Fundraiser for Joe at Papa Bella’s

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On Jan. 4, Joe D’Anna, co-owner of Papa Bella’s Pizza, 425 Mill St., Ortonville, suffered a massive heart attack. According to the Gofundme page, D’Anna was rushed to the hospital, where it was determined he needed a specialized surgery and was airlifted to University of Michigan Ann Arbor for emergency […]

Public Notice: Notice to Creditors

state of michigan FILE NO: probate court county of genesee notice to creditors Decedent’s Estate Estate of Thomas William Wilson. Date of birth: 01/24/1957 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Thomas William Wilson, died 09/01/2019 Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

Charter Township of Brandon Planning & Building Department NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing January 28, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Brandon Township Office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To consider rezoning from RE (Rural Estate) to REC (Recreational District – Conditional) with Restrictions […]

Letters to the editor Jan. 11, 2020

Village luminaries Dear Editor, One of the enduring traditions of the Village is Luminaries. This could not be done without the assistance and involvement of many people at a time when everyone’s time is fully occupied. Thank you to the council members who assisted in many ways. Thank you to the residents who helped fill […]

Vonna Reins

Vonna Ann Reins; age 84; went to be with the LORD on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Vonna entered this life on April 19, 1935. She is survived by her adoring husband Corwin “Cory” Reins; daughters and grandchildren Vickie (Jim) Gentry, Terrie (Jim) Sutton, Kim (Jeff) […]

Norman ‘Bud’ Bass Jr.

Norman James Bass Jr. “Bud”; of Goodrich; age 77; passed away on January 1, 2020. Norman was the loving father of Nancy (Jim) Eckola, Julie (Dave) Dewar and Michael (Kathy) Bass; loving grandfather of Andrea (Aaron) Burns, Laureen (Jake) McDonoff, Erik (Kelsey) Dewar, Ben (Kelsie) Eckola, Rachel (Jacob) Ignacio, Jacob Bass, Sam (Natalie) Eckola, Mark […]

Norman Cadarette

In Everlasting Loving Memory Norman Dale Cadarette, ( Big Norm ) with a long list of accomplishments  and longtime resident of Ortonville Michigan said good bye to life on earth December 29th at the age 78. Norman is survived by his wife of 55 years , Betty Cadarette : His children  Norman L , Terry, […]

Eugene Phipps

PHIPPS, EUGENE HARLO of Lapeer; Died on December 31, 2019; he was 68. He was born December 24, 1951 to the late Harlo and Beulah (nee: Stephens) Phipps.  He married the former Deborah Penley on June 11, 2005 in Goodrich, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife Deborah Phipps; four children, Jennifer (Ryan) Partlan, […]

2019 in review Pt. 2

(Editor’s note: In the Dec. 28 edition the top stories from January to May were published. This week stories and photos from May-December 2019 are reviewed.) June Michigan’s suffrage amendment By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On June 10, 1919, Michigan became one of the first states to ratify the 19th amendment, guaranteeing women the right […]

Remembering 2019 pt. 1

Remembering 2019 pt. 1

Senator Ruth Johnson takes oath By David Fleet Editor On Wednesday Ruth Johnson took the oath of office for State Senator for the 14th District. Johnson, 64, had served as Michigan’s Secretary of State since 2011, announced her candidacy for the Michigan State Senate 14th District in April to replace Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc, […]