Snow day

Snow day

From left Dillon Van Norman, Madison Van Norman and Ainsley Teran taking advantage of the snow day on Jan. 25. The trio jumped on their sleds to go down the hill. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

BGYA Youth Recognition Night

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance is seeking nominations for their annual Youth Recognition Night. “Youth Recognition Night is a time set apart for the community to recognize the young people who have persevered in difficulty, volunteered to serve, or demonstrated heartfelt kindness towards others,” said Theresa Bills, BGYA […]

Area home prices level, inventories raise as jobs, infrastructure coming

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville — A mix of economic factors sparked by a surge in interest rates to planned infrastructure upgrades to population increases could provide a dynamic real estate market in the coming year. According to reports from Realcomp released last week which includes sections of Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships within The […]

School board OKs land purchase, sale for future use

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — In a closed session meeting following the Goodrich School Board of Trustees voted to purchase two parcels of land just south of the Genesee County Road Commission building 7386 S. Gale Road. The properties are 10 and 12 acres with a total of 659 feet frontage on Gale Road west of […]

Fire Insurance Withholding program

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — It’s been a decade since township officials OK’d a resolution to withhold township residents insurance money in escrow from casualty losses including fire or explosion to repair, replace or remove damaged structures that may violate local codes. About 500 municipalities statewide currently utilize the fire insurance withholding program. […]

Board OKs two local vendors for $1.8 million projects

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to approve bids for upgrades for Goodrich High School and Oaktree Elementary School parking lots. There were eight bids received and selected was Atlas Township-based Johnson & Sons Excavation for site demolition, earthwork and utilities, $479,486. The asphalt, concrete […]

All together

All together

Goodrich Varsity Dance Team members prepare for competition on Saturday at Dakota High School. Photo: Provided.

Board OKs Groveland Township Fire Department study

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — On Jan. 9, the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to retain Rich Marinucci, of the Firefighters Safety Officers Association to study the township fire department. “It’s clear we have to know what we’re going to do going forward,” said Bob DePalma, township supervisor. “I want an objective third […]

Brandon School board votes in new leadership

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —During the Monday night meeting, the Brandon board of education voted unanimously to appoint board member Rebecca Haynes as board president, Hilary Stockoski as vice-president, Kim Smith-Kulaga as treasurer and Jeff Zielke as secretary. “I am excited to take on the role as Brandon School Board president,” said […]

New State Rep. takes oath of office

By David Fleet Editor Lansing— State Representative David Martin (R-Davision) of the new 68th District recieved the oath of office earlier this month. The 68th District now covers southeast Genesee County, including Atlas Township, Goodrich, Davison, Davison Township, Grand Blanc, the majority of Burton, parts of Grand Blanc Township and Genesee Township. It also includes […]

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