Trovato selected to Team Michigan Alpine Ski Racing

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — A Brandon High School junior has been selected to be a member of Team Michigan for Alpine Ski Racing. Anthony Trovato is one of 12 high school boys and 12 high school girls asked to be on the team, and will represent Michigan at the US Ski […]

Abney tallies 1,000 points in stellar BHS career

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — Riley Abney needs just a few more shots for the record book. The 5 feet 9 inch junior and three year starter on the Blackhawks Varsity Girls Basketball team tallied her 1,000 point on Feb. 17 in a win against Flint Metro League foe Corunna. She needed just […]

Road Runner dream roars back to life for local

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.— Jim Nichols still considers himself fortunate. His father, Perry Nichols, a long time employee at Dodge Truck Assembly, gave his son Jim a Plymouth Satellite after graduating from Waterford High School in 1971. “The car was great but I wanted the Plymouth Road Runner,” said Jim, now 69 years old and a township resident. […]

History saved: From tree to table

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — About 250 years ago American rebels threw 342 chests of British Tea into the Boston Harbor and George Washington was named  Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. About that same time there’s a good chance a white oak tree was growing in Atlas Township in what is […]

Green comet passes over state

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. —A local photographer was recently successful in finding the “green comet.” Brandon Township resident Heath Zietz was on a mission to finally see comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) with an emerald glow. According to NASA, the rare green comet has been traveling through our solar system for the last month […]

After 70 years together, it’s still family first

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — It was a chance meeting in church more than 70 years ago. In the late 1940s, Flint native Bob Foy was a seminarian at the University of Notre Dame destined for the priesthood. Verda Lethbridge, also a Flint native, was the sister of his best friend. Bob returned […]

Medical student begins journey

By David Fleet Editor New Haven, Conn.— In 2015 Kyle Gavulic was a junior at Goodrich High School. That same year it was determined that Flint City water was 19 times more corrosive than Detroit water, Virginia Tech. University recommended the state declare that the water is not safe for drinking or cooking. The Flint […]

Ugly Dog: boarding, daycare, training set to open in March

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich —  Next month a local business will provide a whole new perspective of boarding, daycare and training for dogs. “Ugly Dog,” the trademark grounded in the rugged character of the bearded and wirehaired hunting dogs, is set to open just south of Goodrich at Green Road and M-15. The 12,000 […]

Chips off the ‘cold’ block: Area carvers compete at Snowfest 2023

By David Fleet Editor Frankenmuth — The Goodrich Hometeam finished in 6th place with “The Wave” and an 11th place with “The Carriage” in the high school competition. There were 16 high school teams competing at Snowfest. The local teams were at a disadvantage on Friday following an early morning head-on collision on M-15 near Atherton Road in Davison Township. A […]

Shea Truck Center: Ortonville’s hometown dealer

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — An area used car dealership is bringing the Shea name into Oakland County. “We are part of the Shea organization,” said Jason Skinner, store manager of Shea Truck Center, 2200 S. Ortonville Road. The dealership was formerly Lane Car Company, then Carite, but took on the Shea […]

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