Lloyd DeGraw

DeGRAW, LLOYD FREDERICK of Ortonville, MI; died August 6, 2019.  He was 80. Born October 24, 1938 in Wales, Michigan to the late John Earl and Vera Arleen (nee: Cook) DeGraw.  He married Beverly Jean Bullock on August 26, 1989 in Clarkston.  She preceded him in death on March 24, 2018.  He is survived by […]

Garry McDowell

McDowell, Garry G.; of Ortonville; age 69.  Passed away peacefully August 5, 2019. Beloved husband of Mary for 47 years; cherished father of Michele Powell, Gayla (Jason) Harvey and Sara McDowell; best grandpa of Kaytlyn and Logan Powell; dear brother of Gayla (Duane) Donaldson; also survived by many nieces, nephews and many friends; preceded in […]

Leann Wartella

WARTELLA, LEANN MARIE (Kesler) peacefully passed away August 4, 2019. She was born on February 12, 1975 to Paul and Diana Kesler.  She married Brian M. Wartella on August 4, 2008 on Mackinac Island. Leann was preceded in death by her infant sister Julie Ann, grandparents Charles and Ruby Green and Hoten and Mary Kesler.  […]

Slime time

Slime time

Molly Smith, 9, looking through slime mixed up at a recent Brandon Township Library summer program. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Township man guilty on five counts of CSC

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer A Brandon Township man was found guilty on five counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree on July 27, all of which were incestuous charges. On May 8, 2018, Brandon deputies were notified by Child Protective Services that a sexual assault make have occurred on a then 17-year-old […]

Five new staff at Brandon Schools this fall

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer For the 2019-2020 school year, Brandon will have five new staff members. “Our kindergarten numbers for the district have increased for the last five years,” said district superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw. “Now we’re adding new staff at the elementary, and we’re rebuilding our foundation as a district.” Emily Duffey, a […]

Local veteran’s story dumped by fb draws ire

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer For their 10 year anniversary, staff at the Village Funeral Home started a blog titled, “Living Life Well,” to highlight those in the community living life to it’s fullest. For the month of July, Ortonville VFW Post 582 commander Dennis Hoffman was selected. But Facebook had other ideas. Following a […]

Public Notice: Goodrich

Sealed Bids will be received by the VILLAGE OF GOODRICH at the office of Wade Trim, Inc., 555 South Saginaw Street, Suite 201, Flint, Michigan 48502 until 12:15 p.m., Local Time, Monday, August 5, 2019, at which time and place said Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud for the construction of approximately 370 […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

Request for Proposals For ADA Improvements At Fire Station #2 PROJECT: CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON FIRE STATION #2 ADA IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 3065 S. Sashabaw Road Oxford, MI 48371 OWNER: CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 Email: rblair@brandontownship.us TYPE OF PROPOSALS: Sealed bid proposals will be received by the […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

Charter Township of Brandon Township is currently accepting proposals for: Brandon Township Community Park 1414 Hadley Rd., Ortonville, MI 48462 Striping and stock piling topsoil Submittal Requirements Place proposal in a sealed envelope addressed to: Brandon Township Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462-0929, include Firm’s name and address with all […]