Stars contacted Ross Customs Muscle Cars, 10274 South State Road, regarding two cars […]

Internet safety

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance, in partnership with Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and Brandon Schools, is hosting a family education workshop on internet safety, with speaker detective John Elges. “You never know who you’re talking to on the other end. A lot of the time, the person you think you’re talking […]

Henry Ford’s right-hand man

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Henry Ford is known for his innovation and design of his cars, but he couldn’t do it alone. At 7 p.m., Nov. 12 the Brandon Township Public Library will host Alan Naldrett, an author who wrote a biography of C. Harold Wills, who was Henry Ford’s right-hand man for years, […]

OCEF Thanksgiving needs

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- November has arrived and as many look forward to the holidays, Ortonville Community Emergency Fund seeks help to make Thanksgiving a more joyous celebration for those in need in this community. The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund will assist families this holiday season and is currently accepting sign-ups from […]

Veteran US Coast Guard couple together 74 years

By David Fleet Editor Karen Gulf recalls Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 1945, in Milaca, Minn. “It was a rainy, slushy day” she recalled. “My shoes and stockings were wet. My dress was wet too.” As the United States celebrated the first Veterans Day following the end of WWII—Karen and new husband Charles were celebrating their […]

‘Murder at Coppersmith Inn’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Sara, Mandy and Eleanor have dreams of becoming actresses, so they decide to do something about it. On Nov. 14-16, Brandon High School will present a mystery farce in three acts ‘Murder at Coppersmith Inn,’ a play within a play by Dan Neidermyer. “It’s about three high school girls who […]

Miracle boxes heading to troops

By David Fleet Editor Thousands of America’s military are currently serving in difficult and dangerous locations worldwide. On Oct. 24, about a dozen gathered for a Hometown Hero Packing Party at the Old Town Hall in downtown Ortonville to recognize those serving by sending a little bit of home their way. The group packed about […]

‘Ordinary People’ at Goodrich High School Theatre

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Friction, depression and unresolved issues—just “Ordinary People.” At 7 p.m., Nov. 13-16 and 2:30 p.m., Nov. 17, the Goodrich High School Theatre Department will present the production of Judith Guest’s “Ordinary People.” The play, an adaptation from the novel of the same name, is about the main character Conrad Jarrett’s […]

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