Just to top it off

Just to top it off

Joylyn Lebeck receives sprinkles on her ice cream during Reid Elementary’s Day of Difference on April 28. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Middle School principal resigns, retires

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Brandon Middle School principal Mike Tucker has left the district effective May 1, 2023. “He resigned and retired from the school district,” said Brandon Superintendent Carly Stone. “We wish him well in all of his future endeavors, we wish him all the best.” Tucker was with the […]

Ortonville: Ladies Night Out

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — Let’s go girls. On May 13, downtown Ortonville will be home to the Hoedown in O-town Ladies Night Out. The vendor event runs 4-8 p.m. with plenty of food, photo stations and line dancing. “Women will be the first to admit we inherently put others needs before our […]

Kathleen Leece

LEECE, KATHLEEN VICTORIA SAUNDERS of Ortonville, Michigan; she passed into the loving arms of the Lord on May 3, 2023. She was 104. Kathleen was born on November 10, 1918 in Ortonville, Michigan to the late Leslie and Jennie (nee: Howell) Saunders. She married her beloved husband, John Elwyn Leece on July 12, 1941 and […]

Madolyn Roberts

ROBERTS, MADOLYN GWENYTH (MOORE) died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 21,  2023. She was 92.  Gwen was born in Muskegon, Michigan to Mary Veronica (Woodard) Moore and Ernest William Moore on June 3, 1930.  Her five siblings preceded her in death along with her loving husband, Donald H. Roberts who died in 1997. […]

Sue Howard

Sue Ellen Howard (Scales) passed away on April 25, 2023. She was 92. Sue was born in the farmlands of Ohio on January 12th, 1931 to Helen (Armstrong) and Rufus Scales. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred, her siblings Bill, Sally, & Jane, and her beloved cat “Shorty”. She is survived by […]

Nancy Bemis

Bemis, Nancy (Kolanowski) age 67 of Ortonville, Michigan died April 28, 2023 surrounded by family. As was her wish, cremation has taken place. Nancy was born August 27, 1955 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Thomas Kolanowski and Joanna McCauley. She was raised in Swartz Creek and attended Swartz Creek High School. She began a […]



Ethan Downs and Max Petit are making their way across the BHS swimming pool on Tuesday. The cardboard boat race is part of a class physics project. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Public transportation needs draw questions

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — A multi-community committee is taking a hard look at just how county officials are going to effectively use a couple million in newly gathered taxpayer money. A survey has been created to gather feedback for the public transit needs of residents of Brandon, Groveland, Holly, Rose and […]

Ortonville Village council takes aim at special event permits, fees

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Ortonville village council and village manager Ryan Madis are looking to revamp the current special event permit for the village. The issue has been brought up the last few meetings, including the Monday night gathering when council member Melanie Nivelt motioned to add special event permits to […]