Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial arrives June 24

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Nearly 50 years ago, on the July 4 weekend of 1967, an American aircraft in Vietnam mistook James Thomas Sutton and four of his fellow U.S. Marines in Vietnam as the enemy and dropped a bomb on them. Sutton survived the incident, but he wouldn’t survive the war. […]

GHS Class of 2017 tops in SAT

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- The Class of 2017 walked away with more than their diplomas following the June 4 commencement. The latest class of 183 Martians will have bragging rights to some of the highest SAT scores of the 21 districts in the Genesee Intermediate School District. The Michigan Department of Education moved from […]

Concerns, issues vented following township house fire

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday, several Lake Shinanguag area residents expressed concerns at the township board of trustees meeting regarding fire department response time and water supply following a recent lakeside house fire. At about 10:30 p.m., June 12, fire departments from Atlas, Brandon, Davison, Grand Blanc and Groveland townships battled a blaze […]

Foreback inducted to Coaches Hall of Fame

By David Fleet Editor On Tuesday night, Martian Varsity Baseball Head Coach Bob Foreback was inducted into the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. “No coach sets out on a career to someday end up in the hall of fame,” said Foreback, 48. “But it’s an honor and without the support of […]

Walk Across America

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- When James Leitner arrived in the village shortly before 6 p.m. June 7, he had finished his walk for the day, a 26-miler. It was the 22nd day of a 6-month journey that will take him 3,215 miles from America’s east coast to its west. “I’ve definitely learned a […]

One of California 100 found

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- David Wilkening is on a mission. Earlier this month, the 69-year-old Ypsilanti resident made the trek north to the placid village cemetery in search of the gravestone of Civil War veteran John Winship. With the assistance of some area historians, Wilkening located the marker and shared the story of his […]

‘Navigating Senior Issues and Retirement’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The golden years can be accompanied by some not so golden moments that many are reluctant to discuss. But talking about and preparing for difficulties that come with aging can make them easier for all. A new series “Navigating Senior Issues and Retirement,” aims to facilitate that discussion […]

Michigan’s Orphan Train rolls to town

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- All aboard for a trip back in time. “The Orphan Train in Michigan” will be presented by father and son research historians and television producers Al Eicher and David Eicher from 7-8 p.m., June 21, at the library, 304 South St. Between 1854 and 1927, about 12,500 “orphans” […]

New in town: Kastler Financial Planning

By David Fleet Editor Earlier this month Kastler Financial Planning opened at 875 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville, providing a no-product-sales and no-commission financial planning service. The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., June 21. Owner Mike Kastler says his company offers an affordable alternative for middle-incomers looking for a secure future. […]

Green acres for O.A.T.S.

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Groveland Twp.- O.A.T.S. has moved to greener pastures. After more than 20 years on Weidemann Drive in Brandon Township, Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles has relocated more than 20 horses, a variety of farm animals, and an excited staff to a 40-acre farm at 4920 Groveland Road, where children and […]

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