‘Let Them Play’

By David Fleet Editor On a late summer Friday afternoon, Brandon Blackhawk Varsity football slot receiver Brayton MacQueen was not at practice or preparing for the teams second game of the season. Rather, the 6-foot-1-inch 180 pound junior was on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol along with hundreds of other players, parents and […]

Groveland vote recount

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-A recount will decide a close Republican supervisors race in the township. On Aug. 21, a recount was filed by candidate Kevin Scramlin, contesting the results of the Aug. 4 township supervisor primary election for the Republican party. At 9:30 a.m., Sept. 3, four members of the county board of […]


By David Fleet Editor On Aug. 29 a “push-in” ceremony upholding a tradition dating back to before motorized fire apparatus was conducted at Brandon Fire Station 2. Brandon firefighters pushed in two new emergency response vehicles, a fire engine and a tanker recently purchased to replace two older vehicles. The new vehicles cost just over […]

Robert Clark Swanson

SWANSON, ROBERT CLARK, 90 of Ortonville passed away August 29, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer.  He was born July 16, 1930 in Henry County, Iowa the son of Clark and Nettie Swanson.  He grew up on the family farm in Swedesburg, Iowa, with his sister and two brothers.  He graduated from Olds high […]

Brian Eric Curylo

CURYLO, BRIAN ERIC of Ortonville, Michigan; died August 28, 2020.  He was 63.  Born May 8, 1957 in Trenton, Michigan to the late Thomas Stanley and Wilma Jewel (nee: Barnett) Curylo.  He is survived by 5 children, David (Stephanie) Utley, Jason (Lora) Utley, Eric (Lillian) Curylo, Amanda (William) McNeice and Sarah (Chris Colburn) Harkness; nine grandchildren, […]

Groveland Township:Holly Powersports opens

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-Holly Powersports is ready to ride. In about two weeks the Holly Oaks ORV Park, one of Michigan’s newest state park will open in the township and a local business is now revved up for action. Earlier this year Pam and Al Rush, along with James Nolan opened Holly Powersports, […]

Grants available for cable infrastructure upgrades

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-Tere Onica, township supervisor recently discussed with Charter Internet the need for service or lack of service within the township. “There has been no greater time than now that people are feeling it,” said Onica. “The problem of lack of service has become heightened due to the COVID-19 and so […]

‘Same boat, different storm’

David Fleet Editor Since the first case, Sara Taylor has been on the front line in the daily battle with the coronavirus. “We are all in the same boat, but not the same storm,” she said. “Everyone has different worries from parents to child care to financial issues there’s still a heighten level of anxiety […]

Robert Alvin “Robb” Johnson

Robert Alvin “Robb” Johnson of Grand Blanc died August 22, 2020. He was 63.  He was born December 14, 1956 in Bloomington, Illinois to the late Robert Richard and Rexetta Jane (nee: Keltz) Johnson.  He is survived by one daughter, Amanda Olson; three brothers, Rick (Alice) Johnson, Randy (Jeannine) Johnson and Rodney (Lisa) Johnson; one sister, […]

COVID kicks football to spring

By David Fleet Editor GHS Senior quarterback Aidan Rubio and his Martian football teammates were on the field and had just completed stretching exercises when the news arrived. “The coach brought us together as a team and let us know about the season,” said Rubio, 17. “We all took a collective deep breath. During the […]