Deputy Overall vigil Sunday

Deputy Overall vigil Sunday

A vigil for Oakland County Sheriff Deputy Eric Overall has been set for 4 p.m., Nov. 26, at Mill and South streets in downtown Ortonville. The community is invited to tie blue ribbons in the Ortonville downtown in honor of  Deputy Overall who tragically lost his life on Nov. 23 in the line of duty. At […]

Christmas in the Village

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Santa Claus is coming to town. Christmas in the Village kicks off on Dec. 2 with a host of activities on the roster, including the annual parade, story time with Mrs. Clause and sleigh rides. The family activities go from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday—five hours of family activities throughout downtown […]

Ortonville shooting suspect arraigned

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The suspect in the shooting of two people in Ortonville has been issued an eight count felony warrant against him. He was arraigned in 52-2 District Court before Judge Kelley Kostin on Nov. 17. Michael Quigley was taken into custody on Nov. 15 in connection with the shooting, and he […]

Brandon Middle School presents:Annie the musical

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer It may be a hard-knock life for some—but Brandon Middle School’s production of Annie is bound to brighten up the day this holiday season. Featuring a cast and crew of about 80 students, Annie with take the stage at 7 p.m., both Dec. 1-2 at the Brandon High School Performing […]

Thanksgiving Food Drive: OCEF, community deliver

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-On Sunday volunteers gathered at St. Anne Church for the sorting of the Thanksgiving Food Drive. The three hour process assists about 200 area families who stoped by on Monday to pick up their Thanksgiving dinner. “I want to stress the givingness and caringness that’s such a big part […]

Tripp Road repair in 2018

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-The condition of a mile stretch of Tripp road between Dixie Highway and Grange Hall Road in Groveland Township has been often deemed deplorable by some motorists. “Water runs over Tripp Road in the spring through a low area the road is actually sinking,” said Bob DePalma, township supervisor. “The […]

Sashabaw, Oak Hill roads now temporary four-way stop

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Those traveling on Sashabaw Road may notice a change at the intersection at Oak Hill Road. The intersection, which had been a blinking yellow light for Sashabaw and a blinking red and stop sign for Oak Hill, has now become a 4-way stop. The change was approved at the […]

Huizenga named GAC coach of the year

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Earlier this year varsity soccer coach Evan Huizenga was named Genesee Area Conference Coach of the Year. The GAC includes Byron, Corunna, Durand, Goodrich, Lakeville, Lake Fenton, Montrose and Mt. Morris. The selection committee includes team coaches. This year Huizenga completed his 12th season as head coach of the boys varsity […]

Suspected Ortonville shooter in police custody

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-Patrol cars and SWAT vans covered downtown this week during the search for a man accused of shooting two people. The suspect is now in custody. Around 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, two people were shot in the head at an apartment building on Village Court. The suspected shooter was […]

Four firefighters vie for Atlas Fire Chief spot

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-Four candidates will vie for the position of township fire chief. The position was vacated the past summer by Fred Forys who served as chief since 2006 and 34 years as a township firefighter. The opening was posted Oct. 5 and with a deadline of Nov. 1. The township fire […]

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