Brandon earns five star rating

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon preschool program has once again received a five star rating from Great Start to Quality. “Diane Zedan and the entire preschool staff have done an incredible job of building Brandon into one of the best preschool programs in the State,” said district superintendent Matt Outlaw. Brandon first received […]

Non-homestead millage on November ballot

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The non-homestead millage for the Brandon School district is up for renewal on Nov. 6. There is no increase on the renewal. “This millage renewal only applies to businesses and to people’s second properties,” said district superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw. “This is a renewal only and we do […]

Board takes aim at township group home locations

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The township board of trustees had their first reading of four ordinance amendments pertaining to adult foster care facilities during their meeting Monday night. The change comes after residents raised concern that another group home may open on Sleepy Hollow. The current group home on the street is […]

Ride on

Ride on

Emma Dommelly and Geselle Garcia take a ride during Septemberfest 2018 on Sept. 22 in Ortonville. Photo by Patrick McAbee 

Interviews set for two open village positions

By David Fleet Editor On Sept. 25 the village council agreed during a special meeting at the village offices on candidates for the superintendent of public works and village administrator/clerk. Four candidates for both DPW superintendent and village administrator were selected from a total of about 20 resumes received. Village labor attorney Timothy Winship of […]

After more than a century village hardware closing ends era

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- It was center of most American villages. From shotguns to nails to paint the hardware store kept the community supplied while providing, at times, a gathering destination for neighbors to chat. Starting about 1900 when G.N. Hart store opened for business on the west side of South Street in the […]

Hegel Road project eyed by village

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Tuesday night during a special meeting the village council moved forward on two road projects. The board OK’d the application process for two sections of Hegel Road—from the bridge over Kearsley Creek to Senica Street and from the Goodrich Country Club west to the village limits. Wade Trim will make […]

Truck rollover

Brandon Twp. -At about 1:30 p.m., Sept. 25 Brandon deputies responded to the 3000 block of Sashabaw Road for a truck rollover. According to the Oakland County Sheriff Office, a white Chevrolet truck was east bound on Seymour Lake Road and ran the stop sign at the Sashabaw Road intersection. The driver of the truck […]

Two step down from DDA

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Two positions on the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority board have been resigned. “I want to preface that by saying on Sept. 12, we received an email from the Kratt brothers, Jason and Jeremy,” said Wayne Wills during the Monday night council meeting. “’Jeremy and I (Jason) have come across a […]