School to decide outsourcing bus drivers

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At 6:30 p.m., May 21 the Brandon Board of Education is expected to discuss outsourcing bus drivers at their regular meeting at the I-TEC center, 609 Ortonville Road, Ortonville. “I would encourage anyone with an interest in this topic to visit our web page to learn as much as you […]

Sex offenders ousted, local concerns remain

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-An area group home that drew the attention of neighbors and residents has prompted township officials to take a harder look at just who is in these homes. The proposed process was sparked by the sale last fall of a home at 301 Sleepy Hollow near Granger Road. Following […]

Gary Perina

PERINA, Gary L., of West Bloomfield, May 15, 2018; age 73.  Preceded in death by his wife Diane, son Mark Perina, and brothers William and Thomas Perina.  Beloved companion of Greta Ortel for 10 years.  Loving father of Gary L. Perina Jr. and Mary (Scott) Buchzeiger; proud grandfather of Danielle (Douglas) Murdock, Ryan, Shane and […]

Remembering Addi: Youth loses battle with brain cancer

Remembering Addi: Youth loses battle with brain cancer

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer In a little over a week’s time, Ortonville and Brandon Township have been turned pink in support for Addi Goff. Addi was diagnosed with an astrocytoma, which is a type of cancer of the brain. At about 8:30 a.m., May 9, Addi died. She was 9. The communty rallied behind […]

Sex offenders removed from township group home

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- An area group home has drawn the ire and concerns of residents. On Monday night the township board of trustees meeting was packed with locals expressing their thoughts on a Sleepy Hollow home near Granger Road.  Neighbors say an adult foster care facility would occupy the home which now […]

Letters to the editor May 12

Our hearts are broken Dear Editor, We moved into our dream home at 301 Sleepy Hollow in 1999. Our girls were babies and our boys were in 1st, 2nd, and third grades. This was supposed to be our forever home. However, almost 20 years later, circumstances dictated otherwise. Keith was diagnosed with 2 very serious […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL – ORDINANCE #66 PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF ORTONVILLE NOTICE is hereby given that, in accordance with the Village of Ortonville Code of Ordinances, all noxious weeds and/or grass that is a height of eight inches or more growing upon any property in the Village shall be cut down, destroyed, or removed as […]

Nine states, three months, two coasts on two wheels

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Last year at just 18 years old Lynne Wummel took on 14 states and the 2,189 mile Appalachian Trail the longest marked trail in United States. She completed the trek on July 27 at top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine. So this year Wummel is going to ditch the hiking […]

Township dumps Belle Ann purchase, move after debate

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday night, the township board voted 5-2 to not move forward with negotiations on the purchase of the Belle Ann Elementary school building. Supervisor Kathy Thurman, Treasurer Terri Darnall, and Trustees Kris Kordella, Scott Broughton and Dana DePalma voted against negotiations while Clerk Candee Allen and Trustee […]

Heidi Rice

RICE, HEIDI SUE of Ortonville; died May 8, 2018.  She was 50.  Born in Pontiac, Michigan on May 11, 1967 to Gerald and Wanda (Talbee) Metro.  She married David Rice on April 30, 1988 in Troy, Michigan.  She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, David Rice; two children, Noah and Hannah Rice; parents, […]