St. Anne youth:The Timothy Awards

By David Fleet Editor St. Anne Church recently honored seven outstanding youth for their community service and leadership roles. The Timothy Awards were named after St. Timothy who was a personal representative for Apostle Paul, in spite of his timid personality and youth. The award reflects the words of St. Paul, “Let no one look […]

The Neighborhood Sandwich Shack

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-The Neighborhood Sandwich Shack, 8341 S. State Road, (located inside, Cottage Used Books) opened last December. Gregg MulBy David Fleet Editor Goodrich-The Neighborhood Sandwich Shack, 8341 S. State Road, (located inside, Cottage Used Books) opened last December. Behind the counter is Gregg Mulholland, a sandwich architect who has developed a few […]

Brandon Township Library teen room expanded

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Changes are happening at the Brandon Township Public Library. “The Friends of the Library bookstore has moved across the hall and into what was previously the teen space,” said Brandon Library Director Laura Fromwiller. “They are still offering a great selection of books, music and DVDs for all ages at […]

New at Village Dental Center

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- A new dentist has arrived in the village. Dr. Yurij Cherstylo stepped in earlier this year at the Village Dental Center, 8027 S. State Road, replacing Dr. Steven J. Turner retired after 34 years of practice. “I feel fortunate to be his chosen successor,” said Cherstylo. “We share the same […]

Local church rings up a record

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer During the holidays the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 N. Church St., Ortonville did the red kettle drive for the Salvation army. They were posted at Bueche’s Food World for a few weeks, and in that time, collected the most money out of all of the participants through the Flint […]

GAP:Prom dress giveaway

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Goodrich Area Pantry is hosting their annual Prom Dress Giveaway in an effort to make sure all of the girls in the area have a chance to feel like a princess for a day. “We started it, a couple friends and myself, started a food pantry up and Goodrich […]

Former Ukrainian, Martian now American Citizen

By David Fleet Editor For many, the recent escalation war between Russia and Ukraine may seem a world away. However, for Max Jankowski a 2015 Goodrich High School graduate, the years ongoing turmoil and political upheaval in Eastern Europe remain etched in his childhood. Jankowski was born in the Ukraine Capital of Kyiv in 1994. […]

Positive impacts for distict following COVID lockdowns

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On April 7, the Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance hosted their annual sponsor breakfast, an event to thank the community members who have supported BGYA in the past year. The speaker at the breakfast this year was Brandon High School Principal Dan Stevens, who spoke about the positive things to come […]

Stolen war medals returned to family

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Long-lost Vietnam medals were returned after diligent efforts by local detectives. On Friday, March 25 Angelyn Smith along with her son Ryder made the 240 mile trek from Warsaw, Ind. to reunite with her deceased father Bruce Dominguez’s war medals, recovered by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Det. Paul Buhl […]

Blacksmith returns to the Village of Ortonville

By Shelby Stewart Staff Wrtier Ortonville-It had been more than 70 years since the clang of a blacksmith’s sounded in the village. That sound will return. The Ortonville Historical Society is putting their new blacksmith shop to use. Tom Roberts, a Brandon resident and blacksmith, is teaching blacksmithing classes and his first classes are already […]