Ortonville Village Council sets Purple Heart Day

  By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Dennis Hoffman needs your help to honor our Purple Heart veterans. The commander of the VFW Post 582 received the blessing of the village council last month to have Aug. 1 designated Purple Heart Day. He now plans to have the nearly 50 Purple Heart recipients from this […]

Recalling the life, experiences of Civil War soldiers

By David Fleet Editor April 10, 1865—Chattanooga, Tenn., 20-year-old Union Pvt. Tom Tucker and Brandon Township resident soldier who joined the 22nd Michigan Infantry in August 1862, reflected his daily activity in his diary. “Rainy and cold weather. I am on guard duty at the jail post #2. We heard this morning that the reb […]

Local money going away?

DDA and Main Street funding in jeopardy

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Legislators are considering changes to a 40-year-old law that could reduce funding designated for the village and eliminate the DDA and Main Street program in the village. House Bill 5856 would amend 1975 PA 197, which provides for the establishment of a downtown development authority, as well as encourages […]

Baldwin Road cell tower discussed

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- An additional cell tower may be heading to the township. Skyway Towers, LLC has proposed building a 165-foot Monopole Communications Tower in the 8000 block of East Baldwin Road. The company, which has more than 480 towers nationwide.The planning commission will take up the issue at 7 p.m., May […]

Bonfire possible cause in township blaze

Dog saved, acres of dry woodland scorched by fire

Bonfire possible cause in township blaze

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-A smoldering bonfire near Corey Lane is the suspected cause of a blaze Tuesday afternoon that partially destroyed a home and burned several acres of woodland.. Township firefighters and Oakland County Sheriff deputies responded to the 200 block of Corey Lane at 4:26 p.m. following a neighbor’s 9-1-1 call. Deputy […]

Voters to decide school sinking fund

The sinking fund millage, if approved by voters, would garner $2.2 million.

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Voters here will see a sinking fund millage question on the August ballot. At their April 18 meeting, the school board unanimously agreed to put a 2-year, 2-mill proposal on the Aug. 2 ballot. The sinking fund millage, if approved by voters, would garner $2.2 million. The money […]

Candidates announced for August primary

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Several local candidates will face no competition on the August primary ballot. The filing deadline to be placed on the Aug. 2 ballot was 4 p.m. this past Tuesday and in Groveland Township, only five candidates, all Republicans, made known their intentions to run, one for each seat available, four […]

‘Man of LaMancha: ‘To dream the impossible dream’

By David Fleet Editor A dark, cold 16th century dungeon occupied by destitute, hopeless prisoners. That’s where failed author-soldier-actor and tax collector Miguel de Cervantes has been thrown in to by the Spanish Inquisition. “Man of LaMancha” by Dale Wasserman and Mitch Leigh tells the story of the “mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play […]

Renner named Harvey Swanson principal

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Bill Renner The board of education unanimously approved Renner as the school’s next principal during their April 18 meeting. “Thank you for allowing me to come to your district,” Renner told the board. “I was looking for a springboard in my leadership track and I found it here. […]

Locals run at Boston Marathon

By David Fleet Editor On Monday, three area residents were among 27,491 runners who participated in the 120th Boston Marathon. Brian Harville, 47, completed the 26.1 miles in 3:23:30. He finished 5,834. “This is my second Boston (Marathon) I also ran in 2010 and my eighth marathon overall,” said Harville, an Atlas Township resident who […]