WRC, LEAD gather for veterns

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Nov. 4, Carol Powers and Dawn Bastian area residents and members of the National Women’s Relief Corp gathered with GHS Teacher Katie Benard and her Leadership Exploration And Development or LEAD class. The class takes on what it means to be a leader in the community and participates a variety […]

Deputy Eric Overall Memorial Highway dedicated

By David Fleet Editor On Wednesday, a portion of M-15 was dedicated to honor Deputy Eric Overall who lost his life in the line of duty on Nov. 23, 2017. Beginning at the intersection of M-15 and I-75 and extending north through Brandon and Groveland townships along with the Village of Ortonville, the road will […]

Districts eyes $20 million bond extension

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- At 6:30 p.m., Nov. 20, the school board of trustees along with representatives from Pontiac-based Auch Construction and architecture/engineering Integrated Design Solutions will host a community forum, at the district’s community room, 8029 Gale Road, to discuss a proposed school bond extension. Following an extensive facilities and condition assessment study […]

Veteran US Coast Guard couple together 74 years

By David Fleet Editor Karen Gulf recalls Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 1945, in Milaca, Minn. “It was a rainy, slushy day” she recalled. “My shoes and stockings were wet. My dress was wet too.” As the United States celebrated the first Veterans Day following the end of WWII—Karen and new husband Charles were celebrating their […]

New owners for Bullfrogs

By David Fleet Editor An iconic lakeside eatery is now under new ownership. Bullfrogs Bar & Grill, 2225 S. Ortonville Road was purchased earlier this year by Brett and Kevin Knisely, owners of Knisely’s Lake Inn, Food & Spirits, 3711 Hunt Road, Lapeer. The Knisely family, who have owned the award winning Lake Inn since […]

Miracle boxes heading to troops

By David Fleet Editor Thousands of America’s military are currently serving in difficult and dangerous locations worldwide. On Oct. 24, about a dozen gathered for a Hometown Hero Packing Party at the Old Town Hall in downtown Ortonville to recognize those serving by sending a little bit of home their way. The group packed about […]

Student’s ‘Greenhouse effect’

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Five watermelon plants, five radishes plants, six corn plants, two bachelor buttons and a couple succulents. Twenty plants flourishing on a late October day—months before even a glimmer of spring will emerge. Fifteen year old Madison Ayotte, a high school sophomore proudly tends to her plants, thriving in the balmy […]

Oakland County voters to decide on OCC millage renewal Tuesday

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 5 Oakland Community College will ask Oakland County voters for a 10-year renewal of a millage that provides 27 percent of the school’s operating budget. The 0.75-mill tax raises $45 million annually toward OCC’s $160 million operating budget, and is critical for the college that has granted more than […]

Regional champs: Goodrich boys cross country

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Martian Cross County Head Coach Al Warden insists he does not teach running. “It’s life lessons,” said Warden. Whatever the method of instruction the veteran coach is using, it’s working. On Oct. 26 the Martian Boys Cross County team brought home the schools first ever Regional 16-2 championship. The team […]

Ridge Road paving project meeting set for December

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-By a 7-0 vote on Monday night the township board of trustees postponed a public hearing following a petition from residents to pave about a half mile of Ridge Road, south of the Green Road intersection from where the pavement ends south to Lake Shore Bluffs. “It’s all preliminary,” said […]