New doctor, physician assistant joins McLaren/Oakland Ortonville

By David Fleet Editor Two new medical professionals recently joined the staff at McLaren/Oakland Ortonville Family and Internal Medicine, 180 N. Ortonville Road. Dr. Rachel Young is a Bloomfield Hills native and Birmingham Groves High School graduate. She attended Michigan State University and received an undergraduate degree in psychology. She then attended medical school also […]

Township eyes plans for business area near ORV park, I-75

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Oct. 24, township officials gathered with economic developers from Oakland County to discuss the future of property near the intersection of Grange Hall Road and I-75. The proposed township business area will be incorporated within the master plan and on about 88 acres with close access to the […]

Gleason on NHL ice

By David Fleet Editor At 7:30 a.m., Nov. 10, Ben Gleason got the call. “’We’re sending a car to pick you up in 15 minutes,’” said Gleason, 20. “They had been calling me since 6:30 and I slept through them.” Gleason’s early morning call was from the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League to […]

Ancient township artifacts found

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- The small stones are about three inches long and two inches wide—honed to sharp edges. Last month Ortonville resident Ron Sutton shared the story of the two township artifacts he received from his brother Orra more than 80 years ago. “In the 1930s Orra worked on a Groveland Township […]

New village council president

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 3-2 for Shannon McCafferty to serve as the new president. Tim Barraco and Doug McAbee voted no. McCafferty, Wendy Ciaramitaro and Tim Light voted yes. McCafferty was elected to the council in 2016. She replaces outgoing president Mark Baldwin who did not seek reelection […]

Two teams-one goal

By David Fleet Editor In May the Goodrich Cross Country team lost to Corunna High School. It was ugly. “We got beaten real bad,” said Al Warden, in his first year as Martian Cross County head coach after stepping in for coach Jennifer Sweet who retired last year. Warden recognized just how good the Corunna […]

Village council hires new administrator/clerk

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Nov. 1, the village council voted 4-1 to extend a contract to Sheri Wilkerson as administrator/clerk. Mark Baldwin, Jake Vick, Shannon McCafferty and Tim Light voted for the candidate. Tim Barraco voted no. Wilkerson, a Flint resident served as Atlas Township Clerk and Election Administrator since 2012 . She was […]

Area seamstress never quit on heirloom quilt

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- The small ragged quilt was nearly 90 years old. Carefully handsewn butterfly squares adorned the aged shredded heirloom. “It needed some repair,” said Sheila Newton, a 76-year-old township resident, former British citizen and lifelong seamstress. Earlier this year Newton had received the family quilt from Lake Orion resident Barb […]

Two forgotten veterans finally honored with gravestones

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-At long last, two nearly forgotten veterans have received grave markers in the Seymour Lake Cemetery. Earlier this year, Ortonville VFW 582 Commander Dennis Hoffman searched for information on two veterans Gary and David Bandy buried in the township cemetery. The veterans graves were marked with just a single broken […]

State Road fatalilty

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-One person died following a chain-reaction accident about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. The accident occurred at the intersection of M-15 and Hill Road on the township’s north side. According to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, a 68 year old Hadley Township woman was southbound on M-15 at the Hill Road […]

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