Township, district eye school resource officer, safety issues

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On May 21, the township board of trustees opened discussion regarding a school resource officer assigned to Goodrich Schools. The cost would be $102,647 per year for the service provided by the Genesee Sheriff Department. “Our deputies spend a lot of time right now taking calls at the schools, traffic […]

Purple Heart Trail one step closer

Purple Heart Trail one step closer

Rep. John Reilly (R-District 46) and Dennis Hoffman, Ortonville VFW commander testify on Tuesday  in Lansing to name a section of M-15 Purple Heart Trail. Photo provided.  By David Fleet Editor On May 22, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved legislation introduced by state Rep. John Reilly (R-District 46) to rename a portion of […]

Village nature park, pathway moves forward

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-A new village nature park featuring a natural pathway has been designated off Cemetery Street, just west of the cemetery. The trail, about 1,800 feet, will meander through woodlands along the Kearsley Creek. The village Parks & Recreation Committee, along with volunteers from the community started marking the trail earlier this […]

New in town:‘It’s the Little Things’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-On April 14, ‘It’s the Little Things’ opened at 431 Mill St. in the village. “It’s something I wanted,” said owner Lisa Paynter. “I love small town and always have.” Paynter, along with her husband Jesse, opened the shop after she was a vendor on ‘Witches Night Out’ last October […]

GTFD surveys will include two options for residents

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On May 22 the township board of trustees gathered for a special meeting to discuss options for possible changes in the township fire department. At issue are the efforts of the township board of trustees to determine the best cost structure and effective measure to keep the fire department financially […]

Brandon bus drivers now outsourced

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On Monday night by a 5-2 vote the Brandon Board of Education Ok’d outsourcing the school bus drivers. Diane Salter, president, Bob Eisminger, vice president, Marianne Dwyer, secretary and trustees Lisa Kavalhuna and John Chartier voted in favor of outsourcing while trustee Kevin McClellan and treasurer Debbie Brady voted against […]

And they’re off

And they’re off

Front Elin Prince, 3. Back from left, Kathryn Prince, 5 and Addie Prince 9. On May 12  more than 500 participated in the seventh annual Bookin’ It For Your Library 5K and Dewey Decimal Dash. See more pictures on page 15. Photo by Patrick McAbee.   

Groveland township names new sexton

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On Monday night by a 5-0 vote the board of trustees approved township resident William McIninch to serve as the new cemetery sexton. The board of trustees oversees two township cemeteries Mt. Bethel Cemetery near Jossman Road, the Olive Branch Cemetery North Holly Road on the southwest corner of the […]

Groveland Township names new trustee

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday night by a 5-0 vote Jim Christopher was appointed township trustee. Christopher was one of ten candidates that applied for the partial term following the resignation of Trustee Merilyn McGee who stepped down last month. The new term will expire on Nov. 20, 2020. Christopher must run […]

Fire department shake-up draws ire

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday night about 100 filled the township hall during the board of trustees meeting to express their concerns regarding possible changes in the township fire department. Township Supervisor Bob DePalma said that options will be made public later this month regarding the possible changes. The township will send […]