Frigid weather-cool art

By David Fleet Editor Two teams of local high school students will chip, hack and saw in a frosty arena to produce a sculpture that’s more than just cool—it’s frozen. On Jan. 29-30 two Goodrich area teams will compete in the Frankenmuth Snowfest High School Snow Sculpting competition. The event is part of the Zehnder’s […]

Township eyes county ARPA funded projects

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Township-On Jan. 18, the township board of trustees voted 4-0 to move forward with two area projects funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. Signed into in March 2021, the fund provides $350 billion in relief to states and local governments to fight the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Commissioner Young retires

By David Fleet Editor Earlier this month James Avery (D) was appointed to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. Avery, a former Grand Blanc Community Schools Board of Education member replaced 5th District County Commissioner Mark Young (D) who retired in December 2021. Avery will fill Young’s final year as commissioner which will expire Dec. […]

Donders snags 300th win

By David Fleet Editor Coach Erik Donders recently etched his name in the Blackhawk Varsity Wrestling record book. On Jan. 15, Donders notched the 300th victory of his more than 16 year plus career at Brandon “It’s not my win,” said Donders. “It’s all about the wrestlers, coaches, parents and community that stepped up and […]

ATFD opts for battery operated extrication tools

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Tuesday night the township board of trustees voted 4-0 for a battery operated extrication combination tool. Township Supervisor Shirley Kautman-Jones was absent with notice. The cost on the extrication tool is $9,295 purchased from Northville Mich. based R & R Truck Inc. The extrication tools operate at about 10,000 […]

Richard David Beyer

BEYER, RICHARD DAVID of Goodrich, Michigan; died on January 14, 2022. He was 62. Richard was born September 14, 1959 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to the late Edwin and Barbara (nee: Fluege) Beyer. He passed calmly and peacefully while taking rest at the Shiawassee Hospice House. He is survived by his wife, Diane Beyer; one […]

Day of Service:Volunteers making a world of difference

By David Fleet Editor For some, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a mid winter three day weekend. Yet, for others it’s an opportunity to give back in service to give back to the community. “We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than […]

Home prices at historic highs, inventory still a concern for 2022

By David Fleet Editor Higher mortgage rates, rising home prices and housing inventory issues will continue to be the trend for much of the country including Southeastern Michigan for 2022. While the pandemic has sent shockwaves through schools, workplaces and the lives of millions—the fallout in the real estate market was not spared. From inventory […]

Winter tales:Sturgeon on ice

By David Fleet Editor Jay Woiderski recalls his first sturgeon speared through the ice. “The fish came under my shanty and was 62 inches—it’s just a thrill to have a sturgeon swim under,” said Woiderski, a Black Lake area resident and member of Sturgeon For Tomorrow. “It’s not just about the sturgeon—watching the variety of […]

School board appointment

By David Fleet Editor On Wednesday night the Goodrich School Board appointed Matthew Bohlen as the new school board member. Bohlen replaces trustee David Cramer who recently stepped down after more than 10 years of service. Bohlen was selected from four candidates who had applied for the seat that will expire in December 2022. “I […]

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