Dust, noise issues stir township countryside

Atlas Twp.- Randy VanHorn, 43, lives on about five acres in the often placid township countryside dotted with pastures, woodlots and a few old barns. Yet the rolling landscape and rural setting has a new element–noise. About two years ago VanHorn, an avid motorcycle rider constructed a dirt track complete with jumps, curves and a […]

Gone, but not forgotten

Army Sgt. Earl Walker participated in World War II combat; was wounded three times in European battles; earned eight medals including a Purple Heart for his actions before returning home in 1945. Following the war Walker settled down to civilian life raised three children, worked at General Motors in Pontiac and resided in Brandon Township […]

Local residents concerned about closing of Groveland MSP Post

Groveland Twp.- Dennis O’Malley arrived home during the mid-day to unload some tables in the basement of his township home. He was not home alone. The owner of a Brandon Township restaurant and a catering service, O’Malley purchased 11 acres about 10 years ago and built a house on the wooded township property. The rural […]

Construction of Goodrich pathway hits snags

Goodrich – Progress on the Goodrich Pathway which rolled forward this summer creating a non-motorized pathway bordering Hegel Road west of the Goodrich Country Club to Oaktree Elementary in Atlas Township, continues to make some significant detours prior to its completion. About a month ago Brian Slater, engineer from Flint-based Wade Trim designers of the […]

School OK’s arsenic filtration system

Goodrich – It’s been a little more than two years since Goodrich School District learned of next January’s new arsenic requirements. The board moved one step closer to meeting those new provisions at the September school board meeting. At a cost of $91,350 the Goodrich School Board OK’d Sunshine Water Systems of Linden to provide […]

New owners, new tastes Big Jake’s

Goodrich-Steve McGinnis had driven past Big Jake’s Pizza and Shakes each day on his way to work. ‘One day I noticed a ‘For Sale? sign up in front,? said McGinnis, a 1985 Davison High School graduate and Grand Blanc Township resident. ‘Then when it said ‘Price Reduced? I thought we should be there’I’ll run it.? […]

Groveland Township post will close

Lansing- Michigan State Police protection and services from the Groveland post will end following the breakdown of a legislative conference committee agreement regarding the state budget on Wednesday. After nearly a year of banter the Senate voted 21-17 to concur with the committee report that specifically calls for the post to be closed on Dec.1. […]

The way to grow

Brandon Twp.- For the past 25 years Horton-Renn Insurance Agency, 1839 S. Ortonville Road has offered clients exceptional service. The same commitment to customers will continue but in a new upgraded facility. Company owner Walt Renn says the original 750 square-foot brick office building purchased in 1982 was just too small for the three agents […]

Goodrich schools sign up and running…almost

Goodrich – After more than two years of planning and a host of issues the new Goodrich Area Schools sign located along Hegel Road north of the high school is up’but not quite running. On Sept. 22 representatives of Apex Sign Group of Flint razed the old sign and installed the new marque just before […]

Goodrich to join lawsuit against drain commission

Goodrich- The school district has joined five other Genesee County districts in a lawsuit challenging the Genesee County Drain Commission. The districts are contesting excessive connection fees and regular user fees of the water and sewer system. The suit claims these fees and charges are an unconstitutional tax levied on public school districts. The school […]