Jean Louise Jackson

Jean Louise Jackson of Metamora, formerly of Ortonville and Waterford.  Died March 22, 2017.  She was 91.  Born January 29, 1926 in Old Mission, Michigan to the late Ira and Laura (nee: Badger) Andrus.  She was Jean, Jean the Dancing Machine (always to Johnnie Cash music).  Wife of the late Max Jackson.  She is survived […]

School buildings, parcel for sale

School buildings, parcel for sale

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Belle Ann Elementary, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School and a vacant parcel of land, all owned by the school district, are up for sale. At their March 20 meeting, the school board approved by a 6-0 vote a contract with Plante Moran CRESA to seek buyers for the […]

Ownership, care of historic Atlas Baptist Cemetery debated

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- The graves of Mary Hebbard, a direct descendant of William Bradford, Plymouth Colony and Oliver Palmer, son of Colonel John Palmer of the Continental Army are just two historical interments near the intersection of Gale and Perry roads. The landmark graves are part of the Atlas Baptist Church Community […]

Passover: The Seder feast

By David Fleet Editor Sundown April 10 marks the beginning of Passover, which commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. A Seder feast to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, will be at 5 p.m., April 9, hosted by the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 South State Road. Reservations are required […]

Iron Belle Trail public hearing

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – Despite opposition that has stalled the trail in Brandon Township and threatens to halt it in the village, Dave Van Dis still hopes to see trails in this community. Toward that end, he plans to be in attendance at the village council meeting set for 7 p.m., Monday, […]

Letters to the editor March 20, 2017

Private roads need to be county roads Dear Editor, We have eight houses on a private road, Eagle Hill. Every homeowner should take care of their road in front of their home, not leaving debris in the roadway in front of their property, or removing gravel from neighbor’s roadway or leaving snow, blocking the passage […]

Gun dog training, kennel business expanding

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. -It was the right mix. Fred Saber had trained dogs professionally for more than two decades—so when the opportunity to expand his business by taking over Maple Lane Kennels from the former owners who were retiring came up, it was an easy choice. “It just came together for us,” […]

America & Me Essay contest: My Michigan Hero by Ella Locey

On Wednesday, the three winners of the 48th annual America & Me Eassay contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insuarnce were recognized. Goodrich Middle School students Ella Locey, Miaya Tait and Taylor Thomas were awarded for their achievement. As the school’s first place winner, Locey’s name will be engraved on a plaque displayed in the school […]

Public Notice: Village of Goodrich

ARTICLE II. NOXIOUS WEEDS* Sec. 10-31. Title. This chapter shall be known and may be referred to as “The Weed Ordinance of the Village of Goodrich”. (Ord. No. 140, 4-14-08; Ord. No. 141, 2-19-09) Sec. 10-32. Enforcement; commissioner of noxious weeds. The village administrator or the duly authorized designate of the village administrator shall be […]

Dorothy Ellen Tuttle

TUTTLE, DOROTHY ELLEN of Davison formerly of Ortonville; died March 20, 2017.  She was 88.  Born February 17, 1929 in Booneville, Indiana to the late Thomas and Mae Thomas.  She is survived by three children, David (Kathryn) Tuttle, Virginia (Donald) Myles and Ruth (the late Charles) Hutchcraft; six grandchildren, Michael Tuttle, Jennifer Jones, Leatha Waugh, […]

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