State bound

Nine area grapplers, eight from Goodrich and one from Brandon reached the Division 2 individual state wrestling finals today at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids. At right, Brandon Blackhawk, Ronald Solis (25-3, 171 lbs.)    Front row from left: Landon Purdue, Brody Orcutt (22-2, 112 lbs.), Reid Highlen, Kendra Vickory, Luke Francis and Hunter Stayton. Second […]

A fisheye view:Salmon from classroom released to return

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer After not being able to raise salmon last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Peggy Miller-Zelinko’s class was excited to carry on the tradition this year. “We couldn’t have the fish in the classroom because of spraying the desks daily, the spray would have killed the fish,” said Miller-Zelinko, 4th […]

Literacy Night at Harvey Swanson

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On March 24, Harvey Swanson Elementary hosted their upper elementary literacy night. This year, the theme was inclusivity and putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. “Our principal, Debbie Brauher, purchased “Save Me A Seat” which is a book written by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan, about two boys- one from […]

Goodrich DECA State competition

Earlier this month, nine members of the Goodrich High School DECA club competed at the State Career Development Conference. Due to the pandemic the event was virtual this year. Traditional competition would include a series of competition in Detroit. More than 2,600 students from across Michigan competed at the state level this year, using telemed […]

Love at first bark: Clifford the Big Red Dog arrives

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On March 23, the Brandon Learn from Home team and Scholastic Books held a drive-thru book fair for students in the school district. “We celebrated a successful March is Reading Month by having families drive through a display of books while being entertained by Clifford the Big Red Dog,” said […]

Harvey Swanson septic, playground upgrades

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon board of education voted unanimously to approve a bid for replacing the septic field at Harvey Swanson elementary. They also approved a bid to improve the preschool playground. “It’s in the fenced-in area of the preschool,” said Diane Zedan, Brandon Preschool Director. […]

Goodrich Girls Powerlifting team tops at state competition

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich Girls Powerlifting coach Ron Roberts will soon sport a new look thanks to the stellar performance of his team this past weekend. “I’ll be dying my beard on April just before the powerlifting banquet,” said Roberts. “The girls picked half purple and half magenta—my beard will be a split color.” […]

Lions, Masons scholarships for Brandon

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Local scholarships are available to Brandon seniors for the upcoming college or trade programs. “This is not as hard as they’re making it out to be. Write one essay and make copies of it,” said Kim Bishop, a member of the Ortonville Lions. “Get out there, the deadline is April […]

Harvey Swanson Zooms in on family literacy night

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On March 16, staff and students at Harvey Swanson Elementary communed via Zoom for their annual family literacy night for the lower elementary students as part of March is Reading Month. “Last year’s literary night was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic,” said Loren Mitten, first grade teacher and host […]

‘The hardest year to coach’

By David Fleet Editor In 1980, Post-It Notes came on the market, a new video game called Pac-Man was the rage and Ronald Reagan was elected president.The same year Coach Gary Barns started at Goodrich High School as an assistant to JV Boys Basketball Coach John Joslin. More than 40 years and 600 high school […]

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