Old Mill opens

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- Soon the sound of a blacksmith’s hammer will ring out once again and history will come alive in the village. The Ortonville Historical Society announced last week the Old Mill Museum, 366 Mill St., will officially open for the season Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on July 4. […]

Crime Watch July 4, 2020

Burglary At 6:24 a.m., June 26, Brandon deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a local business. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the owner, who said that an office had been broken into some time during the night. He said he had heard a noise possibly around 3:30 a.m. but did not […]

Letters to the Editor July 4, 2020

Thank you Chief Mason Dear editor, As a Groveland Township resident, we have always appreciated our firemen and law enforcement. They are both there to help us if we need them. When my husband had a stroke, our lives literally changed in the blink of an eye. The response time was immediate from Station 2. […]

Public Notice: Groveland Township

Groveland Township Notice of Registration For the General Primary Election To be held on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 To the Qualified Electors of Groveland Township, County of Oakland: Notice is hereby given that any qualified elector of Groveland Township who is not already registered, may register to vote at the office of the Groveland Township […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

charter township of brandon Special Meeting June 15, 2020 Synopsis Meeting was called to order at 7:07pm. Present:  Allen, DePalma, Kordella, Marshall, Rumball and Thurman Absent:  Darnall Also in attendance: Fire Chief Kwapis, Citizen reporter Shelby Stewart and ten others. Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call, Citizen Comments Approved:  Agenda Unfinished Business Township copy machine, 5/1 […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Regular Meeting The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing July 22, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals: Appeal #20-0002 Zoned:  RE Property ID # 03-11-400-022 Name: Lisa & Joe Harrison Location: […]

Gary Kage

KAGE, GARY LEE of Ortonville, Michigan.  Died June 29, 2020.  He was 66. Gary was born January 2, 1954 in Flint, Michigan to the late Earle and Beatrice (nee; McCoy) Kage.  He married the former Cathy Stratton on August 19, 2006 in Ortonville, Michigan.  He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Cathy Kage; three […]

Ortonville Farmer’s market

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville DDA will host their farmer’s market this year. “When COVID hit, I was a little afraid we weren’t going to be able to have it, but we were deemed essential,” said Candace Ingham, manager of the farmer’s market. The village board approved the DDA event permit with a […]

Local gyms safe, needed for good health

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brian Dunaway was ready to open on Thursday morning. “We were closed for the good part of three months,” said Dunaway of Anytime Fitness, 250 N. Ortonville Road, Ortonville. Gyms across the state like Anytime Fitness were set finally set to open following months-long closures due to the state shutdown […]

It’s fireworks time

By Shelby Stewarat Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Now that summer has arrived, residents are hearing fireworks. The township wants to remind residents of when consumer fireworks are allowed. “The board revised our firework ordinance at the end of last year,” said supervisor Kathy Thurman. The ordinance reads that residents are not allowed to ignite, discharge […]