Ortonville Skate Park returns to recreation

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – The Village Skate Park will open next month with some new twists. After the park was closed all of last year and for part of 2015 due to low registrations, the facility is set to open next month, operated under Brandon Township Parks and Recreation. “I’m glad we […]

Spring trout stocking set for Kearsley Creek

By David Fleet Editor The annual stocking of brown trout in Kearsley Creek will include a few new locations this spring. About 6,000 brown trout are expected to be released into the Kearsley Creek in mid-May at the Oakwood Road bridge, the east branch of the Kearsley Creek at Kent Road, and Countyline Road near […]

Play ball

Play ball

Brandon Senior Dusty Dickens connects for a hit in the Blackhawk home season opener against West Bloomfield. The Blackhawks lost the first game 4-3 and the nightcap 10-0. Photo by Mo Voyer.

Not so happy trails: Village council opts out of grant

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer The village council put the brakes on trail progress Monday night. In a 6-1 vote at their March 27 meeting, the council decided to not apply for DNR land acquisition grants that were originally proposed as possibly being used for the Iron Belle Trail. “You’re going at such a speedy […]

What’s in the water? OCHD urges testing after high arsenic levels

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Arsenic levels that exceeded acceptable standards for drinking water required action at Harvey Swanson Elementary last month and serve as a reminder to area residents to have their water checked. The Oakland County Health Division tests water samples taken quarterly at sites that have previously tested high […]

No reason absentee ballot issue debated

Lawmakers, clerks push for ballot requirement reform

By David Fleet Editor After more than 16 years as Groveland Township Clerk, Pam Mazich still questions the necessity of providing a reason to obtain an absentee ballot. “Citizens have a right to vote,” said Mazich. “They should not have to explain why just to get a ballot. We need to encourage people to vote, […]

GHS principal steps down

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -On Monday night the school board voted 7-0 to accept the resignation of Brian Eddy who had served as principal pending the return of David St. Aubin, who remains on extended medical leave. The resignation is effective June 30. No replacement has been named. “For the past school year our […]

Bond set at $500K after high speed chase suspect gets DUI

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Less than three weeks after an Ortonville man was released on bond following his arrest in a high-speed chase through the village, he is back in jail for driving while intoxicated. This time, he may have more difficulty posting a bond which has been set at $500,000, no 10 percent. […]

Bullfrogs under new ownership

By David Fleet Editor Last week John and Kim Hagar, owners of Bullfrogs, 2225 Ortonville Road, announced their local eatery has been sold. The new owner is Clarkston resident Mike Stevenson, who reopened the business last week as Bullfrogs II. A new menu is in place and the current employees remain following the transition. “We […]

Goodrich Board OKs full-time athletic trainer

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to accept a comprehensive contract with Davison-based ATI Physical Therapy for full time athletic training. The training is necessary for injury prevention, support and student safety at both practices and game events. “For many years we have relied on a […]

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