Pierce vaults to state title

By David Fleet Editor It’s fun to fly. That’s how Tricia Pierce, a 2019 Brandon High School graduate, describes her stellar pole vaulting career which now includes a state title. On June 1, Pierce, 17, won the Division 2 High School State Championship at Zeeland High School with a vault of 12 feet-6 inches. She […]

Goodrich Schools AD investigated

By David Fleet Editor The Goodrich High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director for the past six years is on paid investigatory leave while a multi-agency criminal investigation is conducted. David Davis, the district AD since 2013 has been accused by multiple corroborating sources, of making inappropriate comments and engaging in inappropriate activities involving former […]

GMS students at Gettysburg, Washington D.C.

Last month students from Goodrich Middle School participated in a class trip to Gettysburg, Pa. and Washington D.C. Every year for the past 17 years, the GMS eighth grade class has made the trek coordinated and supervised by teachers and class sponsors, Tena Czap and Dawn Robb. Monuments and memorials visited included: the Smithsonian, Pentagon […]

School evacuated due to natural gas leak

Goodrich- At 8:25 a.m., June 5, a trailer parked at Reid Elementary School, 7501 Seneca St. for an assembly accidentally hit a bypass valve on the outside of the building causing a gas leak. The gas was quickly shut off but as a precaution, all child care students and staff in the building were evacuated […]

Martian nine district title three-peat

The Goodrich Martians tallied their third consecutive district title with a 1-0 win over Linden on Monday at Lake Fenton. “The district final was a pitchers duel,” said GHS Varsity Baseball Coach Bob Foreback. “The game was scoreless until the sixth inning and whoever scored first was going to win” With two outs in the […]

Local man sentenced to prison for embezzlement

By David Fleet Editor An area resident and former business owner was sentenced to prison for embezzling millions of dollars from area families. Jason K. Bescoe, 48, was sentenced May 29 by Genesee Circuit Judge Richard B. Yuille to a minimum of 45 months in prison to a maximum of 20 years, with credit for […]

Township tree library continues to grow

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- Chances are a Kentucky Coffee Tree, a Dwarf Korean Lilac and Royal Red Maple are not common in area landscaping. However, these unique trees are just a few of more than 200 now putting down roots in the growing township tree library. At 5 p.m., June 22, tours of […]

DAR to mark grave of Patriot Phelps

In 1777, Norman Phelps was just 13 years old when he joined the Connecticut Militia as a musician- fifer. The youth enlisted four times serving as a fifer and drummer with the Connecticut Continental Line before his discharge at age 20 in 1781. In his pension records, he says, “that General George Washington reviewed his […]

Blacksmith shop returns to Ortonville

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-It’s been more than 70 years since the ring of blacksmith Carl Williams’ hammer and the smell of his coal fired forge were an everday part of the village. Ron Sutton, 90, recalls Carl along with his son Ervin’s blacksmithing business along the banks of the Kearsley Creek near Mill Street. […]

$600K AtlasTownship hall renovations move foreward

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Due to some major building renovations, township business will be working from an on-site office trailer until sometime this fall. “We will do our very best to get back into the new office space by the month of September and look forward to returning to normal business hours and […]