DAR to mark grave of Patriot Phelps

In 1777, Norman Phelps was just 13 years old when he joined the Connecticut Militia as a musician- fifer. The youth enlisted four times serving as a fifer and drummer with the Connecticut Continental Line before his discharge at age 20 in 1781. In his pension records, he says, “that General George Washington reviewed his […]

Blacksmith shop returns to Ortonville

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-It’s been more than 70 years since the ring of blacksmith Carl Williams’ hammer and the smell of his coal fired forge were an everday part of the village. Ron Sutton, 90, recalls Carl along with his son Ervin’s blacksmithing business along the banks of the Kearsley Creek near Mill Street. […]

$600K AtlasTownship hall renovations move foreward

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Due to some major building renovations, township business will be working from an on-site office trailer until sometime this fall. “We will do our very best to get back into the new office space by the month of September and look forward to returning to normal business hours and […]

Navy veteran recalls life on post World War II Pacific islands

By David Fleet Editor In late 1945, about six months after the end of WWII, Navy Radioman William Meadowcroft was playing basketball on the U.S. Naval Base Guam. “We were in the middle of a game and a buddy thought he received a bee sting on his right ear,” he said. “So we took him […]

Groveland Township planning commission

On Monday night the Groveland Township Board of Trustees voted 5-0 to appoint David Newbill to the township planning commission. Newbill, a resident for more than 13 years is a Flint Township area Certified Financial Planner. Newbill replaces Neil Sheridan who resigned last month to serve as Executive Director of the Michigan Township Association.

Lakeshore Bluffs

Atlas Twp.-On Wednesday night the township planning commission voted 6-0 for a conditional approved of the Lakeshore Bluffs Estates, a site condominium project on Lake Shinanguag. Planning commission member James Lusty was absent from the vote. The project will feature two-two acre lots and four-one acre parcels a total of six. The upscale lake side […]

Shhhh! Dirt bike noise test proves quiet enough

By David Fleet Editor On Saturday, an ORV park test event was conducted to determine if noise was going to be a problem once the site was up and running in 2020. So to check out the decibel debate the Department of Natural Resources rented the park to the motorcycle group the Bent Wheel Club. […]

DNR, ORV park name game draws hundreds

By David Fleet Editor Apparently many people have suggestions to name the new state park. In fact, more than 750 have heeded the request of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources last month to name the state’s newest state park located in a former sand and gravel mining operation in Groveland and Holly townships off […]

Goodrich school bell, returns rings again

By David Fleet Editor In 1923 the Goodrich High School bell first rang reminding students it’s time for class. Now almost a century later that same clang will once again reverberate in the hallways reminding Martians it’s time for school. GHS Senior Reilly Shellenbarger, 18, recently recovered the old bell and with the assistance of […]

Village bank to close doors

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Aug. 15, the Chase Bank branch, 7301 State Road is being consolidated and closing. Chase will continue to operate branches in nearby Grand Blanc, 8238 S. Saginaw St., Ortonville, 761 Ortonville Road and Davison, 1121 S. State Road, Davison. “Like any good retailer, we constantly evaluate our branch network to […]

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