Christmas in the Village

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- Christmas in the Village is back this year after the holiday festivities were canceled last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The grand marshal of this year’s Christmas parade is Joe Greene, general manager of Randy Wise Ford. “We’re recognizing him as the grand marshal because of his support […]

Pirates of the Cafeteria

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer After a two year hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Brandon High School theater department is putting on a show. At 7 p.m., on Dec. 1-3, BHS will present ,“Pirates of the Cafeteria.” The one act play follows a group of pirates who try to take over the Brandon […]

Village MCC rally draws crowd

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-On Nov. 20, The Michigan Conservative Coalition hosted a ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ rally in Crossman Park in downtown Ortonville. The event was planned in about a week. The phrase ‘Let’s go Brandon’ comes from a reporter who misheard a chant at a Nascar race. The crowd was chanting ‘(explicative) Joe […]

Council opts for HAVEN, Ocef for CDBG funds

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- During the regular Monday night meeting, the village council voted 4-3 to approve use of the 2022 program year Community Development Block Grant funds to be used towards HAVEN shelter and the Ortonville Community Relief Fund. The amount available for 2022 is $8,418. Trustees Melanie Nivelt, Kay Green, and […]

Letters to the Editor Nov. 27, 2021

Ruck Sack Walk Thank you Josh Bearss of Bearss Fitness, 4 N. Ortonville Road and Sean Duffey of Ivy Rehab, 1764 S. Ortonville Road for organizing the Ruck Sack Walk to raise donations for Ortonville VFW 582. Thanks to their efforts $600 was raised! Thank you to all who participated and donated, and a huge […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

PUBLIC HEARING CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING at its Regular Meeting on December 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462 to receive public comments on the proposed 2022 budget. A copy of the budget will be available for public inspection at the Clerk’s office […]

Public Notice: Goodrich

PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF GOODRICH PARKING ON VILLAGE STREETS PARKING ON VILLAGE STREETS PROHIBITED DURING SNOW EMERGENCIES REMOVAL OF “DRIVEWAY SNOW” AND “SIDEWALK SNOW” The Village of Goodrich would like to remind residents that PARKING ON OR ALONG ANY PUBLIC STREET, ROAD OR HIGHWAY WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF GOODRICH LIMITS SHALL BE PROHIBITED BY ORDINANCE […]

Frederic Howard

Frederic W. Howard of Ortonville born June 20,1930 in Brockton, Massachusetts. Died November 23, 2021. Survived by his wife Sue, son Mark Howard (Toni), daughters Heidi Keesling and Marcy (Bob) Merrill, four grandchildren Jamie, Alex (Samantha), Molly and Ashley Keesling, and two great grandchildren (Jacob and Jolie Keesling). Attended DePauw University in Indiana where he […]

Gerald Marsh

Mr. Gerald Edwin Marsh Jr, age 63 of Dalton, Georgia departed this life, Wednesday November 17, 2021 at his home. Gerald was born December 1, 1957 in Goodrich, Michigan, the son of the late Gerald Edwin Marsh Sr. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Edward Marsh. Gerald worked as a hyster driver […]

A red, white and blue day

A red, white and blue day

From left, McKenzie Peterson, Hunter Angelo and Kruze Krafcik. The Oaktree Elementary School students celebrated Red White and Blue day on Wednesday. Photo by Patrick McAbee.