Sheriff: No COVID-19 in county jail so far

By David Fleet Editor Capt. Jason Gould described the Genesee County Jail as a concrete Petri dish, that if the coronavirus ever infests it will run through like wildfire. Despite how contagious and potentially deadly the COVID-19 virus is, as of June 9, the Genesee County Jail reports zero cases with inmates. “The key to […]

Good Times in Goodrich a go for August 1

David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Aug. 1 it will be Good Times in Goodrich again. On Monday night Jim Green and Jenny McKenzie of Goodrich Festival and Events attended the village council meeting to update the community on the top local summer event. “We are going to pursue the festival this year, following the state rules […]

The Findery:Create a unique living space

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Inspiration around every corner at The Findery. Last month Glenda Brady opened The Findery, 360 N Ortonville Road (in the Bueche’s Plaza) with a simple mission, to create a beautiful line of products that inspire, motivate and help the customer create a unique living space where the only limit […]

More repairs needed to Village Dam

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-More cash is flowing into the village dam. On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to approve $26,300 to repair a breach in the village dam. The cost includes $21,800 for Midland-based Fisher Contracting and $4,500 for Wade Trim. Council President Pro-Tem Tim Light was absent with notice. The meeting […]

Oakland County: No Fair this year

By David Fleet Editor It took World War II to cancel the Oakland County Fair in 1940. Now, it’s a pandemic that halted the mid summer tradition. On June 3, the Oakland County Fair Board voted to cancel the traditional 2020 Oakland County Fair set for July 10-19. Groveland Township resident and Oakland County Fair […]

Council OKs Goodrich Mill Pond spraying

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to spray the mill pond for weeds. Council President Pro-Tem Tim Light was absent with notice. The council approved $4,175, to treat the mill pond up to two times in the 2019 season for higher aquatics and algae. In addition, a fee of […]

‘Voice of the Martians’ honored Friday night’

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Friday night the football lights were on. On May 29, the Goodrich Football program honored long time school district teacher and coach Bill Duso with a special tribute at Roy U Stacey Athletic Stadium. From 9 to 10 p.m., the game field lights where on and scoreboard set at 70 […]

Protesters: ‘They just wanted change’

By David Fleet Editor Tensions were high. “If we are going to seek change it must be from the top of law enforcement,” said Chris Swanson, Genesee County interim sheriff. “We forget the higher we go in our offices, the more we need to be in the community taking care of the most basic needs—going […]

Restaurants, bars starting process to reopen after COVID shutdown

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Within the next two weeks Cranberries Café inside seating will be open again. “Thank you community for staying with us through the cornavirus shutdown,” said Patty Plant, owner of Cranberries Café, 10250 Hegel Road. “The curbside pickup was great, but there’s much to do before our inside dining is ready […]

Purple Heart Trail project draws national award

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- The VFW Post 582 has received national recognition for their efforts to honor Purple Heart recipients. On Wednesday, the Kansas City, Mo. based VFW National Headquarters notified VFW Post 582 Commander Dennis Hoffman of the national award of Merit for their Purple Heart Trail project. A later award date will […]