Michigan made

Michigan made

Michigan Lilies (Lilium michiganense ) are a native wild lily of the Great Lakes region. These stunning beauties are blossoming now in moist woodlands and are easily recognized by their six orange petals with brownish-purple dots. Photo by Jonathan Schechter, Brandon Township

Locals rally for GHS discus cage upgrade

By David Fleet Editor Area track and field athletes that have an interest in throwing the discus are now much safer thanks to the efforts of some local businesses. The concept of the discus throw is when an athlete stands inside a circle which is surrounded on three sides by a cage. The athlete must […]

Students, birds, district welcome refurbished Oaktree Pavilion

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Scott Shellenbarger’s mantra is simple. “I try to give back when I can in life,” said Shellenbarger, a school district resident. “As they say, ‘If you can’t do what you do, do what you can.’” Earlier this month, Shellenbarger owner of Goodrich based-PCS Construction, LLC volunteered his time and some funds […]

Auto interior designer debuts in Jeep

By David Fleet Editor Dean Bakker sketched it—Jeep built it. Bakker, a  2007 Brandon High School graduate and Senior Jeep Interior Designer at Fiat Chrysler Automotive recently showcased one of his auto creations, the interior of the 2022 Jeep Compass. While the 2022 Compass was released in India, China along with a few other countries earlier […]

GTF Station 1/MSP plans set for bids

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-Plans for a new township Fire Station One and Michigan State Police detachment have been sent to Lansing for final approval. The final plans for the 14,400 square feet single story building to be located on township property near the MABAS storage warehouse at 7337 Grange Hall Road on about […]

GTFD ladder truck

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-During a July 19 special township meeting the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to allocate not more than $50,000 for the purchase of a used 105- feet aerial ladder fire truck. The cost of the 1997 truck was $43,000 purchased from Lower Saucon Township in Hellertown, Pa. The truck […]

Engineering, computer science classes at GHS

By David Fleet Editor On June 28 the Goodrich School Board of Trustees approved two new classes in computer science and engineering this fall for freshman and sophomores. “We now have the opportunity to offer two hands-on courses that will benefit our students in a high demand field,” said Michael Baszler, Goodrich High School principal. […]

Township Gale Road widening project to begin

Atlas Twp.-On July 26, the Genesee County Road Commission is expected to begin the Gale Road improvement project from McCandlish Road south to Green Road. The project includes trench widening and two-course resurfacing. The paved surface of Gale Road will be widened from two 10-feet paved lanes to two 11-feet with 3 -feet paved shoulders […]

Council OKs village offices refinancing

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to refinance the United States Department of Agriculture bond for the village office through Sparta Michigan based-ChoiceOne Bank. Council member Wendy Ciaramitaro was absent. In March 2021, the village council voted 4-0 to consider refinancing the Rural Development Loan taken out in […]

Goodrich Meadows road project Ok’d

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to approve Ace-Saginaw Paving Company of Flint for the roadway rehabilitation of Goodrich Meadows Subdivision at a cost of $520,862. Council member Wendy Ciaramitaro was absent. There were a total of two bids received for the project for about 5,700 feet of roadway. […]