New fire truck ordered for Atlas Township

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees considered the purchase of a new pumper fire truck at a cost of $557,074. The fire truck will be purchased through Sourcewell a service cooperative that assists municipalities, like the township, through competitively solicited contracts. The new pumper, purchased through R&R Truck […]

Township office renovations OK’d

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- At a cost of $634,000 the township board of trustees OK’d by a 5-0 vote on Monday night, township based Family Building Company for extensive remodling of the township offices. Last year at a cost of $36,800 the township board of trustees approved NJB Architects Inc. to prepare the […]

Groveland Township on the map

By David Fleet Editor In January, Consumers Energy announced their first “Put Your Town on the Map” competition – an effort to strengthen rural communities with grants that will energize towns in the Lower Peninsula. Last week officials at Consumers Engergy announced that Groveland Township was selected from about 50 entries statewide as one of […]

Letters to the editor March 16

Editors note:During the 2018 holiday season, the Ortonville Sewing Club stuffed 300 stockings with donated Halloween candy supplied by the Oxford Schools and Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. The sewing club hosted four packing parties to help stuff and sewed the stockings for Desert Angels to send to troops overseas.Below are some of the responses from […]

Project set to map, find 250 village drains

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- A project to systemically identify an estimated 250 village drains moved one step closer. Kevin Cook, project manager for WadeTrim, outlined details of the plan funded with a $150,000 grant at Monday nights village council meeting. The grant was awarded about a year ago following an application applied for in […]

Blackhawk back to Big House

By David Fleet Editor Bryce Chamberlain returned to the Big House in a big way. Chamberlain’s, a 2018 Brandon High School graduate and Blackhawk football standout, road to the Michigan Football roster as a preferred walk-on was anything but smooth. Chamberlin’s story begins on Aug. 26, 2017 as the Blackhawks faced off against the Fenton […]

Fun shoot scores for Wounded Warriors

By David Fleet Editor A high school senior recently hit the target on her capstone project. On March 2, Goodrich High School Senior Megan Dzbanski coordinated the Best of Liberty Funshoot at the Grand Blanc Huntsmen’s Club. Participants shot skeet, sporting clays or both and were provided lunch. Dzbanski collected 42 local sponsors, 80 shooting […]

Drain project set to begin this summer

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Final design for village drain project that was approved more than six years ago will begin this summer. Sue Hogan, senior engineer of the of surface water management for the Genesee County Drain Office said the renovation of the century old village drain system, which will impact an estimated 84 village […]

Earl F. Bullen

BULLEN, Earl F. of Oxford; Went to be with the Lord March 7, 2019; age 85.  Beloved husband of Sandra for 63 years.  Preceded in death by his son Randy and siblings Claude, Morris and Jo Elkins.  Loving father of Steven (Carrie) Bullen, Scott (Faun) Bullen, Dawn (Michael) Taylor and Kimberly (Chris) Dudley.  Proud Grandfather […]

Lawmaker takes aim at WorkKeys

By David Fleet Editor Area school districts may soon be allowed to opt out of certain standardized testing. State Rep. John Reilly, (R-46th District) reintroduced a bipartisan measure that he sponsored last term to allow school districts to opt out the ACT WorkKeys test. House Bill 4162 has been assigned to the House Education Committee. […]