Hegel Road closed for county drain improvements

The Genesee County Road Commission said that the Genesee County Drain Commissioner will close Hegel Road between Gale Road and Ridge Road in Atlas Township and Village of Goodrich on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 to make improvements to the Goodrich Drain. The closure will last approximately three days and is scheduled to reopen by 5 […]

Wreaths Across Ortonville

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-For the third year, a day to remember veterans nationwide will be a little closer to home thanks to a group of scouts. At 10 a.m., Dec. 12 the Ortonville VFW 586 along with Troop 76460 will gather at the Ortonville Cemetery for Wreaths Across Ortonville. The Troop is collecting […]

Classrooms come home—virtual teaching

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- It’s lunchtime in Mrs. Kelly Alford’s third grade classroom. From noon to 1 p.m. each school day, it’s sandwiches, juice boxes and the spirited chatter of about 30 active 8 and 9-year-old students dominates the combined social hour, recess and lunch. For almost three decades Alford interacted with students faced […]

Planning commission appointments, safety grant awarded

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday night, via virtual meeting, the township board of trustees voted 4-0 appointing June Amman and Greg Thurk to the township planning commission. Both new members are engineers and have lived in the community for more than 20 years. Treasure Ann Marie Moore was absent with notice. The two […]

Claudia Ann Cox

COX, CLAUDIA ANN of Ortonville, Michigan; died November 14, 2020. She was 63.  Born April 9, 1957 in Pontiac Michigan the daughter of the late Herbert and Wilma (nee: Wray) Trueman.  She is survived by her loving husband, Terry Cox; one daughter, Teri (John Farmer) Cox; four grandchildren, Zoey, Riley, Charles and Dylan. A celebration of […]

Patricia Gail Franks

FRANKS, PATRICIA GAIL of Brandon Twp., Michigan. Died November 16, 2020. She was 76.  Born on September 25,1944 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Arnold and Eunice (nee: Hubble) Irelan.  She married William H. Franks on January 16, 1965 in Lake Orion, Michigan.  She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Bill Franks; four […]

Honoring the flag

Honoring the flag

Levi Dunkel, 9, a Bear Scout with Scout Pack 531 during the flag retirement ceremony on Nov. 11 at the Ortonville Cemetery. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Township fire chief investigation determines no merit, culprits sought

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees received a report following the investigation of unspecified written allegations against the Township Fire Chief Kevin Mason. “I’m extremely pleased and not at all surprised to say that after a very comprehensive analysis and dozens and dozens of interviews with the entire […]

A John Muir Trail adventure, ‘it’s all about the journey’

By David Fleet Editor Dennis Stedman has a bucket list. Despite a hip-replacement about 10 years ago, the 73-year-old Brandon Township resident, local basketball coach and retired Chrysler engineer has has continued to keep his deep passion for hiking on top of that list. “I started hiking when I was 22 years old,” said Stedman. […]

Voters turnout in record numbers

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 3 for both parties, voter turnout was record-breaking. According to Bloomberg, at least 161 million Americans voted in the 2020 election, the largest number of voters in a U.S. presidential election in history. The up-tick voting trend continued locally. In Oakland County voter turnout was 74.8 percent with 775,158 […]