January 18, 2020

The Portland Lady Raider basketball team hosted the Greyhounds of Eaton Rapids on Friday night in a battle of one loss teams.  Both teams were 8-1 on the season entering the game and were tied for first place in the CAAC White division. 

With some extremely aggress...

January 17, 2020

At the January 13th meeting of the Portland Public Schools board of education, board members were given a look at work to be completed during phase two of the district’s bond funded improvement projects.

Dan Tryles, Director of Architecture at Kingscott, delivered the p...

January 10, 2020

Caiden Pelc, a sophomore on the wrestling 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 December 2019.

Pelc was nominated by Portland wrestling coach, Andy Pulling. 

In his...

December 31, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, I just wanted to take a moment to reach out to potential local advertisers.  The Portland Beacon is dependent on a mix of local advertising and reader support.  The Beacon needs financial support to cover the costs of operations, and to purcha...

December 20, 2019

In an email sent to members on December 19th, Portland Area Chamber of Commerce President Elle Lehman-Lay announced that the organization would be ceasing operations.

The email stated, “After serious thought and consideration, the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce, thro...

December 20, 2019

If you have been on Grand River Ave. near the Wagon Wheel lately, you probably could not help but notice some new construction in the area.

One of the job sites is the future home of ESI Heating and Cooling.  With an anticipated move in date at the end of March or begin...

December 19, 2019

The St. Patrick’s girls basketball team hosted the Eagles of Fowler on Wednesday night.  Both teams entered the game with 3-1 records.

The Lady Shamrocks jumped out to a 10-2 lead early in the first quarter, but the Eagles were able to tie the score at 12 at the end of...

December 11, 2019

Zach Spitzley, a senior on the football team at St. Patrick School, has been chosen as the winner of the J-Dubbs Signature Subs/Portland Beacon Student-Athlete of the Month award for November 2019.

Spitzley was nominated by St. Patrick’s Football Coach, Patrick Russman....

December 8, 2019

On Friday afternoon, the Portland Public Schools received the donation of a new AED, or automated external defibrillator.  An AED is a medical device that according to the American Red Cross, “is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticat...

December 6, 2019

The Portland High School Wrestling team’s season will kick off on Wednesday, December 11th, when they travel to Marshall for the Marshall Quad.

Coach Andy Pulling told the Beacon, "We are a young and small sized team this year that is going to grow each week. We have qu...

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