Seymour Lake United Methodist Hurricane Ian relief mission trip

By David Fleet Editor Estero Fla.— It’s been just over six month since Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 hurricane blew through coastal islands before making landfall in southwest Florida on Sept. 29, 2022 killing hundreds. President Joe Biden toured the area and declared it “an American crisis.” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis described the storm, which reached sustained winds […]

Rack’em up: It’s nine ball at 99

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.— It’s a Wednesday night at the Boat Bar and Herb ‘The Hammer’ Leon meticulously chalks up one of two custom pool cues and eyes nine balls racked in a diamond shaped on the green felt table. “I love nine ball or eight ball,” said Herb, focusing on the upcoming […]

Goodrich Library hosts AED award, ATFD training

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — At 4 p.m., April 24, the Goodrich Library, 10237 Hegel Road will host the “formal” presentation of the Automated External Defibrillator or AED grant award. Then, at 4:30 p.m., the training will move to the Atlas Township Fire Department building, 8081 Clarence St. for AED CPR training provided […]

Township makes request for sewer units

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — On Monday, the township board of trustees voted 4-0 in a special meeting to request 800 REUs as part of the new preliminary sewer master plan. Trustee Pat Major was absent with notice. In June, the township voted to support the Kearsley Creek Interceptor (or KCI) North project. […]

Lights, camera Hooterville-9 Ball: The reality TV show

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — What started with about a dozen friends and a dream to be a reality TV show is now a hit locally. Hooterville 9-Ball played each week at the Boat Bar, 2000 S. Ortonville road was the idea of Groveland Township resident and local business owner Ron Stead. “The […]

Goodrich Girls Powerlifting delivers at 2023 USA nationals

By David Fleet Editor Myrtle Beach S.C. — On March 29-30, high school athletes from all across the country, including Goodrich traveled to the Grand Strand for the USA Powerlifting High School Nationals competition. The competition features 700 athletes that compete in heavy lifting squats, bench press, and deadlift. The athlete that lifts the most […]

MDOT to announce Northern Oakland I-75 reconstruction project

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — A two year $160 million project on I-75 is just months away from starting. The Michigan Department of Transportation is currently in the process of finalizing plans for resurfacing, bridge work coupled with curb and gutter upgrades over an estimated 14 miles of I-75 from Ortonville Road to […]

New challenges for urban bald eagles

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.— On a cold, snowy March morning with light fading a pair of bald eagles tended to a nest in northern Oakland County. One of the majestic birds left the nest, secured more than 50 feet above a remote wetland, for perhaps the last fishing trip of the day. The […]

Committee for High-Speed Access

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — On Tuesday evening, Atlas Township hosted the first Citizens Advisory Committee for High Speed Access. About 30 residents attended the first committee meeting. A second meeting to discuss an upcoming survey will be at, 6 p.m., April 4 at the township hall, 7386 Gale Road. The scope of the […]

New ambulance at Groveland Township Fire Dept.

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — By May the township will have a new ambulance on the road. Earlier this year a 2023 Chevrolet ambulance was delivered to Fire Station Two. The four-wheel drive, gas powered vehicle was purchased from Wheeled Coach and will replace a current unit with 208,000 miles. After inspections the ambulance […]

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