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 […]

A change in scenery from Toyko Japan

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Moving from a big city to a little countryside village sounds like a movie, but for Hikari Makino, it’s reality. Makino is a foreign exchange student at Brandon High School this school year, who arrived from Tokyo, Japan—population about 9 million. The first thing she noticed was the change in […]

District water treatment plant continues to improve

By Shelby Stewart Staff Wrtier Brandon Twp. The school board held a special meeting on Oct. 25 to discuss updates on the wastewater treatment plant. The plant has been failing standards set by the Department of Environmental Quality, and recently there has been a system implemented that would help the school district to meet or […]

Blackhawks top Avondale on field goal as time expires

By David Fleet Editor With just 1.8 seconds left on a cold, wet football field at Avondale High School—the Brandon Blackhawks etched their mark in school history when Conner Burke hit a 25-yard field goal capping a come from behind 45-44 win in the first round of the playoffs on Oct. 27. “Avondale called time […]

Local Rosie joins world record attempt

By David Fleet Editor For 16 years Kathy Bolton donned a tool belt, picked up a hammer and went to work. “Building houses was once a man’s job,” said Bolton, a Hadley Township resident and former construction worker. “Women should be empowered to accomplish their dreams—equal pay for equal work.” Bolton expressed her equality on […]

OCEF kicks off Thanksgiving food drive

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer St. Anne Church is hosting their OCEF Thanksgiving food drive again this year, and help is needed from the community to gather and pack all the food. The food drive will be providing Thanksgiving day dinner to about 200 families in the community who need a bit more help around […]

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