Cold cardinal

Cold cardinal

A female cardinal contemplates a January snowfall in Brandon Township. According to the National Weather Service about four inches of heavy snow arrived on Tuesday morning. The winter conditions will give way to sunshine and temperatures in the 40s. Photo: Jonathan Schechter.

Teachers of the Year

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —On Jan. 30, three educators were honored in the Brandon School District with teacher of the year awards. At the secondary level, the recipient was high school teacher Jenny Gieselman. “From the time I was an upper elementary student, I have always loved working with kids,” she said. […]

Special delivery en route to hospital

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Goodrich — Despite being past her due date, Penelope Roelandt was eager to make her entrance to the world. “It was Sunday, on the 28th,” said Jen Roelandt, a Goodrich resident. “We were going to the hospital because I was having contractions.” But Roelandt’s husband Chris would end up delivering […]

‘Boring’ doesn’t have to be boring

A friend told me recently that she felt like she wasn’t ready to settle down and be ‘boring’ yet. Which, on one hand, I understand. On the other hand, I love being boring. I’m an introvert, and a homebody. I love being home. And it’s not that being at home is always boring, but some […]

Letters to the Editor Feb. 3, 2024

OCEF Update Thank you Ortonville community for your generous holiday donations to OCEF! We were able to provide holiday food for 80 families in our area, as well as donating some food to some group homes and shelters. We could not do this without the support of our community. Thank you again! Due to recent […]

Third grade reading retention law lifted starting next month

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Michigan — Beginning in March 2024, Public Act 7 of 2023 will go into affect. PA 7 repeals the retention component of the Read by Grade Three law, which required students who did not meet state standards for reading by the end of third grade to repeat the grade. Originally […]

Sheila Warren

WARREN, SHEILA H. of Ortonville, Michigan, died on January 30, 2024. She was 80. Sheila was born October 9, 1943 in Clawson, Michigan to the late Hugar and Brookie (nee: Smith) Smith. She married the late James E. Warren on November 23, 1960. He died on June 8, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, […]

Public Notice: Groveland Township

GROVELAND TOWNHIP Notice of Public Accuracy Test of Voting Equipment To the qualified electors of Groveland Township, Oakland County, State of Michigan: Notice is hereby given that a Public Accuracy Test of the Hart Voting Equipment to be used for the February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary Election is scheduled for February 5, 2024 at 11:00am […]

Brandon Township: Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE Because the People Want to Know BRANDON TOWNSHIP Notice of Public Accuracy Test for the Presidential Primary Election February 27, 2024 To the qualified electors of Brandon Township: Notice IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, has been scheduled for February 8th, […]

MML to help strengthen business community

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — Following a site visit in November, the Michigan Municipal League Foundation provided the village of Ortonville with an opportunity report. “The report gives us a fresh perspective on what the village is going well, and areas that could be improved,” said Village Manager Ryan Madis. The report, which […]