David Everett Wilder

David Everett Wilder of Ortonville, passed away on August 29, 2022, at the age of 58 after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer, which ended in a draw. Husband of Tonya; father of Whitney (Vince) Herr and MacKenzie (Mark Hartmann) Wilder; Bapoo of Luke and Rory Herr, and Brax Hartmann; brother of Wesley (Kimberly) Wilder […]

Brandon Township ranks among top 20 safest communities in Michigan

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — The National Council for Home Safety and Security released rankings for the safest cities in the nation and for each state. Among 50 Michigan communities reporting the township is ranked number 19. “I’m very proud of the men and women assigned to this substation and the department in […]

Board opts to appoint interim school board member

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich—  On Monday night the school board voted 5-0 to appoint Scott VanSumeren as interim trustee to fill a vacancy created by trustee Chip Schultz’s resignation Aug. 19. Trustee Ginny Yuschak was absent with notice. VanSumeren will serve until Dec. 31, 2022, completing Schultz’s term. Prior to the vote, the board […]

‘Township in very strong position’

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — On Monday night at the board of trustees meeting, Wesley Messing, a CPA, principal and audit partner for King & King, presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the township’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. According to the audit, for the fiscal year 2021-22 the […]

First hole-in-one

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich— On Aug. 20, Jason Vickory of Burton, scored a hole-in-one at Goodrich Country Club. Jason was playing in the 34th Annual Vickory Invitational which included 108 friends and family. He connected on hole 16, which is a 153 yard, par 3 with a seven iron. “I hit it, and then […]

Martians repeat as Genesee County Tourney champs

By David Fleet Editor Flint — Goodrich High School Girls golf Team repeated as Greater Genesee County Tournament Champions at the Flint Elks Club. Leading the way for the Lady Martians were seniors Abbey Schell (83) and Lainey Madill (84). GHS Sophomore Sanora Kochchan and Freshman Madi Sheerin both carded scores of 85. “It doesn’t […]

Martians boys, girls tops at Evan Gardner XC Invitational 2022

By David Fleet Editor Durand — On Aug. 19 the Goodrich Martians Girls and Boys won the Evan Gardner Cross Country Invitational 2022 at Durand High School. The Goodrich Boys Cross Country was tops with 37 points and a 19:04 average for 5,000 meters, followed by Webberville with 61 points and a 20:28 average time. Brandon was third with a score of 67 and an average time of 20:13. “We did not […]

Susan Marie Bieri

Susan Marie Bieri of Ortonville, Michigan, died on August 23, 2022. She was 75. She was born March 11, 1947 in Detroit,Michigan to the late Eugene and Patricia (nee: Gibbons) Greek. She married Ronald Bieri on October 1, 1966 in Pontiac, Michigan. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Ronald Bieri; four […]

Finding a starter home much tougher today

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — Walt Dilbert’s first home was 1,200 square feet on a corner lot in Warren. “I was making pretty good money in 1963 as a draftsman for Pratt & Whitney and the Big Three,” said Dilbert. “My wife and I were renting then we purchased the home for $17,265. […]

Lincoln Sport Sedan: ’What a luxury car should be’

By David Fleet Editor Hadley Twp. — Founded in 1908 by Henry M. Leland, the former head of Cadillac Motors, the Lincoln Motor Company took aim at those fortunate enough to possess wealth and wanting to show it off. Such is the full-size Dearborn made 1951 Lincoln Sport Sedan produced from 1949 through the 1954 […]