Martians bowlers eke out heart-stopping win

By Matt Mackinder Special to the Citizen Grand Blanc — The Goodrich boys bowling match Dec. 15 against Clio at Grand Blanc Lanes was one that anybody in attendance witnessed won’t soon forget. After the two Baker games, where multiple bowlers combine to bowl one game, and two individual games, the Martians and Mustangs finished […]

Udder miracles, rare triplet calves born

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — Holstein #224 has delivered. In the early morning hours of Nov. 30, Weil Dairy Farm manager Stephanie Weil, opened the barn doors to find Holstein #224, one of about 180 dairy cows on the township family farm, accompanied by three new calves. “Mom and one calf were standing, the other two […]

Township Fire Station/MSP Post sold, plans set for new facility

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.— On Monday night, the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to approve the sale of Fire Station One/Michigan State Police Post, 14645 Dixie Highway. The sale price is $1.5 million submitted by local business owner Barry Bass. Bass, who attended Monday’s meeting said he has no immediate plans for the […]

Township to consolidate voting precincts

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — In 2024, township voters will go to the polls in one location. The Goodrich High School gymnasium is expected to be the site of all the four precincts that are currently at four different locations within the 36-square miles of the township. “It’s often difficult to find a […]

Martians off to winning start

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Dec. 9, the Goodrich Martians jumped out to a 27- 2 lead over the visiting Clio Mustangs in the first quarter then coasted to a 90-31 Flint Metro League win. Leading the way for the Martians was #32 Parker LePla with 21 points, #5 Jack Locey, 15 points […]

Blackhawks top Kearsley 48-35

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.— In a Flint Metro League crossover game Tuesday night, the Brandon Lady Blackhawks defeated Kearsley  by the final score of 48-35. After a sluggish start in the second of back-to-back games to start the week, the Blackhawks outscored their opponents 29-7 in the second and third quarters to pull […]

Locals rally to save white oak tree

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. —  Several residents along the 10000 block of Ridge Road have expressed concern over upcoming county road work that includes the removal of several trees, including a century old white oak tree. “The tree is not dying, it’s just very old,” said Dawn Robb, a Ridge Road resident. “We’d […]

Living to 100: Family, friends & church community

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville—  Ask Louise Hutchins the secret to a century of life and her answer is simple: “Keep busy.” Louise, the grandmother of Atlas Township resident and Atlas Real Estate owner Jeff Dawley, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Dec. 19 with friends and family. Louise was born the second youngest child of […]

Many unmarked graves found

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — The number of unmarked burials in two township cemeteries is significant. Last month, representatives from Marquette-based Trimedia Environmental & Engineering began the process of mapping the graves at the historic Atlas and Horton cemeteries. In September, the township board of trustees, at a cost of $21,000 approved the company […]

New Blackhawks Basketball coach

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. —On Dec. 5, Mike Stewart debuted as the Brandon High School Varsity Boys Basketball Coach in the home opener against Flint Metro League Conference foe Fenton. “I’m excited about being the head coach at Brandon High School,” said Stewart. Stewart has been the varsity basketball coach at both Lake […]