Cliff Filhart:To this day it’s ‘Semper Fi’

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Whether in a Mediterranean conflict, on American soil or Memorial Day service— Cliffert D. Filhart is a Marine. “I enlisted right after high school,” said Filhart, a township native, 1955 Ortonville High School graduate and football, basketball, baseball and track standout. “I was going to join the Air Force. But […]

The GAP to open at GUMC

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-An area church is reaching out to those in need. The Goodrich Area Pantry or The GAP is currently under construction at the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 South State Road. The pantry will service the Goodrich community and surrounding areas for those requesting a little assistance. The coordinators are asking […]

Township, district eye school resource officer, safety issues

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On May 21, the township board of trustees opened discussion regarding a school resource officer assigned to Goodrich Schools. The cost would be $102,647 per year for the service provided by the Genesee Sheriff Department. “Our deputies spend a lot of time right now taking calls at the schools, traffic […]

Purple Heart Trail one step closer

Purple Heart Trail one step closer

Rep. John Reilly (R-District 46) and Dennis Hoffman, Ortonville VFW commander testify on Tuesday  in Lansing to name a section of M-15 Purple Heart Trail. Photo provided.  By David Fleet Editor On May 22, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved legislation introduced by state Rep. John Reilly (R-District 46) to rename a portion of […]

Village nature park, pathway moves forward

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-A new village nature park featuring a natural pathway has been designated off Cemetery Street, just west of the cemetery. The trail, about 1,800 feet, will meander through woodlands along the Kearsley Creek. The village Parks & Recreation Committee, along with volunteers from the community started marking the trail earlier this […]

GTFD surveys will include two options for residents

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On May 22 the township board of trustees gathered for a special meeting to discuss options for possible changes in the township fire department. At issue are the efforts of the township board of trustees to determine the best cost structure and effective measure to keep the fire department financially […]

Rev.Frawley: 50 years a priest

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Next month Rev. Gerard Frawley will celebrate a half century as a priest. Still the milestone for the native of County Limerick, Ireland who was raised on an 85-acre dairy farm in the rolling countryside remains to him— a full measure of divine intervention. “I’d finished high school and in […]

Groveland township names new sexton

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On Monday night by a 5-0 vote the board of trustees approved township resident William McIninch to serve as the new cemetery sexton. The board of trustees oversees two township cemeteries Mt. Bethel Cemetery near Jossman Road, the Olive Branch Cemetery North Holly Road on the southwest corner of the […]

Champions of the OHL

By David Fleet Editor The Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League are top dogs this season thanks in part to an Ortonville native. Ben Gleason, 20, a 6-foot-1 inch and 180-pounds defenseman played some key minutes following a 5-4 home ice win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in Game 6 of the Rogers […]

Groveland Township names new trustee

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday night by a 5-0 vote Jim Christopher was appointed township trustee. Christopher was one of ten candidates that applied for the partial term following the resignation of Trustee Merilyn McGee who stepped down last month. The new term will expire on Nov. 20, 2020. Christopher must run […]