Lawmakers eye bars open until 4 a.m.

By David Fleet Editor Bars and restaurants statewide could keep the drinks coming until 4 a.m. with a bill currently under consideration in the State House. The bill, sponsor Rep. Ryan Berman takes aim at helping bars financially after many lost during the coronavirus restrictions. The measure would allow businesses to stay open and serve […]

How life has changed since COVID -19 arrived

By David Fleet Editor Just a year ago mask wearing, social distancing and contact tracing were not a part of the daily routines. Then the coronavirus arrived—schools closed, sporting events were canceled, and a national state of emergency was declared. March 10 marked the one-year anniversary of the first two cases of COVID-19 in Michigan. […]

Council to seek refinancing of village offices

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night, the village council voted 4-0 to consider refinancing the Rural Development Loan taken out in 2003 for the construction of the village offices. About 22 years remain on the current loan for the village offices at an interest rate of 4.250 percent, the unpaid balance is $819,074. […]

Village holiday lights funding

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-The village council voted 4-0 on Monday night to contribute up to $1,300 for a portion of the cost to install and remove the village holiday/Christmas decorations on Hegel Road and M-15. Goodrich Lion’s Club requested the village and Atlas Township to split the $2,600 cost of installing and removing the […]

Vaccination registration continues at library

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-In the first two days of vaccine sign-ups, Brandon Township Library staff has assisted with registering seven people on the computer and 11 people over the phone. The Brandon Township Library, 304 South St., has offered to provide COVID-19 appointment assistance for people who walk-in to use library computers or call […]

Township planning member appointed

Groveland Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to appointed Jeff Penzien to replace Jim Kelty on the township planning commission. Jeff along with wife Karen have been residents of the township since 1998. “We have grown accustomed to the open space, abundance of nature and serenity that surrounds us,” said Penzien. […]

James Milton Perigo

PERIGO, JAMES MILTON of Satsuma, Florida formerly of Davisburg, Michigan. Died February 15, 2021. He was 78.  Born on September 23, 1942 in Holly, Michigan to the late Lee and Dorothy (nee: Weeks) Perigo.  He married Donna C. Brady on July 29, 1967 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Ortonville.  He is survived by his loving wife Donna […]

Library to assist in vaccination registration

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, the township library is providing some much needed help for those challenged by the technology gap. As the availability of now three COVID-19 vaccinations come out scheduling for healthcare providers to give the doses require patients to sign up online, a task that is […]

‘The hardest year to coach’

By David Fleet Editor In 1980, Post-It Notes came on the market, a new video game called Pac-Man was the rage and Ronald Reagan was elected president.The same year Coach Gary Barns started at Goodrich High School as an assistant to JV Boys Basketball Coach John Joslin. More than 40 years and 600 high school […]

Goodrich Girls Powerlifting Team state championship bound

By David Fleet Editor Purple may soon be Ron Robert’s Goodrich Girls Powerlifting team favorite color. “I’ve challenged my team. I’ll dye beard any color they want if they take home three state championships and two runners,” laughed Roberts. “There is much debate but purple is the color of choice.” Robert’s new beard hue may soon […]

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