Showcase downtown, village to celebrate Small Business Saturday

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority is encouraging people to shop small for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27. “We’re involved because it draws attention to small businesses and entrepreneurs. It’s a movement,” said DDA director Matt Jenkins. “It draws attention to our local, small businesses, and it creates some excitement. […]

Gift cards needed for 2021 Community Toy Store

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer As the winter months get closer, people may start shopping for Christmas presents, and the Community Christmas Toy Store is asking for something different this year. “In the past, we have collected toys and games and the parents who qualify for OCEF have shopped for their children at the ‘Toy […]

‘The play’s the thing’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon High School theater department is holding a bottle drive to fundraise for their upcoming shows and supplies for the department. The bottle drive will be 3-7 p.m., on Dec. 10, at Bueches Food World, 400 N. Ortonville Road. “Because COVID hit the theater program particularly hard last year, […]

OCEF re-stock the food pantry

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund is looking to re-stock their pantry after recent renovations to it. We started the renovations in October,” said OCEF Chairperson Trudi Lentini. “Prior to COVID, the clients used to walk through and shop. Well during COVID we wanted to keep things clean, and with the […]

Sashabaw, Oakhill roundabout completed

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-The roundabout at the intersection of Sashabaw and Oakhill Roads is now open. “The roundabout opened on November 10, almost 14 days ahead of schedule,” said Craig Bryson, senior manager of communications with the Road Commission for Oakland County. “It is virtually done, the only thing that we’re waiting […]

Letters to the Editor Nov. 20, 2021

Thank you Good Times Dear Editor, On behalf of the Atlas Township Fire Department, I would like to send a thank you out to The Good Times in Goodrich Committee. We were presented with a check for $750 to help us purchase new boots for our firefighters. Chief Bullen and I have been making sure […]

Marilyn Kunath

KUNATH, MARILYN MAE of Goodrich, Michigan; died on November 13, 2021. She was 92. Marilyn was born May 20, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Frederick W. and Catherine M. (nee: Oligschlaeger) Franz.  She married Harold C. Kunath on June 18, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan.  He preceded her in death.  She is survived by […]

Michael Spanke

Michael J. Spanke Of Franklin. Born to Eternal Life on November 13, 2021 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Willman) for 51 years. Loving dad of Marc (Britta), Brian (Rebecca) and Corinne (Chad) Azzaline. Proud “Pop Pop” of Halle, Clare, Delaney, Bennett, Enzo, Cruz and Zayn. Dear brother of Tim (Kelly), […]

Carrol Solo

Carrol B. Solo of Ortonville passed away peacefully at her home, on October 25, 2021, surrounded by family and friends. She was 58 years old. Carrol was born in Bamberg, Germany in 1963. Her family moved to Michigan when she was five years old. She became a U.S. citizen in her early twenties. After high […]

William Cheswick

CHESWICK, WILLIAM BARRY  of Goodrich, Michigan; died on November 12, 2021. He was 85. Barry was born April 22, 1936 in Portage LaPrairie, Manitoba, Canada to the late Dorothy Healey. He is survived by three children Kimberly Ann Cheswick, Lori Cheswick and Bill (Julie) Cheswick; three grandchildren, Allison, Elizabeth and Christian Cheswick; one brother, George […]