Winter silhouettes

Winter silhouettes

Peyton Brown, 14, rides the chair lift at Mt. Holly Ski and Snowboarding Resort,13536 Dixie Hwy., Groveland Twp on Jan. 2. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Community remembers local grocery store co-founder

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — Stop by Bueche’s Food World and there’s a good chance of meeting a neighbor, friend or acquaintance when walking the aisles of the local store. The iconic hometown food store which over the past three decades has grown to become the community center founded on the dedication and foresight of […]

Annual Battle of the Books begins

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The Brandon Township Public Library is hosting their annual Battle of the Books. Teams of three to five students, 4th-6th grade, with an adult coach will read four books and compete against each other with three rounds of questions and a costume contest. “We do the program […]

Brandon community rallies around abandoned dogs

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Debbie and Tom Ford gave up their annual trip to the thumb to look for Snowy Owls. Tina Drescher and her husband rang in 2023 by sitting in their car near Sands and Sawmill Lake roads. Matt Duda spent New Year’s Day morning making a cross and […]

New village clerk

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — As of Jan. 3, Ortonville has a new clerk. “I’m excited to get to know everybody,” said Amber Willson, who took over the role of clerk following the vacancy on Dec. 8. “I feel like in a small town everybody has everybody’s back. Everyone I’ve met has been […]

Proposed Ortonville marijuana dispensaries now on market

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — Two properties in the village are for sale as marijuana dispensaries. The properties, 490 S. Ortonville Road and 456 S. Ortonville Road, were recently granted conditional marijuana establishment approval by the village council in November. “The ordinance, that the village didn’t write, it says you can transfer ownership […]

Betty Ann Harvey

Betty “Ann” Harvey, a longtime resident of Ortonville, Michigan died on January 4th, 2023.  She was 92. Ann was born January 29th, 1930, in Grosse Pointe Farms to the late Floyd and Clara Jarrette.  She married Russell Harvey on April 12th, 1958, at First Church of the Brethren in Harper Woods.  She is survived by […]

Mary Ann Goffar

Mary Ann Goffar (formerly Mary Ann Bradshaw of Lapeer), age 83, passed into the arms of our Lord on January 2, 2023.  Mary, a resident of Ortonville and former co-owner of C&J Oil Change, was the loving wife of Clifford “Cliff” for almost 45 years and the dear mother of Edward (Jucineia) Stone, Laura Amedure, […]

John Noble

On Friday, December 30, 2022 John Corbett Noble of Ortonville, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away at age seventy eight. John was born in Mary, Kentucky on January, 9 1944 to the late Jim and Orpha Noble. He grew up in the eastern Kentucky foothills before moving to […]

William McGuire

McGUIRE, William Marshall of Clarkston/ Brandon Township; passed away December 28, 2022 at the age 94; preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Nancy; beloved father of Brad (Christine) McGuire, Molly (Tom) Pulte and Ron McGuire; proud grandpa of Jack and Brooke Pulte, Aubrey, Brody and Liam Meadows; brother of James (Judy) McGuire; […]