Pop of color

Pop of color

Kindergarten and Pre-K students at Harvey-Swanson Elementary School celebrate the end of the school year with a color run. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

MSP investigate township hit-and-run

Groveland Twp. — Michigan State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened May 25. According to MSP Second District, troopers were dispatched at 5:15 p.m. to Ortonville near Oakwood roads in Groveland Township for a pickup truck versus bicycle crash. The Detroit Regional Communication Center was advised the pickup truck had left the scene […]

Community to celebrate village founder Amos Orton’s 214th birthday

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — Starting at 4:30 p.m., on June 7, Ortonville is hosting a birthday bash. “We’re celebrating 214 years of Amos,” said Village Manager Ryan Madis. June 7 marks the 214th birthday of Ortonville founder Amos Orton, and in honor of the Ortonville 175 anniversary, there will be a birthday […]

Ortonville DDA awarded 15th consecutive accreditation

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville —On May 22, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority was awarded their 15th consecutive National Main Street Accreditation. “Being awarded our 15th consecutive accreditation is an honor and a great testimony to the Ortonville community’s commitment to the balance between economic development and historical preservation,” said Courtney McClerren, Ortonville DDA […]

Ortonville Farmer’s Market gears up for the season

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Ortonville Farmer’s Market is getting ready for the summer. 9 a.m.-noon, June 17-Sept. 30, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority will host their weekly Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings. “We’ve been meeting since January, and the team of people that we have assembled has been great,” said Leanne […]

The not photographed moments

This past week, I was trying to fill out empty picture frames, and I said to my husband that we don’t take enough pictures with our friends. The last time we got a group photo that wasn’t a wedding picture was five years ago at my husband’s college graduation. We don’t really have a good […]

Brandon School District summer camps ready to roll

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Brandon School District summer camps are ramping up again for the summer. “The district made a commitment to subsidize these camps using ESSER funds in order to enable as many students as possible to participate,” said Jan Ziesel, continuing education director and district chief financial officer. “Summer […]

Six-week workshop: Personal Action Toward Health

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville— From 1-3:30 p.m., beginning on June 20, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville, will host weekly sessions of PATH (Personal Action Toward Health). The six-week workshop runs Tuesdays June 20-Aug. 1, with no class on July 4. PATH is designed to provide skills and tools to […]

Ortonville DDA welcomes local summer interns

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — This summer, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority is introducing two interns that will be working on various projects and events throughout downtown. Unique Pethick, a 2019 Brandon graduate, is currently a senior at Grand Valley State University. She is majoring in advertising and minoring in digital studies. “I’m […]

Joseph Mishark

MISHARK, JOSEPH EDWARD of Ortonville, Michigan, died June 1, 2023.  He was 77. Joseph was born May 19, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Joseph and Cecelia Ann (nee: Campbell) Mishark.  He married Sherry Clauson on August 8, 1970 in Rochester, Michigan.  He is survived by his loving wife, Sherry Mishark; three children, Timothy […]

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