Deanna Jill Meyers

Died September 19, 2020

Deanna Jill Meyers, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at her home in West Branch, MI with her family by her side.   She was born on May 16, 1937 in Hillsdale, MI to Gerald and Lillian (Lucas) Bradley. Jill has lived in West Branch since 2017, formerly of East Lansing, MI. She earned her bachelor’s degree from […]

Nellie J. Sanderson

Died September 14, 2020

Nellie Jane Sanderson, 92, of West Branch, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at MediLodge of Sterling.  Nellie was born September 18, 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Carl and Wilma (Griffith) Peak, formerly of Saginaw. She has resided in the West Branch area since 1986. Nellie retired as a cook from the Saginaw YMCA in 1985. She married […]

Edward “Pat” Francis Brennan

Died September 19, 2020

Edward “Pat” Francis Brennan, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of West Branch, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Laurels of Mt. Pleasant. Pat was born February 5, 1941, in West Branch, the son of Joseph and Adele (Becker) Brennan. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Pat worked as a lumberjack for many years. He loved to […]

Kenneth E. Lee

Died September 8, 2020

Kenneth E. Lee, 91, of South Branch, passed away in Bradenton, Florida on September 8, 2020. Kenneth was born on September 18, 1928 in Flint, Michigan to the late Clayton D. and Eunice M. (George) Lee. He graduated from Grand Blanc High School and then went on to serve our country with the United States Army with a division called […]

Dolores VanCamp

Died September 2, 2020

Dolores VanCamp of Rose City passed away September 2, 2020. She was born May 12, 1928 to John and Peggy Morrison in Detroit, MI. Her husband, Bob, brought her to Rose City around 1948 and they ended up lifelong residents of the city. She worked at Farmers and Merchants State Bank as a teller for many years. She enjoyed playing […]

7th Annual Spirit of Scotty awarded at tee off event

At the 45th Annual Tee off for Tolfree event, the 7th Annual Spirit of Scotty award was given to Ray Stover and Robert McGrail for their positive spirit and dedication towards humanity in their community. The tee off event benefits the MidMichigan Medical Center in West Branch. 

Donations needed for Ogemaw County Marine Corps Toys for Tots

OGEMAW COUNTY— The Ogemaw County Marine Corps Toys for Tots is actively seeking donations for the upcoming holiday season after being unable to hold its usual toy drives throughout the year due to COVID-19.  According to Ogemaw County Toys for Tots coordinator Shannon Wiley, the group usually holds a Christmas in July toy drive and a couple more at Walmart […]

Whittemore-Prescott first day of school runs smoothly

School board approves new hire for elementary principal

WHITTEMORE— Whittemore-Prescott had its first day of school Sept. 14 after initially delaying the start of the year due to continuing construction from the bond project.  It was a smooth start to the year, according to both high school and elementary principals, Clinton Miller and newly hired Nanette Hugan. Miller stated the faculty was as prepared as possible for the […]

Coalition of H.O.P.E. hangs banners in City of West Branch

A banner is hung across Houghton Avenue as well as smaller ones placed on the light poles in downtown West Branch.

County-wide baby shower distributes items for infants

A distribution of items including a sleep sack and diaper bag with safe sleep necessities took place at the First United Methodist Church Sept. 14 and anticipated handing out 50 boxes of items to residents. The county-wide baby shower was hosted by the Ogemaw County Child Protection Council, Ogemaw County Prosecutor’s Office, Ogemaw County Child Death Review Team, Caring Pregnancy […]