Former supervisors recognized

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees OK’d $500 for signs to recognize former township supervisors Paul Amman and Rudi Deschner. In December 2019, the board of trustees voted to dedicate the community room of the newly remodeled township hall to Amman. Due to the corovavirus the dedications were […]

New voting location selected

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to permanently change the location of voting Precinct Two. Starting with the Nov. 3 General Election, Creekside Acres, 7388 S State Road, Goodrich will be the new location for voters. The 4,200 square-foot building has been open for the past […]

Parents, students opt for in-person learning

By David Fleet Editor The ripple effects of the coronavirus has left Heath and Peggy Zietz with a big decision to make. “My wife and I prefer our kids, Isaac and Horatio attend school in person next term, they will be attending Kindergarten and Preschool at Harvey Swanson,” said Heath, a Brandon Township resident. “We […]

Township board nixes Renaissance drive-in

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 4-1 to deny a request by the Michigan Renaissance to amend the multi-unit residential (RM) zoning in the district where the festival parking property 12600 Dixie Highway is located. The change was requested to construct a drive-in-style movie facility. Had the […]

2020 Blackhawks, Martians football practice opens

By David Fleet Editor Masked coaches, the ping of a non-contact infrared digital thermometer and six-foot intervals to keep players socially distanced during on field stretching marked the first day high school football practice. Welcome to football during a pandemic. On Monday, both Brandon and Goodrich joined thousands of high teams statewide under a coronavirus […]

Taking a dip at Lippy’s Ice Cream

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-So here’s the scoop—Lippy’s Ice Cream is open. On Aug. 6, owners and local residents Rob and Tami Lipp opened Lippy’s Ice Cream, 10243 Hegel Road in the village. “We’ve had customers arrive in golf carts and four-wheelers, everyone is flocking here for ice cream,” said Rob. The ice cream store […]

Slow down. Speed sign coming.

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 4-1 to purchase two portable street speed signs at a cost of $2,636 each with a shipping cost of $300, for a total cost of $5,572. Councilmember Tim Light, a Genesee County Deputy proposed the purchase of the solar powered, battery operated speed sign […]

Louis Richard Peiffer

Louis Richard Peiffer Louis Richard Peiffer of Ortonville, Michigan died August 10, 2020. He was 82. Louis was born in Paulding, Ohio on February 24, 1938 to the late Joseph and Bertha (nee: Sponsler) Peiffer. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia of 18 years and brothers, Joseph, Paul and David and […]

Voters have their say

By David Fleet Editor New leadership is on the way. Two new township supervisors, two treasurers and a clerk will be on the ballot Nov. 3 following some heated races and an election that featured record absentee ballots. In Atlas Township former township supervisor, Shirley Kautman Jones edged out incumbent Tere Onica for the Republican […]

District voters OK bond extension

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Aug. 4, school district voters approved a $20,930,000 bond extension proposal. As of Thursday morning the vote was Genesee County Yes 1,748/No 1,638; Lapeer County Yes 171/No 177 and Oakland County Yes 21/No 16—Total: Yes 1,940/No 1,831. “I’m very happy for Goodrich Schools and the support of this community—the […]