It’s time for ‘Sparkle & Glam’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Angela Evans wants to pamper her clients at her new salon. Sparkle and Glam, located in Ortonville, focuses on nails, facials, eyelash extensions and waxing. “I’m only doing natural nails right now,” said Evans. “I’m new to the area, and I’ve only been here a year. I was living in […]

Excellence in Education award

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Each week during the school year, the Michigan Lottery selects one outstanding educator to receive the Excellence in Education award. Earlier this month Oaktree Elementary third grade teacher Stephanie Mellendorf was selected. “Thank you to the community for allowing me to be part of their children’s education,” said Mellendorf. “The […]

Ag businesses reep COVID grant

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Bob Cadeau called it a chain reaction. “The area tree trimers stopped working, then the customer calls slowed way down—it all ground to a halt,” said Cadeau, owner of the Michigan Timber Shack, 2076 E. Seymour Lake Road. “It was a tough time.” Cadeau along with thousands of other small […]

Coming to America in a pandemic

By David Fleet Editor Alessandro Pagiluso had a dream of coming to America. In September he made it. Pagiluso is a 17-year-old native of Curtatone Italy, a commune in the northern Province of Mantua in the region of Lombardy, about 80 miles southeast of Milan. He arrived at Flint Bishop airport about three weeks ago […]

Lower peninsula black bear hunting thriving

By David Fleet Editor When Brandon Township resident Billy Starr harvested a black bear on Sept. 15— it was not only his first it was also shot in the Lower Peninsula, just about 2 hours north of Oakland County. While many hunters opt for an Upper Peninsula bear due to the higher population—staying south is […]

Return to learn

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- It had been six months since students statewide had attended classes following an abrupt shutdown due to the coronavirus. GHS Senior Georgia Berger was one of those students that opted to return on Sept. 8 to a somewhat traditional face-to-face classroom setting. Other classmates choose to stay home and start […]

Technology virtual classes

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon Township Public Library is hosting eight weeks worth of classes this fall, all about technology. “People who register will be able to gather some tips and tricks about things they’re having issues with,” said Shauna Quick, librarian at the BTPL. The classes aren’t connected, so attendees can register […]

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Love and Logic classes are being held virtually this year. Due to COVID-19, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St. is not able to host the free Parenting the Love and Logic Way program in person as they normally do. Instead, they will be hosting the four-session program virtually […]

40th year: Ortonville Community CROP Hunger Walk

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The annual CROP walk is still on. “Yes, there will be a CROP walk this year,” said Sue Sirgany, CROP Walk treasurer. “We are proud and happy to announce that this year marks the 40th year for the Ortonville Community CROP Hunger Walk.” While the event is still going to […]

Atlas Real Estate: 25 years

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-It’s been a quarter of a century since Marian Wojtkowicz and Jeff Dawley purchased a small building near the intersection Green and State roads. The two local real estate agents had a vision to transform the auto repair shop at 8491 S State Road, into a dynamic business grounded on […]

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