Many leads, no suspect yet in township murder

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Earlier this week, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson reached out to the community regarding progress in now nearly a month old unsolved township murder. “We are going to solve this case,” said Swanson. “I know that people in the area are concerned about what’s happening, and that is totally […]

Smoke from western wildfires brings thick haze, vivid sunsets

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Vibrant red sunsets and a glowing moon will be the rule for the next few weeks as smoke traveling from massive Western wildfires is stretching all across the United States including Southeastern Michigan. “Until the fires out west are snuffed out, we will continue to have days, or stretches of […]

Gleason inks new contract with Dallas Stars

By David Fleet Editor On July 31, Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced that the club has signed defenseman Ben Gleason to a one-year, two-way contract. “It was a long week waiting,” said Gleason, 23, an Ortonville native. “I’m excited to get with the team and go to camp this September.” Gleason was originally […]

Local youth, pastors on ‘Mission Charleston’

By David Fleet Editor Two churches—one mission. Last month, five youths from Ortonville and Mt. Bethel United Methodist churches, accompanied by OUMC Pastor Brian Johnson and Mt. Bethel Pastor Leah Caron set off on a five day mission 400 miles southeast to serve in the community of Charleston, W.V. “Pastor Brian and I were really excited to […]

Local products a great option post pandemic

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Bonnie and Clyde were very profitable for a local youth. Allie Bottiglia, 15, along with sisters Taylor, 19, and Tara, 17, are members of the 4H Livestock Club and recently participated in the Oakland County Fair and Livestock auction last month in Davisburg. Allie’s pair of Angus-Hereford cross were sold […]

Former Blackhawk all ‘Blue’ now

By David Fleet Editor Mathew Harrison’s road to the Big House and the University of Michigan Football roster as a preferred walk-on has been anything but smooth. Harrison, a 2019 Brandon High School graduate and Blackhawk football standout has overcome injuries, a pandemic and the rigors of making a Big 10 football team. “It’s tough, […]

Masks optional this fall at Goodrich Schools Distirct

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Masking will be a choice this fall when students and teachers head back this fall. Distirct Superintendent Wayne Wright released a letter to parents on July 26 regarding masks when school starts up Aug. 30. “We know that choice is important to our parents. At this time, masking will be […]

It’s Good Times again

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Good Times are here again. On Aug. 7 Good Times in Goodrich will begin with a day of cars, food and activities for the whole family. “It’s biggest small festival that nobody has heard of,” said Jim Green, of Goodrich Festival and Events. “It’s all about community, family and fun. A […]

‘Family first,’ Huizenga steps down as GHS Girls Soccer coach

By David Fleet Editor After 14 seasons at the helm of the Girls Soccer Team—Coach Evan Huizenga announced last week it’s time for a change. “Family has to be first,” said Huizenga. “We preach family each day on the teams I’ve coached and that means me too.” Huizenga has opted to step down after a […]

Sheriff releases new details in Atlas Township homicide

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-At about noon, Sunday July 11, Genesee County Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious death near the 5100 block of South Vassar near Jordan roads, according to a report issued by Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson on Facebook. As of press time at noon, July 29 no suspects […]

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