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Holly mourns loss of Ardath Regan Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Tuesday, June 18 2013

Ardath Regan at the time of ou...

Last Saturday, Holly lost one if its strongest advocates and most devoted citizens. Ardath Regan – a retired history teacher for Holly Area Schools, a former Village Council member and president, and the founder of Holly’s former Carry Nation Festival peacefully passed away, surrounded by loving friends and family. She was 80.

Having worked for a couple news publications prior to launching The Holly Express in 2009, I had the honor of interviewing Mrs. Regan specifically about the role she played in starting the Carry Nation Festival in the mid-1970s.

Holly Township Parks dedicate trail signage in memory of beloved volunteer Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Wednesday, March 06 2013

Ann Crane

Having been lucky enough to call Ann Crane a friend of mine, I’ll never forget the many hikes she and I took along the trails of Sorensen Park.

Not only was Ann knowledgeable about the plants and animals that inhabit the park, but she had a certain wisdom about life and never hesitated to share her thoughts with me. Whether we were talking about something nature-related or the challenges of parenting, I always came away from our walks together feeling better and being glad to know Ann.

Ann passed away suddenly in December of 2011, leaving behind her five children and countless friends and admirers. She was 81.

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, the Holly Township Parks and Recreation Department will dedicate a memorial trail system map affixed to the side of the Nature Center in Ann’s honor.

The Holly Express joins forces with The Oakland Press Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Friday, April 20 2012

Amy Mayhew

It’s been a big week for The Holly Express and I’m excited to share some great news with Holly Express readers.

A couple weeks ago, I was contacted by Karen Workman, the community engagement editor for The Oakland Press regarding a possible partnership between The Oakland Press and The Holly Express.  In addition to possibly exchanging reciprocal news feed links on our respective sites, The Oakland Press was also interested in The Holly Express providing some of Holly's  top stories to them for both print and online publication.

On Wednesday of this week, I met with Karen, Glenn Gilbert, executive editor for the Oakland Press, and Online Editor, Steve Frye, and I’m proud to announce that The Holly Express is now officially a proud partner with The Oakland Press. Not only is this a win-win scenario for both of our publications, but it represents what I believe is the future of journalism – newspapers big and small working together to provide readers with the best possible coverage.

A New Year resolution worth reading Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Tuesday, January 03 2012

Amy Mayhew

Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s difficult to believe that The Holly Express will celebrate its third year in keeping Holly community residents on track with local news in 2012!

And in the spirit of New Year resolutions, I’ve decided to upgrade the site – just give it a bit of a facelift, revamp some of the features, and expand a few of the services we offer.

I’ve always liked how the site is relatively easy for readers to navigate, and while I don’t wish to change that so much, I do want to freshen and update the look and function of it, so we will be moving to a new and updated template.  


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