Burning, smoke, odor issues spark rule discussion

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Recently, residents of Ortonville and Brandon Township have voiced their concerns with burning in the village and township. “Some of the things you can’t burn, rubber, plastics, shingles, tires, treated lumber, painted wood, rail road ties, wet leaves, furniture, cardboard, garbage, manufactured building products, wet green grass, pretty much anything […]

Council, police take aim at local speeders

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Police are cracking down on speeders in Ortonville and Brandon Township. “I can tell you that while this construction has been going on, just within the village within a 12 hour period, we wrote 43 tickets,” said Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Brandon substation commander Lt. Greg Glover. “That is a […]

Face on

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer “Quoth the Raven never more.” The mournful poetic quote of Edger Allen Poe from “The Raven” has inspired make-up artist Alexandria Bishop to create a look that could soon pay off. Bishop, a 2011 Brandon High School graduate, will fly to California with five other finalists for the NYX face […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION August 7, 2018 To the Qualified Electors: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the Primary Election on August 7, 2018 has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 25 at 11:00 A.M., the alternate day if necessary will be Thursday, July 26th at 1:00 P.M. in the Township Municipal […]

Katherine Sorenson

SORENSON, Katherine (nee: Kruchko); of Waterford; July 17, 2018; age 93.   Preceded in death by her husband Edward Sorenson, and her 6 brothers; survived by many nieces and nephews.  Katherine was employed by GMC Truck and Coach for 18 years and served in the U.S. Army.  Friends and family may visit Sunday 4-8 pm at the Lewis […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

NOTICE OF ELECTION Brandon Township To the Qualified Electors of the Brandon Township County of Oakland: Notice is hereby given that a Primary Election will be held in the Brandon Township, County of Oakland on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the purpose of nominating or electing candidates for the following offices: […]

Public Notice: Groveland Township

PUBLIC NOTICE – Groveland Township Sec. 18 -3 – FEES Update Site Plan Process Fees & Site Improvement Fees 1.Pre-application meeting: Administrative fee – nonrefundable      250.00 Review by consultants – trust account   500.00 Total              750.00 2.Preliminary site plan:    All zoning districts Administrative fee – nonrefundable    […]

State of the art

State of the art

Sue Nassar’s garden is one of the gardens featured on the Goodrich Garden Walk on July 28. Her garden will also feature a market place for garden art, such as the piece pictured here. Tickets are available now for the garden walk. Photo by Patrick McAbee

Time to Escape The Old Mill

The door slams. The clock starts. The time begins to run out. Sounds like the beginning of a scene out of a movie right? Quite the opposite. At 4 p.m., Aug 3, the Ortonville Community Historical Society will be hosting an escape room or a team puzzle challenge where groups of people work together to solve puzzles […]

Letters to the editor July 21

Village Kids Breakfast Club Dear Editor, I just wanted to give you an exciting update on what’s been happening with the Village Kids Breakfast Club. We’ve had a wonderful time so far this summer with our activities and cereal and milk distributions. We have 46 kids signed up and on average we’ve been distributing cereal […]