Sheriff’s fire investigators receive top honors

By David Fleet Editor A current Goodrich School Board trustee who also serves with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office was honored recently for his actions as a detective/fire and arson investigator. Det. Howard ‘Chip’ Schultz, a school board member since 2011 was one of two honored Oct. 22 for solving a series of arson fires […]

Heavy rains, pump failure overflow sewer

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- From about 11 p.m., Oct. 4, to 4 a.m., Oct. 5, the Genesee County Water and Waste Services reported a sanitary sewer overflow of approximately 68,000 gallons of highly diluted raw sewage into the Cartwright Creek. The creek is adjacent to the Kearsley Creek. According to the report, filed by […]

Thirty years of Papa Bella’s

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-On Oct. 1, 1991, the first Tuesday of business for Papa Bella’s Pizza, 425 Mill St., tallied four orders generating a grand total of $37 for owners Mark Bell and Joe D’Anna. “I was 29 years old then and that first day was the scariest day ever,” said Bell, now 60. […]

Four of a kind-Rosebush quads

By David Fleet Editor On Jan. 10, 1951 the population of Oakwood grew by four residents. That day on the east side of Brandon Township, now more than 70 years ago, Kenneth Rosebush, 36, a stone mason, and his wife, Anne, 34, gave birth to quadruplets at St. Joseph Hospital, Pontiac. Kenneth, Krystal, Keith and […]

Township to host waste services public hearing

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-At 5:30, Nov.15 the township board of trustees will host a public hearing to consider trash and recycling proposals. In addition, the township will also consider increasing the assessment for trash and recycling from $125 per year to $194 per year or a $5.75 per month increase. In comparison Village […]

Letters to the Editor Oct. 23, 2021

Thank you Dear Editor, My Cup runneth over!!! THANK YOU to everyone for the great cards, flowers, dinner, gifts, cake and outpouring of love, congratulating me on being chosen as one of Brandon’s Distinguished Blackhawk Wall of Fame Honorees!!! I am so very honored and humbled to be included with all of the other outstanding […]

Barbara A. Kelley

Barbara A. Kelley, of Brandon Township, Michigan, died October 16, 2021, in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She was 83. Barbara was born March 4, 1938, in Detroit to George and Margaret (nee: Krumholz) Kraft. She had worked for years in the Brandon Public School System, in the food service department. Barbara was a true lover of […]

Darryl Michael Hartline

Darryl Michael Hartline of Hadley, Michigan; passed away Friday, October 15, 2021  in Lapeer, Michigan. He was born to Chester Paul and Margaret Anna (nee: Hassenflug) Hartline on August 16, 1952, in  Southfield, Michigan. He was 69. He married his high school sweetheart and best friend Kim Major on January 28, 1972 in Guardian Angels […]

Area voters to decide local school funding

On Nov. 2, voters in area school districts will head to the polls to decide a millage renewal and extension. Voters in the Goodrich School District will head to the polls to decide on a renewal of the schools operating millage. If approved, the proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the […]

Atlas Dam culvert repair to close Perry Road

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-A section of Perry Road is expected to be closed for an estimated four to six weeks by the end of October to repair the culvert under the road between the mill pond and Kearsley Creek. Eric Johnston, director of engineering, Genesee County Road Commission said the 17-feet by 11-feet […]