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 17, 2020

In the last several years Portland has survived a tornado and a flood and now we are challenged with a pandemic.  When these challenges visit our community, “The People who work for the City are committed to do what it takes”, City Manager Tutt Gorman told the Beacon....

March 14, 2020

The Portland High School Drama Club may only have had one night to put on their annual musical, but they made the most of it Thursday night by pushing those in attendance back in their seats with an awesome performance.  Just hours after the curtain dropped, Superinten...

March 6, 2020

The nine students that make-up the Portland High School Robotics team have been working in a make-shift room off of the School Library, from one to five hours a day, since January to build a robot that will, “Move, Level, Lift and Shoot” a ball at a fixed target. The g...

February 29, 2020

It was Senior Night at Portland High School.  All nine graduating Seniors and their parents were recognized last night in a pre-game ceremony.  Coach Jason Goerge also recognized his Seniors by starting two Seniors, who normally do not experience a lot of playing time,...

February 23, 2020

Eaton Rapids scored the first nine points of the game last night against Portland and led at the end of the first quarter 23-8.  The Greyhounds were dressed in special Purple and Pink uniforms to commemorate Eaton Rapids fans and parents who were fighting cancer or had...

February 16, 2020

The Lansing Catholic Cougars visited Portland on Friday night and put the game away early.  The Cougars led 19-16 at the end of the first quarter and 39-27 at half-time.  Lansing Catholic began to use their bench early in the second quarter, no doubt confident about th...

February 12, 2020

The Fowler Eagles visited the Portland Raiders tonight.  Jason Goerge, Portland’s first year varsity basketball coach had coached the Eagles for four years before he decided to take the coaching position for the Raiders last June.  Goerge compiled a winning record at F...

February 8, 2020

Aryan Virk scored 23 points in Portland’s game at Lansing Sexton on Friday night, including 11 points in the 4th Quarter, but none was more important than the put-back shot he made as time expired.   It gave the Raiders a 63-62 victory and redeemed an earlier season tw...

February 8, 2020

Its Saturday morning at Portland High School.  The sound of drilling, sawing and pounding weaves through the hallways.  The smell of paint floats in the air.  There are people scurrying everywhere working earnestly to build the set for opening night. A group of student...

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