Village resident chases larceny suspect

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles after recent thefts, including one in which a homeowner chased a suspect. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Office reports, Brandon deputies were called at about 5:51 a.m., Jan. 8, to a home in the 800 block of Village Pine Lane […]

Commission to discuss marijuana dispensaries

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp .-At 7 p.m., Jan. 24, the township planning commission is expected to discuss upcoming changes to Michigan marijuana laws. By 63 percent, voters approved the Michigan Medical marijuana Act, which went into effect Dec. 4, 2008. The law, which allows patients to possess up to two and one-half (2.5) […]

Goodrich United Methodist Church names interim pastor

By David Fleet Editor On Jan. 8, the Dr. Rev. Steven Buck stepped in as the interim pastor at the Goodrich United Methodist Church. Buck, 66, replaced the Rev. Won Kim who had served since July 2015. A northern Wisconsin native, Buck is a confirmed Green Bay Packer backer. “The last time the Packers won the […]

Brandon 44-Flushing 72

Brandon 44-Flushing 72

Brandon Senior Ethan Hunt drives to the basket and gets fouled. The Brandon Blackhawk Varsity basketball team lost to Flushing 72-44 on Jan. 7 at Brandon High School. Photo by Kelsey Voyer.

A very special Christmas Day thanks to angels

Local family grateful for assistance during cancer battle

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Emily Snitgen believes everyone has an angel somewhere. “You don’t really know where they are until you meet them,” said the 2007 Brandon High School graduate. “They come out of nowhere just to save the day.” Emily Snitgen has multiple angels, some she has met and some she has not, […]

Local recalls a Pacific Christmas wish

By David Fleet Editor Christmas Eve 1944 about 850 miles west of the Philippines in the South Pacific. That night, Mike Diviney was a 16-year-old merchent marine deckhand aboard the 455-foot Ethiopia Victory ship that sailed from Aberdeen, Wash. in early November. Aboard his ship was more than 10,000 tons of munitions to supply troops […]

Chamber of Commerce revitalization meeting

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – The Chamber of Commerce is going for revitalization in the new year. “We’re trying to revive the Chamber, get more interest, and hoping that current members and those not currently members will join and be interested in the events we are planning,” said Mitch Marr, Ortonville Chamber president […]

Swing into reading

Tee up for putt-putt at Brandon Township Library

By Kelsey Voyer Staff Writer During the month of January, the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St. Ortonville, will feature a 9-hole miniature golf course. The course is literary themed, and every hole has a sponsor and a different book theme. Course hours are noon-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; noon-4 p.m., Friday; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. […]

Remembering 2016–January-June

Goodrich bus crash On Jan. 6, at about 6:45 a.m., a 35-year-old Burton man crashed his work truck into the rearend of a Goodrich school bus that was stopped in the 7400 block of East Bristol Road to pick up students. There were a total of 13 students from the high school and middle school […]

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