Patrick A.I. Gilbert

FREE Died June 6, 2020

Patrick A.I. Gilbert, 72, of Brighton, Michigan, passed away on the evening of June 6, 2020 at Garden City Hospital.  Patrick was born in 1948 in Brighton, Michigan to George and Violet Schaffier. He entered the Marine Corps at 18 years of age and served four years. From there he moved to Atlanta, Michigan where he met the love of […]

Randall S. Carlton

FREE Died May 22, 2020

Beloved uncle, Randall S. Carlton, 84, of Lewiston, Michigan, formerly of Saginaw, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Medilodge of Grand Traverse County.  The son of the late Orson and Teresa (Packard) Carlton, Randy was born on December 5, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan. Randy proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He was an avid fisherman and […]

White America: change starts with us

“Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind.” — James Baldwin

I can try to understand, but I will never know. I will never know what it is like to be a person of color.  Being white in America brings with it a privilege which is ingrained in the social order of our society. It is often unspoken and has been reinforced for centuries. In the last few weeks, if you […]

Oscoda 06-03-2020

Whitmer lifts “Stay Home” order

MICHIGAN— Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced June 1 she is lifting the “Stay Home” order and shifting all regions to phase four of the MI Safe Start plan. Whitmer stated she may be moving regions six and eight to phase 5 later in the week, which allows most businesses to reopen.  Whitmer said in a press conference Michigan will be […]