Sinking fund discussion, high school renovations

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — At 5 p.m., Sept. 26, the Goodrich School District will host an open house so community members can tour the recently renovated high school facilities, made possible by the 2020 bond. At 6:30 p.m., a short presentation starting in the new Martian Union (former Media Center) at Goodrich High […]

Snake charmer: V-10 Dodge Viper

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. —It’s a rocket on four wheels. That’s how Rusty Martin describes his vintage first-generation 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10 that spends the winter months nestled in his Brandon Township garage. “My Viper’s color is ‘ticket-me-red,’” laughed Martin. “But I never had a ticket, you really have to be responsible. Just […]

Goodrich High School ranked among top in county, state, nation

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — Goodrich High School has been named one of the “Best High Schools” by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-2024. The annual U.S. News & World Report evaluated 17,680 high schools nationwide in six criteria: college readiness, college curriculum breadth, state assessment proficiency, state assessment performance, underserved student performance […]

Brandon Firefighter honored at Michigan Firemen’s Memorial

By David Fleet Editor Roscommon — On Sept. 16, veteran Firefighter/EMS Assistant Fire Chief Dave Borst was honored at the 44th annual service for the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial, Roscommon, Mich. Borst was one of 168 firefighters including four who died in the line of duty honored during the weekend gathering. In total there are now […]

Audit report: Atlas Township fund balance steady

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — On Monday night at the board of trustees meeting, Wesley Messing, a CPA, principal and audit partner for King & King, presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the township’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. According to the audit, for the fiscal year 2021-22 the […]

Atlas Township OKs Hegel Road crosswalk for park

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. —  On Monday night the township board of trustees approved $6,200 for Wade Trim to design non-signaled, traffic warning devices only, crosswalk on Hegel Road at the entrance to the Atlas County Park, just east of Goodrich High School. “Having the design work shovel ready so when grant opportunities […]

M-15 road work

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — Area motorists will have just one more construction project along M-15 in Atlas Township before winter weather drives the orange barrels away. The Michigan Department of Transportation began repair work due to washout north of Green Road at the spillway into the Kearsley Creek. A temporary traffic light […]

From Australia to America

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — Prior to Aug. 31, the only world Paige Tooth knew was the sandy beaches of the South Pacific, summer in January and an occasional koala bear. Then on Sept. 1 she arrived in Michigan. Paige is a 15-year old exchange student from Newcastle, a harbor city in the Australian […]

The Burning Man Project

By David Fleet Editor Black Rock City, Nev.— It’s a blank canvas. That’s how Tim Burr, a 2007 Goodrich High School graduate who, since 2016 has made four trips from his Boise, Idaho home to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and the temporary Black Rock City that emerges for about a week in late August. “Burning […]

Deputy township supervisor named

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. —  On Sept. 5 the Atlas Township Board of Trustees voted 5-0 at a special meeting to hire James Busch as the township deputy supervisor. Busch, is a township resident, is a zoning board of appeals alternate member, serves on the township board of review and is currently chairing the Citizens Advisory Committee for High Speed […]

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