Couples married 50 years plus: What’s their secret?

By David Fleet & Shelby Stewart-Soldan Editor & Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —Fifty years, five decades or a half century, either way it’s written it’s a long time and for married couples the Golden Anniversary milestone is a celebrated life accomplishment. Just in time for Valentine’s Day three are couples recently shared their journey, insight […]

Goodrich School Strategic Planning Action Teams

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich—The Goodrich School District is seeking staff, parents and community members to participate in one of three Strategic Planning Action Teams. The deadline is Feb. 15. “We look forward to creating positive change together and shaping a future that reflects the aspirations of everyone involved,” said Mike Baszler, district superintendent. “Together, […]

Goodrich Martians 64-Corunna Cavaliers 34

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — The Goodrich Martians Boys Basketball team improved to 13-5 overall and 9-1 in the Flint Metro League with a 64-34 win on Feb. 6 over the Corunna Cavaliers (7-9 overall & 5-6 in the league.) “This team is really starting to come together this season,” said Head Coach Gary Barns. “Consider too […]

Close shave: Area carvers make the cut at Snowfest

By David Fleet Editor Frankenmuth — Some rather warm January temperatures did not cool an area snow carving team who recently chipped in for top honors at Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth Jan. 24-28. HomeTeam II turned a six-by-six-by-10 feet block of snow into Fáfnir’s Castle. The local carvers were among 20 teams statewide that competed […]

Village council seeks Dam Risk Reduction grant

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — In January, the Goodrich Village Council along with consulting engineers from Wade Trim applied for a Dam Risk Reduction Grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. The deadline was Jan. 31. If approved, the $200,000 grant which requires a $20,000, 10% match from the village, […]

DAR Good Citizen award

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Jan. 26, the Genesee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the annual winners of the Good Citizen awards at the ELGA Credit Union banquet room, 6019 Grand Pointe Blvd. Grand Blanc. This year Goodrich Senior Marcella Merkel was among 17 Genesee area students awarded who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in […]

Goodrich community remembers Kres Washington

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Jan. 16, a well-known and respected parent and coach within the Goodrich community passed away unexpectedly at Oaktree Elementary School in Goodrich. Kres Washington, 50, was volunteering during the day at the school as part of the “Watchdog” program which brings positive male role models into the buildings. […]

Shea Truck Center store manager

Brandon Twp. — In January Billy Bond was hired as the store manager at Shea Truck Center, 2200 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville. Bond, a Burton native and 2014 Atherton High School graduate, has worked in automobile finance and sales for more than five years. “We’re here to help people find just the right car, truck or SUV,” said Bond, a Davison resident. “We understand buying a […]

Goodrich 22-Fenton 8

By Matt Mackinder Holly — The Goodrich Boys Varsity Bowling team improved to 5-2 on the season in the Flint Metro League after a 22-8 win over Fenton Jan. 27 at Holly Lanes. The Martians started out strong, winning the first baker game (five bowlers bowling two frames each) 248-189 before dropping the second baker […]

Goodrich Martians 77-Brandon Blackhawks 45

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich— On Jan. 22 the Goodrich Martian Varsity Basketball team defeated the Brandon Blackhawks 77-45 in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer game. The Blackhawks jumped out to a 17-16 lead at the end of the first quarter before the Martins took control of the game. The Martians erased the early deficit […]