Board OKs Groveland Township Fire Department study

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — On Jan. 9, the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to retain Rich Marinucci, of the Firefighters Safety Officers Association to study the township fire department. “It’s clear we have to know what we’re going to do going forward,” said Bob DePalma, township supervisor. “I want an objective third […]

New State Rep. takes oath of office

By David Fleet Editor Lansing— State Representative David Martin (R-Davision) of the new 68th District recieved the oath of office earlier this month. The 68th District now covers southeast Genesee County, including Atlas Township, Goodrich, Davison, Davison Township, Grand Blanc, the majority of Burton, parts of Grand Blanc Township and Genesee Township. It also includes […]

Digital display speed alert signs OK’d by township

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — The speed of motorists on Grange Hall and Tripp roads through the township will soon be reminded just how fast they are traveling. On Jan. 9, the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to install digitally displayed speed alert message signs on a section of Grange Hall Road […]

Goodrich Senior receives DAR Good Citizen award

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Jan. 15, the Genesee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the annual winners of the Good Citizen awards at the Linden Free Methodist Church, 13274 Linden Road, Linden. This year Goodrich Senior Jack Foreback was among 10 Genesee area students awarded who exhibit the qualities of good […]

BFD: Working carbon monoxide detectors saves lives

By David Fleet Editor Brandon — On Jan. 14, the Brandon Fire Department responded to a call from a township resident after their carbon monoxide detector sounded. Upon arrival the crew used a specialized gas meter to investigate the source of the CO. “They were able to determine that it was not a false alarm,” said Cpt. Billy Starr, Brandon Fire Department Captain/Medic […]

Boys Varsity Goodrich 48-Brandon 40

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — On Jan. 13 the Goodrich Martians Boys Varsity Basketball team remained perfect on the 22-23 season with a 48-40 win over their rival Brandon Blackhawks. Goodrich led 17-16 at halftime then pulled away for the win. “We played hard against Goodrich but we missed a lot of shots,” […]

Dam Risk Reduction Grant to be considered by Village Council

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich —  At 6 p.m., Jan. 19, the village council will host a workshop to discuss applications for the 2023 Dam Risk Reduction Grant Program. “We have a time constraint that needs to have the grant in by Jan. 31,” said Sheri Wilkerson, village administrator. “We have several grants (for the […]

Martian baseball standout signs with pro league

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich —  A former Goodrich High School and Mott Community College standout baseball player will be playing pro ball this summer. Ethan Young, 22, recently signed a deal to pitch for the Eastside Diamond Hoppers of the United Shore Professional Baseball League. The four team league include the Birmingham Bloomfield Beaver, Eastside […]

Nationwide school bus driver shortage cancels routes

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich— School districts nationwide continue to face a shortage of school bus drivers. Last week the Goodrich District announced that a morning and evening route including elementary, middle and high school students has been canceled due to a lack of a driver. The temporary cancellation is not the first for the district, said Wayne Wright, district superintendent. “A new driver […]

BFD:Working smoke detectors key in fire safety

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — As a new year begins, Brandon Fire Department emphasizes the importance of working smoke detectors. Billy Starr, Brandon Fire Department Captain/Medic and Fire Prevention Coordinator reminds residents there are many different types of detectors available in today’s market that differ from how they detect a fire and how […]

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