Henry Jay “Hank” Baxter

Henry Jay “Hank” Baxter of Goodrich died July 12, 2017. He was 60. Born December 17, 1956 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Calvin and Eleanor (nee: Schaller) Baxter. He married the former Michele Johnson on August 15, 1981 in Ortonville, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Michele; two sons, […]

Venita Joyce Batten

Venita Joyce Batten of Ortonville; died peacefully on July 5, 2017 with family present.  She was 80. Born April 22, 1937 in Puxico, Missouri to the late Winferd and Zelma (nee: Steward) Patton.  She married Joseph Harold Batten on August 28, 1954 in Pontiac, Michigan. Venita was a loving wife, caring mother, grandmother and great […]

Public Notice: Groveland Township

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING GROVELAND TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 212 An ordinance adopting and enacting a new code for Groveland Township, Michigan; Providing for the repeal of certain ordinances not included therein; Providing a penalty for the violation thereof; providing for the Manner of amending such code; and providing when […]

Public Notice: Village of Goodrich

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REZONING Notice is hereby given that the Village of Goodrich Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 24 2017, at the hour of 6:00 p.m. in the Administrative Building, lower level, 7338 S. State Road, Goodrich, Michigan. The public hearing is for the purpose of considering the following […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

Charter Township of Brandon NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Regular Meeting The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing July 26, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals: Appeal #17-0018 Property ID #03-15-400-019 Name: Stephen Koralewski Location: 675 […]

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 […]

Did someone say complicated?

Did someone say complicated? Dear Editor, The Byzantine new Senate bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is difficult enough for average Americans to understand, let alone our senators, with not much time to consider it. The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, crafted behind closed doors by 13 Republicans with no input invited from […]

Insurance company opts to fund village class action case

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Village taxpayers may soon get a break on growing legal fees as an ongoing lawsuit spanning almost four years takes a new turn. In a special meeting on June 28, the village council voted 4-0 to put on hold a case filed by the village against their insurance company, who […]

Donald Edward Suter

SUTER, DONDALD EDWARD Donald Edward Suter of Ortonville; died July 4, 2017.  He was 79. Born March 30, 1939 in Highland Park, Michigan to the late Harold R. and Evelyn (nee: Jenks) Suter.  He is survived by one son, Larry McQuiston; two grandchildren, Megan McQuiston and Melanie Beamish; one sister, Lois (Max) Schuster; two nephews, […]

Stars and stripes

Stars and stripes

Firefighters from Groveland Township with an American flag displayed from a ladder truck at the Brandon Township Community Park on June 24. The flag honored the arrival of the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial which arrived last Saturday. Photo by Patrick McAbee.