Voters have their say

By David Fleet Editor New leadership is on the way. Two new township supervisors, two treasurers and a clerk will be on the ballot Nov. 3 following some heated races and an election that featured record absentee ballots. In Atlas Township former township supervisor, Shirley Kautman Jones edged out incumbent Tere Onica for the Republican […]

District voters OK bond extension

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Aug. 4, school district voters approved a $20,930,000 bond extension proposal. As of Thursday morning the vote was Genesee County Yes 1,748/No 1,638; Lapeer County Yes 171/No 177 and Oakland County Yes 21/No 16—Total: Yes 1,940/No 1,831. “I’m very happy for Goodrich Schools and the support of this community—the […]

75th anniversary of WWII ending—first troops on mainland Japan

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- It has been 75 years, but Dane Guisbert still recalls the remains of the buildings in Japan following World War II. “In the cities the buildings were made out of reasonably stable (materials) wood, but a lot were made of bamboo,” said Guisbert, 94. “Some of the people were destitute […]

Goodrich Schools COVID-19 Preparedness, Response Plan

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the school board of education voted 7-0 to OK the district’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. “With the goal in mind of creating learning environments that will be appropriate for our families, we came together for intense planning sessions over the summer months both as a district administrative […]

COVID woes nixes Good Times

By David Fleet Editor Up to 6 p.m., Friday, July 31 local, county and state officials had OK’d the plan for 2020 Good Times in Goodrich Car Show. “We had a good safe plan, which included hand washing stations, masks, and distancing protocol—we went above and beyond the requirements,” said Jim Green, Good Times coordinator. […]

Remembering Joe D’Anna

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-Mark Bell and Joe D’Anna were having trouble finding work in 1991. That’s when Mark was asked by a friend if he wanted to manage a struggling pizza store in Ortonville, then known as Papa John’s Pizza, 425 Mill St. recalls Mark. “The job market was bad right then and we […]

Fire station/MSP detachment plans moves forward

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-Within two weeks plans for a new Fire Station One and Michigan State Police detachment will be sent to Lansing for final approval. Township officials created drawings of a 14,400 square foot single story building to be located on township property near the Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System or […]

Whale bones found in township

By David Fleet Editor Two Brandon Township sisters recently discovered whale bones in an on old river deposit in the Atlas Township area. Sadie, 13 and Kalin, 14 Benson were exploring recently and found two rather unique bones about 24 inches across in a rural area of the township. “I actually stubbed my toe on […]

We’re watching you

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Security cameras installed in early 2017 are paying off. In May, the board of trustees OK’d a township building security policy to document individuals with access key cards. The review also included forwarding security camera feeds to sheriff deputies from 10 cameras in the community. The board of trustees […]

Fun times, Good Times in Goodrich

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Masks are on and so are Good Times in Goodrich again. On Aug. 1, Good Times in Goodrich will begin with a day of cars, food and vendors in a safe outdoor environment. The event will be in the downtown Goodrich Commons area. “It’s biggest small festival that nobody heard of,” […]

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