Plan to rectify GTFD budget woes considered

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- A new direction for the township fire department will keep it local for now. By a vote of 4-0 on Monday night the township board of trustees OK’d a plan to continue with the township fire department as is and provide assistant township fire chief Kevin Mason the latitude […]

Biking America: Nine states, 4,000 miles

By David Fleet Editor On Tuesday afternoon, Lynn Wummel was in Cambridge, Id.—59 days and 2,597 miles east of Yorktown, Va. Just 500 miles to go. Wummel along with a CMU college classmate are biking the Trans American Trail spanning more than 4,000 miles over nine states. “We made a few wrong turns,” laughed Wummel, […]

50 years: The Ortonville Community Historical Society

By David Fleet Editor It’s been a half century since a dilapidated century-old grist mill began transformation into The Old Mill historical museum in the Village of Ortonville. At the center of the project is the Ortonville Community Historical Society who next month will celebrate their 50th anniversary. “In recent years the Ortonville Community Historical […]

Capstone project pays off for ‘Lake Shinny’

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-It was once a spring fed swamp but today it’s a pristine lake that many call home. The lore of Lake Shinanguag—located just south of Goodrich, attracted the attention of recent GHS graduate Emily Lafnear. “Goodrich is a small town,” said Lafnear, 18, who along with parents Steve and Melanie […]

A summer in Cooperstown

By David Fleet Editor A vintage 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card. Ty Cobb’s spikes. The bat Magglio Ordoñez used for the walk-off homer clinching the Tiger’s 2006 American League Championship Series. Just a few of baseball’s greatest that 2014 Brandon High School graduate Meredith Tomich is getting to know as an intern at the National […]

On a mission: Africa, Mexico, United States

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- When Reverend Michael Kuchar turned 50-years-old he realized it’s time to step out and go on a mission— “it’s something I always wanted to do,” he said. Now at 65 years old—Kuchar is stepping out once again. After nine years as pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist, S. 7296 […]

Letters to the Editor for June 30, 2018

“1st Responders Appreciation Day” Dear Editor, What a wonderful day at the O.A.T.S. farm as we honored our local heroes on June 24. Members of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, along with Groveland, Brandon, Waterford, and Commerce Township fire departments, as well as the Madison Heights Police Department and Starr EMS were represented. The purpose […]

‘Eats in the Streets’

‘Eats in the Streets’

Aaron Ashley and Kaiser Huston eat at the Eats in the Streets on June 21 in Ortonivlle. Photo by Patrick McAbee.  By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- “Eats in the Streets” was a hit. That’s the report from Downtown Development Authority Director Matt Jenkins Executive following the “Eats in the Streets” Food Truck Rally and Ortonville […]

Charles Arthur Rockwell

Charles Arthur Rockwell of Ortonville; died June 27, 2018. He was 72. Born on September 20, 1945 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Charles Clement and Grace Helen (nee: Jones) Rockwell. He married the former Linda Jantz on February 18, 1972 in Clarkston, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Linda […]

Public Notice: Groveland Township

PUBLIC NOTICE GROVELAND TOWNSHIP GROVELAND TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS Deferment of Summer Taxes Application for deferment of Summer Taxes are available at the Township Hall. Principal residents who are Senior citizens, paraplegics, quadriplegics, eligible serviceman, eligible veterans, eligible widows, blind persons or totally and permanently disabled, who can verify that their household income for the preceding calendar […]

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