Walter Renn

RENN, WALTER A. of Lapeer, Michigan; died on November 19, 2022. He was 67. Walter was born on April 6, 1955 in Bad Axe, Michigan to the late Adolph and Helene (nee: Moskat) Renn. Walt leaves his loving partner, Cindi Harris, to hold dear his memory. He is survived by one sister, Ruth Zabel; one […]

Snow show begins

Snow show begins

Snow in downtown Ortonville. The first measurable snow fell Tuesday across Southeastern Michigan. Photo: Patrick McAbee

Ready, set, shop small

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority is encouraging people to shop small for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. “The holiday shopping season makes up a large percentage of sales for small businesses during the year,” said DDA Director Matt Jenkins. “So to be able to generate some excitement […]

Brandon Fire to purchase E-tools

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon Township board of trustees approved the purchase of Electric Extrication Rescue Tools, also known as E-tools for the Brandon Fire Department. “This is something we’ve been discussing for about three years,” said Brandon Fire Chief Dave Kwapis. “Part of the […]

Preliminary sewer master plan in works for township

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon Township board approved an agreement for a preliminary sewer master plan with a 7-0 vote. “We’re at the point in the process of our potential sewer now where we need to determine how we hook our residents, schools and everyone […]

Letters to the Editor Nov. 19, 2022

OCEF Thank You Thank you to all of the local schools,  churches,  businesses,  and individuals for the very generous donations made to OCEF for Thanksgiving. Along with the food donations,  many monetary and Bueches gift card donations were also received. Ortonville is a very giving and helpful community. All of the donations and volunteers who […]

Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Burkett

BURKETT, GERTRUDE VALENTINE “TRUDY” of West Branch, Michigan; died on‘ November 15, 2022. She was 97. Gertrude was born on February 14, 1925 in Hamtramck, Michigan to the late John Joseph and Emma Florence (nee: Jach) Krencicki. She is survived by two sons, Jerome F. Burkett, Jr. and Peter (Jane) Burkett; four daughters, Denise (Michael) Duggan, […]

Election day

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer The results are in. On Nov. 8, voters cast their votes for school board members at both Goodrich and Brandon, village council members in Ortonville and Goodrich, state senate and house seats, county commissioner seats, and more. As of press time, these are the results. For the Goodrich school board, […]

Village residents score cash on game show ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville— On Nov. 3, village residents Jeanette and Robert Stalling appeared on the CBS game show Let’s Make a Deal, hosted by Wayne Brady. “My husband Robert is a huge fan of the show, so I applied online to try to get him on the show,” said Jeanette. “They contacted […]

Brandon house fire

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp.— At 5:34 p.m., on Nov. 8, Brandon Fire Department received a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews saw smoke showing from the roof area, and at that time were notified everyone including pets were out of the house and the caller was waiting outside. Crews investigated […]

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