Groveland Township coffers grow

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — On Monday night the township board of trustees approved an audit presented by Ken Palka, from the accounting firm of Pfeffer, Hanniford and Palka. Palka reported on the township finances following the completion of the yearly audit ending March 31, 2022. “Overall the township is in very good […]

Lake Fenton 30- Brandon 14

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. —On Sept. 9, Lake Fenton came back from a first quarter touchdown deficit and handed the Blackhawks their first loss of the season 30-14. “Hats off to Lake Fenton for a game well played,” said Coach Brad Zube. The Blackhawks rolled up 365 total yards, with BHS Soph. QB, […]

Juul settlement may set precedents for future

By David Fleet Editor A recent financial settlement by an e-cigarette manufacture will not directly benefit Michigan school districts, however, the decision will set precedents for future actions. According to news sources, on Sept. 6, e-cigarette maker Juul will pay $438.5 million to 34 states and territories in a settlement following a two-year investigation into […]

‘The race across the sky,’ Leadville Trial 100 Run

By David Fleet Editor Prior to 2014, Sarah Evans can’t recall running more than three miles at one time. “Just when you think you can’t, you can,” said Evans, a former Brandon Township resident and 2008 Grand Blanc High School graduate. Just eight years later, Evans reached a pinnacle of athleticism, endurance and dedication reached only by just a few. Last month, Evans completed the Leadville Trail 100 mile run, an annual […]

Goodrich Community remembers Doug McAbee

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — From Volkswagens to photography to ham radios, Doug McAbee’s interests were diverse. But his focus remained steady on the Goodrich community, youth and family. Doug passed away on Sept. 2. He was 74. Natives of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, the McAbee family arrived in Flint on June 7, 1953, […]

Blackhawks 61-Flint Southwestern 22

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.—The Brandon Blackhawks rolled up 563 yards of offensive scoring early and often en route to a 61-22 win over Flint Southwestern on Sept. 1 at Blackhawk stadium. Eight different Blackhawks combined for 248 yards on 15 receptions. Led by BHS Senior Drew Hickmott with 4 receptions for 97 yards […]

Martians 2nd at Midland

By David Fleet Editor Midland — The Goodrich Girls Golf team finished in second in the Frank Altimore Invite at Midland Curie west golf course with a team score of 343. Traverse City Central was champions with a team score of 337. “Good solid finish against some quality Division one schools,” said Lloyd Walters, GHS […]

Blackhawks 49-BC Central 35

By David Fleet Editor Brandon — On Aug. 25, the Brandon Blackhawks traveled to Elmer Engel Stadium home to Bay City Central and opened the 2022 season with a 49-35 road win. BHS Soph. QB Lance Briolat connected on 9 of 12 passes for 119 yards and 1 TD. Rushing, BHS Sr, Landin Zull rushed […]

Monarch endangered, local area may be refuge

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — Their distinctive orange wings with black stripes are the ever common monarch butterfly, a familiar summer visitor to Michigan. However, the milkweed loving winged passerby needs some help. In July, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reported the migrating monarch butterfly, common in southeastern Michigan, was […]

District adds Nightlocks to doors

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — With the new school year are new updated security devices. District superintendent Wayne Wright said in addition to new Schlage brand locks installed on classroom doors in district buildings last year a second security device will be operational when students return to class on Sept. 6. “New Nightlocks will be on all district classroom doors,” […]