If streets could talk

Ortonville – If Mill Street could tell the history of Ortonville it might say the first roads in Brandon Township were Indian trails, of which settlers found their way into the area in the 1830s. The road leading to and from the grist mill, established by Amos Orton in 1856, Mill Street became the artery […]

Brandon Township property up for bids

Brandon Twp. – After four years, $140,000 and lots of headaches the home at 46 Cedar St. is up for sale. The saga of the small home began several years ago when the property owner, Thomas Amoss noticed a funny smell coming from the shallow water well in the basement. Amoss had the well water […]

Ranger at home in local State Park

Ortonville – Dennis Wilson, 37, has spent 18 years caring for the great outdoors. ‘I really love it here,? said Wilson, the interim caretaker at the Ortonville and Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area. ‘Much different than I thought it would be.When I think of being so close to Flint, I think of wall to wall houses, I […]

55 year old Ortonville Bridge to remain open

Ortonville – For more than two years village officials were hoping to build a cover on the South Street bridge. On Monday, May 12 the council decided not to pursue constructing the covered portion of the bridge, at this time. Recently state critical bridge funding was approved and assigned to repair the 55 year old […]

‘Grind the flow, bro…’Village Skate Park now open

Ortonville – With wrench in hand Ortonville parent Larry Hayden twists one of the more than 6,000 bolts used to connect the 20 tons of steel frames, rails and ramps. ‘I’m here because I think this is a great idea to have a place like this for the kids, in order for them not to […]

Pass the popcorn: Family movie night rolls on

Ortonville – In the community wide crusade to provide safe activities for area children, Village Manager Paul Zelenak has come up with a classic the whole family will love. A safe old-fashioned family oriented night at the movie in a fun, safe, and controlled environment. The plan is for families to bring kids, in pj’s […]

Citizens show how to share

BRANDON TOWNSHIP – For months, talk show economy experts claimed the nation’s economic security is on the brink of despair. According to the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund Christmas donation statistics, however, residents of this community do not buy into the experts’ claims. “We had about 130 families registered [for assistance] this year,” said Heidi Ray, […]

A great loss

GOODRICH – If Darrell King had his way he would change the name of the popular diet program Weight Watchers to Health Watchers. With the help of the lifestyle changing program, King went from a hefty 417 pounds to a healthy 172 in less than a year. “With this program, it’s portion sizes,” said King. […]

Area business feels the chill

BRANDON TOWNSHIP – As the mercury rises slower than molasses in January, so are sales and profits of some local businesses. “Our business has been low to less,” said Bob Arnesen of James Lumber in Ortonville. “These temperatures affect everyone.” Nighttime businesses such as the Village Pub have noticed a drop in clientele, according to […]

What’s it like?

BRANDON SCHOOLS – As a rule, children have little exposure to difficulties of handicapped living. With continued efforts to provide mainstream education for children with daily challenges, however, students are given more opportunities for interaction and empathy. With the help of the Oakland Schools-sponsored Disability Awareness Workshop program, H.T. Burt Elementary students now have the […]

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