Hazy skies arrive

Hazy skies arrive

By David Fleet Editor About a week ago Kelly Belanger could see the Puget Sound from her downtown Seattle apartment. “The smoke rolled in last Friday (Sept. 11),” said Belanger, a 2012 Goodrich High School graduate and current Amazon Web Services employee. “Since then the air has become very hazardous and we just can’t go […]

Atlas Real Estate: 25 years

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-It’s been a quarter of a century since Marian Wojtkowicz and Jeff Dawley purchased a small building near the intersection Green and State roads. The two local real estate agents had a vision to transform the auto repair shop at 8491 S State Road, into a dynamic business grounded on […]

Township coffers growing following audit

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.– On Monday night the township board of trustees approved an audit presented by Ken Palka, from the accounting firm of Pfeffer, Hanniford and Palka. Palka reported on the township finances following the completion of the yearly audit ending March 31, 2020. “The township is in excellent financial condition,” said […]

Aerial mosquito spraying

By David Fleet Editor Oakland County is one of ten areas statewide that will receive aerial mosquito control treatment due to a high-risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced last week. In addition to Oakland, Barry, Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm and Newaygo counties […]

Don Charles Clasman

Don Charles Clasman of Waterford, Michigan; died September 9, 2020.  He was 64.  Born December 9, 1955 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late David Earl and Mary Bernice (nee: McDonald) Clasman.  He is survived by his wife, Louisa Marie Clasman; two sisters, Marcia (Richard) Little and Janet (Gary) Driton; also survived by several nieces and […]

Supervisor race stands

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Three votes. That’s the only change in the final tally following a recount last week in a close Republican township primary supervisors race. Despite the small deviation the results of the election will stand. On Aug. 21, a recount was filed by candidate Kevin Scramlin, contesting the results of […]

Football returns

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Blackhawk head football coach Brad Zube’s reaction to the start of the 2020 season was simple. “It’s time to get back to work,” he said. Zube response followed a Sept. 3, announcement from the Michigan High School Athletic Association to reinstate football for this fall – about three weeks after […]

Area gyms open following six month shut down

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-Wednesday morning Brian Dunaway was ready to reopen. Again. Dunaway, owner of Anytime Fitness, 250 N. Ortonville Road is on the cusp of opening his business following a six month shut down due to the coronavirus. On Sept. 3, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a pair of executive orders to allowed gyms […]

Back to America: Former student, now intern

By David Fleet Editor The first time Australia native Lyall Beveridge visited the United States he raved about American hamburgers, pizza and was surprised that school buses were yellow. Five years later not much has changed. In 2014, Beveridge was a 14-years-old high school student from Sydney who arrived in the United States and attended […]

‘Let Them Play’

By David Fleet Editor On a late summer Friday afternoon, Brandon Blackhawk Varsity football slot receiver Brayton MacQueen was not at practice or preparing for the teams second game of the season. Rather, the 6-foot-1-inch 180 pound junior was on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol along with hundreds of other players, parents and […]

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