After more than a century village hardware closing ends era

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- It was center of most American villages. From shotguns to nails to paint the hardware store kept the community supplied while providing, at times, a gathering destination for neighbors to chat. Starting about 1900 when G.N. Hart store opened for business on the west side of South Street in the […]

Hegel Road project eyed by village

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Tuesday night during a special meeting the village council moved forward on two road projects. The board OK’d the application process for two sections of Hegel Road—from the bridge over Kearsley Creek to Senica Street and from the Goodrich Country Club west to the village limits. Wade Trim will make […]

Village to dicuss applications

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Sept. 10 the village council agreed on a special meeting, 6 p.m., Sept. 25 at the village offices to discuss applications for the superintendent of public works and village administrator/clerk. “We would like to keep it confidential at this point,” said Mark Baldwin, village president. “When we (council) are reviewing […]

Dallas Stars sign Ben Gleason to three-year deal

By David Fleet Editor Ben Gleason is on the cusp of the NHL. On Sept. 13, Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced the signing of defenseman Gleason to a three-year, entry-level contract. Gleason, an Ortonville native who attended Brandon Schools will start the hockey season with the Dallas Stars top affiliate team Texas Stars […]

Local takes plea in felony child sex case

By David Fleet Editor On Monday, an an area business owner pleaded no contest to accosting, enticing or soliciting child for immoral purpose in exchange, the prosecutor will dismiss 12 other related counts. Terry Cadarette was arrested on July 18, 2016 after he allegedly used the social media app Grindr to attract a 14-year-old boy […]

Fund balance ‘very healthy,’ board OKs audit

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.– Brad DeVries a CPA for Yeo & Yeo, presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 at Monday’s township board of trustee meeting. The township board voted 5-0 to accept the audit. According to the audit, for the fiscal year 2017-18 […]

‘We’re stuck: Lockout delays township Tripp Road project

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- For many years the condition of Tripp Road on the township’s west side has been a rough ride. In July the Road Commission for Oakland County closed the mile long thoroughfare and began the $2.3 million reconstruction of Tripp Road between Dixie Highway and Grange Hall Road. It was […]

‘This is where I wanted to be’

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- For five consecutive elections spanning 18 years, Township Clerk Pam Mazich was reelected to her office. “I had no opposition either,” laughed Mazich. “No one wants the clerk’s job.” On Oct. 1, a stellar career of public service with the township of more than 30 years will end. On […]

Red Wings drop in on Oaktree Elementary for some play

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- According to news sources Detroit Red Wing’s center Dylan Larkin is likely to wear the captians jersey before his new contract is up in five years. On Tuesday, about a month before the puck drops on the 2018-19 NHL season, Larkin’s leadership role shifted from the ice Little Caesars Arena […]

Village drain project start nears

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Final design for village drain project that was approved more than five years ago could begin as early as January. That’s the word from Sue Hogan, senior engineer of the of surface water management for the Genesee County Drain Office on a renovation of a century old village drain system. An […]