Letters to the Editor Feb. 17, 2024

Explanation of Notice of Assessment What follows is a brief explanation of the letter all residents would have received in early February. This letter came from your local assessor, and details value changes to your parcel or property from 2023 to 2024. At the top of the page, you will see “THIS IS NOT A […]

Letters to the Editor Feb. 10, 2024

Citizens for Local Choice I would like to say “thank you” to the Brandon Township Planning Commission for allowing me the opportunity to speak at their Public Hearing meeting on Wind, Solar and Battery Energy Storage Facilities. I appreciate the time, hard work, and foresight the Planning Commission is doing on behalf of our community. […]

Letters to the Editor Feb. 3, 2024

OCEF Update Thank you Ortonville community for your generous holiday donations to OCEF! We were able to provide holiday food for 80 families in our area, as well as donating some food to some group homes and shelters. We could not do this without the support of our community. Thank you again! Due to recent […]

Letters to the Editor Dec. 30, 2023

Sidewalks To the village council: I would like to see some of the funds for sidewalks to go to fixing the terrible conditions on my street (Myron). On a nice day, I like to walk to the dollar store up the street, but it takes me twice as long as you would expect because of […]

Letters to the Editor Dec. 16, 2023

Slow down Our residential neighborhoods in Ortonville and Brandon Township are not like most neighborhoods with paved streets and sidewalks. We live on hilly, tree lined gravel roads in a beautiful rural setting. We walk and jog and ride our bicycles and exercise our dogs on the roads that our homes are on. These gravel […]

Letters to the Editor Dec. 9, 2023

Thank you Wojos The Village of Ortonville along with the community thank Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, Brandon Township for their donation of the beautiful plants in the street planters through the downtown area this season. They brighten up the downtown area, and the continued support of Wojo’s Greenhouse is greatly appreciated. Bob Hauxwell Ortonville […]

Letters to the Editor Nov. 25, 2023

Sportsmanship On Nov. 11 at the Metro Youth Football League Cheerleading Competition, the girls from the Brandon Junior Blackhawks showed true sportsmanship to another competing team. The Brandon girls, seeing so few in the crowd for the Durand team, made a victory tunnel. They stood, cheering on Durand, and made a tunnel to let the […]

Letters to the Editor Nov. 18, 2023

OCEF Drive Thank you to all the local schools, churches, businesses, organizations, and individuals who donated to our OCEF Thanksgiving food drive! We had an extremely generous collection of items, Bueches gift cards, cash and paypal donations to oceffoodpantry.org. Thank you also to all of the volunteers that helped us sort our donations on November […]

Letters to the Editor Nov. 11, 2023

Sinking Fund On behalf of the Board of Education, I thank the Goodrich Area Schools’ voters. After months of educating the community on our need for a sinking fund, we still fell short of our goal. We are disappointed that the proposal was unsuccessful, but we are thankful for the positive support we received throughout […]

Letters to the Editor Nov. 4, 2023

Visit the Old Mill Time is running out to visit Ortonville’s Old Mill Museum in 2023. On each November Saturday, the Mill will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for free tours of Ortonville history and way of life. Included are rooms of furnishings of turn-of-the-century homes, including a 100 plus year old rug look that […]

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