Snow show begins

Snow show begins

Snow in downtown Ortonville. The first measurable snow fell Tuesday across Southeastern Michigan. Photo: Patrick McAbee

Ready, set, shop small

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority is encouraging people to shop small for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. “The holiday shopping season makes up a large percentage of sales for small businesses during the year,” said DDA Director Matt Jenkins. “So to be able to generate some excitement […]

Voters turned out in record numbers for Nov. 8 election

By David Fleet Editor Area voter turnout outpaced state numbers following a record-setting voting in the Nov. 8 midterm election. According to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson 58 percent of voters statewide turned out, which broke the turnout record for a midterm election. “Thousands of Republican, Democratic and independent election clerks and workers securely counted ballots through the day and night to […]

Brandon Fire to purchase E-tools

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon Township board of trustees approved the purchase of Electric Extrication Rescue Tools, also known as E-tools for the Brandon Fire Department. “This is something we’ve been discussing for about three years,” said Brandon Fire Chief Dave Kwapis. “Part of the […]

Preliminary sewer master plan in works for township

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon Township board approved an agreement for a preliminary sewer master plan with a 7-0 vote. “We’re at the point in the process of our potential sewer now where we need to determine how we hook our residents, schools and everyone […]

Blood Moon arrives in prime time

Blood Moon arrives in prime time

The Blood Moon over the Cornerstone Baptist Church Ortonville via a zoom lens set to 115mm with a F:4.5 aperture, 5 second shutter speed and ISO 640. Photo: Heath Zeitz   By David Fleet Editor Ortonville—  In the early morning hours of Tuesday, area resident Heath Zietz, turned his camera upward and captured a Blood […]

Election day

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer The results are in. On Nov. 8, voters cast their votes for school board members at both Goodrich and Brandon, village council members in Ortonville and Goodrich, state senate and house seats, county commissioner seats, and more. As of press time, these are the results. For the Goodrich school board, […]

Brandon house fire

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp.— At 5:34 p.m., on Nov. 8, Brandon Fire Department received a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews saw smoke showing from the roof area, and at that time were notified everyone including pets were out of the house and the caller was waiting outside. Crews investigated […]

Brandon Christmas Community Toy Store accepting gifts once more

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The Brandon Christmas Community Toy Store is gearing up for Christmas and seeking some help from area elves. The local toy drive kicks off this week with boxes for gifts around area businesses. Families in the Brandon School District who qualify for help at Ortonville Community Emergency Fund […]

Village speed awareness signs installed, activated

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — The message is simple and direct, slow down. Earlier this month, two solar powered speed aware signs for East Hegel and Ridge Roads were installed and activated on Nov. 4. By a 5-0 vote the council OK’d the purchase of the two at a cost of $3,740 each. The […]

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