Bookin’ It for the Library 5k, Dewey DecimalDash

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ronnie Lumm and her son Leo have run the Bookin’ It 5k for the past five years. “My son got drafted when he was 16 and played hockey for the North American Hockey League in Texas for four years,” said Lumm. “When he came back, he started running it with […]

Boonie Hike 2019

By David Fleet Editor “It doesn’t get any better than standing around a campfire in front of a lake eating ice cream.” The statement from an area scout was overheard by Jeff Hanft of Ortonville Boy Scout Troop 139 on the banks of Big Fish Lake this past weekend as about 300 scouts gathered for […]

BGYA Youth Recognition night

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At the 32nd annual Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance Youth Recognition Ceremony, 184 students were recognized for their efforts in the community, including four Gold Star Award winners. “The Brandon Groveland Youth Recognition Awards have been going on in our community for 32 years,” said guest speaker and former Gold Star […]

All Shook Up

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Goodrich High School is all shook up. On May 2-5, the Goodrich High School Theatre is putting on a production of ‘All Shook Up,’ a musical inspired by the music of Elvis Presley. “It’s been four years, it was time for a musical,” said director Steven Mitchell. The story, taking […]

A second run in Boston

By David Fleet Editor Boston-Heartbreak Hill is an incline on Beacon Street that begins at Center Street then rises a half-mile to Hammond Street about 20 miles from the start of the Boston Marathon. Monday marked nine years since Goodrich resident Leah Foley made that climb—just six miles from the end of the iconic marathon. […]

Dog Scouts

From 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., April 27-28, Barrie Lynn Wood is hosting a Dog Scouts of America event at her farm in Goodrich. The Spring Fling Merit Badge Weekend is open to all Dog Scout Members. Anyone can learn how to register their dog at dogscouts.org, or by stopping by the farm ahead of time to […]

Cinderella on stage at Brandon

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer A wicked stepmother, jealous stepsisters and their enslaved Cinderella in rags with no chance of attending the royal ball. Enter a fairy godmother with a magic spell that transforms Cinderella with a dress, a golden coach to ride in and amazing glass slippers. Then a chance meeting with a handsome […]

U.S.S. Michigan:Great Lakes Guardian

David Fleet Editor The U.S.S Michigan: When it was built it was the most powerful warship on the Great Lakes. At 2 p.m., April 14, Great Lakes maritime historian Larry Hathcock will present his research on the construction and career of the U.S.S. Michigan. On December 1843, the U.S.S. Michigan was launched at Erie, Pa. […]

Volunter help needed for Rocking & Raking

From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 27, able-bodied young people and adults to assist local senior citizens and disabled neighbors with yard work, cleaning outside windows, moving and cleaning patio furniture along with general spring clean up. The annual Rocking and Raking project seeks individuals, families, churches, scout troops, National Honor Society, sports teams, women’s and […]

Walking with Ron

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- Ask Ron Sutton a question regarding the last 100 years of Ortonville history and there’s a good chance he’ll know. From 2-5 p.m., April 27, the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St., will host a 90th birthday gathering for Sutton—whose worked, served and lived in the community, touching […]