And they’re off

And they’re off

Front Elin Prince, 3. Back from left, Kathryn Prince, 5 and Addie Prince 9. On May 12  more than 500 participated in the seventh annual Bookin’ It For Your Library 5K and Dewey Decimal Dash. See more pictures on page 15. Photo by Patrick McAbee.   

Groveland township names new sexton

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On Monday night by a 5-0 vote the board of trustees approved township resident William McIninch to serve as the new cemetery sexton. The board of trustees oversees two township cemeteries Mt. Bethel Cemetery near Jossman Road, the Olive Branch Cemetery North Holly Road on the southwest corner of the […]

Groveland Township names new trustee

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday night by a 5-0 vote Jim Christopher was appointed township trustee. Christopher was one of ten candidates that applied for the partial term following the resignation of Trustee Merilyn McGee who stepped down last month. The new term will expire on Nov. 20, 2020. Christopher must run […]

Fire department shake-up draws ire

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday night about 100 filled the township hall during the board of trustees meeting to express their concerns regarding possible changes in the township fire department. Township Supervisor Bob DePalma said that options will be made public later this month regarding the possible changes. The township will send […]

School to decide outsourcing bus drivers

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At 6:30 p.m., May 21 the Brandon Board of Education is expected to discuss outsourcing bus drivers at their regular meeting at the I-TEC center, 609 Ortonville Road, Ortonville. “I would encourage anyone with an interest in this topic to visit our web page to learn as much as you […]

Sex offenders ousted, local concerns remain

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-An area group home that drew the attention of neighbors and residents has prompted township officials to take a harder look at just who is in these homes. The proposed process was sparked by the sale last fall of a home at 301 Sleepy Hollow near Granger Road. Following […]

Remembering Addi: Youth loses battle with brain cancer

Remembering Addi: Youth loses battle with brain cancer

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer In a little over a week’s time, Ortonville and Brandon Township have been turned pink in support for Addi Goff. Addi was diagnosed with an astrocytoma, which is a type of cancer of the brain. At about 8:30 a.m., May 9, Addi died. She was 9. The communty rallied behind […]

Sex offenders removed from township group home

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- An area group home has drawn the ire and concerns of residents. On Monday night the township board of trustees meeting was packed with locals expressing their thoughts on a Sleepy Hollow home near Granger Road.  Neighbors say an adult foster care facility would occupy the home which now […]

June named interim Genesee County Parks director

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-A township official has stepped in as a leader of the Genesee County Parks. Long time Genesee County Parks Director Amy McMillian stepped down on April 29 paving the way for Barry June, Genesee County Parks deputy director, township resident and trustee to step to run the day to day […]

Oakland County Sheriff awards Distinguished Unit Citation

By David Fleet Editor On May 9, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office presented the annual awards commemorating National Peace Officers Day. More than 400 gathered at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ auditorium in Pontiac for the recognitions. Honorees include citizens and law enforcement personnel from the metro area in a tribute to those who […]

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