Goodrich blood drive set for February

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Area blood donors will now have to wait until February to give. Last month, Jerry Warner, Goodrich United Methodist Church, co-blood drive coordinator was notified the Dec. 13 collection was cancelled. “I was disappointed by the announcement,” said Warner, who has helped spearhead the donation efforts since 2011. “The December blood […]

A day for Ben

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Ben Atkins is a trooper. On Monday, sirens screamed, lights flashed and Ben, a 9-year-old township youth battling cancer, was picked up at his home in a firetruck accompanied by a Michigan State Police escort for a gathering of firefighters and law enforcement at Grange Hall Road Fire Station […]

Peter George Voit

Peter George Voit Peter George Voit of Ortonville; died December 1, 2018. He was 86. Born December 11, 1931 in Vienna, Austria to the late Karl and Johanna (nee: Lauterer) Voit. Peter married Edith Anna Kraus on July 24, 1954 in Vienna, Austria. As a young couple, they made their home in the Detroit area […]

Local man gets six months, probation in plea deal

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 21, Judge Geoffrey L. Neithercut sentenced Goodrich resident Terry Cadarette to 180 days in the Genesee County jail on the work release program with credit for six days served, 60 months probation, to register under the sex offender registration act, complete sex offender treatment, have no contact with the […]

‘I tell everyone, just keep moving’

By David Fleet Editor On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the Armistice was signed ending World War I. Just a few hours earlier Kathleen Sanders was born Nov. 10, 1918, at home, 66 Cedar St., Ortonville. “That was 100 years ago,” laughed Kathleen, who celebrated with a […]

‘My heart will always be with the Brandon Fire Department’

By David Fleet Editor Roger Brasseur’s burns were severe. The Pontiac resident’s injuries were caused when polyurethane paint fumes inside his shirt were ignited when he tossed a match on charcoal saturated with lighter fluid. “I had been spraying paint on baby furniture in my garage,” recalled Brasseur, who along with wife Kay lived in […]

Village structure fire

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-At 7:58 p.m., Nov. 27, Brandon firefighters respond to a village structure fire near James Street. When firefighters arrived the detached two and a half car garage was fully engulfed in flames. Brandon Fire Chief Dave Kwapis said sparks from welding in the structure was suspected as cause. “The resident had […]

Council nixes weed sales on eve of new law

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-During a special meeting on Monday the village council voted 5-0 to approve a resolution to prohibit marijuana establishments within the boundaries of the village. The resolution follows a new state law that goes into effect Dec.6 after voters decided to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use on Nov. 6 by […]

‘Tis the season Goodrich Downtown Christmas

By David Fleet Editor From 5-8 p.m., Dec. 6., Santa Claus will be at the Goodrich Downtown Christmas. Santa will be seeking both the nice and naughty during the evening. “The annual downtown Christmas event will be bigger and more festive than ever this year,” said Patty Plant, owner of Cranberries Cafe, 10250 Hegel Road. […]

Village council OKs future Ridge Road pathway

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Nov. 12, by a 5-0 vote the village council OK’d the scoping/pre-engineering of a pathway between Ridge Road from Hegel to Green roads. The procedure must be completed before any applications are made for grant funding. “This is at no cost to the village,” said Paulette Johnson, Walk, Bike, Run, […]

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