GHS theatre, ‘Alice in Wonderland’

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Goodrich— The Goodrich High School theatre students are going down the rabbit hole. At 7 p.m., April 12-13, and 2 p.m., April 13-14, Goodrich High School theatre will present their production of Alice in Wonderland at the Raymond C. Green Auditorium, 8029 S. Gale Road, Goodrich. “We chose this production because […]

Gov. Whitmer signs Michigan Family Protection Act

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan 248-627-4332 Lansing— On April 1, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the Michigan Family Protection act into law. The law abolishes the ban on surrogacy contracts in Michigan and protects surrogates, parents and children. “Decisions about if, when, and how to have a child should be left to a family, their doctor, and […]

Letters to the Editor April 6, 2024

Thank you I would like to take this opportunity to thank Angie, one of the AARP tax preparers, for all of her hard work and accommodating our senior center by adding a few more slots. These tax preparers prepare the senior’s taxes for free and they work very hard. Angie is the head of the […]

Crossman Park eyed for upgrades

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan 248-627-4332 Ortonville—During the regular meeting on March 25, the Ortonville village council voted 5-1 to approve an agreement with Fleis & VandenBrink for $9,800 for conceptual planning for Crossman Park. President Ken Quisenberry voted against the agreement. “The council has heard that the playground equipment in Crossman Park is older than […]

Vacant village council seat to be filled

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Ortonville — The village council has received an applicant for the current vacant village council seat. They interviewed Ashley Mould during their regular meeting on March 25, and she is expected to be approved and sworn in as a council member at their regular meeting on April 22. “My family lives […]

Ortonville Village council OKs three ordinances

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Ortonville— During the regular meeting on March 25, the Ortonville Village council unanimously approved three ordinances outside of the regular zoning ordinances. The purpose for approving them separately is that they can be changed more easily in the future if needed. “The whole planning commission needs to be recognized,” said Planning […]

$13K Opioid settlement funds OK’d for BGYA

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. — During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon Township board of trustees voted 7-0 to release Brandon Township’s Opioid Settlement Funds in the amount of $12,882.85 to Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance to be used for their Opioid Remediation Program. The township received several checks throughout 2023 for class […]

Billy Joe Dewrock Sr.

Billy Joe Dewrock, Sr. of Burton, Mi (formerly of Ortonville) born July 12, 1937 just outside Cape Girardeau, Missouri passed away at his home on Tuesday April 2, 2024. He was 86 years old. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Judith “Judy” Ann (Goehman) Dewrock, both his parents, Clarence & […]

Easter giving

Easter giving

From left Julie Neal, Linda Mizejewski, Ruth Rogan, Audrey Moon and Melissa Cardenas. OCEF members pack Easter bags at St. Anne for 63 families and 168 people. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Abigail’s Pride: ‘Bigger, better and safer’

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Ortonville — During the regular meeting on March 25, the Ortonville village council denied the Abigail’s Pride special event permit with a 4-2 vote. Council members Tony Randazzo and Linda Brooks voted to approve the event. The vote came after more than an hour of public comment, where 16 people spoke […]