Sex offenders removed from township group home

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- An area group home has drawn the ire and concerns of residents. On Monday night the township board of trustees meeting was packed with locals expressing their thoughts on a Sleepy Hollow home near Granger Road.  Neighbors say an adult foster care facility would occupy the home which now […]

Letters to the editor May 12

Our hearts are broken Dear Editor, We moved into our dream home at 301 Sleepy Hollow in 1999. Our girls were babies and our boys were in 1st, 2nd, and third grades. This was supposed to be our forever home. However, almost 20 years later, circumstances dictated otherwise. Keith was diagnosed with 2 very serious […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL – ORDINANCE #66 PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF ORTONVILLE NOTICE is hereby given that, in accordance with the Village of Ortonville Code of Ordinances, all noxious weeds and/or grass that is a height of eight inches or more growing upon any property in the Village shall be cut down, destroyed, or removed as […]

Nine states, three months, two coasts on two wheels

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Last year at just 18 years old Lynne Wummel took on 14 states and the 2,189 mile Appalachian Trail the longest marked trail in United States. She completed the trek on July 27 at top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine. So this year Wummel is going to ditch the hiking […]

Township dumps Belle Ann purchase, move after debate

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday night, the township board voted 5-2 to not move forward with negotiations on the purchase of the Belle Ann Elementary school building. Supervisor Kathy Thurman, Treasurer Terri Darnall, and Trustees Kris Kordella, Scott Broughton and Dana DePalma voted against negotiations while Clerk Candee Allen and Trustee […]

Heidi Rice

RICE, HEIDI SUE of Ortonville; died May 8, 2018.  She was 50.  Born in Pontiac, Michigan on May 11, 1967 to Gerald and Wanda (Talbee) Metro.  She married David Rice on April 30, 1988 in Troy, Michigan.  She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, David Rice; two children, Noah and Hannah Rice; parents, […]

Millert Leinonen

LEINONEN, MILLERT DUANE of Standish formerly of Pontiac; died May 6, 2018.  He was 88.  Born on January 31, 1930 in Shell River Twp., Minnesota to the late Lars F. and Hilma E. (nee: Niemi) Leinonen.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Irene Mae Leinonen on January 6, 2018 […]

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung

Noonie Kowalski of Wojos Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, Brandon Township shares her thoughts on Fuchsia hanging baskets to a kindergarten class at Harvey Swanson Elementary on Monday. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

Letters to the editor May 5

Thank you Dear Editor, I’d like to publicly acknowledge and thank the organizers and members of the Lion’s Club who showed up at my house last Saturday, to rock and rake. At age 88, I’m less and less able to do things like yard cleanup and window washing on a ladder, so I’m enormously grateful […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

SYNOPSIS Village of Ortonville Special Joint Organizational Stakeholders Meeting April 18, 2018 Call to order 6:11 p.m. The Village of Ortonville Council, Planning Commission and Downtown Development Authority met jointly for the purposes of conducting a Master Plan Stakeholders meeting. The following items were approved: Agenda Publication of Survey Results Adjournment 8:40 p.m. Posted by […]