Hundreds honor area veterans

By David Fleet Editor On Monday night, more than 700 packed the Brandon High School Performing Arts Center for patriotic concert hosted by the Ortonville VFW Post 582. The event, attended by more than 30 area veterans included music by the Harvey Swanson fourth and fifth grade choirs under the direction of Emily Ketchum, American […]

EMS issues return to township

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Feb. 1, 2016, Mobile Medical Response or MMR, announced they would locate an ambulance 24 hours a day, seven days per week at 8389 S. State Road, just south of downtown Goodrich. By July 2019, about 30 months later that EMS unit was relocated. Company officials from MMR say […]

Financial master plan outlined

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Wednesday night, the school district hosted the first of several community forums at the district’s community room, 8029 Gale Road, to discuss a proposed school bond extension. Representatives from Pontiac-based Auch Construction and architecture/engineering Integrated Design Solutions, school administrators along with community members attended the meeting as plans for a […]

Voter turnout low as OCC millage renewal OK’d

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 5, the Oakland Community College millage renewal passed countywide with 72 percent of voters approving the measure. Countywide 19.90 percent cast ballots, with 193,021 voters going to the polls with 969,846 registered voters. Locally in Groveland Township, 10 percent or 417 voters cast ballots of about 4,000 registered. In […]

Shoes 4 the Shoeless

By David Fleet Editor Allison Kirby is making a difference one step at a time. For the second consecutive year, Cedarville University nursing students will partner with Shoes 4 the Shoeless, a nonprofit ministry that distributes new shoes and socks to children, to assist impoverished youth in the Miami Valley, Ohio. Kirby an Atlas Township […]

Howell descendants gather for 100th family reunion

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-When 45 descendants of the Abram Howell gathered at the Edna Burton Senior Center on Aug. 25, 2019—103 years and 6 days had past since the first family reunion Aug. 19, 1916 at the nearby Ball Street home of Sarah Howell Jones. The 100th Howell Family gathering includes a reunion journal […]

Renovations complete: MSUFCU open

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 7, the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, 4 South St., Ortonville reopened the village office following a two and half month renovation. “The updated design of the Ortonville Branch will transform members’ branch visits into consultative experiences and support the growth of a dynamic community,” said Lea Ammerman, […]

Blackhawks fall in District finals

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 8, the Brandon Blackhawks lost in the District Finals to Notre Dame Prep 54-40, in Pontiac ending the season 8-3. Blackhawk QB Micah Miller completed 25 passes on 35 attempts for 375 yards and 3 touchdowns passing along with 1 rushing. Senior Adrien Williams had 6 receptions for 146 […]

Pawn Star arrives to haggle for classic Camaro SS

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-It’s about 2,000 miles from Goodrich to Las Vegas, Nv. The cross country trip was no obstacle recently for a possible deal on a classic car. Rick Harrison, star of the History Channel’s long time series Pawn Stars contacted Ross Customs Muscle Cars, 10274 South State Road, regarding two cars […]

Barron Road project outlined

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday night the township hosted a special meeting regarding the paving of Barron Road between Groveland to Grange Hall Roads. The project is set to begin in late 2020 when trees will be removed. The actual paving will be in 2021. In August township board of trustees voted […]