Time to Escape The Old Mill

The door slams. The clock starts. The time begins to run out. Sounds like the beginning of a scene out of a movie right? Quite the opposite. At 4 p.m., Aug 3, the Ortonville Community Historical Society will be hosting an escape room or a team puzzle challenge where groups of people work together to solve puzzles […]

Letters to the editor July 21

Village Kids Breakfast Club Dear Editor, I just wanted to give you an exciting update on what’s been happening with the Village Kids Breakfast Club. We’ve had a wonderful time so far this summer with our activities and cereal and milk distributions. We have 46 kids signed up and on average we’ve been distributing cereal […]

Lunch prices hiked

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The lunch prices at Brandon High School and Middle School will be going up this fall. At the board of education on July 16, the board unanimously voted to raise the price of lunches for the high school and middle school by .25 cents, and raise the price of a […]

Brauher named Harvey-Swanson principal

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Harvey Swanson Elementary School has a new principal, as approved by the Brandon Board of Education on Monday night. Starting in the next school year, current k-8 curriculum director Debbie Brauher will be the Harvey-Swanson principal, replacing Andy Phillips who left the district to take a different position in Traverse City. “I […]

Sexual assault

A 43-year-old Brandon Township man is jailed following a sexual assault investigation involving a 15-year-old victim. On July 16 Shawn David McGrath was arraigned at 52-2 district court in front of Magistrate Raguso on six felony counts. He was given a $500,000 cash surety bond no 10 percent with a GPS tether. Three counts for […]

Motorcyclist injured in M-15 crash

At 12:59 p.m., July 15, Brandon deputies along with the Brandon Township Fire Department responded to a motorcycle-automobile crash on North Ortonville Road near Wolfe Road. A 2002 Honda VT750 was traveling southbound on N. Ortonville Road when the operator, a 38 year old Oxford Township resident, collided with a Buick Enclave that was making a […]

M-15 re-opens

What a mess. Late Tuesday evening M-15 was reopened  to traffic following a three day down shut down from July 13 just north of South Street for the Duck Creek culvert replacement. The major north-west thoroughfare snared traffic and swelled detours to Seymour Lake Road east to Baldwin Road, then north on Baldwin to Oakwood Road westbound. […]

Police millage on township ballot

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The police millage will be back on the ballot for the November 2018 election. At the township meeting on July 2, the board voted in favor of the language for the ballot, which is to call this a police millage replacement. Because the previous millage request was for […]

Simeon “Sim” Blagg

BLAGG, SIMEON WILLIAM “SIM” a 36 year resident of Ortonville, MI; died July 16, 2018.  He was 70.  Born December 21, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan.  He graduated from D.H.S. in 1966 and was raised in Dearborn, MI with his surviving sister Jacque, by their late parents Simeon and Ida Blagg. He is survived by his loving family; wife […]

Duane Wildey

Duane Edward Wildey, age 80, passed away Sunday, July 15th, at his home in Goodrich, MI. He was born October 2, 1937, in Oxford, MI to the late Malcom J. and Irene E. (Miller) Wildey. He is survived by his son, Todd (Kristi) Wildey; three grandchildren, Jessica, Mitchel, and Gary Wildey; a brother, Gary Wildey; […]

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