District, Juul Labs OKs vaping case settlement

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.— On March 20, the Goodrich School Board voted 7-0 to approve resolution after a settlement for $600 million with Juul Labs regarding the impact of vaping on students. The district’s share of the settlement will be $34,997 with 30 percent for attorney’s fees. “The settlement is based on enrollment and number of buildings size,” […]

New manufacturing facility: Shannon Precision Fastener

By David Fleet Editor Holly Twp. — On March 17, Shannon Precision Fastener officially opened the 170,000 square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near McClelland Road and I-75. In September 2021, Madison Heights-based Shannon Precision Fastener began construction of the fastener manufacturing facility just north of Groveland Township. When at full capacity this summer, the new […]

Board OK’s security staff, safety assessment

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — When high school students return to class following spring break a new layer of security will be waiting. On Monday night, the Goodrich Board of Education voted 7-0 approving a Premier Security Solutions Staffing Pilot program to begin. The pilot program will include two staff at a cost $32 hour per who will be posted at […]

The Village of Ortonville: 175 years of small businesses & growing

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville — About 1920, Ortonville Blacksmith Irvin Williams’ shop was located on the south side of Mill Street west of Kearsley Creek. Irvin’s father, Carl Williams, was located on the north side of Mill Street east of Kearsley Creek. Irvin shod horses and traveled to farms for work, while Carl was […]

Lady Martians fall to Frankenmuth in MHSAA state semi-finals

By David Fleet Editor East Lansing— The Lady Martians quest for a state title ended in the high school girls state semifinals on March 17. The Frankenmuth Eagles defeated the Goodrich Martians 37-30 in the Division 2 MHSAA State Semifinals at the Jack Breslin Event Center on the campus of Michigan State University. A defensive […]

Martian boys basketball season ends in state quarter-finals

By David Fleet Editor Lake Orion —A fourth quarter rally was not enough for the Goodrich Martians Boys Varsity Basketball team (22-5) as the Ferndale Eagles (19-8) took the Division 2 quarter-final meeting at Lake Orion High School 71-66 “We played well enough to win the game,” said Martian Veteran Head Coach Gary Barns following the game. “I’m […]

Grass roots committee to seek high speed township-wide internet

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — For millions of people nationwide, having access to reliable high-speed internet is just not a reality. The day-to-day tasks—such as learning and working—relying on broadband access is a necessity. In February, the township created by board voted for a Citizen’s Advisory Committee for High Speed Access. The scope of the committee will be […]

Boots on the ground, ‘One Box for Ukraine’

By David Fleet Editor Krakow — Boyd Byelich is making a difference, one box at a time. The 59 year-old former Ortonville resident has grasp the opportunity to assist those in need a world away caught in the cross fire of the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian War. Byelich has joined the battle in support of the refugees […]

Kettering Champs

By David Fleet Editor Flint — On March 11, Goodrich and Brandon FIRST Robotics teams competed at the Kettering University FIRST Robotics District. Following the Jan. 7 release of the 2023 challenge, FIRST teams across the world have been strategizing the game, designing, and building robots to compete and work their way to the international […]

EV charging station eyed by Goodrich

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich —On Monday night village council meeting consideration will be given to the funding for electric vehicle charging station. Sheri Wilkerson, village administrator will seek grant applications. The State of Michigan will receive about $110 million for the Nation Electric Vehicle Formula Program, through the end of 2026. The Michigan Department […]

1 2 3 466