May 31, 2020

On Friday, the Michigan High School Athletic Association submitted to its member schools a series of updated timelines and recommendations to guide the return of sports, which have been suspended since mid-March to alleviate the potential spread of COVID-19.

The state’s...

May 31, 2020

It is with great regret and sadness that we share the difficult decision to cancel the 86th Annual Lake Odessa Fair scheduled for June 24-June 28, 2020 due to unprecedented circumstances and challenges created by COVID-19.

Our board of directors have delayed this decisi...

May 28, 2020

Mike Sulecki, Portland Schools Director of Music, told the Beacon today, “I’m really excited that Maggie Grace has accepted the position as Portland’s new elementary school’s music teacher”.  Grace is scheduled to begin her position this coming school year....

May 28, 2020

“It is a rare occasion that the community of Portland has not come together to celebrate, and in those few instances it was always to support the community, our family, friends and neighbors through a challenge. In these unprecedented times, it is for those same reason...

May 28, 2020

When representatives of Sparrow Medical Group (SMG) presented their final site plan for approval by the city planning commission back in December, a global pandemic wasn’t on anybody’s mind.  A few months later though, the human and economic toll of  COVID-19 affects j...

May 26, 2020

On Monday at 3:00 PM, two of Portland High School's trumpet players played a round of Echo Taps to honor the fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.

They participated in Steve Hartman's "Taps Across America."

Video courtesy of Bryson Krieger.

May 26, 2020

Cozette Brown has been chosen by the Portland Beacon as the J-Dubbs Student-Athlete of the Year. As a freshmen, Cozie set personal records in seven of her 14 races, including setting the school record twice. She finished 11th in the CMAC, good for 2nd team all-conferen...

May 21, 2020

On Thursday, Portland High School announced pans for a tentative commencement ceremony to be held on July 16th.

Principal Christine Rockey said, "After meeting with the senior student council to review the student and parent survey responses, which were an overwhelmingl...

May 21, 2020

BOURBONNAIS, IL -- Jalon Simpson of Portland, MI was named to the dean's list at Olivet Nazarene University during the recently completed spring 2020 semester. To qualify for inclusion on the dean's list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate s...

May 21, 2020

Alma College has released the Dean's List for those students who achieved outstanding academic performance during the 2020 Winter Term. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of whi...

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