Brent Dean Gallaher

GALLAHER, BRENT DEAN, of Ortonville; died April 28, 2021. He was 73. He was born March 28, 1948 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Paul and Barbara (nee: Van Wagner) Gallaher. Brent married Roxana Brown on June 30, 1990 in Ortonville. He is survived by his loving wife Roxana Gallaher; one daughter Brooke Martin; two step-sons, Douglas […]

Walter Frank Dorda

DORDA, WALTER FRANK of Ortonville, Michigan.  Died April 26, 2021. He was 68.  He was born April 4, 1953 in Bethesda, Maryland to the late Walter Frank and Marcia Francis (nee: Bratton) Dorda.  He married the former Mary Anne Ericson on July 28, 1984 in Clinton Twp., Michigan.  He is survived by his loving wife of […]

Rocking & Raking rolls on

Rocking & Raking rolls on

From left, Bill Swayne, Charles Beach and Rece Wheeler use a leaf blower during Rocking & Raking cleanup on Saturday. Photo by Patrick McAbee. By David Fleet Editor With rakes, garbage bags and leaf blowers in hand—an army of volunteers arrived early Saturday morning for an annual event that unites the community while spiffing up […]

Village council tables proposed medical marijuana ordinance

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich.- On Monday April 12 the village council voted 5-0 to postpone a vote for a medical marijuana caregiver permit ordinance to require medical caregivers to obtain a permit to operate and to provide penalties for a violation. The council requested more time to research the ordinance and did not set […]

Village council OKs Mill Pond weed spraying

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On April 12 the village council voted 3-2 to spray the mill pond for weeds. Doug McAbee, council president and Moore voted no. The council approved $4,175 to treat the mill pond up to two times in the 2021 season for higher aquatics and algae. In addition, a fee of $400 […]

The doable, durable Model-T ‘Doodlebug’

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- It started on the roads, but ended up in the fields of America. Area collector and township resident Paul Vassall recently completed refurbishing a classic Doodlebug erected from a 1920 Ford Model T and transformed, due to necessity, to a farm-work vehicle. “When there was a steel shortage during […]

Township to consider marijuana manufacturing

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- The township may soon be considering a growing marijuana manufacturing and cultivation facilities. In recent township meetings, Bob DePalma, township supervisor has opened discussions of a proposal that would allow marijuana grow facilities in specific zoned industrial areas of the community. The business would provided significant revenues for the […]

Schools, parents, students grapple with COVID test

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night District Superintendent Wayne Wright simplified a growing complex issue. “We basically have two choices, we can test our athletes and have spring sports or if we do not we have to cancel our spring season,” said Wright, during the April 12 School board meeting regarding the many […]

Barbara Joann Gabbard

GABBARD, BARBARA JOANN of Ortonville, Michigan; Died April 9, 2021.  She was 72.  Barbara was born on October 2, 1948 in Cheboygan, Michigan to the late Henry and Corianna (nee: Carter) Hebert.  She is survived by three children, David (Brianna) Gabbard, Tammy (Trevor) Tinker and Mike Gabbard; 10 grandchildren, Cheyenne, Savannah, Olivia, Haylee, Hunter, Ayden, Piper, […]

Thomas A Rogan III

ROGAN, THOMAS A. III of Ortonville, Michigan, died on April 9, 2021.  He was 78.  Tom was born September 29, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Thomas A. and Mary Kathleen (nee: Cavanaugh) Rogan, Jr. He married the former Ruth Mary Fetzer on May 12, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan  He is survived by his loving wife […]