Survey:Village split on common trash hauling

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- The village will be exploring trash hauling options after getting feedback from residents. Currently, residents pay for their own trash hauling services. The village council is concerned about the amount of blight this causes, since garbage cans are out multiple days a week, and the wear and tear on […]

Winter reflections

Winter reflections

Connor Ford watches Keith Cotalhy, a Mt.Holly ski instructor take a run last Sunday. The spring skiing included some unique water and snow activities. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Road grant sought for village

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night during a special meeting, the village council voted 5-0 to apply for a grant that would fund limestone for village gravel roads. If the grant is approved Seneca, Kearsley and Huron streets along with Dutch Road and Park Drive would receive about 4 inches of limestone. Sheri Wilkerson, […]

New fire truck ordered for Atlas Township

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees considered the purchase of a new pumper fire truck at a cost of $557,074. The fire truck will be purchased through Sourcewell a service cooperative that assists municipalities, like the township, through competitively solicited contracts. The new pumper, purchased through R&R Truck […]

Township office renovations OK’d

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- At a cost of $634,000 the township board of trustees OK’d by a 5-0 vote on Monday night, township based Family Building Company for extensive remodling of the township offices. Last year at a cost of $36,800 the township board of trustees approved NJB Architects Inc. to prepare the […]

Groveland Township on the map

By David Fleet Editor In January, Consumers Energy announced their first “Put Your Town on the Map” competition – an effort to strengthen rural communities with grants that will energize towns in the Lower Peninsula. Last week officials at Consumers Engergy announced that Groveland Township was selected from about 50 entries statewide as one of […]

Construction trades class returns to Brandon Schools

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, Brandon High School will launch their construction trades program with the help of Eric Swanson, who will be teaching wood working. “We’re really just bringing back wood working to the high school at Brandon,” said Swanson. “It’s a very practical and fun way for […]

Brandon Township CERT needs volunteers to serve

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon Township Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking for volunteers. “It’s just another way to help the community and assist,” said Gary Spalo, a member of CERT. “Some police departments and some fire departments think that they don’t need them.” The primary purpose of CERT is to serve […]

Board takes aim at legislative action

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-On Monday night the Brandon Board of Education voted 5-0 to approve their legislative priorities. Board members Kevin McClellan and Sarah Allen were absent with notice. The four issues at the forefront of Brandon’s priorities are funding, reducing standardized testing, teacher evaluations and the supply of high quality teachers. […]

SRO comes to Goodrich Schools

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to join in a contract with Atlas Township and the Genesee County Sheriff Office for a school resource officer. The first for the district. On March 11, interviews for a school resource officer were conducted and GCSO Atlas Township Deputy Casey […]