Accuracy versus entertainment

Recently, my husband decided I had to watch the television show Parks and Recreation. This isn’t unusual, we’ve both made each other sit through shows one of us enjoys. I’ve made him watch the entirety of Full House (and Fuller House), Friends and the Golden Girls, so he deserves to have me watch a show […]

Village PC to review temporary use process

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — During the Monday night meeting the village council voted 4-1 to allow the planning commission to review the approval process regarding temporary uses and definitions to ensure that the section of the code of ordinances is clarified. In the meeting packet, the village manager provided a letter about […]

Joyce Brock

BROCK, JOYCE WANDALEE of Ortonville, Michigan, died on January 25, 2024. She was 88. Joyce was born October 4, 1935 in Paragould, Arkansas to William and Allie (nee: Moore) Boucher. She married William David Brock on August 27, 1960 in Warren, Michigan. Joyce is survived by her loving husband Dave Brock; sister, Carol Clarke and […]

Christopher Morris

Morris, Christopher Michael born on November 27, 1975, in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, passed away on January 21, 2024, in Groveland Township, Michigan. He was a beloved son, father, brother, and friend, whose presence will be deeply missed. Born to Dave and Anita (Nee: Christner) Morris, Christopher brought joy and laughter into the lives of those […]

Marilyn Featherston

FEATHERSTON, MARILYN LOIS was born in Martinsburg, Illinois on May 6, 1930 to Harlan and Dorothea Potter. She died on January 10, 2024 at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Marvin Featherston, and her grandson, Christopher Morgan. Marilyn is survived by her three siblings, Marvin Potter (Janice), […]

Edward Noll

NOLL, EDWARD RICHARD of Hadley, Michigan, died on January 10, 2024. He was 98. Edward was born December 28, 1925 in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania to the late August & Ida (nee: Tiepel) Noll. He was married to Vera Noll whom he met while attending Michigan State College. She preceded him in death on August 19, […]

Branch managers

Branch managers

A pair of bald eagles on their nest just south of Brandon Township. Local sightings of the majestic birds that at one time were endangered have been on the rise. On Jan. 30, the Clarkston Area Backyard Birders Club will open their 2024 meetings with a discussion of threatened and endangered birds.

February Summer fun Flip Flop Festival

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority is bringing summer into the cold winter months. From noon-4 p.m., Feb.10, the DDA will host their first Flip Flop Fest at 486 Mill St., Ortonville. The family-friendly event includes a heated tent, music, games, dancing, raffles, food, a ticketed VIP event and […]

Brandon Fire Department calls for 2023 among highest ever

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Brandon Fire Department was busy last year. In 2023, the Brandon Fire Department responded to 1,431 incidents, which is the third highest total in the department’s history. At the regular township board meeting on Monday, Brandon Fire Chief David Kwapis gave his 2023 year-end fire department report. […]

Community gazebo takes shape

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The construction of the gazebo at the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 N. Hadley Road, is well underway. “The basic structure should be completed in the next two weeks,” said Parks and Recreation Director John Hug. “Then the floor pavers will need to be done in the […]