Turkey time

Turkey time

Gregory Lanthier and Emma Hevel putting turkeys on the board outside their classroom at Oakwood Elementary in preparation for Thanksgiving. All of the feathers have reasons that the students like books and reading. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Shop small, shop local

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority is encouraging people to shop small for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25. “We always seem to have a great response from the public on Small Business Saturday, but certainly throughout the holiday shopping season,” said Ortonville DDA Director Matt Jenkins. Small Business […]

A community that deserves thanks

Last Tuesday, during the heavy rain we got, I noticed my tires slipping a bit while driving. I said to my husband that I needed new tires, and he said he’d take my car in to get them when he gets paid, which is on the 15th of November. On the 9th of November, I […]

Letters to the Editor Nov. 18, 2023

OCEF Drive Thank you to all the local schools, churches, businesses, organizations, and individuals who donated to our OCEF Thanksgiving food drive! We had an extremely generous collection of items, Bueches gift cards, cash and paypal donations to oceffoodpantry.org. Thank you also to all of the volunteers that helped us sort our donations on November […]

Brandon CDBG funds to youth assistance, fire station

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon Township board of trustees voted 5-0 to approve Community Development Block Grant program year 2024 funds allocations. Treasurer Scott Broughton and supervisor Jayson Rumball abstained from the vote due to being on the board of directors for Brandon Groveland […]

Joseph Calvin Jr.

CALVIN, JOSEPH EARL, JR. “JOE” of Linden, Michigan. Passed away on November 11, 2023, surrounded by family. He was 86. Joe was born June 8, 1937 in Lincoln Park, Michigan to the late Joseph Earl and Dorothy Helen (nee: Clark) Calvin. He graduated from Lincoln Park High School. Joe, like many in his family, loved […]

Elaine Kalinin

KALININ, ELAINE DORIS of Ortonville, Michigan, died on November 12, 2023. She was 76. Elaine was born December 23, 1946 in, Waterford, Michigan to the late Harry Alanzo and Audrey B. Harnack. She married Robert Kalinin November 6, 1965 in Goodrich, Michigan. He preceded her in death on July 14, 2023. She is survived by […]

Brandon non-homestead millage OK’d, Goodrich sinking fund denied

Brandon non-homestead millage OK’d, Goodrich sinking fund denied

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer On Nov. 7, voters in the Brandon and Goodrich school districts went to the polls in light numbers to decide on school funding proposals. Across the Brandon School District, which includes part of Groveland. Brandon and Hadley townships, the non-homestead millage renewal passed by more than a two-to-one margin with […]

MML Foundation evaluates local economy

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — On Nov. 8, the Michigan Municipal League Foundation visited downtown Ortonville to do a deep dive of the local economy. “One of the reasons that we’re here today is that we received some funding from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation,” said Rachel Skylis, program officer with the […]

Local folk art returns to Ortonville

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — A piece of folk art is finally at home in Ortonville. The Tramp art piece is believed to be modeled after the Village Church of Ortonville, 93 N. Church St., Ortonville. It was carved by Ortonville resident Seymore Torrence. It will now be on display at the Old […]