Goodrich Lady Martian Golf

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — The Goodrich Girls Golf Team have kicked off the 2023 campaign with wins over Linden, Lake Fenton and Flushing to move their record to 3-0 in league play. “This years Lady Martians have their sights set on returning as league champions and a solid chance of bringing home a […]

Avondale 17-Brandon 14

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.—  On Aug. 31, the Brandon Blackhawks Varsity Football team dropped their home opener 17-14 to the Avondale Yellow Jackets. “Tough loss,” said Head Coach Brad Zube. “I was very proud of our effort, we certainly had our chances. This was a very physical game.” BHS Junior #9 Lance Briolat […]

Fred Waybrant: 2023 Citizen of the Year

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — When Fred Waybrant applied for the Brandon Township Parks and Recreation Director opening in 1999 there were 17 applications for the job. “In addition to sport activities, there was also discussion during the interview about building a township park,” said Waybrant. “I had built baseball and soccer fields over my career. I had capability to help make a […]

M-15 culvert work extended

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — Earlier this summer the Michigan Department Of Transportation began two projects on M-15 in Atlas Township. Replacement of the Cummings Drain culvert between Maple and Hill roads along with the Paddison Drain culvert between Kipp and Horton roads are currently under construction. The culverts are being replaced simultaneously and to maintain traffic, temporary signals allowing one lane […]

New St. Anne pastor brings message of thankfulness

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville— Fr. Yongli Chen has come a long way to share a unique story to the parishioners of St. Anne Catholic Church and the community. Earlier this summer Fr. Yongli Chen became the new pastor, his first parish following extensive study and a rather challenging background. “I refer to myself as […]

Township Master Plan Citizen survey results

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — Results from a recent township survey of township residents to assist planners with the process of creating a new master plan and recreation plan has been completed. The full results are available on the township Web site. Mike Rembor, township planning commission chairperson said the survey provides some […]

Trustees OK Ridge Road project

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — On Aug. 21 the township board of trustees voted 4-0 to approve $440,000 for ditching, tree removal and the reestablishment of the roadway of Ridge Road from the end of the pavement to Lake Shore Drive. The tree removal is an estimated $170,000 of the cost. “Nothing has […]

Goodrich defense steps up, edges Frankenmuth at Big House

By David Fleet Editor Ann Arbor — In a defensive battle between two stellar football teams both coming off losses in the MHSAA State Finals in 2022, the Goodrich Martians made the plays when it counted to topple the Frankenmuth Eagles 14-8. With 55 seconds remaining in the game and Goodrich trailing 8-7 the Martian […]

Blackhawks tame BC John Glenn Bobcats in season opener 51-12

By David Fleet Editor Bay City — On Aug. 24 the Brandon Blackhawk Varsity Football team defeated Bay City John Glenn Bobcats 51-12 on the road in the season opener. “Despite a two hour delay, the boys kept their focus and came out ready to go,” said Head Coach Brad Zube. “Bay City John Glenn […]

District bond projects near completion

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — With the start of school just days away, the district has several bond projects that are near completion at the high school along with other buildings. On Aug. 4, 2020 school district voters approved a $20,930,000 bond extension proposal. Since that time projects have been ongoing throughout the district from roofing, security, […]