Planning commission OKs event business

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-By a 7-0 vote on Tuesday night, the village planning commission OK’d a site plan for Creekside Acres Event Barn, 7388 S. State Road. The 4,300 square foot barn like structure will be rented out for special events such as weddings, anniversary parties and special gatherings. The 24-feet high building will […]

Thomas Tucker decendent to discuss family history

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-Thomas Tucker was one of an estimated 2 million Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War. He was a local farmer and family man who endured the riggers of mid-19th century life in a rural southeastern Michigan. However, through his daily writings etched in a small diary—Tucker left a unique […]

Eagle Scout

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Thanks to an area scout, the community is a little cleaner and more welcoming to outdoor activities. High school senior Joseph Spress, 17, received his Eagle Scout rank on Oct. 19 at Goodrich United Methodist Church after completing a final project of a bicycle rack at the Village Commons. Spress, who […]

Italian connection

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Margherita Mazza knows the perfect recipe for pizza; Thin crust, light sauce, some fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. “Food is an important part of our country,” said Mazza, 17, a native of Pagnacco a town of about 4,000 near the city of Udine in the northeast corner of Italy. “It’s […]

Justin Kaczmarek

Justin Kaczmarek, age 24, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was equal parts inspiring, adventurous, kind hearted, and funny. Justin entered a room with a smile and a joke, and left echoes of his contagious laugh everywhere he went.  He was hardworking and diligent; whenever he set a goal he would achieve it. […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

SYNOPSIS Village of Ortonville Special Meeting October 18, 2017 Call to order 7:01 p.m. Trustees Present: Brice, Butzu, Dylus, Eschmann, Skornicka, Sleva, Wills Interview candidate for Open Village Manager position The following items were approved: Agenda as presented Extension of current Interim Manager payment agreement Offer of employment to Cynthia Greenia for open Village Manager […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

SYNOPSIS Village of Ortonville Regular Meeting October 23, 2017 Call to order 7:01 p.m. Trustees Present: Brice, Butzu,, Eschmann, Sleva, Wills Trustees Absent with Notice: Dylus, Skornicka The following items were approved: Agenda as presented Minutes of September 25, 2017 Disbursements in amount of $36,363.85 Audit Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 2018 […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Village of Ortonville will be holding a public hearing on November 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with its regularly scheduled meeting at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan. The purpose of the hearing is to offer an opportunity for the citizens to express their ideas on community needs and […]

Letters to the editor November 4

O.A.T.S. Haunted Barn Dear Editor, I would like to thank Brandon Middle School for their support of the O.A.T.S. Haunted Barn this past Saturday. Over the course of two weeks the students collected about $800 and 188 pounds of candy. On Saturday evening parents and students decorated our barn and handed out candy to the […]

A little help from Brandon

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Earlier this year Hurricane Irma and Harvey battered Texas and Florida—today millions are still trying to recover their homes, their belongings and their lives. Two Brandon High School sophomores wanted to help them recover. Kara Berger and Sara Pesta organized a fundraiser through the school district to help raise money […]