Rocking and Raking volunteers needed

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 […]

Thousands cheer for veteran’s ‘Talons Out Honor Flight’

By David Fleet Editor On a cool October day—Herbert Hogan found the name of classmate Donald Newton. “It was very emotional for me,” said Hogan, a Groveland Township resident, recalling his first trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. “I knew several other names on the Wall too.” A Vietnam veteran, Hogan’s trek to Washington D.C. […]

Water quality tests leads Goodrich student to state award

By David Fleet Editor A high school senior will leave behind a cleaner environment after graduation this spring. Last fall, Goodrich Senior Hannah Gill, 17, used her Senior Capstone project to motivate other students to understand science and take a closer look at the environment. Since 2013, GHS seniors like Gill, are challenged by a […]

An American citizen at last

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer When Karen Wiederhold was 12, her family applied for migration into the United States, a dream of her mother’s. It wasn’t until 1989, when she was 19, that she moved here with her parents and brother from Glenrothes, Scotland. “My dad had a sister who lived here,” said Wiederhold. “She […]

An American experience

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Most students might be fearing the SAT on March 9, but foreign exchange student Dun Hu is looking forward to it. “In China, there is a lot [that is] different,” said Hu. “We have to live at school, Monday through Friday, and study eight classes every day. The classes [here] […]

‘I’ve witnessed first hand the power of horticulture’

By David Fleet Editor On Feb. 5, Brandon Township resident and 1976 Brandon High School graduate Mary A. Wilson received the Michigan State University Distinguished Academic Staff Award. Wilson, is on the MSU Extension facility within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The award is given to academic specialist and MSU Extension academic staff […]

Wrestling with cancer

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer As a wrestling referee for nearly three decades, Frank Olson has witnessed many epic battles on the mat. But a recent match Olson participated in was not fair, not on a mat and required an enduring spirit. In September of 2017, Olson found that his lymph nodes were swollen. “The […]

Students from Spain at home in Brandon High School

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Two exchange students from Spain are liking Brandon Schools, possibly more than their own schools in Spain. “I don’t miss a lot of my school in Spain,” said Paula Porras, 14. “I think I prefer this one. The schedule is the most different because it’s like, every day we do […]

‘My heart will always be with the Brandon Fire Department’

By David Fleet Editor Roger Brasseur’s burns were severe. The Pontiac resident’s injuries were caused when polyurethane paint fumes inside his shirt were ignited when he tossed a match on charcoal saturated with lighter fluid. “I had been spraying paint on baby furniture in my garage,” recalled Brasseur, who along with wife Kay lived in […]

Ancient township artifacts found

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- The small stones are about three inches long and two inches wide—honed to sharp edges. Last month Ortonville resident Ron Sutton shared the story of the two township artifacts he received from his brother Orra more than 80 years ago. “In the 1930s Orra worked on a Groveland Township […]