Scouts paws to read

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — Roxanne Clark who worked for more than 30 years as an hospital administrator in the oncology field,  recognized the need for therapy dogs daily in her profession. “Whenever we had a dog in the cancer unit, everything was fine,” said Clark, an Elba Township resident. “The patients were better, the families and the […]

Township OKs KCI sewer deal

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.—On April 24, the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to OK the final approval of the (KCI)Kearsley Creek Interceptor-Genesee Local Municipality Contract. Similar contracts for funding and usage include the Village of Goodrich, Grand Blanc and Davison townships along with the Northwestern Oakland Drain Drainage District. The $33 million project, projected […]

Ortonville Centennial-1948

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville — A 1930 Ortonville area newspaper account included a tribute to James Fred Wilder, the last surviving Ortonville area Civil War veteran during the Memorial Day parade. On the journey to the cemetery, a momentary tribute was paid to Fred Wilder, 91 (Fourth Michigan Cavalry Regiment), as they passed his […]

Township ambulance response time much improved

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — On April 24, Kevin Wilkinson, vice president clinical and education services for Medstar, delivered an annual report on the quality of ambulance service for the township. On Sept. 1, 2021 the township board of trustees voted in a special meeting to approve a three-year agreement with Medstar for preferred ambulance service […]

Kearsley Creek: Taking stock in brown trout

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville — Give them some time to grow up and more than 1,000 brown trout should be keepers. On Monday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources continued the stocking of Kearsley Creek at Oakwood Road with 1,350 of Sturgeon River brown trout. The number of yearlings is down from about 6,000 […]

Bueche’s Food World ushers in fourth generation

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.— What started in Flushing as a small grocery business nearly a century ago, ignited a strong family legacy that will now begin its fourth generation. The Bueche Family recently announced that Matthew Crumm and Jennifer Wilkins, the nephew and niece of owners Denny and Chris Bueche will purchase the […]

‘They Didn’t All Come Through Ellis Island’

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville — They arrived at the ports of Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Francisco. Prior to 1855, the nation’s first immigrant processing center was Castle Garden, located in the Battery of Lower Manhattan across the bay from Ellis Island. Consider too, that between 1830-1930, more than 36 million additional […]

Goodrich Middle School student tops in Genesee County spelling bee

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — After correctly spelling the word, “apprehend” in the seventh round of the Genesee Intermediate School District spelling bee, Grace Fitch, a Goodrich Middle School eighth grade student was crowned County Champion. On April 27, Fitch, 13, earned the title for the fifth-eighth grade level among 13 participating schools and […]

Brandon bridge builders top in state for second straight year

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — The Brandon High School STEM team Brazen Bridges consisting of Natalie Luttermoser, Inola Wood and Mea Collins placed second along with the Hustle Hawks team of Danielle Hearns, Kaylee Garner and Alonso Cruz-Canales traveled to Lansing to compete at the state level competition. It was the second year Brandon has placed two teams in the top […]

District opts to move sinking fund vote until November

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — The school board will delay a 1 mill sinking fund millage proposal until November following the expected approval by the governor of a bill that allows for sinking fund dollars to be used for buses. In November 2022, 58.89 percent of district voters turned down a 1 mill sinking fund millage proposal that would […]