After 70 years together, it’s still family first

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — It was a chance meeting in church more than 70 years ago. In the late 1940s, Flint native Bob Foy was a seminarian at the University of Notre Dame destined for the priesthood. Verda Lethbridge, also a Flint native, was the sister of his best friend. Bob returned […]

Medical student begins journey

By David Fleet Editor New Haven, Conn.— In 2015 Kyle Gavulic was a junior at Goodrich High School. That same year it was determined that Flint City water was 19 times more corrosive than Detroit water, Virginia Tech. University recommended the state declare that the water is not safe for drinking or cooking. The Flint […]

Ugly Dog: boarding, daycare, training set to open in March

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich —  Next month a local business will provide a whole new perspective of boarding, daycare and training for dogs. “Ugly Dog,” the trademark grounded in the rugged character of the bearded and wirehaired hunting dogs, is set to open just south of Goodrich at Green Road and M-15. The 12,000 […]

Chips off the ‘cold’ block: Area carvers compete at Snowfest 2023

By David Fleet Editor Frankenmuth — The Goodrich Hometeam finished in 6th place with “The Wave” and an 11th place with “The Carriage” in the high school competition. There were 16 high school teams competing at Snowfest. The local teams were at a disadvantage on Friday following an early morning head-on collision on M-15 near Atherton Road in Davison Township. A […]

Shea Truck Center: Ortonville’s hometown dealer

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — An area used car dealership is bringing the Shea name into Oakland County. “We are part of the Shea organization,” said Jason Skinner, store manager of Shea Truck Center, 2200 S. Ortonville Road. The dealership was formerly Lane Car Company, then Carite, but took on the Shea […]

Student Easy Bake Oven chef ‘pops’ to victory

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — Since kindergarten, Melody Hampton has been trying to win the annual Easy Bake Oven competition, part of the Brandon Schools Community Education program. This year she won with a tipped-over box of popcorn. “I’ve just been doing it the last couple years, and just came up with the […]

Area teams- ‘Ready to carve’

By David Fleet Editor Frankenmuth —Two teams of local high school students will chip, hack and saw in a frosty arena to produce a sculpture that’s more than just cool—it’s frozen. On Jan. 26-27 two Goodrich area teams will compete in the Frankenmuth Snowfest High School Snow Sculpting competition. The event is part of the […]

Goodrich Senior receives DAR Good Citizen award

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Jan. 15, the Genesee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the annual winners of the Good Citizen awards at the Linden Free Methodist Church, 13274 Linden Road, Linden. This year Goodrich Senior Jack Foreback was among 10 Genesee area students awarded who exhibit the qualities of good […]

BFD: Working carbon monoxide detectors saves lives

By David Fleet Editor Brandon — On Jan. 14, the Brandon Fire Department responded to a call from a township resident after their carbon monoxide detector sounded. Upon arrival the crew used a specialized gas meter to investigate the source of the CO. “They were able to determine that it was not a false alarm,” said Cpt. Billy Starr, Brandon Fire Department Captain/Medic […]

Martian baseball standout signs with pro league

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich —  A former Goodrich High School and Mott Community College standout baseball player will be playing pro ball this summer. Ethan Young, 22, recently signed a deal to pitch for the Eastside Diamond Hoppers of the United Shore Professional Baseball League. The four team league include the Birmingham Bloomfield Beaver, Eastside […]