Ghost Tour at the Old Mill

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville– Just in time for Halloween, search for ghosts at the Old Mill, as well as hear about the ghosts paranormal investigators said they found at the 160-year-old landmark building at two special events this week. “Investigations of the Paranormal,” will be presented by Michigan Spirit Quest from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 […]

Fowl hunting banned on local lakes

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.– While duck and geese season may be opened statewide now hunting waterfowl on Bald Eagle Lake and Lake Louise is prohibited. Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Greg Glover, Brandon substation commander, said that several area residents have expressed concern after duck hunters have been shooting on both lakes this […]

Blackhawks playoff bound

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Head football coach Brad Zube and his Brandon Blackhawks are on the cusp of a record season For starters, Friday’s (Oct. 7) 35-34 win on the road at Kearsley High School automatically qualified the Blackhawks for the MHSAA playoffs—only the sixth time since 1951. The win improved the Blackhawks to […]

Goodrich eases tattoo restrictions

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-By an 8-0 vote on Sept. 26 the village planning commission OK’d a change of the restrictions on tattoo parlors in the village. The recommendation will now go to the village council. Under the change a tattoo parlor location is moved from industrial zoning or conditional zoning to general business district. […]

Life as a firefighter

‘People get themselves stuck in places and you think, ‘How did you do that?’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-After 37 years, six months, and eight days as a firefighter in the township, Captain Erich Schudlich has retired. “No, I wasn’t counting,” chuckles the 62-year-old, who tried several other professions, including construction worker, machine operator, and mechanic, before he became a firefighter/medic— a job he adds that you […]

Businesses of Atlas Township

At 9 a.m., Oct. 12, the Goodrich/Atlas Chamber of Commerce will celebrate two decades of service to the Goodrich/Atlas Community at its annual organizational meeting at Cranberries Cafe, 10250 Hegel Road, Goodrich. During the meeting the Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society will introduce their new publication titled “Businesses of Atlas Township then and now.” The 28 page […]

Township man faces felonious assault with a baton

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville-An angry uncle is facing a felonious assault charge after he hit his niece’s boyfriend in the head with a baton. Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputies from the Brandon Township substation responded at 11:06 a.m., Sept. 22 to the parking lot of an apartment building on Myron Street for a […]

Scruffy to Fluffy moves to downtown Ortonville

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville– Scruffy to Fluffy has a new home. The pet salon now has its own shop located at 421 Mill St. in the village. “I love the town, I grew up here and I love the people,” said Jan Coley, co-owner of Scruffy to Fluffy, and a Goodrich resident. “It’s […]

Unlicensed driver charged with reckless driving, resisting police

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer A woman who ran another vehicle off the road didn’t bargain on an off-duty police officer witnessing the incident. The off-duty Brandon deputy was northbound on Ortonville Road just north of Seymour Lake Road at about 3:53 p.m., Sept. 21 when he saw the white SUV in front of him […]

Ortonville council approves septic risk assessment

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville– Village officials should soon have a better idea of which properties in the village have a greater risk of septic system failure. At their Sept. 26 meeting, the village council unanimously approved the hiring of Enviro-Assist to conduct a septic system risk assessment at a cost not to exceed […]

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