Atlas Township to honor Rudi Deschner

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-By a 4-0 vote on Tuesday night the township board of trustees approved a plaque to be placed in the community hall for Rudi Deschner. Township Supervisor Tere Onica was absent with notice. Deschner, who passed away on Feb. 3, 2020 at 87 years old, served on the Goodrich and […]

ATFD seeks speed bumps for road safety

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-M-15 is busy and dangerous—especially for emergency responders. “Almost 20 percent of our calls are vehicle accident related,” said Ed Klimek, assistant chief, Atlas Township Fire Department. “Most of these accidents occur on M-15 which is one of the highest-traveled two-lane roads in Genesee County.” Between 2004 and 2009 there […]

Township to preserve historic cemetery

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- By a 4-0 vote on Tuesday night the township board of trustees authorize the township attorney to proceed with filing action to clear thetitle on the Atlas Cemetery, and to budget no more than $10,000 for the process. Township Supervisor, Tere Onica was absent with notice. The cemetery, located […]

Ortonville Chamber of Commerce returns

By David Fleet Editor After more than three years the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce is on the cusp of a comeback. The reboot will begin from 5-7 p.m., March 5, Real Estate One, 875 S. Ortonville Road, will host an informal reception to discuss creating a new Chamber of Commerce in Ortonville. “The mission of […]

School board appoints trustee

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- During a special meeting on Wednesday night the school board of education appointed Tim Zirnhelt as a trustee. Trustee Ashley Herriman was absent with notice. “We had five good candidates,” said Greg Main, school board president. “Tim had the experience as a board member that we need right now with […]

Pierce sets collegiate pole vault record

By David Fleet Editor As a Blackhawk, Tricia Pierce pole vaulted to a state title. Now as a University of Arkansas Little Rock Trojan, her career will include a collegiate record. Pierce accomplishments as a high school vaulter earned a full scholarship to the University of Arkansas-Little Rock where she is studying pre-dental. UALR is […]

Former Blackhawk now on The Guardians of XFL

By David Fleet Editor Last Sunday, when the XFL professional football league kicked off their inaugural season, a Brandon Blackhawk was on the field. Jake Sutherland, a 2014 Brandon High School graduate plays tight end, and on special teams for the New York Guardians—one of eight teams competing during the new 10 week season. The […]

Goodrich SRO: ‘It’s about prevention through education.’

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Deputy Casey Seeley recalls his first home varsity football game as a School Resource Officer. “I remember the response from students—they greeted me and many called me by name,” he said. “I had worked plenty of football games as a deputy before that, but not as an SRO. It was […]

Goodrich Dam issues spring up again, fixes, inspection needed

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to postpone repairs on the village dam. Council member Tim Barraco was absent with notice. Last month, at the request of the Village DPW, Wade Trim visited the mill pond dam to observe a potential issue with the operating gates and dam structure. […]

Rudi Deschner

Rudi John Deschner of Goodrich, died Monday, February 3, 2020 at Select Hospital-McLaren. He was 87. Rudi was born in Flint on June 16, 1932 and moved to Goodrich as a teenager and graduated 1950. He married Kathryn Larime on June 5, 1954, remaining together nearly 66 years. Living in Germany during US Army service, […]

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