Enbattled Ukraine: Defending a nation, female soliders

By David Fleet Editor It was day 25 of the war, and Anna Sorochynska friends and family are scattered in different cities with guns in hands. “I am doing fine, but the internet is still horrible,” said Sorochynska, a volunteer defending the Ukraine.. “My unit and I are planning to move somewhere closer to the […]

‘Destroy Illusions’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Students at Brandon Middle and High Schools are learning to ‘Destroy Illusions.’ “It’s about respecting yourself and respecting others,” said Tom Coverly, the motivational speaker who brought his Destroy Illusions presentation to Brandon High School on March 18. “I use comedy and magic as a way of sharing a message […]

Powerlifter carries weight of tragedy to state title

By David Fleet Editor Harli Hadden’s road to the USAPL High School Nationals Powerlifting Championships this weekend has not been smooth. But while the 18-year-old Bendle High School senior and co-captain of the Goodrich Girls Powerlifting team physical strength is noteworthy, her moxie to overcome a life tragedy is exceptional. In 2016 Harli, along with […]

Light bulb baking:Oakwood students takes state top honors

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The culinary skills of an Oakwood Elementary student recently earned statewide honors. Mason Ziskie, 10, a Oakwood Elementary fourth grade student was the top chef the Easy Bake Oven contest as part of the Brandon Schools Community Education program. The school participates every year in the contest which is open […]

Teacher of the Year-Sarah Brown Goodrich Middle School

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-For nearly 22 years, Sarah Brown has meticulously instructed thousands of middle school students on mathematics. The years of success in the classroom has added up to earning Brown the first ever Goodrich Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year. “I’m grateful and humbled by the honor,” said Brown. “I’m just so […]

‘He justs wants to be a normal kid’

By David Fleet Editor Hunter Molyneux needs some assistance. The 13-year-old Flushing Middle School student needs a new kidney—hopefully from a living donor. About two years ago, Hunter was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. While he is receiving treatment for the disease, the condition can’t […]

‘Good Grief’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Goodrich High School theatre department is back up and running. March 17-19 GHS will put on their production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, a musical adaptation of the Peanuts comic by Charles Schulz. “I chose this show because it’s a classic,” said director Lindsay Carlisle. The show […]

Worldwide family

By David Fleet Editor Sophia Gaves and her family have hosted nine exchange students since 2013. “It’s opened my eyes to so much,” said Gaves, a 2013 Brandon High School graduate. “The interaction has provided me with siblings world-wide and even now some of those students still call monthly to catch up. Over the years […]

Abigail’s Pride

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- Abigail Rowe is earning her Girl Scout Gold Award in a big way. Rowe, 15, founder of the non-profit organization Abigail’s Pride, recently spoke to the Lincoln Park Middle School Prism Club about her organization, how to handle bullying, and why she started her organization in the first place. […]

Ron & Steve’s Christmas for OCEF

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer A local Christmas light display decided to give back to the community this year, and raised $5,455 for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund. “Last year we raised about $1,700, and our goal this year was about $2,000,” said co-owner Ron Davidson. The light display, out on Sashabaw Road, is synced […]