Since all wish to protest, I shall whine

Since all wish to protest, I shall whine

I haven’t whined in a long time, so, in a weird kinda’ American way, I’m due. I mean, every one else in the country is up in arms and complaining, why can’t I? Like many of you, I watched a little bit of television this past weekend. All the news shows were live feeds from […]

Stupid COVID & social distancing

Stupid COVID & social distancing

If you step back and objectively look at it, this really has been a fascinating year. I think the word “unprecedented” is the one folks are bandying about. From the COVID crud, cramped economy, closed schools and cruddy politicians, even the weather has been crazy. We had snow the other week, last week eight inches […]

What I did on my Covid vacation

What I did on my Covid vacation

Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down and write a Don’t Rush Me column. I penned the last on Monday, March 31 — a couple of days after I was officially laid off from work. Forty-one days. This was basically the first time in my life in which I wasn’t […]

When a setback leaves you empty!

To watch Bridgewood Church online weekend services or to check out the Kid’s Services go to: YouTube.com/bridgewoodchurchmi Facebook.com/bridgewoodchurchmi Email: bridgewoodchurch.com I think it is fair to say that most of us headed into 2020 with high hopes and expectations. I was personally looking forward to a bucket list trip of a lifetime, a special 30th […]

Finding JOY

Pastor Brian K Johnson, Ortonville United Methodist Church https://www.ortonvilleumc.org/ https://www.facebook.com/OrtonvilleUnitedMethodistChurch/ 10 a.m. live Sunday Services on Facebook  1 Peter 1:8 (NLT)You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. Where are you finding JOY in these […]

Church column:A vaccine for the “Age of Rage” pandemic

A column by Pastor Jon Grimshaw Lakeview Community Church in Goodrich. Comments or questions: jon.grimshaw@icloud.com This “social distancing” has certainly brought adjustments, and new challenges. We’ve also struggled with our own emotions and thoughts about the ways everyday life has changed. I’ve heard people voice their fear and anxiety, and I’ve offered words of encouragement and hope. […]

Church column: What’s so special about celebrating Easter anyway?

A column by Pastor Ben Gonzales, First Baptist Church of Goodrich  pastor@fbcgoodrich.com   I would like to begin this weekend article by thanking so many of you for your thoughts and prayers for myself and many in our church who have been impacted by the recent coronavirus.  Many of you have reached out with kind words […]

April 1st, no fooling

April 1st, no fooling

Stupid Coronavirus. It’s kinda’ put a damper on having fun. Since the beginning of 2020, I had planned on this column, to be published on April 1. I had a plan to quote the township supervisor on some sort of prank story. Running through my head were stories on Michigan locating a prison in town, […]

Coronavirus—a report for Brandon Township

By Kathy Thurman, Brandon Township Supervisor Brandon Township has been closely monitoring the current coronavirus situation and keeping aware of local and statewide developments as they occur. At this time the Brandon Township Offices are currently CLOSED to the public. Our offices are staffed and we are trying to handle public business remotely by phone […]

Thank a Brandon Teacher by Dr. Matt Outlaw

Dear Ortonville-Brandon Community, Over the course of my six years as superintendent in Brandon, I have had the honor and privilege of seeing firsthand the powerful impact that Brandon teachers and support staff are having on the youth of this community. Having worked in a few other districts, I can tell you that Brandon is […]

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