Day of Difference

Day of Difference

Kaisen Garza and Christian Heagle painting an American flag at Reid Elementary School during Day of Difference on April 29. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

School board selects three finalists for superintendent

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer During the special meeting on April 28, the Brandon Board of Education voted 7-0 to move forward with second round interviews for three superintendent candidates. Each board member said who they would like to hear more from, and the board voted to take the top three. The candidates moving forward […]

Mill Street paving project will extend to village limits

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- On April 25, the village council approved 6-1 to accept a bid from Diamond Excavating for $205,260 to resurface and improve Mill Street from Church Street to the Ortonville Village limits. Council member Pat George voted against the motion. “This holistic approach will address the water that collects on […]

Seussical the Musical at BHS

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At Brandon High School, the stage is set for Seussical the Musical. The musical is an adaptation of various Dr. Seuss books, including ‘Horton Hears a Who,’ ‘Gertrude McFuzz,’ and ‘Horton Hatches the Egg.’ At BHS, it stars Jesse McClennen as the narrator The Cat in the Hat, Nolan Thornton […]

Angel Gowns:‘It’s just something that comes from the heart.’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Since high school, Joanne Vivian has been sewing. “When I was pregnant with my daughters, I sewed their pajamas and I sewed my maternity tops, I made all my granddaughters quilts,” said Vivian. “And my one daughter, after she got married, she gave me her wedding gown, so I started […]

Long-time Brandon educator to retire

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer After 39 years in education, Brandon Middle School teacher Stephen Hendershott is retiring. “My daughter’s due to have a baby in August, so that’ll be my first grandchild,” said Hendershott. “And I’ve just gotten to the point in my life where I’d like to spend my time with my family.” […]

Letters to the Editor May 7, 2022

Rocking & Raking Dear Editor On behalf of the Edna Burton Senior Center I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the adults and teens that volunteered for the annual Teens & Seniors Rocking & Raking. This program is truly a blessing to the seniors that get their yards cleaned by the […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

VILLAGE COUNCIL 2022-2023 BUDGET WORKSHOPS PUBLIC NOTICE The Village of Ortonville Council will hold two workshops for the 2022-2023 Budget Year at the Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St. Ortonville, MI 48462 on Monday, May 9, 2022 beginning at 7:00 p.m. and on Monday, June 13, 2022 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

SYNOPSIS VILLAGE OF ORTONVILLE APRIL 25, 2022 REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER at 7:00 p.m. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE PRESENT: Brice, Hayden, Dylus, George, Green, Nivelt, Randazzo ABSENT: None 1) Approved the Agenda 2) Approved the Regular Meeting Minutes of March 28, 2022 3) Approved Disbursements for $20,602.89 4) Approved the Consent Agenda 5) Approved option […]

STEMi arrives

STEMi arrives

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-This week, Brandon schools 4-6 graders jumped aboard the ‘STEMi’ trailer to experience STEM related experiments, including mixed reality, self-driving cars and collaborative robotics. “It’s a semi truck that goes to all of the school districts in Oakland County,” said Lauren Marchelletta, a member of the Oakland Schools STEM […]