Not so fast: MSP says no gravel road study

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At the Dec. 3, township board of trustees meeting Lt. Lance Cook from Michigan State Police gave a presentation about speeding on the dirt roads and the possibility of a speed study. “People drive a speed that feels safe and reasonable to them,” said Cook. “The thing with […]

Tales from the TransAmerican Trail

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On May 13, Lynne Wummel and Jenny Cupp started on a journey spanning more than 4,000 miles with just their bikes, 30 pounds of gear and the open road. On Dec. 17, they will be sharing their story. “We will be sharing pictures and stories about the life on the […]

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Kelley Alford’s second grade students from Oaktree Elementary School Dear Santa, I like my elf Elma. She is good at hiding. Please tell her that she can hide in the fridge. Now let’s talk about poor people. When will you give things to poor people? Toys, clothes, shoes too. They really need it soooooooooooooo bad. […]

‘There’s nothing I can do on my own’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- On Nov. 6, village residents voted in a new village president. Tonja Brice previously served as a council member on the board, and was elected into the position with goals and a vision. “I think the biggest thing for me is that I desire to be a proactive not […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

VILLAGE OF ORTONVILLE 2019 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE The Village of Ortonville Planning Commission will hold its regular monthly meetings on the following dates. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Village Offices located at 476 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan. January 8, 2019 February 5, 2019 March 5, 2019 April 2, 2019 […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

VILLAGE OF ORTONVILLE 2019 VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE Unless otherwise announced in accordance of state law, the Village of Ortonville will hold its regular meeting on the following dates at 7:00 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices located at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan. January 28, 2019 February 25, 2019 March 25, 2019 April 22, […]

Letters to the editor Dec. 8

A cut above Dear Editor, Wow, is all I can say!! Once again I am so proud to live in this small, caring community. As a first grade teacher, I have a unique opportunity to be involved with families during successes and struggles. I currently have a student who struggles to communicate his needs and […]

What I want for Christmas

What I want for Christmas

Dilya Laga contemplates Christmas present suggestions with Santa during Christmas in the Village on Dec. 1 in Ortonville. Photo by Patrick McAbee

Board OKs new police contract

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday night, the township board approved the three year police contract 7-0. “We’re going from one patrol investigator to two patrol investigators, and then our detective sergeant is being omitted and we’re adding a patrol sergeant,” said supervisor Kathy Thurman. “That’s what they’re looking for.” The contract mostly […]

It’s not Christmas without Santa Dogs

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Santa Dogs are coming to Bueche’s. For the 36th year, Carl Liepmann has organized the Santa Dogs fundraiser at Bueche’s Food Worlds at both the Flushing and Ortonville locations. The fundraiser is for the Humane Society of Genesee County, and not only raises money but also gets food donated for […]