Oh deer: Fawn trapped in fenced yard released by CO

By David Fleet Editor Michigan Conservation Officer Danielle Zubek responded to a RAP complaint for a fawn stuck inside of a small fenced in backyard. “I’m not sure how the fawn ended up in the backyard,” said Zubek, in her first year as a conservation officer assigned to the southeastern area of Michigan which includes […]

East-west culture, technology meet on robotics field

By David Fleet Editor A box of random parts, American students, a robot along with some stellar technology was just the right mix recently to bring divergent worlds together. Last month robotics team Metal Muscle 1506 of Kettering University and nine other international teams were invited to Hangzhou, China to compete in the Qianjiang International […]

NAHL bound

By David Fleet Editor Carson Riddle, 17, of Ortonville was recently drafted by the North American Hockey League. The NAHL is one of the top junior league teams in the United States and consists of 24 teams, playing a 60 game schedule from mid September to April. “I’m excited to play,” said Riddle. “I’ve heard […]

Scott Farms keeps on growing

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Green peppers, summer squash and oblong radishes with a thin root still attached fill clean white boxes. Onions, garlic bulbs and small red potatoes overflow paper quart containers. The vegetables stand of Scott Farms. “We love it,” laughed Vernon Scott, 61, the fifth generation to farm the Seymour Lake property. […]

Biking America: Nine states, 4,000 miles

By David Fleet Editor On Tuesday afternoon, Lynn Wummel was in Cambridge, Id.—59 days and 2,597 miles east of Yorktown, Va. Just 500 miles to go. Wummel along with a CMU college classmate are biking the Trans American Trail spanning more than 4,000 miles over nine states. “We made a few wrong turns,” laughed Wummel, […]

Capstone project pays off for ‘Lake Shinny’

Capstone project pays off for ‘Lake Shinny’

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-It was once a spring fed swamp but today it’s a pristine lake that many call home. The lore of Lake Shinanguag—located just south of Goodrich, attracted the attention of recent GHS graduate Emily Lafnear. “Goodrich is a small town,” said Lafnear, 18, who along with parents Steve and Melanie […]

A summer in Cooperstown

By David Fleet Editor A vintage 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card. Ty Cobb’s spikes. The bat Magglio Ordoñez used for the walk-off homer clinching the Tiger’s 2006 American League Championship Series. Just a few of baseball’s greatest that 2014 Brandon High School graduate Meredith Tomich is getting to know as an intern at the National […]

New pastor at Mt.Bethel

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On July 1, a new pastor will step in at Mt. Bethel Church. Leah Caron, an Oxford Township resident and current Youth Director at Seymour Lake United Methodist Church will take over for retiring Pastor Scott Clark. “I’m excited,” said Caron. “Mt. Bethel has been there for 180 years […]

The poorest of the poor

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer In the fall of 2015, the Carmody family left their life behind to become full-time foreign missionaries.  “Our intent and desire is to live abroad in the poorest of poor communities for the remainder of our lives,” said Karen Carmody, who is currently in Peru with her husband Chris and […]

Red Bull 400: Mountain race

By David Fleet Editor Hunter Bradley legs and lungs were on fire. “You just don’t want to fall back,” said Hunter, 17, a Brandon High School junior. “Stay low and just keep your momentum going forward.” On May 12, Bradley joined a few hundred men and women in the world’s steepest race, 400 meter race […]

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