When a nation calls and a father answers

Goodrich-For Kristin Frankart the war with Iraq may be fought thousands of miles away but a host of daily battles are right at home. Frankart, 25, a 1997 Goodrich High School graduate is the wife of Spc. Troy Frankart, 22, a specialist with the Ohio National Guard. They now have two children, Lexi, 16 months, […]

Former treasurer sentenced

Former Belle Ann Parent Organization treasurer Lori Ann Ruhle was sentenced in 52nd-2nd District Court in Clarkston on Tuesday. Circuit Court Judge Richard Kuhn ordered Ruhle to pay $2,688 in restitution, serve 18 months probation and court costs as part of a plea by the defendant. Ruhle entered a plea of no-contest to embezzlement of […]

Simms Chevrolet expansion begins

Ortonville-Larry Simms, owner of Simms Chevrolet, 110 M-15, Ortonville plans on expanding his growing dealership. Last month demolition crews removed the front section of the building in preparation for a new showroom, service greeting area, quick-lube and children’s play area. The two story addition, which should be completed by January 2005 will expand the current […]

Student count at issue in school funding

Brandon School District Superintendent Bart Jenniches says the most recent round of proposed cuts to the state budget could once again cost the district thousands. Last year Brandon, along with other state school districts, tapped reserves to cover expenses for the 2004-05 school year after the state chopped about $74 per student. Brandon used about […]

Students need to learn self-reliance

As summer draws to a close and thoughts of school slowly seep into most Brandon and Goodrich students? minds a mix of responses emerge. For some, it’s the excitement of changes and expectations the new school year will bring, for others it’s the ‘H-word? (homework), earlier bedtimes and a weekly routine. Parents adjust too. Schedules […]

New muscular therapist at Brandon Chiropractic

Ortonville-Last month Dr. Jay Stark, owner of Brandon Chiropractic, 70 S. Ortonville Road, welcomed a new neuro-muscular therapist, Andrew Klock. Klock, 31, a former Davison resident, earned a Master’s of Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., after receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from Eastern Michigan University […]

‘East meets west? Glass Road opens

Brandon Twp.- Since last June Glass Road residents have endured, traffic jams, dust and fleets of heavy construction equipment. Flaggers, orange barrels and the stench of fresh asphalt characterized most of the summer. Well, it’s over’almost. With just a little clean-up to do, the construction is completed on the East-West Glass Road intersection which during […]

Master plan key issue in Brandon development

The recent site approval of Long Lake Village should come as no surprise to the residents of Brandon Township, considering the players in the building game. Boasting a ‘focus on maximizing return on investments,? the Silverman Companies, of Bingham Farms, Mich. advertised mantra includes ‘develop and acquire premium properties from master-planned communities and luxury rental […]

100 years for Thompson’s

Ortonville-In 1904 G.N. Hart Hardware opened for business on the west side of South Street in downtown Ortonville. Later named DeLano Hardware the building was destroyed by fire in 1942. When a new building was erected in 1944, the tradition of suppling the community with a variety of goods and services unique to many villages […]

Patriot’s descendants return to honor

Groveland Twp.-It’s been 227 years since a 14- year-old boy from Hebron County near Hartford Conn. volunteered into the service of the United States as a musician-fifer in the Militia of Connecticut. He would serve with the Connecticut Continental Line, encounter Gen. George Washington and live to see our nation’s birth. The military journey of […]