Philip Dondineau

Philp Michael Dondineau, loving husband, father and papa passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2022 at home peacefully in his sleep.  Phil was born March 25, 1968 to the late Carol Jean Dondineau. He is survived by his wife of 28 years Darlene Dondineau, daughter Ashley Dondineau (Travis Bullington).  He was a beloved Papa to […]

Larry Carmicheal

CARMICHEAL, LARRY PAUL of Ortonville, Michigan; died on May 13, 2022. He was 68. Larry was born on August 20, 1953 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Samuel Chester and Maxine Marilyn (nee: Chambers) Carmicheal. He married the former Arline Elizabeth Moore on October 23, 1981 in Waterford, Michigan. He is survived by his loving […]

Sales of M-15

Sales of M-15

From left Logan Davis, Dalton Schmidt and Lukas Cannon promote the M-15 Garage Sale on May 7. The annual event attracts thousands from Clarkston to Bay City. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Brandon Township police calls increase, clearance rate high

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At the board meeting on Monday night, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Brandon Substation Commander Lt. Greg Glover gave his 2021 year-end report. “Our calls for service for 2021, and when I say calls for service, that’s every dispatch call we receive, within the township and the village combined, […]

REO Shred Event for BGYA

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., May 21, Real Estate One of Ortonville will be hosting their annual Shred Event. Anyone with documents that need shredding can stop by REO and have them shredded for free. Donations will also be accepted to benefit the Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance. “Real Estate One has […]

New home for rescued farm animals

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Soon Abraham Ranch will be home to farm animals that will be adoptable through the Michigan Humane Society. “We built them the Taj Mahal of chicken coops,” said Mike Riddle of Rison Construction. “We built the horse pastures, pasture for goats, for pigs, for cows.” The project has […]

Ladies Night Out:Strolling Through the Decades

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer From 4-8 p.m., May 21 the downtown Ortonville business owners are hosting their second annual Ladies Night Out. “The first one we did last year because after COVID, everyone wanted to be out and about,” said Lisa Paynter, co-organizer and owner of It’s the Little Things, 431 Mill St. “A […]

Willian DePlaunty Sr.

William Henry DePlaunty Sr., Age 85 of Oxford.  May 10, 2022 Loving husband of the late Yvonne.  Dear father of William (Melinda) DePlaunty Jr., George DePlaunty, Michael DePlaunty (Kevin Belanger), Richard (Heidi) DePlaunty, and Elizabeth (John) Hrlic.  Survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Brother of Linda (Larry), Mary Lou (Skipper), and the late Roger.

Robert Harris

HARRIS, ROBERT COLEMAN of Ortonville, Michigan; died on May 10, 2022. He was 76. Robert was born on May 8, 1946 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Everett E. and Gertrude (nee: Coleman) Harris. He married the former Kristal Ann Todd on January 14, 1989 in Rochester, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, […]

Doris Hardin

HARDIN, DORIS JEAN, age 85 of Ortonville, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022. She was born on May 19, 1936 in Pontiac to the late Melvin and Gertrude Bussell. Doris was a faithful member of Williams Lake Church of the Nazarene since 1996. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, putt-putt, golfing, and she especially loved to […]

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