Blackhawks top Avondale on field goal as time expires

Blackhawks top Avondale on field goal as time expires

Brandon’s Conner Burke kicked a 25-yard field goal as time expired on Friday night to lift the Blackhawks to a playoff win at Avondale. The Blackhawks were down 44-42 with just second left on the Avondale 8 yard line when Burke made the kick. Brandon now 7-3, will take on Linden 8-2 in the district […]

Village fowl now fair

Village fowl now fair

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- The chickens are here to stay. At Monday’s meeting the board of trustees voted 3-2 to not enforce the current ordinance banning chickens and to look into options for a future ordinance. Council members Tonja Brice and Karan Sleva and President Wayne Wills voted yes while Pro tempor Dan […]

Village council member resigns

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- Trustee Keith Dylus resigned on Oct. 23 without comment. His resignation was announced by village council president Wayne Wills at the Monday night meeting, which Dylus was absent from. Dylus was appointed originally in December 2015 to fill the seat vacated by Liz Waters partway through her term. He […]

Local church eyes vacant BFIS property

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At Wednesday’s special school board meeting, potential buyers on one of the three properties the school district currently has for sale was discussed. Potential buyer, local resident Doug Nanney, addressed the board seeking the Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School as not only a place to run his church on […]

Village coffers swell to 95 percent

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville -Jordan Smith, a CPA with Stevens Kirinovic & Tucker P.C., presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 at Monday’s board of trustees meeting. The village board voted 5-0 to approve the audit. Council members Keith Dylus and Coleen Skornicka were […]

Districts fund balance inches up for third year

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-By a 7-0 vote on Monday night the school board of trustees accepted an audit from Lewis & Knopf for the 2016-17 fiscal year ending June 30. The audit was presented by Antia Abrol, principal. The district ended the 2016-17 fiscal year with a fund balance of 11.35 percent or $2,114,542 […]

The diary of Civil War veteran Tom Tucker

By David Fleet Editor On Aug. 13, 1862, young Tom Tucker of Brandon Township walked 20 miles to Pontiac. The next day he joined the Union Army Company D of the 22nd Michigan Infantry under the commanded by Colonel Moses Wisner, the former governor of Michigan. Tucker described the Cabbage Hill fight near Covington, Ky., […]

Genisys Credit Union opens in township

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Genisys Credit Union’s new facility is now open at 1101 S. Ortonville Road. At 9 a.m., Nov. 6 the public is invited for a ribbon cutting. Genisys has been in the community since 2005, and moved from the Bueche’s Plaza at 15 Oak Square due to business growth, […]

MABAS facility opens in township

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday morning the Mobilization Center for Michigan Task Force 1, 7337 Grange Hall Road was officially dedicated—providing a home to supplies and equipment used in the event of a major catastrophe. The Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System or MABAS storage warehouse is a 17,000 square feet facility relocated […]

New segments of Atlas Township walking, biking trails eyed

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Mile by mile township trails linkng the segments of the community are moving forward. By a 5-0 vote on Monday night the township board of trustees OK’d a scoping project from the sidewalks in front of the Goodrich Village offices north to Perry Road along the west side of […]