U.S.S. Michigan:Great Lakes Guardian

David Fleet Editor The U.S.S Michigan: When it was built it was the most powerful warship on the Great Lakes. At 2 p.m., April 14, Great Lakes maritime historian Larry Hathcock will present his research on the construction and career of the U.S.S. Michigan. On December 1843, the U.S.S. Michigan was launched at Erie, Pa. […]

Volunter help needed for Rocking & Raking

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 […]

Walking with Ron

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- Ask Ron Sutton a question regarding the last 100 years of Ortonville history and there’s a good chance he’ll know. From 2-5 p.m., April 27, the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St., will host a 90th birthday gathering for Sutton—whose worked, served and lived in the community, touching […]

‘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 […]

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