BHS bridge builder teams head to MDOT challenge

By David Fleet Editor Some BHS students are building a foundation for the future. Twenty-eight teams of BHS ninth and 10th grade students will compete in the Michigan Department of Transportation Bridge Challenge in Grand Rapids on May 1 challenging teams statewide. The three-member teams design and build cable stayed bridges. The bridge has one […]

Goodrich may soon join Flint Metro League

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- The Martians may soon have a new sports home. An application has been made aimed at the 2019-20 school year for the Martians, along with Lake Fenton and Cournna schools to join the Flint Metro League. Dave Davis, athletic director said following the March Flint Metro League meeting, Goodrich along […]

Township motorhome fire takes life of local woman

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-At 11:11 p.m., April 15, township firefighters responded to the 3000 block of Grange Hall Road to a motorhome fire. Fire department Lt. Tom Nicholson said that when firefighters arrived flames were coming from windows and doors of the vehicle. “The motorhome was completely engulfed,” said Nicholson. “The victims made […]

Gearing up for M-15 Garage Sale

By David Fleet Editor On May 5 the annual M-15 Garage Sale stretching from Clarkston through Brandon, Groveland and Atlas townships to Bay City draws thousands of motorists to local communities. “It’s a definite boom to our local economy,” said Shirly Kautman-Jones of the Goodrich/Atlas Chamber of Commerce. “Many people will arrive in our communities for […]

Boots in the Boonies

By David Fleet Editor It started as a day hike. “We all hiked in the mud,” said Jeff Hanft of Ortonville Boy Scout Troop 139. “We started from the horse camp on Fox Lake Road with about three or four scout troops in 2008. The camp was small so we asked the DNR if the […]

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 […]