Atlas Township Master Plan update begins

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — From an aging population to losing younger residents to growing M-15 corridor, over the last decade Atlas Township has changed. It’s time to update the Master Plan. Last October, the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to approve, at a cost of $20,500, to update the Master Plan. In […]

Detroit United Railway connected Ortonville to Southeast Michigan

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville— Kathleen Leece recalls walking to the Ortonville school at Cedar and Ball streets in the village. Her mother had to watch her cross South Street carefully in front of their house because the DUR train tracks ran right down South Street in front of their house, recalled Kathleen, now 104 […]

Local artist honored with Ortonville coloring contest

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville —  A long-time village artist and teacher who left an indelible mark on community was selected to provide the drawing for the Ortonville Coloring contest Sue Howard’s tireless compassion for people who suffer from hunger, coupled with an unrelenting diligence to motivate others was The Citizen of the Year in […]

Goodrich Martians, More Martians Robotics at World Championship

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — Just to qualify, FIRST Robotics teams in 59 countries competed in a full winter season of difficult competition and finished in the top tier of squads in regional and statewide battles. On April 19-22, the fierce team competition which included 621 student robotics teams converged at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston for the FIRST Robotics World Championship. Among the Texas-bound teams […]

Atlas Township Fire Department Rescue-18 truck in service

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.— On March 26 Atlas Township Fire Chief Steve Bullen and Assistant Chief Ed Klimek drove out to New York to pick up their new Rescue truck. The truck was put together at the Ward Apparatus plant in Horseheads, New York. On April 24 the truck was ready for use […]

‘Shock and Save’ initiative

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — Through a mini-grant, on Monday, Medstar Ambulances donated an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to Atlas Township at the Goodrich Library, 10237 Hegel Road. Following the presentation about 30 area residents participated in training at the Atlas Township Fire Department. Medstar Ambulance recognizes community AED placement as the most important […]

Brandon students set sail in annual cardboard boat races

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — Last week nine boats set out on a two lap tour of the Brandon swimming pool. Only three returned. Duct tape, cardboard and a swimming pool were part of the 16th annual cardboard race boat physics project that was all about staying dry and staying afloat. Brandon High […]

Blackhawks, Martians split twin bill

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — On April 24, the Brandon Blackhawks and Goodrich Martians Varsity Baseball teams took their rivalry to the diamond and split a doubleheader at Brandon. In the first game, GHS Jordan Conn was the only Goodrich player to get a hit but the Martians were able to capitalize on […]

Resident survey out for township internet access

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — At 6 p.m., April 27 the Atlas Township Citizen High Speed Internet Committee will be hosting an interactive seminar to gather information for the State of Michigan High Speed Internet Office also known as MIHI.  The information gathered will help the MIHI Office develop and roll out the […]

Return to Boston

By David Fleet Editor Boston — On April 17, Randy Purol stood in a light rain downtown Hopkinton , Mass. about 25 miles west of Boston. The 50-year-old, Brandon Township resident was assigned to Wave 2/Corral 5 at the start of the 127th Boston Marathon. “The first ten miles of the race is packed, shoulder-to-shoulder with […]