It’s almost school time

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Raising a grandchild alone on a fixed income is difficult, especially at back to school time, but it is made easier for at least one local grandma with the help of the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund. “Without OCEF’s help, I’d be up the creek,” said Bessie, a 67-year-old […]

Advanced Physical Therapy Center open house Aug. 17

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Advanced Physical Therapy Center is celebrating an anniversary and upgrades. From 4-7 p.m., Aug. 17, APTC, 7477 S. State Road, will host an open house in its newly renovated office. For more than 25 years APTC has provided physical and occupational therapy including 17 years with a facility in the village. […]

Perry, State roads siren OK’d

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Aug. 1, the township board of trustees voted 3-0 to secure a permit through the Michigan Department of Transportation to allow West Shore Services to install an emergency siren in the right-of-way at the intersection of Perry and State roads. Township Treasurer Katie Vick and Trustee Patrick Major […]

Renaissance Festival: Parking, Dixie Hwy. traffic issues improving

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.– Another Michigan Renaissance Festival opens Aug. 19 and extends for seven weekends though Oct. 1, attracting an estimated 250,000 visitors over the course of the event who can expect plenty of turkey legs, grog and jousting in the village of Hollyshire. However, local officials say attendees of the late […]

‘Hollywood Went to War’

By David Fleet   Editor Ortonville-Julia Child was an American spy. Kirk Douglas was on a sub-chaser. Jonathan Winters was an anti-aircraft gunner on the U.S.S. Wisconsin in the Battle of Okinawa. These are just a few of the iconic names in entertainment history who took time away from their career and served their country. […]

First annual Purple Heart Day honors area veterans

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- In the spring of 1945 Dane Guisbert was in the Philippine Islands when shrapnel from Japanese artillery knocked him down. “It took my breath away,” recalls Guisbert, now a 90-year-old Brandon Township resident. “They sent me to first aid and then back to my unit.” Guisbert, a Sanilac County native, […]

Teare llth fastest high school miler ever

By David Fleet Editor Less than a second. That’s how close Cooper Teare came to becoming one of just 10 high school athletes ever to eclipse the 4-minute mile mark. Cooper, 17, son of Dave, a 1980 graduate of Brandon High School, and Charlene Teare, graduated earlier this summer from St Joseph Notre Dame High […]

‘Find your happy place and do it’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Robin Hoeffel competed at the National Senior Games this summer, an athlete representing not only Michigan, but more importantly for her, a philosophy. “I like to stay strong and represent the idea that even though you get older, you can still stay active and have so much fun,” said Hoeffel, […]

Saving the protectors

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Those who risk their lives to protect the community will soon have one more tool to keep themselves safe. The fire department has won an Assistance to Firefighters Grant and the funds will be used to purchase rapid intervention kits (RIK), which will aid in the rescue of […]

Blackhawks, Martians football seasons open on road

By David Fleet Editor Opening on the road. Both Brandon and Goodrich will not only open the 2017 football season on the road, they will play in neutral stadiums. At 1 p.m., Aug. 24, the Martians will take on Bendle at Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium in the Vehicle City Gridiron Classic. At 1 p.m., Aug. […]

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