‘The Dementia Umbrella’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At 6:30 p.m., April 16 the Brandon Township Public Library will be hosting Carol Waarala, who will be giving her talk on ‘The Dementia Umbrella.’ “Dementia is an umbrella term,” said Waarala, a retired hospice social worker. “It’s not a disease itself, it’s an umbrella term for a disease that […]

Couple Boston bound

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On April 15, village residents Leo and Leah Foley will join more than 30,000 runners in the 123rd Boston Marathon. The 2019 Boston Marathon will be the second for Leah and Leo, who have compiled a stellar running career spanning more than two decades. Their paths first crossed when in […]

‘Alex Main,’ Detroit Tiger, Cobb teammate

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On April 18, 1914, center fielder Ty Cobb had one hit, scored a run in four times at bat leading the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Naps. The winning pitcher was a lanky 6 feet 6 inch tall mid-Michigan native Alex Main who tossed eight […]

One-eyed owl continues to soar

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- The little half pound owl huddled just inches from the fog line near traffic laden M-15. “She was sitting right along side of the road,” said Angela Grogan, of Lucy’s Pet Supplies & Feeds, 8159 S. State Road, Goodrich. “I’m not sure how she was not squashed. We found […]

Guilty, innocent — ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’ must decide

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Eleven jurors say the man is guilty of murder. One juror says not. The deliberation that ensues sparks anger, heated arguments, prejudice and plenty of conflicting personalities all seeking justice. Sit in the courtroom with “Twelve Angry Jurors” as the Lapeer Community Theatre and the Friends of the Historic Courthouse […]

Brandon man now advanced wilderness medicine certified

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-From climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to hiking the Golan Heights Trail to a short trek on the Appalachian Trail—township resident Jonathan Schechter’s rigorous outdoor excursions often transcend the mundane walk in the park. Last February, the veteran outdoorsman and local paramedic spent a week in Big Sky Montana enhancing his wilderness […]

Fun shoot scores for Wounded Warriors

By David Fleet Editor A high school senior recently hit the target on her capstone project. On March 2, Goodrich High School Senior Megan Dzbanski coordinated the Best of Liberty Funshoot at the Grand Blanc Huntsmen’s Club. Participants shot skeet, sporting clays or both and were provided lunch. Dzbanski collected 42 local sponsors, 80 shooting […]

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 […]