Goodrich school district enrollment up

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Student enrollment in the school district jumped by 21 students following the statewide student count day Oct. 5. The fall count day is worth 90 percent of state aid to school districts which is about $7,500 per student. On Feb. 8, the spring count day, the district will receive the other […]

Brandon student loss continues, fund balance grows

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The district is down 123 students from this time last year, resulting in approximately $1 million loss of revenue based on the state foundation allowance of $7,511 per pupil In spite of the continued loss of students, the fund balance continues to increase. Paul Bryant of Plante & […]

Township inks new deal with Genesee County Sheriff

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-By a 5-0 vote on Monday night the township board of trustees OK’d a new contract with the Genesee County Sheriff Department. Township Supervisor Shirley Kautman-Jones, Clerk Tere Onica, Trustee Patrick Major, Township Treasurer Ann Marie Moore and Trustee Barry June voted yes. The new two-year $586, 577 contract, effective […]

Happy birthday:centenarian plus six years

By David Fleet Editor When Viola Spraker was 5-months-old the Titanic was still floating, women did not have the right to vote and life expectancy for females was just 53 years. After two world wars, 18 presidents and the marvel of electricity in the home, on Oct. 23, area resident Viola will celebrate her 106th […]

Principal, assistant principal named in Brandon Schools

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– The school district has a new middle school principal, as well as a new assistant principal at the high school. Mike Tucker, the former BHS assistant principal, was named the new BMS principal earlier this month after Tina Chambers left to take a curriculum director position in the […]

Ortonville names village manager

Salem Township trustee, a former clerk and state rep candidate, takes helm

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville-David Trent will be introduced to the community as the new village manager during the next council meeting, set for 7 p.m., Oct. 24, at the Brandon Township offices, 395 Mill St. The council unanimously voted to offer Trent the job at an Oct. 13 special meeting. Background checks have […]

‘When you drive like that you get shot’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer A motorist who was not amused with the teenager driver behind him and reacted by allegedly getting out of his vehicle and pointing a gun at the 18-year-old, is facing a charge of felonious assault. Brandon deputies responded at 2:44 p.m., Oct. 17 to the 100 block of Village Court, […]

Enbridge hosts pump station tour

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-On Tuesday, two years after construction of a controversial oil pipeline pump station in the township was completed, Enbridge Energy staff offered tours of the 12,000 square-foot facility. Neighbors of the pump station located on 3 acres at 3403 Seymour Lake Road, just northeast of Cook’s Farm Dairy, were […]

Suspect scoped out area before assault

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- The Genesee County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate a township assault that could be linked to two other similar crimes. At approximately 5:30 p.m., Oct. 7, a 36-year-old mother was jogging on the wooded cross country trail located behind Oaktree Elementary School, 7500 Gale Road, when a male assailant […]

Apartment rezoning request withdrawn

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-A rezoning request that drew the ire of some area residents during two recent village planning commission meetings has been withdrawn. The village planning commission voted on Sept. 26 to postpone a request for 120 days to change the zoning from general commercial to multiple-family residential district on about 10 acres […]

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