Planning commission denies recreation rezoning

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- It’s just not cricket. A group of investors that proposed creating cricket fields in the township along with other recreation attractions in a private club were turned back by planners on Wednesday night. The township planning commission voted 5-0 to deny a recommendation to the board of trustees to […]

Township Tripp Road project costs estimated

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On June 11 the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to OK funding for rebuilding Tripp Road between Grange Hall Road and Dixie Highway. The estimated cost to the township will be about $245,885 of an estimated $3 million project. Bob DePalma, township supervisor said $189,228 will come out […]

New pastor at Mt.Bethel

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On July 1, a new pastor will step in at Mt. Bethel Church. Leah Caron, an Oxford Township resident and current Youth Director at Seymour Lake United Methodist Church will take over for retiring Pastor Scott Clark. “I’m excited,” said Caron. “Mt. Bethel has been there for 180 years […]

Pond weed spraying OK’d, assessment eyed by council

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On June 11, during the village council voted 5-0 to spray the mill pond for weeds. In 2016 the council voted 4-1 in a special meeting to spray the mill pond for weeds. It was the first application since 2013. Jakki Sidge, village administrator, reported four residents have indicated they would […]

Local safe following UP storms

By David Fleet Editor    Ian Gannon has grown accustom to inclement weather. The 23 year old, 2013 Goodrich High School graduate is currently a junior at Michigan Technological University located in Houghton, where he is studying geological engineering. The university of about 7,000 students is situated on the Keweenaw Peninsula between the shores of […]

The poorest of the poor

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer In the fall of 2015, the Carmody family left their life behind to become full-time foreign missionaries.  “Our intent and desire is to live abroad in the poorest of poor communities for the remainder of our lives,” said Karen Carmody, who is currently in Peru with her husband Chris and […]

Okay, Don thinks it’s time to debate ‘real’ issues

Okay,  Don thinks it’s time to debate ‘real’ issues

Fake news! Canadians burning down the White House! Guns cause kids to kill! 45,000 suicides yearly in the US! He’s an idiot! She’s a racist! I don’t know about you folks, but my over-worked brains needs a break. I need time to ponder the issues that really matter to everyday Americans. Addams Family or 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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