Village receives payment for legal fees

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Village taxpayers received some compensation from growing legal fees as an ongoing lawsuit spanning almost five years moves on. Jakki Sidge, village administrator announced during the Monday night council meeting that a check for $58,494.32 was received as reinbursement for legal fees. “The funds will go back into the Village […]

Three decades of service: Johnson announces run for State Senate

By David Fleet Editor Ruth Johnson is in. On Thursday, Johnson, 63, who has served as Michigan’s Secretary of State since 2011, announced her candidacy for the Michigan State Senate 14th District with rallies in Waterford and Davison. Due to term limits current Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc, cannot seek reelection. The 14th District includes […]

A diploma for mom

A diploma for mom

From left: Julien Williams, Adam Burns, Kalie Cunningham, Taylor Brooks, Bailey Brooks and Natalie Pitylak. Adam’s close friends came to celebrate his graduation with him. Photo by Shelby Stewart. By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Since 2009, Adam Burns describes his life as going down hill. His parents divorced in 2010, following that his family had […]

No-fault insurance rates on the rise

By David Fleet Editor Motorists are going to pay a few dollars more to cover catastrophic medical claims under the state’s no-fault insurance plan. The double digit increase was announced by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association on March 29. The per-vehicle assessment will be hiked to $192 on July 1, up $22 from $170 currently, […]

Idol out

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-It’s over. After wowing celebrity judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan in prime time on ABC “American Idol” township resident Genavieve Linkowski bid to make the top 50 contestants fell short on Sunday night. “It was such a good experience overall,” said Linkowski, 19. “I was in the […]

Township medical personnel honored

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Seven township medical responders will be honored on Monday night for their life saving efforts. At 5:25 p.m., March 26, township medical personel were dispatched to Thayer Road for report of a 30-year-old male unconscious, suspected overdose. The responders were advised the patient was not breathing by the caller. […]

Leaders gather to improve village

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- Better sidewalks, drainage and communications between government and residents were just a few of the key issues suggested on March 29 during a joint meeting of village leaders. The village council, planning commission, and the downtown development authority gathered at the Brandon Township Public Library to discuss how they […]

Easter Egg-citement

Easter Egg-citement

Chloe Breakie, 7, opens a plastic Easter Egg at O.A.T.S. on March 24  in Groveland Twp. The event included egg dying, petting zoo, face painting. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

Goodrich opts to continue open Schools of Choice

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to adopt a resolution exercising the option permitted by Section 105 of the State School Aid Act, to operate a Schools of Choice program for the 2018-19 school year. The district will continue to accept applications for enrollment of non-resident students […]

Hollywood for Linkowski

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Township’s own Genavieve Linkowski’s Hollywood debut to wow celebrity judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan will be in prime time on ‘American Idol,’ April, 1. Linkowski snagged the American Idol Gold Ticket to Hollywood on March 19 following a stellar performance of “I Won’t Give Up,” by Jason […]