Old camp now Star Bluff

Groveland Twp.-For many summers Girl Scouts gathered at Camp Narrin located on the banks of Narrin Lake just off Grange Hall Road and west of Bird Road. Now sounds of youth have been replaced by the roar of heavy construction equipment as earlier this spring work started on development of the 200 acre Star Bluff […]

Needing a little help

Ortonville-For more than 75 years Lions Clubs worldwide have been recognized for their service to the blind and visually impaired. But when a longtime Ortonville Lions Club member needed some help members rushed to his side. Ken Hearns, 77, has been a member of the Lions for more than 38 years and needed some assistance […]

Five new teachers hired

Growth at Brandon High School is on the rise and school officials say as many as five new teachers are needed. Teachers in English, mathematics, music, science and social studies will be added as the high school class continues to escalate. ‘During the last five years a lot of new people moved to the community […]

Local dealership leading Detroit area

Ortonville-While nationwide General Motors is reeling from some rather sluggish sales’one local dealership says business is booming in his market. Larry Simms, owner of Simms Chevrolet, 110 M-15, Ortonville says of 47 Detroit area Chevrolet dealerships only four have posted an increase in sales over the past year. Simms Chevrolet is one of those four. […]

Almost forgotten

Brandon Twp.- Donald Kengerski says he’s no hero’but accounts of his action more than 50 years ago during a battle for a small piece of Korean real estate describes a stoic effort in combat. A Minnesota native, Kengerski moved to Centerline, Mich. in 1948. He entered the U.S. Army in March 1951 and reported to […]

On top of the world

Hadley Twp.- With the exception of a few sea birds and caribou the Aleuntian Islands of the north Pacific are deserted. Yet about 60 years ago the small, jagged volcanic chain of islands were a pivotal WWII battleground. Ortonville native Orra Sutton was part of the defense of these islands’key in staving off a Japanese […]

Longtime middle school teacher to retire

Brandon Twp.- After more than 35 years in the same district it’s not uncommon for a family’s second generation to have the same teacher. But when a family’s third generation enroll for that same teacher then it’s rather notable. ‘This student came in and said I signed his grandmother’s yearbook,? laughed Harold Cloutier middle school […]

Rite Aid project moving forward

Groveland Twp.-A new Rite Aid moved one step closer last week. Officials for Macomb County based Aarmax Corporation confirmed on Monday that ground-breaking for a Rite Aid building could occur as early as June. The new store will replace the current Rite Aid located just to the north east side of M-15 north of Mill […]

Village Country Market blooms

Ortonville- Rejuvenating a long summer tradition, several hundred customers along with 16 vendors packed the village for the first weekend of the new Country Market on May 7. ‘We’re very pleased with the opening week,? said Linda Byorth Detrio, Country Market co-chairperson, ‘and we’re confident the market will continue to grow in the next weeks. […]

New attractions at Groveland Oaks

Groveland Twp.- Each spring for more than 30 years Clyde Herb has helped open Groveland Oaks county park. Yet after all those years the 2005 season may prove to be the best ever. Since closing for the season last fall Herb, park chief, along with a legion of workers and contractors have added some unique […]