Robert Hellebuyck Jr.

HELLEBUYCK, Robert Jr.– of Ortonville, Michigan, age 58, passed away on February 23, 2021. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice in Bob’s name. Robert was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 1962, son of Robert Sr. […]

Thoughts of spring

Thoughts of spring

A frosty beaked robin contemplates a late February snow in Brandon Township. Contrary to common belief robins are not the first bird of spring. Many winter right here in Oakland County. Photo by Jonathon Schechter, Brandon resident and Oakland County nature writer.

Village council opts for two monthly meetings

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-During the regular meeting Monday night, the village council voted 5-1 to hold two regular meetings a month temporarily until they are able to catch up on the agenda items. The proposed dates would be the second and fourth Mondays of every month. Village president Tonja Brice voted against the […]

Leadership key for Harvey Swanson Fifth Grade Safety Team

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Twenty students at Harvey Swanson Elementary school are working hard to help their fellow students. This year, the students in the Fifth Grade Safety Team are tasked with holding doors, arrival monitoring and greeting, hall monitoring, classroom prep, peer mediating/conflict resolution and grounds beautification. “Students have the opportunity to […]

March is Reading Month

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Oakwood Elementary is getting the community involved with March is Reading Month in a new way. “The pandemic hasn’t really made planning difficult for March is Reading month, but it has made us want to focus more on supporting the community and supporting businesses in Ortonville,” said Jessica Hevel, literacy […]

Crime Watch Feb. 27, 2021

Reckless driving At 2 p.m., Feb. 15, Brandon deputies responded to the area of Bald Eagle Lake near Neptune and Dunwoodie for a report of reckless driving. The vehicle in question drove through a stop sign, through a yard, over the sea wall and dock and onto the canal on Bald Eagle Lake. The vehicle […]

Letters to the Editor Feb. 27, 2021

(In response to “Real battles,” a letter by Leslie Cummings, The Ctizen, Feb. 20) Mature democratic leadership Dear Editor, I apologize if I came across like an expert on executive orders. I certainly am not. I asked Mr. Google and he assisted me. My goal was to remind us how our country was originally set […]

Public Notice: Atlas Township

SYNOPSIS ATLAS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021 at 5:30pm 7386 S. GALE, GRAND BLANC, MI 48439 (810) 636-2548 VIRTUAL MEETING HELD VIA ZOOM Members Present: S. Kautman-Jones, K.Vick, P. Major and B. June Members Absent: A. Moore Members Excused: None Staff Present: S. Bullen, L. Christner, D. Lattie The Board […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

Brandon Township 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929 Ortonville, MI  48462 Phone:  248-627-4918   Fax: 248-627-6938 PUBLIC NOTICE BRANDON TOWNSHIP 2021 BOARD OF REVIEW The MDHHS Order expiring 3/29/21 has imposed restrictions due to COVID regarding 2021 March Board of Review.   Brandon Township will hold March Board of Review virtually at 395 Mill Street […]

Public Notice: Atlas Township

PUBLIC NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF ATLAS TOWNSHIP The Atlas Township Board, at its special meeting held on February 18, 2021 did adopt Ordinance Number 21-01, an Ordinance adding a new Section 300.341 to Article III of the Atlas Township Zoning Ordinance to define and regulate Medical Marihuana Primary Caregiver Operation. The following is a […]

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