March 26, 2020

State Rep. Julie Calley will host a live tele-town hall update on Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m. on the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan and what steps are being taken to combat the virus. Joining her on the call will be Anne Klein Barna, the Planning, Promotion, and Eva...

March 26, 2020

Due to Governor Whitmer's Executive Order, Portland Township will not hold their monthly recycling on March 28-29.  When the executive order is lifted, extra bins will be ordered for the Portland Township recycle site to accommodate the accumulated items.  The next rec...

March 26, 2020

With COVID-19 impacting communities across the country, many local families are being pushed into an uncertain situation.  Many businesses are closing or facing reduced hours of operation, and the recently issued stay at home order by the Governor’s office has resulted...

March 24, 2020

Reminder to Portland Township residents: The recycling bins will be available on March 28-29 at Municipal Supply, Industrial Drive, Portland. The bins will be open from 8 am-5 pm on Saturday and from 8 am until they are full on Sunday.  If bins are full, please do not...

March 24, 2020

Bishop Walkowiak issues the following directives for parishes and schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, in harmony with Governor Whitmer’s new executive order, 2020-21:

• All public Masses and all other liturgical and devotio...

March 23, 2020

State Rep. Julie Calley urged residents to follow the stay-at-home order issued today by the governor to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan.

Calley, of Portland, said the order directs residents to stay in their homes unless they’re working a job in a critical...

March 23, 2020

Mary A. Kloeckner, age 90, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020. She was born on October 16, 1929, the daughter of Patrick and Margaret Redmond. Mary was member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was pr...

March 23, 2020

Portland Police Chief Star Thomas told the Beacon this afternoon that, “This is an unprecedented situation, but so far, for the most part, it’s been business as usual for the department.” Thomas said that the Governor’s Executive Order issued today, “presents a unique...

March 21, 2020

Twelve members of the PHS competitive cheer team received post season recognition for the CAAC White Division.

Joslyn Cassel, Maria Krause, Talia Blaschka, Adrienne Hinds, Catherine Svanda, Avery Brennan, Lily Buckland and Julia Watson were named All League selections.

J...

March 21, 2020

Portland Senior Aryan Virk is a unanimous selection to the 2019-2020 CAAC White Division All-Conference Team in Boys Basketball.  Senior Owen Russell earned an Honorable Mention. 
 

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