FOIA request costs increase for Goodrich Schools

Goodrich- The cost to obtain information from the school through the Freedom of Information Act just increased following a decision by the school board late last year. The board established a fee of $16.13 per hour and 6 cents per copy for all FOIA requests after reviewing its public records policy. ‘We are watching our […]

T & C Federal Credit Union opens

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- An area credit union has opened a new location just in time for the holidays. On Tuesday, T&C Federal Credit Union, 250 N. Ortonville Road, Suite B in the Oak Plaza opened joining nine area T&C Federal Credit Union locations. ‘The Ortonville area was the next largest concentration of […]

District bond extension plans move forward

Brandon Twp.- A vote on a district bond extension netting about $73 million for several major renovations, technology upgrades and a new elementary school could come as early as May 2, say school officials. ‘Following voters? approval of the bond extension it’s going to take three to five years to complete all the upgrades and […]

Finally a sign at Goodrich Area Schools

Goodrich-The district finally has a sign. On Sept. 22 representatives of Apex Sign Group of Flint razed the old sign and installed the new marque just before Goodrich Homecoming. The three line scrolling message sign worked for a moment that went black. Since then company officials have been grappling with how to get the remotely-programmed […]

A Christmas card from the City of Naples

Groveland Twp.- A contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to clean up after hurricanes has landed a local business in a rather distinguished place in a city’s history. Bedrock Express, 1290 N. M-15, with eight locations statewide specializes in logging, excavating and landscaping supplies. The equipment could also be used to clean up following […]

Recalling the Battle of the Bulge

By David Fleet Editor In the early morning hours of Dec. 16, 1944, Roy Stacey, a U.S. Army Tech. fourth grade with the134th AAA gun battalion on duty in Bullingen, Belgium was awoken by the sound of enemy shells passing over his head. ‘At midnight on the 16th we got word to move out. We […]

Court’s in session– at Brandon High School

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- No actors–the judge, attorneys and defendants were all real–only the courts venue was changed. On Monday about 200 Brandon High School students packed the high school auditorium for a session of the 52-2 District court with District Court Judge Dana Fortinberry presiding. The three hour session included five real […]

Patriot’s local ties discovered

Atlas Twp.-A revolutionary war soldier buried in the Horton cemetery had at least one direct descendant in Goodrich according to area newspaper records from Sept. 20, 1939. Patriot William Britton, a soldier in the American army from Dec. 1, 1777 to June 10, 1783, who came to Michigan in 1824 and died in 1844 was […]

It’s All in the Cards at Christmas

John Calcott Horsley a London inventor produced the first Christmas card in 1843 as a favor for friend Henry Cole–now more than 150 years later the simple greeting card exchanged by the millions each holiday season has been etched in the lore of Christmas. Locally several residents have perserved a few of these old cards–recalling […]

Old Newsboys to collect in Goodrich

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Last year 9,000 area children were a little bit warmer thanks to those who were a bit colder. From dawn to dusk on Dec. 9, volunteers from Old Newsboys of Flint will brave winter weather to hawk their publication for area children near the intersection of Hegel Road and M-15. […]