Community mourns

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On Dec. 1, the Brandon School District was closed due to staffing shortages a reflection of the connectivity to the Oxford community. The district was also closed due to potential threats on Dec. 2 At 12:51 p.m., on Nov. 30, Ethan Crumbly, a 15-year-old Oxford High School student opened fire […]

Flint Area Narcotics Group

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Sept. 28, Flint Area Narcotics Group detectives, working with Department of Homeland Security, conducted a controlled delivery of a kilo of cocaine coming from Belize to an address in Flint. The suspect fled when a team of officers approached the residence with a search warrant. A lengthy pursuit […]

Ortonville Downtown Dollars

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- The Downtown Development Authority is again partnering with Consumers Energy and their ‘Our Town’ grant program to offer a buy-one-get-one opportunity for the Ortonville Downtown Dollars. The grant gave the DDA $9,000 to support a Holiday BOGO Bucks program for a limited time, which will help to support the […]

OCEF: Annual 2021Christmas distribution

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund Food Pantry is seeking donations for their annual Christmas distribution. “It was decided that due to continued challenges and concerns related to the pandemic, additional Bueche gift cards will be distributed to the at-risk families in place of the extra food they would normally receive […]

Two new funding sources for eyed for dam repair

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- A new source of funding could soon be available to upgrade the village dam. On Nov. 8, the village council authorized Village Administrator/Clerk Sheri Wilkerson to work with Kevin Cook project manager of Wade Trim to secure funding through a proposed Dam Risk Reduction Revolving Loan Fund. The council is […]

BHS Greenhouse growing again

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Thanks to some Brandon High School Students, the greenhouse is on its way to working order. “I was sitting in my biology class, and I noticed it was broken and it kind of bothered me,” said Nathan Starr, a junior at BHS. “So I started doing a little cleaning up […]

Township lake disbands weed assessment

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Oct. 18, the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to approve the disbandment of a special assessment district for Gale Lake residents. A petition was distributed to the 24 residents on the lake and 13 property owners signed the petition to discontinue the SAD. Following a review by […]

Sheriff’s fire investigators receive top honors

By David Fleet Editor A current Goodrich School Board trustee who also serves with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office was honored recently for his actions as a detective/fire and arson investigator. Det. Howard ‘Chip’ Schultz, a school board member since 2011 was one of two honored Oct. 22 for solving a series of arson fires […]

GHS Merit Scholar recognized

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Mike Baszler, high school principal announced that Senior Ashley Brown has received a letter of commendation for her scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). This test is a national recognized assessment that all juniors in Goodrich participate each fall. This assessment is not only […]

School audit:Fund balance climbs with COVID funds

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-By a 7-0 vote on Monday night the school board of trustees accepted an audit from Lewis & Knopf for the 2020-2021 fiscal year ending June 30. The audit was presented by principal Jeffrey Sabolish. The district ended the 2020-21 fiscal year with a general fund balance of 18 percent or […]

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