December Slide

December Slide

From left, Melissa, Ashleigh,13,  and Dave Armstrong sled at the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 N. Hadley Road. On Dec. 27, the Deerfield Beach Fla. family visiting family  for Christmas took advantage of the Michigan snow for a day of sledding. Photo by Patrick McAbee

Welcome winter

Welcome winter

A Christmas eve snowstorm covers South Street in Ortonville.  The first day of winter was Dec. 21. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Cookie making

Cookie making

From left to right Heather Stapp, Carter Stapp 17 months, Jessica Curtis, Devon Stapp 4 and Jason Stapp. Photo by Patrick McAbee

Jeff Cook

Jeff Cook, age 58, of Ubly, passed away, suddenly, at home on December 23, 2017. Jeffrey Paul Cook was born on April 5, 1959 in Pontiac, MI, son of Paul and Marjorie (Coventry) Cook. Jeff graduated from Ortonville’s Brandon High School in 1977, and continued farming with his family.   He was active in 4-H and […]

Brandon Middle School presents:Annie the musical

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer It may be a hard-knock life for some—but Brandon Middle School’s production of Annie is bound to brighten up the day this holiday season. Featuring a cast and crew of about 80 students, Annie with take the stage at 7 p.m., both Dec. 1-2 at the Brandon High School Performing […]

Detroit Unseen

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Photographer Robert Huston zooms in on what’s not seen in Detriot. At 7 p.m., Oct. 26, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South. St. will be hosting his nine-year photography project of the Motor City. “I started to take photos of Detroit around 2008,” said Huston. “I was interested in […]

Two horse power

Two horse power

Mazie and Daisy get ready to pull under the direction of logger Carl Gillies. Photo by Shelby Stewart. By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Groveland Twp.-Technological advances aren’t always the best option, and local logger Carl Gillies can prove it. Gillies is currently logging Herb Hogan’s property in the township with his pair of horses, Maizie […]

Two horse power

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Technological advances aren’t always the best option, and local logger Carl Gillies can prove it. Gillies is currently logging Herb Hogan’s property in the township with his pair of horses, Maizie and Daisy. The horses are three-quarters Belgian horse and one-quarter Haflinger horse, and the two are half-sisters. Gillies, […]

Village council votes to dump discharge permit

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- On Monday night the village council voted 4-3 to not renew the MiWaters Michigan Department of Environmental Quality National Pollutant Discharge System permit for the village. The motion was made by council member Dan Eschmann, seconded by Mark Butzu to not pursue or renew the wastewater treatment plant permit issued […]

Iron Belle Trail or not? Board set to vote

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. -At 7 p.m., Oct. 5 the board of trustees will meet at the Brandon High School Preforming Arts Center to take public comments, deliberate and reach a decision on whether or not the township wants the Iron Belle Trail to come through the township. The Iron Belle Trail segment […]