April 14, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan High School Athletic Association recently canceled the Spring 2020 high school sports season.

While this decision is hard on all effected athletes, it is especially heartbreaking for seniors. Many of these seniors have par...

April 9, 2020

With many area residents transitioning to working from home status, along with the recent executive order ending face to face instruction in schools for the remainder of the year, The Portland Beacon has surveyed readers for their opinions on internet service providers...

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 11, 2020

As state and national news outlets are delivering a constant stream of Coronavirus/COVID-19 updates, we wanted to take some time to reach out to local school and government officials on local impacts in the Portland community. 

In an email to parents on March 11th, Port...

March 11, 2020

The 2019-2020 Portland High School girls’ basketball season, which included a CAAC White conference title and a district championship, ended on Tuesday night at Owosso.  The Lady Raiders fell to the Eagles of Frankenmuth, 52-43.

Despite a bit of a slow start for the Rai...

March 10, 2020

Aubree Martin, a senior on the varsity girls bowling team at Portland High School, has been chosen as the winner of the J-Dubbs Signature Subs/Portland Beacon Student-Athlete of the Month award for February 2020.

Martin was nominated by Portland coach Joe Whitford. 

In h...

March 7, 2020

The Portland High school girls’ basketball team traveled to Belding High School on Friday night.  This was the teams third trip to Belding this week, but this time it was for a district championship match-up with the Hornets of Central Montcalm.

The Hornets trail to the...

March 6, 2020

I recently discovered a great app that provides local news from a variety of sources in one smart phone app.  “News Break” is a free app available for download in both the Apple Store and Google Play.

Once installed and you have set your location, you can receive notifi...

March 5, 2020

The Portland High School girls’ basketball team returned to Belding on Wednesday night to face the Panthers of Alma in the district semi-finals.  Despite a very slow start offensively, with both teams scoring a combined six points in the first quarter of play, the Lady...

March 3, 2020

The Portland High School Girls basketball team traveled to Belding on Monday night to face the Ionia Bulldogs in the first round of MHSAA district play.  This was the third meeting between the teams this year, with Portland winning both of the previous contests.

The Ion...

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