Kylee Caddick along with her sister Adyon post a sign in their window. The youth are staying at home during the stay-at-home order. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

OCEF seeking gift cards to assist area families

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund food pantry is looking for gift card donations to assist families suddenly in need due to the Coronavirus. “As all of us continue to make adjustments to our lives because of the Coronavirus, OCEF is also making changes in order to help our families in […]

St. Anne Church to host Good Friday blood drive

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Red Cross has had around 2,700 blood drives canceled, resulting in more than 86,000 fewer blood donations across the country. In light of this, St. Anne Church will still host their annual blood drive for Versiti/Michigan Blood on Good Friday. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY ANNUAL GROUNDS CLEAN-UP Seymour Lake Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up in April. Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, wreaths and holders, etc. that you wish to keep PRIOR TO APRIL 18th, 2020. After April 18th, all winter remains including wreaths, grave blankets’ and faded floral arrangements including the holder and any […]

Public Notice: Goodrich

PUBLIC NOTICE DUE TO THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-21 Subject to the exceptions in Section 7, all individuals currently living within the State of Michigan are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence. Subject to the same exceptions, all public and private gatherings of any number of people occuring among persons […]

Crime Watch April 4, 2020

Death At 2:59 p.m., on March 23, Brandon deputies responded to a report of a death. Upon arrival, deputies met with the mother of the deceased. She stated she had gone to her daughter’s room to check on her and found her dead. Deputies checked the victim’s room and checked her pulse. She was cold […]

Nicholas Ksiazek

KSIAZEK, NICHOLAS ANDREW of Ortonville, Michigan.   Died March 30, 2020.  He was 33. He was born July 9, 1986 in Pontiac, Michigan to Mike and Lisa (nee: Eschner) Ksiazek. He is survived by his parents, Mike and Lisa Ksiazek; two siblings, Chelsea (Mario) Juarez and Neil (Michelle) Ksiazek; grandmother, Joyce Eschner; his nephew and niece […]

Margaret Nixon

NIXON, MARGARET ELLEN of Ortonville, Michigan; died March 30, 2029; she was 93. She was born June 10, 1926 in Birmingham, Michigan to the late Jacob and Margaret (nee: Gleasure) Dean.  She is survived by two children, Chris (Pam) Nixon of Ortonville and Shannon (Terry) Jacobson of Waterford; three grandchildren, Dan (Beth) Nixon, Mark (Cortney) Nixon […]

Robert Service

Pastor Robert Walter Service of 84 years. May 26, 1935 – March 26, 2020 To my dear departed father. You were not only my dad, but you were my pastor, mentor, and friend. Through your 43 years of marriage with mom, you showed me the value of commitment and marriage. Steadfastness is something I came […]

David Smotherman

SMOTHERMAN, DAVID NEIL lifetime resident of Brandon Township.  Died on March, 26, 2020; he was 67. He was born on January 8, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan to the Joseph Robert and Virginia Marie (nee: Moyer) Smotherman.  He is survived four children, Angela (Brian) Batten, David (Dana) Smotherman, Brian Smotherman and Amy Diiacovo; two brothers, Joseph (Diane) Smotherman […]

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