Ortonville Skate Park future hangs in air

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Village councilmembers expressed surprise at their Monday meeting at Brandon Recreation Director Fred Waybrant’s announcement earlier this month that he would be managing the Village Skate Park. It seems a communication breakdown occurred between the council, Waybrant, and Village Manager David Trent, who had also previously confirmed to The […]

6th Annual Bookin’ It For Your Library 5K

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Rose Partin won a medal for the speed in which she completed her first 5K, but she was a little slow in picking it up— almost a year late. The 64-year-old recently registered to participate in the 6th Annual Bookin’ It For Your Library 5K, set for […]

Eco Club

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Mother Teresa was once quoted, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Every drop of water counts in Flint, a city of 98,310, where the H2O coming out of taps […]

Nothing like Boston

By David Fleet Editor April 17 marked four years since the Boston Marathon bombings. The tragedy killed three people, injured hundreds of others and sent the city into hysteria— forever altering the iconic 26.2-mile run. For Goodrich resident Rodney Reneski the race is a unique mix of pride, resilience and triumph. “It’s Boston Strong all […]

Drone reported stolen from school

Brandon Twp. – A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the person who stole a drone from Brandon High School. A teacher reported the theft to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office on April 26. She keeps the drones in a locked room and said she last saw the DJI Phantom 3 standard […]

Twp. police/fire millage renewal, 9-1-1 on ballot

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. – Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., May 2 for Genesee County and township voters who will decide on a police/fire millage renewal and a 9-1-1 surcharge hike. Earlier this year the township board of trustees OK’d ballot questions for renewals of 2.1 mills for police protection […]

Sewer idea floated again with eye on businesses, township

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – The topic of sewer surfaced again at a meeting Wednesday in the village. Nearly 40 people were in attendance at the April 26 meeting to which about 200, mostly business owners, were invited by Village Manager David Trent to continue what is now a more than 60-year dialogue […]

Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day

Kelly Bonds and Amanda Quinian set up Harvey Swanson Elementary School for Earth Day on April 22. Areas of the school represent different environments. Locally the Goodrich/Chamber of Commerce will host an Earth Day celebration at the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, Goodrich. Clean up will be along State and Hegel roads. […]

Blown away

Blown away

Ally-Sweet and Hannah-Mohrman fight 45 mph winds on Wednesday before track practice at Goodrich High School. Photo by Patrick McAbee. By David Fleet Editor On Wednseday afternoon a high wind warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Oakland and Genesee counties. Southwest 35-45 mph winds with gusts up to 65 mph were reported. In […]

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