Eats in the Streets

From 4-8 p.m., June 21, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority will be hosting Eats in the Streets in collaboration with the Ortonville Lions Club’s Culpepper and Merriweather circus. “We have created this event to support our local businesses and to encourage or community to shop small, shop local and shop Ortonville,” said DDA member and […]

M-15, Brandon banners now fly

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Thanks to the efforts of a Brandon High School senior and school official street banners are now up in Ortonville and along M-15. David Wyatt, vice principal of BHS, and Taryn Vlad, BHS senior spoke with Village of Ortonville officials about a year ago about splitting the cost of […]

Group home issues continue for township

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Township officials are now stepping up the battle with state agencies regarding a controversial group home. Kathy Thurman, township supervisor reported to the board of trustees on Monday that a meeting is set for next week with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the […]

Thank you veterans

Thank you veterans

Jordan 5 and Alina Stoian 3, salute during the Ortonville Memorial Day parade on May 28. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Council grapples with sewer funding

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On May 15, the village council gathered for a special meeting to discuss a shortfall in the village sewer fund. The need for the possible hike is to rectify an estimated $70,000 deficit in the sewer fund. At issue is a suggested rate increase per quarter of $17.15 or $68.60 per […]

‘Come Together,’ Pop music history at library

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer From the Beatles to Elvis to Chicago—pop music has been a cultural fixture for decades. On June 6, the Brandon Township Public Library will host a presentation on the history of Pop Music, given by Aaron Krerowicz. “The gist of it is that music is often hierarchical,” said Krerowicz, who […]

A brush with fame: Area make up artist craft soaring

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Alexandira Bishop’s many faces has launched her near the top of the world make up. “It started when my sister and her husband asked me to do their Halloween make up,” said Bishop, a 2011 Brandon High School graduate. “I’d never done anything like that before, and I fell in […]

Children escape serious injury following rollover

By David Fleet Editor Five children under the age of 12 escaped injury when the van they were riding in collided with a pickup truck last week. At 9:58 p.m., May 24, Brandon deputies responded to Baldwin Road for a call of a roll over accident with an adult and children in the vehicle. When […]

Cliff Filhart:To this day it’s ‘Semper Fi’

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Whether in a Mediterranean conflict, on American soil or Memorial Day service— Cliffert D. Filhart is a Marine. “I enlisted right after high school,” said Filhart, a township native, 1955 Ortonville High School graduate and football, basketball, baseball and track standout. “I was going to join the Air Force. But […]

The GAP to open at GUMC

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-An area church is reaching out to those in need. The Goodrich Area Pantry or The GAP is currently under construction at the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 South State Road. The pantry will service the Goodrich community and surrounding areas for those requesting a little assistance. The coordinators are asking […]