Goodrich community remembers Kres Washington

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Jan. 16, a well-known and respected parent and coach within the Goodrich community passed away unexpectedly at Oaktree Elementary School in Goodrich. Kres Washington, 50, was volunteering during the day at the school as part of the “Watchdog” program which brings positive male role models into the buildings. […]

Shea Truck Center store manager

Brandon Twp. — In January Billy Bond was hired as the store manager at Shea Truck Center, 2200 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville. Bond, a Burton native and 2014 Atherton High School graduate, has worked in automobile finance and sales for more than five years. “We’re here to help people find just the right car, truck or SUV,” said Bond, a Davison resident. “We understand buying a […]

Oddities & Rarities-Mysteries & Legends in small Michigan towns

The Heart of La Branche, a stone about the size of a six-pack discovered in a gravel pit near the Upper Peninsula City of Escanaba. “The stone is in the shape of a heart, smooth and weighs about 100 pounds,” said Michigan Author Ron Rademacher. “There are some magnetic properties and when hit by a […]

Cassandra Preseren joins View Newspaper Group team

View Newspaper Group is proud to announce that Cassandra Preseren has joined the team as a sales and branding specialist. Preseren will work with Emily Caswell, brand manager and Pete Clinton, advertising director and focus on advertising, marketing, account management, event planning and community networking events. Preseren brings almost 20 years of experience, an MBA […]

Randy Wise Ford: Sales, leasing professional

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — In December, Tom Tatu was hired as a Sales and Leasing professional at Randy Wise Ford, 968 S. Ortonville Road. Tatu, a Waterford native and Waterford Kettering graduate, stepped into the auto business right out of high school in the 1970s. “I started as a porter at Hillside Lincoln-Mercury in Pontiac,” […]

Local to compete at KTM Junior Supercross

By David Fleet Editor San Diego — On Jan. 20, Luke Mink, a third grade student at Harvey Swanson Elementary will compete in the KTM Junior Supercross along with 15 other racers at Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego. The event ran during select professional Supercross races, provides  7 and 8 year olds the chance to be […]

VFW District 5 awards

By David Fleet Editor New Baltimore — On Jan. 7, at the VFW District 5 awards banquet, Brandon High School teacher Jeff Malicke was named District Teacher of the Year. The district includes 27 VFW Posts and of all the communities represented, for the third consecutive year a Brandon High School teacher was named Teacher […]

Welcome to America:Taco Bell, ocean swims, s’mores

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich —Rahmatulloh Toirov recently checked off a rather chilly bucket-list item with a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. With temperatures hovering around 50 degrees, Toirov a native and resident of the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan, took the plunge off the coast of South Carolina. “I’ve never seen the ocean before,” […]

Former area resident returns to pastor GUMC

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — In October the Goodrich United Methodist Church welcomed Rev. Nick Berlanga as the new pastor. “I love the sense of hospitality I’ve received in the Goodrich area,” said Berlanga. “The congregation has embraced my wife Tara and I.” A Mundy Township native and current South Lyon resident, Berlanga earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Alma College in 1985. After graduation he […]

Boat race all about staying dry, staying afloat

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — On Thursday, 18 boats set out on a two lap tour of the Brandon swimming pool. Only half returned. Duct tape, cardboard and a swimming pool were part of the 17th annual cardboard race boat physics project that was all about staying dry and staying afloat. Brandon High School students from STEM Chemistry classes […]

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