‘Weekend Canoeing in Michigan’

By David Fleet Editor For parts of the past 40 years Doc Fletcher has been on, near or in Michigan Rivers. “It was the Pere Marquette on May 20, 1978,” said Fletcher. “I was just 23 years old and some friends invited me to go canoeing—I just fell in love with it.” While spending his […]

Two suspects arrested in counterfeit case

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- On May 1, Brandon deputies arrested two individuals in the 4300 of Wildwood Loop in connection with a home invasion and possession of 28 counterfeit $100 bills. Arrested were a 27-year-old white female and a 29-year old-white male who both confessed to passing counterfeit money in Brandon and Independence […]

Dry conditions kindle area fires

By David Fleet Editor Hadley Twp.-On Sunday afternoon crews from seven area fire departments battled a forest fire in a remote area of the Ortonville Recreation Area. Township Fire Chief Kurt Nass said firefighters were called at about 3 p.m. to the area near Tody Lake near Vista Bay Trial. “The call came in as […]

County Park opens

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. Hiking trails, wetlands and the Atlas mill pond access all on a wooded 155-acre parcel on the north side of Hegel Road about 800 feet east of Gale Road is now open to the public. On Sunday several hundred attended the opening of the townships new Genesee County Park. […]

Karen Sue Frantz

FRANTZ, KAREN SUE of Ortonville; passed away April 27, 2018. She was 80.  Born April 25, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Howard S. and Lucille E. (nee: Smith) Caldwell.  She married the love of her life, James C. Frantz on April 25, 1958 in Brown City, Michigan.  She is survived by her loving […]

Hana Marie AKA ” Max” Ferguson

FERGUSON, HANA MARIE AKA “MAX” of Ortonville; died suddenly April 26, 2018. She was 18. Born in Pontiac, Michigan on January 22, 2000 to Brian and Cheryl (nee: Batten) Ferguson. She is survived by her loving mother, Cheryl Ferguson and her father Brian Ferguson; grandparents, J. Harold Batten and Delores Ferguson; uncles and aunts, William […]

Township trustee seat now open

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- The township is seeking a trustee following the resignation of Merilyn McGee. Township residents have until June 4 to applied for the remainder of the term which will expire on Nov. 20, 2020. Candidates must be 18 years old, a resident of the township for 30 days and be […]

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 […]

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