Oakland County Fair set to open

By David Fleet Editor It’s on! The Oakland County Fair will return for the 50th year in Davisburg on July 9-18. Last week the Oakland County Parks and Health Department gave the green light to the county fair. “We’ll be ready to go,” said Sara Wressler, Oakland County Fair assistant general manager. “The safety and […]

Michigan State House OKs vaccination passport ban

By David Fleet Editor On June 2, the State House of Representatives voted 62-47 in favor of a ban on vaccine passports. The vote was split along party lines with 58 Republican voting yes and 52 Democrats voting no. Four Democrats Reps. Coleman, Liberati, Sneller and Steenland joined Republicans and voted in favor of the […]

Vintage: 1929 Ford Model A pickup

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- It could ramble down the road at about 40 mph, carry a hefty cargo and still looks sharp enough to drive to town. Between 1928 and 1931 Ford rolled out 482,000 Model A pickup trucks— delivering an early hint of vehicle versatility still evident in many popular models on […]

‘They are the ones we must never forget’

By David Fleet Editor The number of troops may be on the decline, but the need for support continues. Louise Downs, president and founder of ‘The Desert Angel.org’ says the monthly box packing gatherings, over that past two decades will continue despite a recent announcement of the withdraw of all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan. […]

Oakland County Fair opening decision excepted this week

By David Fleet Editor It took World War II to cancel the Oakland County Fair in 1940. Then a pandemic halted the mid summer tradition in 2020. Now on the cusp of the 50th year the Oakland County Fair is almost set to roll July 9-18 Groveland Township resident and Oakland County Fair General Manager […]

Martian designated hitter overcomes stuggles

By David Fleet Editor When Alex Nick steps to the plate he’s all business. The 18-year-old designated hitter recently helped lead the Goodrich Martians to the 2021 Flint Metro League Championship and a 29-5 season heading into the postseason. “He knows what he needs to do to be successful,” said Martian Varsity Baseball Head Coach […]

Remembering D-Day

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- It was just days 35 before D-day, June 6, 1944 when Herb Leon turned 20 years old. On that day Prt. Leon almost didn’t make it to Omaha Beach. “I was in water up to my chin when I stepped off the ramp,” recalled Herb, 97 a township resident […]

Board seeks easement, ownership to historic Atlas Cemetery

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On May 17 the township board of trustees agreed to move forward on the establishment of a perminate easement for access to the Atlas Cemetery along with fencing around the parameter. The historical cemetery dating back more than 250 years, located on a .69 acre tract of land just […]

GHS alumna promoted at General Motors

By David Fleet Editor A former Goodrich resident and GHS graduate was recently promoted at General Motors. Michelle Gardner, the current GM Executive Director of Interior, Safety, and Thermal Cabin Comfort Engineering, was promoted to Vice President, Global Hardware Components and Subsystems. The move is effective June 1, 2021. Gardner has held numerous leadership positions […]

125th anniversary of 1896 cyclone remembered

By David Fleet Editor On the afternoon of May 25, 1896, the area weather reports included some strong winds during the day, but nothing unusual for late spring in northern Oakland County. However, as evening approached and area farmers returned home from their day in the fields, the placid countryside turned deadly. A cyclone ripped […]

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