Report: Goodrich recommended for NCA accreditation

Goodrich-On Wednesday, during a special meeting of the Goodrich Area Schools Board of Education, a Quality Assurance Review (Q.A.R.) was presented following a three-day survey of the district. The Q.A.R. exit report completed by AdvanceEd, accreditation, research, and continuous improvement in a customized way to 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United […]

Township cable channel available for EAS

Groveland Twp.- Area residents will now have a means to be notified in case of local emergency following a change in procedures from the local cable provider. Township Supervisor Bob DePalma was notified in September by Comcast it will no longer offer the service of ‘cable override? as a venue to disperse local emergency information. […]

A slice of success: ‘Alma Hill Bread?

Atlas Twp.- The neighbors of Amos Spahnie and Carla Lipari-Spahnie must have eaten well. During the past year the township Spahnies have been perfecting a recipe for banana bread and utilized those nearby to taste the mix’edging ever closer to perfection. ‘We just kept asking folks what tastes right,? said Amos, 52. ‘Some mixtures were […]

BHS Community Service Club

As a student attending Waterford Mott High School, Leslie Coffer joined the school’s Optimist Club as a means to just get out of the house. ‘Once I got started, I found it out it was very satisfying and I really enjoyed the club,? said Coffer, 18. ‘When I moved to Brandon as a junior I […]

BHS Community Service Club

Army CW3 Mark A. Layne II, a 1994 Goodrich High School graduate, is currently stationed at Speicher Air Force Base, northwest of Tikrit in Iraq, serving as a Blackhawk pilot. This is Layne’s third deployment? his first two deployments were from Fort Campbell, Ky. with the 101st Airborne Air Assault. His current deployment is with […]

Latest Goodrich council recall efforts fizzle, 2010 elections eyed

Goodrich-The recall is all but dead. That’s the message from village resident Diane Fredericks, who spearheaded the recall effort which was OK’d by the county in June. A deadline to obtain signatures from village voters to put the recall of four councilmembers on the Feb. 23, 2010 ballot will be Nov. 20. ‘Next year several […]

Green Road Bridge now open

Atlas Twp.-After closing the 70-year- old Green Road Bridge just east of M-15 following a Dec.13, 2008 inspection by engineers from Flint-based WadeTrim that deemed the structure unsafe’motorist began using the new span this weekend. The GCRC board of directors approved the plan on April 7. Workers from Montrose-based Heysteck Construction Company, who started the […]

Village ends fiscal year under budget, audit clean

Goodrich-The village received a ‘Clean Audit,? opinion from Lewis and Knopf, CPA the highest level of assurance for financial statements. The audit was discussed at the Monday village council meeting. The actual fund balance is up to $227,896 about 38 percent of the total expenses of $584, 907 for the village. The fund balance is […]

Area judge to retire after 26 years on district bench

Goodrich-On Monday night, 67th District Court Judge Richard Hughes of the Burton Division attended the village council meeting to thank the community he has served for 26 years. In addition to Goodrich and Atlas Township, the division also covers the communities of Davison, Davison Township, Richfield Township and Otisville. Hughes will turn 70-years-old next summer, […]

MSP to reinstate troopers, Groveland excluded

The Michigan State Police announced last week that 55 troopers will be recalled statewide who were laid off last summer. However, the Groveland Township Post, the current base for eight troopers, which lost three during the reduction, will unlikely see their ranks increase. ‘As of today, the Groveland Post is not on the list to […]