‘I tell everyone, just keep moving’

By David Fleet Editor On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the Armistice was signed ending World War I. Just a few hours earlier Kathleen Sanders was born Nov. 10, 1918, at home, 66 Cedar St., Ortonville. “That was 100 years ago,” laughed Kathleen, who celebrated with a […]

Village structure fire

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-At 7:58 p.m., Nov. 27, Brandon firefighters respond to a village structure fire near James Street. When firefighters arrived the detached two and a half car garage was fully engulfed in flames. Brandon Fire Chief Dave Kwapis said sparks from welding in the structure was suspected as cause. “The resident had […]

Council nixes weed sales on eve of new law

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-During a special meeting on Monday the village council voted 5-0 to approve a resolution to prohibit marijuana establishments within the boundaries of the village. The resolution follows a new state law that goes into effect Dec.6 after voters decided to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use on Nov. 6 by […]

‘Tis the season Goodrich Downtown Christmas

By David Fleet Editor From 5-8 p.m., Dec. 6., Santa Claus will be at the Goodrich Downtown Christmas. Santa will be seeking both the nice and naughty during the evening. “The annual downtown Christmas event will be bigger and more festive than ever this year,” said Patty Plant, owner of Cranberries Cafe, 10250 Hegel Road. […]

Village audit OK, fund balance $554K

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-James Frendt, a CPA with Stevens, Kirinovic & Tucker P.C., presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 at Monday’s village council meeting. The village board voted 7-0 to approve the audit. According to the audit, the revenues for the fiscal year […]

BHS Student Council charity week

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon High School Student Council is hosting their annual charity week Dec. 10-14, and this year they’re raising money for Leader Dogs for the Blind. “The goal is just to raise money to pair leader dogs with those in need,” said Charity Week Chair Macy Roberts. “Our goal is […]

Ortonville Downtown Development Authority snags two business grants

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority has received two grants from Main Street Oakland County in partnership with Genisys Credit Union and Flagstar Bank. The Spirit of Main Street Micro Business Startup Grant, which is in partnership with Genisys Credit Union, will go toward enhancing the existing retail district and create […]

Talking turkey

Talking turkey

From left, Sandie Shedlowsky helps a customer select a turkey at Bueche’s Food World on Nov. 19 while Melissa Donaldson restocks a few of the Thanksgiving dinner guests. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

Village council OKs future Ridge Road pathway

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Nov. 12, by a 5-0 vote the village council OK’d the scoping/pre-engineering of a pathway between Ridge Road from Hegel to Green roads. The procedure must be completed before any applications are made for grant funding. “This is at no cost to the village,” said Paulette Johnson, Walk, Bike, Run, […]

Board gives high marks for Brandon superintendent

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday night, the school board voted 6-0 to accept the evaluation of district superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw, where they rated him highly effective. Board member Bob Eisiminger was absent with notice. “We continue to be very impressed with Dr. Outlaw’s work in the district,” said board member […]