Emily Snitgen

SNITGEN, EMILY ANN of Flushing, formerly of Ortonville. Died February 6, 2019.  She was 29.  Born October 10, 1989 in Commerce Township, Michigan to Keith and Mary (nee: O’Kelly) DeWitt.  She married James Snitgen on August 14, 2010 in Ortonville, Michigan. She is survived by her husband James Snitgen; two children, Madeline and Alexander Snitgen; […]

Lewis Terryah

LEWIS FREDERICK TERRYAH of Goodrich, Michigan. Died February 8, 2019 at his home.  He was 90.   Born July 15, 1928 in Ortonville to the late Thomas and Ivory (nee: Hartwig) Terryah.   He is survived by his sons, David Terryah, Daniel Terryah and Michael Terryah; daughters, Terry (Ray) Christner, Jill (Randy) Terryah, Jackie (Lenny) Rockwood; […]

Weather woes

Weather woes

Sara Ward of Brandon Township, covers her face due to some major swings in Michigan winter  weather. First a Polar Vortex dropped temperatures to record lows, then freezing rain hammered the area followed by high winds. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

Area township home sale prices jump

By David Fleet Editor The average sale price for area homes has increased in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the same time in 2016 according to a report from RealComp released last week. The average number of days on the market declined in Brandon and Groveland townships while remaining level in Atlas Township. […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Regular Meeting The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing February 27, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals: Appeal #19-0001 Zoned RE Property ID # 03-11-400-022 Name: Joe & Lisa Harrison Location: […]

Brandon Fire Department year-end report

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At the regular township board meeting on Monday, Brandon Fire Chief David Kwapis gave his 2018 year-end fire department report. “We were actually seven shy of our record-setting year last year of call volume,” said Kwapis. In 2018 there was a slight decrease in calls with 1,316 incidents, […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

SYNOPSIS Village of Ortonville Regular Meeting January 28, 2019 Call to order 7:00 p.m. Present: Brice, Butzu, Eschmann, George, Hayden, Robinson, Skornicka The following items were approved: Agenda Minutes of August 27, 2018 – Closed Session Minutes of December 14, 2018 Minutes of December 14, 2018 – Closed Session Minutes of December 17, 2018 Minutes […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

SYNOPSIS CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON Ordinance revision Feb. 4, 2019 Synopsis for publication of ordinance revisions that were introduced at the February 4, 2019 Brandon Township Board of Trustee meeting: The following was introduced and accepted for a first reading. Zoning Ordinance Amendments: Chapter 28, Article III, Section 28-52 Stalking and Harassment offenses against persons. […]

Letters to the editor Feb. 9

BGYA thank you Dear Editor, The end of 2018 brought several generous donations from our community. These funds will be put to good use for funding summer camp, sports programs, Challenge Day, and 15 videos for casework youth. BGYA has a long list of activities and without donations, sponsor fees, and fundraisers these activities for […]

‘Everybody knows everybody and everybody cares’

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 6-0 to hire Faye Bindig as the permanent full-time Edna Burton Senior Center Coordinator. Treasurer Terri Darrnall was absent from the meeting and did not vote. Bindig replaces Annette Beach who retired after 30 years in October 2018. Bindig, 60, a […]