Flatrock Manor to open facility in village

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-An assisted living for the developmentally disabled is set to open later this year. Nick Burnett, CEO of Flatrock Manor said his company started working on the vacant Goodrich Hospice Care Center, 7280 S. State Road about six months ago. When completed the facility will be equipped to care for individuals […]

Klimek promted to assistant AT fire chief

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Monday, the township board of trustees OK’d Ed Klimek as the new assistant fire chief. Klimek, 50, has been with the department since September 1996. The 1985 Pontiac Catholic High School graduate grew up in the Auburn Hills area and moved to Goodrich in 1995. He attended Oakland […]

Cold, rain, wind, no problem for local Boston marathoner

By David Fleet Editor The mantra “Boston Strong,” took on a new meaning last Monday. “Not one second of the day was it not raining or windy,” said Trina Jolley, 49, a Goodrich resident and 1986 Brandon High School graduate. “It was supposed to be in the 40s but felt like the 20s due to […]

County park to open in township

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.– At 2 p.m., April 29 the townships first county park will open. The public is welcome to check out hiking trails, wetlands and the Atlas mill pond access on the 155-acre parcel on the north side of Hegel Road about 800 feet east of Gale Road. Amy McMillian, Genesee […]

Black Diamond Trailer Sales

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Whether hauling a car, landscape material or a travel trailer cross country— Black Diamond Trailer Sales, 1342 S. Ortonville Road offers the right equipment for the task. “This community is a great market for trailers of all styles, said Don Sherman, owner and 2007 Brandon High School graduate. “My grandfather […]

Suspects arrested for stealing coins from area car washes

By David Fleet Editor Two Detroit area men were arrested earlier this month in connection with breaking and enterings at local coin operated car washes. At 11:56 a.m., April 4, an Oxford Township deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Wet Willey’s Car Wash, 1265 S. Lapeer Road, Oxford. The vehicle was […]

Bucket list includes Boston Marathon for local

By David Fleet Editor Trina Jolley is Boston bound. “The Boston Marathon was on my ‘Bucket List,’” said Jolley, 49, a Goodrich resident and 1986 Brandon High School graduate. “I’m excited to be there—it’s a lot of emotion and I plan on just soaking it all in.” Jolley will join about 10,000 runners in the […]

Village receives payment for legal fees

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Village taxpayers received some compensation from growing legal fees as an ongoing lawsuit spanning almost five years moves on. Jakki Sidge, village administrator announced during the Monday night council meeting that a check for $58,494.32 was received as reinbursement for legal fees. “The funds will go back into the Village […]

Three decades of service: Johnson announces run for State Senate

By David Fleet Editor Ruth Johnson is in. On Thursday, Johnson, 63, who has served as Michigan’s Secretary of State since 2011, announced her candidacy for the Michigan State Senate 14th District with rallies in Waterford and Davison. Due to term limits current Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc, cannot seek reelection. The 14th District includes […]

No-fault insurance rates on the rise

By David Fleet Editor Motorists are going to pay a few dollars more to cover catastrophic medical claims under the state’s no-fault insurance plan. The double digit increase was announced by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association on March 29. The per-vehicle assessment will be hiked to $192 on July 1, up $22 from $170 currently, […]

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