Brandon, Goodrich top state averages

Statewide results from the first Merit Exam were released earlier this month and both Brandon and Goodrich school districts exceeded state requirements. According to the Michigan Department of Education, the Merit Exam, which is mandatory for all high school juniors, replaces the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) used in years past. A state law dictated […]

Whitmore Lake Schools, Hart ink deal

Goodrich Superintendent Kim Hart is employed. By a 7-0 vote on Monday night, the Whitmore Lake School District OK’d a three-year contract with Hart, who was placed on administrative leave by the Goodrich School Board July 26. Hart will earn $109,614 per year. John Mayleben, president of the Whitmore Lake School Board, said the contract […]

Township man charged in officer’s death

A Brandon Township man is being held without bond in connection with the death of a police officer last week in Independence Township. Ramon Felix Pineda, 25, was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in 52-2 District Court before Judge Kelley Kostin on multiple charges including second degree murder, leaving the scene of an accident causing death, and […]

Community remembers Jack Quigley

Friend, businessman and father’Jack Quigley will be remembered by the community and family for his tireless work efforts, neighborly spirit and compassion toward others. Quigley, of Ortonville, died Aug. 24. He was 78. Born in Flint, Quigley moved to the Clarkston area where he worked on a farm. At 14-years-old he hitchhiked to California to […]

Atlas Township board nixes franchise sewer deal

Atlas Twp.-By a 4-0 vote on Monday night, the township board of trustees denied local business owner Lee Steinhoff a franchise sewer agreement. At issue is a 20-acre parcel located just north of the Goodrich High School, where Steinhoff intends to build an assisted living facility. The sewer line runs along the Hegel Road frontage […]

Good Times in Goodrich

Goodrich-The third annual Goodrich/Atlas Chamber of Commerce Good Times in Goodrich festival will take place on Sept. 15 in the Goodrich Commons park near M-15 and Hegel Road. Events will include live entertainment, Beat of the Street, a 5K run, business expo, craft fair and Goodrich robotics demonstration. Also this year will be a Classic […]

Still standing after 120 years

Goodrich- Under a big tent during the summer of 1917, Ruth Smith recalls a congregational ice cream social in the churchyard of Christ Lutheran Church. ‘I was about 3-years-old at the time of the gathering at church,? said Smith, 93, a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church, 5245 Hadley Road. ‘We held the party to […]

‘We are very proud of him?

Atlas Twp.-Since his graduation from Goodrich High School in 2003, Thomas ‘Jake? Sanford, has been a Marine on the move’from a stint in Okinawa, Japan, to earning honors on the rifle range, to achieving the rank of sergeant’Jake’s military career has been stellar. Now the 22-year-old Atlas native is faced with an even greater challenge. […]

Hart’Whitmore Lake deal nears

Goodrich Superintendent Kim Hart’s job hunt has been delayed. After offering Hart the top spot for the Whitmore Lake School District last week, the school board tabled a contract offer for Hart at the Aug. 13 school board meeting. John Mayleben, president of the Whitmore Lake School Board, said the contract for Hart was discussed […]

On-line auction comes to town

Goodrich’From on-board to on-line’Jan’s Sport Shop is going to change this fall. After more than 30 years in town, Jan’s, 7285 State Road (M-15), will now host an on-line auction at their location just north of the village. The local company will continue to offer boat service and parts at the same site. Large items […]