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 […]

Party with a Purpose for ‘Women At Risk’ at GUMC

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Rhonda was only 18 when she became one of thousands of women who were or are victims of human trafficking. Since then, her story has been shared through Women At Risk (WAR), a Michigan based organization that helps past and current victims of human trafficking. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May […]

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 […]

Bid awarded to upgrade school waste water treatment plant

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On Monday the Brandon Schools Board of Education voted 7-0 to approve a proposal to use $265,000 to improve the waste water treatment plant. The bid was awarded to Warren-based Brencal Contractors, who were the low bidders. “The stuff that’s there right now, it’s temporary,” said District Superintendent Dr. Matt […]

Donut Dolly: ‘Like a letter from home’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer In the year that Joann Kotcher was in Vietnam, she almost died six times. That she is aware of. These instances and more are documented in her book “Donut Dolly,” the narrative of her stint in Vietnam War, working with the American Red Cross to visit the soldiers overseas. “We […]

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 […]

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 […]



Noah Sheldon, 6, plays with a gooey creation at the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics or STEAM at the Brandon Township Library.  The class includes experiments and projects that encourage creative and critical thinking. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

‘Mental health issues are real for young people’

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Feb. 21 Dave Opalewski, president of Saginaw-based Grief Recovery Inc. a certified death, dying and suicide prevention instructor for Central Michigan University, provided sessions of awareness for middle and high school students, school staff and parents. Opalewski is also a certified support group facilitator and child trauma specialist who […]

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