Clerk’s say group seeks copies of 2016 presidential ballots

By Shelly Stewart Staff Writer Clerks across the state of Michigan are working on an unusual Freedom of Information Act Request. The request asks for all ballots from the November 2016 election. The estimated cost for the FOIA request is $2,293 for Brandon Township. “I don’t want the burden to go to the taxpayers,” said […]

Linda Blower

BLOWER, LINDA SUE of Ortonville went to be with the Lord on August 27, 2018. She was 68. She was born October 3, 1949 to the late Joseph Larry and Frances Louise (nee: Rhodes) Fouts. She is survived by her loving fiancé  Billy Swayne; two children, Frances (Mike) Stites-Bennett and Aaron (Karen) Stites; two grandchildren Adrianna […]

Kenneth Rieth

RIETH, KENNETH HARLAN of Ortonville. Died August 24, 2018.  He was 81.  He was born December 6, 1936 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Frederick and Annie (nee: Poarch) Rieth.  He is survived by his loving wife Janet Rieth; one son Kenneth H. (Stephanie) Rieth, II; one daughter, Tracey (Mark) Harwood; also survived by three […]

James Cartwright

CARTWRIGHT, JAMES WESLEY of Clearwater Campground, Ortonville; died August 24, 2018.  He was 92.  Born April 19, 1926 in Mayfield, Kentucky to the late Clyde and Tula (nee: Hall) Cartwright.  He is survived by two sons, Wayne Cartwright and James (Bonnie) Cartwright, Jr.; two daughters, Kathleen (Bill) Luberda and Coleen (Rick) Puckett; six grandchildren and […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

PUBLIC NOTICE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a public hearing on September 4, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed millage rates for 2018. The proposed 2018 millage rates are: Maximum Year […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

Village of Ortonville Planning Commission The Village of Ortonville is seeking a village resident to serve on its Planning Commission for a two year term ending June 1, 2020. Planning Commission duties as outlined in ACT 285 of 1931 are: to create, amend and maintain the Master Plan for submission for approval by Village Council […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

Notice of Confirmation of Special Assessment Roll For Improvements to Lake Louise TAKE NOTICE that the Lake Louise Improvement Board has confirmed a Special Assessment Roll for improvements to Lake Louise. The Special Assessment Roll in the amount of $215,000 has been prepared for the purpose of assessing the cost of nuisance aquatic plant control, […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

Resolution to Proceed with Improvements to Lake Louise At a special meeting of the Lake Louise Improvement Board held in the Brandon Township Library on the 31st day of July 2018, at 7:00 p.m., local time. PRESENT: Darnell, Hanes, Thurman, Tiell ABSENT: Spisz The following resolution was offered by member Tiell and seconded by member […]

Cost of school lunch jumps again this year

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Lunch prices are rising again. At the July 16 meeting, the school board decided to raise the prices of lunches at the high school and middle school from $2.75 to $3. At the Aug. 20 meeting, the board was informed that the district needed to raise the price again […]

Brandon K-1 enrollment up again this school year

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Kindergarten enrollment is higher than the projected numbers for the 2018-2019 school year. “We are very pleased by the numbers that we are seeing,” said Dr. Matt Outlaw district superintendent. “Our kindergarten numbers have grown every year for the past four years and we have our largest kindergarten […]