Shirley O. Bennett

Died November 14, 2020

Shirley Bennett passed away on November 14, 2020 at the age of 87. Born in Corunna, MI on April 20, 1933 to the late Willis and Thelma Goodhart Bradley. She grew up in the Holly Fenton area and in her senior year moved to rural West Branch to live with her grandparents and graduated from West Branch High School in […]

Donald W. Hale

Died November 17, 2020

Mr. Donald W. Hale, of Millington, Michigan, passed away early Tuesday morning November 17, 2020 at the age of 94. Donald was born on April 15, 1926 in Flint, Michigan and was the son of the late Alvah and Lucy (Harris) Hale. On September 10, 1949 Donald married Miss Gwendolyn Hildabrand and together they have celebrated 70 years of marriage. […]

Riverwalk Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

2020 Veteran of the Year Gary Fuller receives honors and recognition

Write-in candidate election winners for Ogemaw County

OGEMAW COUNTY— According to Ogemaw County Clerk Gary Klacking, the following write-in candidates won the Nov. 3 General Election. For Logan Township, Karen Maxwell was elected as supervisor and John Wiegerink as trustee.  West Branch Township elected Jeremy Hickmott as clerk.  The Village of Prescott voted in Charles Hojnacki as trustee.

West Branch Chamber of Commerce introduces new business: Whispering Pines Studio

WEST BRANCH– Whispering Pines Studio officially opened its doors Friday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. Located at the Outlets at West Branch, the studio is owned by Pam Brindley. Whispering Pines offers a variety of goods such as wall art, crystal and candles and offers sevices such as photography and painting classes. The West Branch Chamber of Commerce welcomed the […]

Rose City Craft Show

Residents and visitors enjoyed the Christmas Craft Fair at the Farmers Market Pavilion in Rose City Saturday, Nov.14. The open-air event gave shoppers a chance to enjoy holiday shopping while safely distanced.

37 COVID-19 cases and two deaths reported at West Branch nursing home

WEST BRANCH— While being one of the most at-risk demographics, nursing facilities have not escaped the uptick in rising COVID-19 cases. The Villa at West Branch experienced a spike in cases that resulted in 37 residents who tested positive for COVID-19. An anonymous caller initially disclosed that some residents and staff members at the Villa tested positive for COVID-19 early […]

Ogemaw Heights virtual learning schedule

WEST BRANCH— Due to the three-week pause issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Ogemaw Heights High School is required to temporarily cease in-person learning, which became effective Nov. 18. In its place, the district posted a new schedule for online learning. This schedule impacts all Ogemaw Heights students, including those who were already learning virtually. […]

Hunters ready your rifles: hunting season is officially open