A sign of freedom

Hadley Twp. – A sign posted in the yard of Anne and Greg Koss of Hadley township reminds locals to ‘pray for our soldiers defending freedom in Iraq?. Anne’s son-in-law, U.S. Army Spc. Promotable Chris Paesano has been stationed at Camp Muleskinner in Baghdad since March; her brother-in-law, U.S. Army Col. Joe Helminiak is an […]

Judge to hear Brandon assault case

A past Brandon High School In-House Suspension room supervisor will be arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a female high school student. Following a preliminary hearing on April 19 to establish probable cause, Circuit Judge Dana Fortinberry bound Jodi Keck, 27, of Owosso over on one count each of third degree and fourth degree sexual […]

Residents eye

Atlas Twp. – Ridge Road residents approached the Atlas Township Board last week for more details regarding repairing the road. If residents are willing to pay a special assessment to have the road paved, the township will contribute the equivalent of the cost of ditching and applying limestone to the road, approximately $50,000, said supervisor […]

GHS to host first-ever district wide talent show

Goodrich – Some of the best talent in Genesee County will take the Goodrich High School stage next week in the first ever Genesee Area Conference Student Council Talent Show. Goodrich High School is hosting the event, which will feature acts from Lakeville, Bendle, Lake Fenton, Genesee, Mt. Morris, Atherton, and Goodrich high schools. The […]

Atlas renews GAIN contract

Atlas Twp. – Atlas Township Board members recently voted to pay $500 to renew the township’s contract with the Genesee Auto theft Investigation Network (GAIN). Renewing the contract helps contribute to reduced vehicle theft, and gains the township a share of fines and forfeitures, said Atlas Township Supervisor Paul Amman.

Raise declined

Atlas Twp. – Atlas Township Deputy Treasurer Sara Bachmann surprised board members last week with her request to rescind her recently approved 50-cent-per-hour raise. Bachmann, who opted to lend the township a helping hand after retiring as treasurer last October, feels the raise will interfere with her Social Security check. ‘If it’s going to throw […]

John’s Steak House & Pizzeria at 50 years

Goodrich – A four-generation area restaurant is beginning its 50th year of service to the Goodrich area. John’s Steak House & Pizzeria owner Dominic Sirignano, known as ‘D.J.’to local patrons, says parents John and Mary Sirignano bought the establishment in 1955. His father was employed by General Motors in the 1950s, and noticed the ‘Club […]

Set sail for miles of M-15 sales

Make room in your trunk for some great deals. An 85-mile long rummage sale, to be held May 1, is being planned to acquaint visitors with all of the recreational opportunities along the M-15 corridor. From Ortonville to Vassar, ‘Miles of Smiles? weekend shoppers will find unique shops, delectable dining, and a treasure trove of […]

Camp Nahelu zoning tops Brandon Township Briefs

n Camp Nahelu Rezoned – In the second of two required public hearings, on April 19, the Brandon Township Board unanimously approved rezoning Camp Nahelu from recreational to residential. While township board members were reluctant to approve further development of open land within the township, the board unanimously approved a first reading to rezone Camp […]

Board incumbants ready for another term

Occupation: Owner of Northwest Heating and Cooling located in Ortonville. Personal: Married, five children of which three are graduates of Brandon School District. BA Saginaw Valley University, Social Work. Live in Brandon Distinct for 27 years. First elected to Brandon School Board in 2000. Summary: When I was first elected to the school board four […]