COVID vaccine:‘It’s time to fight back’

By David Fleet Editor Mass vaccinations are nothing new to Sara Taylor’s patients. “They (patients) are all asking me, ‘Hey Sara, when are you going to bring us the vaccine?” said Taylor, who for the past six years has served as a Registered Nurse Case Manager and currently cares for geriatric patients with an average […]

Shipmates reunite after 50 years

By David Fleet Editor It had been more than 50 years since two sailors crossed paths in Southeast Asia during the more than decade long conflict that engulfed the countries of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Their friendship, established by the bond of war was recently rekindled following a story published about a year ago in The […]

Brandon Township new business:Full Scope Eyecare

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Full Scope Eyecare, 1221 South Ortonville Road opened this month providing complete primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision concerns. Dr. Leon Ingham and his family Candace along with children Lilly, Carlyn, Layla and Callie have been township residents for […]

Locals rally for poinsettia project

Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road along with the Ortonville Masonic Lodge #339 teamed up over the holidays to spread some much needed cheer. Charles J. Farley, WM of Ortonville Masonic Lodge #339, said he was contacted by Wojo’s regarding a donation of more than 100 poinsettias. The plants were distributed to the Masonic Home Warwick […]

MB’s Taste of Italy

New in the township, pizza, calzones, lasagna David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-MB’s Taste of Italy opened its doors in October and since that time, owner Brandon Cornell has crafted a menu to provide a wide variety of stellar choices, from pizza, calzones, wings, subs, lasagna and ribs. “Our mission here at MB’s is to make […]

Forty years a firefighter

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-  In early 1980, Sandy Garris lost her township home to a fire. “All that was left was the foundation,” said Garris, 78. “The cause of the fire was undetermined, my home was a total loss and one of my dogs perished in the blaze.” The incident prompted Garris to […]

Community delivers with a ‘Little Free Ornament’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Even though residents weren’t able to gather for the tree lighting, Ortonville residents can still participate in decorating downtown. The Christmas tree, at the corner of Mill and South streets, has been designated as the ‘Little Free Ornament Tree.’ “So the Little Free Ornament Tree is basically the same concept […]

Christmas Miracle Boxes delivered

By David Fleet Editor All year round thousands of America’s military continue to serve in difficult and dangerous locations worldwide. “It’s tough to be away from home, but the holidays are especially difficult for our service men and women,” said Louise Downs, founder and president of The Desert Angel. “The pandemic has halted any gatherings […]

Shiny clean: Wilson’s Auto Wash

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-A vehicle is a major investment. So, when mud, dirt, and salt spread on icy roads attaches to the surface, washing it off is a priority. . “While you might not see them at first, over time, the minerals and particles accumulates and can damage your paint,” said Chris Wilson, […]

Local collects for ‘Wreaths Across America’

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-For the past three years Olivia McDowell has been on a mission through her school to honor veterans through Wreaths Across America. Then COVID arrived and McDowell, a Holly School District sixth grade student, was unable to collect donations for the wreaths. Wreaths Across America, this year Dec.19, is a […]

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