Letters to the editor March 31

O.A.T.S. thank you Dear Editor, We would like to thank the people of the Ortonville area for their tremendous support for our first annual Easter Egg Hunt held on March 24 at the O.A.T.S. farm. We didn’t know how many people to expect and we were truly amazed and gratified that over 400 people came […]

Brandon Township Library trustee needed

The Brandon Township Public Library Board of Trustees will have an open trustee position as of April 9. Applications will be accepted until April 9 to fill the position on an interim basis until the term ends in November. Applications will be available at the library front desk or on the website, www.brandonlibrary.org. At the […]

Village council grapples with appointments

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is looking for volunteers from the village. “We want more residents of Ortonville represented in the DDA,” said Matt Bailey, DDA organization committee member. “It’s an open invitation to anyone who wants to join.” The current board of directors has six members, and under […]

McArthur appointed to village planning commission

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Bob McArthur, president of the Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance and former fire chief, is the newest member of the Ortonville Planning Commission. The open seat used to belong to David Van Dis, who passed away on Jan. 30, 2018. “In one manner or another I have been involved with the […]

Village chicken law narrowly Ok’d

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- The village council voted 4-3 to adopt an ordinance regarding chickens in the village. The ordinance would allow four chickens to a residence, and a coop would have to be 100 feet from any neighboring residence, however the previously discussed rule of having to get written approval from all […]

Neal Reetz

Neal R. Reetz was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Pontiac, MI and grew up in Farmington Hills and Howell. He was the son of Luther and Ellen Reetz, who preceded him in death. Devoted husband of Pamela (nee Matlock) for 50 years; father of Stephanie (Edwin) Thompson of Lake Orion and Christopher (Natasa) Reetz […]

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