GHS principal steps down

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -On Monday night the school board voted 7-0 to accept the resignation of Brian Eddy who had served as principal pending the return of David St. Aubin, who remains on extended medical leave. The resignation is effective June 30. No replacement has been named. “For the past school year our […]

Bond set at $500K after high speed chase suspect gets DUI

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Less than three weeks after an Ortonville man was released on bond following his arrest in a high-speed chase through the village, he is back in jail for driving while intoxicated. This time, he may have more difficulty posting a bond which has been set at $500,000, no 10 percent. […]

Bullfrogs under new ownership

By David Fleet Editor Last week John and Kim Hagar, owners of Bullfrogs, 2225 Ortonville Road, announced their local eatery has been sold. The new owner is Clarkston resident Mike Stevenson, who reopened the business last week as Bullfrogs II. A new menu is in place and the current employees remain following the transition. “We […]

Goodrich Board OKs full-time athletic trainer

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to accept a comprehensive contract with Davison-based ATI Physical Therapy for full time athletic training. The training is necessary for injury prevention, support and student safety at both practices and game events. “For many years we have relied on a […]

Pipeline property restoration draws ire of resident

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Three years after Enbridge replaced the Line 6B petroleum pipeline in the township, Chad Rummel said his property still hasn’t been restored as promised by the company. “I think everyone thought we were done, and the problem won’t go away,” said Rummel, who resides off Granger Road […]

Ownership, care of historic Atlas Baptist Cemetery debated

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- The graves of Mary Hebbard, a direct descendant of William Bradford, Plymouth Colony and Oliver Palmer, son of Colonel John Palmer of the Continental Army are just two historical interments near the intersection of Gale and Perry roads. The landmark graves are part of the Atlas Baptist Church Community […]

BHS exchange: Japan and Vietnam

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brigitte Todd is providing a home for two foreign exchange students this year, Honoka Kanno and Giang Le, who hail from Japan and Vietnam, respectively, and very much liking their company. “I enjoy hosting exchange students as they open my eyes to new and exciting things,” said Todd. “It’s fascinating […]

Passover: The Seder feast

By David Fleet Editor Sundown April 10 marks the beginning of Passover, which commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. A Seder feast to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, will be at 5 p.m., April 9, hosted by the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 South State Road. Reservations are required […]

Iron Belle Trail public hearing

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – Despite opposition that has stalled the trail in Brandon Township and threatens to halt it in the village, Dave Van Dis still hopes to see trails in this community. Toward that end, he plans to be in attendance at the village council meeting set for 7 p.m., Monday, […]

Gun dog training, kennel business expanding

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. -It was the right mix. Fred Saber had trained dogs professionally for more than two decades—so when the opportunity to expand his business by taking over Maple Lane Kennels from the former owners who were retiring came up, it was an easy choice. “It just came together for us,” […]