Pink apple blossoms opened in Brandon Township last week. Michigan’s tree fruits are two weeks ahead of normal due to the warm weather in March and the first half of April according to MSU Extension. Photo by Jonathan Schechter.

It’s a hit

It’s a hit

Mack Lintz of Flushing makes contact on April 27 at Ortonville Baseball fields during an U8 Coach Pitch game. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Vaccine wait easing

By David Fleet Editor Just a few months ago receiving one of the three COVID-19 vaccinations was a challenge. From registration struggles to product shortages to long wait times the demand far out paced the supply. But there’s a new concern emerging on the horizon for providing people sufficient protected from the virus “vaccine wall” […]

Twp. police, fire millage renewal

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On May 4 township along with voters in the Village of Goodrich will decide on a police millage renewal of 2.1 mills and a fire millage of 1 mill. There will be just two locations for township and village voters: The Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road and […]

Area lawmaker supports Vaccination Privacy Act

By David Fleet Editor A state lawmaker has introduced legislation to establish a COVID-19 Vaccination Privacy Act that protects the personal freedoms and individual liberties of Michiganders from government overreach. House Bill 4667 introduced by State Rep. Sue Allor (R-Wolverine) would prohibit governmental entities from producing, issuing or incentivizing documentation for the purposes of certifying […]

Donations fund needed fire helmets for department

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Township firefighters will now stay a little safer thanks to the recent efforts of two local groups. The Good Times in Goodrich Committee recently donated $500 and the Hannah’s Legacy Foundation-Goodrich matched that donation for a total of $1,000 to purchase three new fire helmets for the township fire […]

Council OKs standard pay for all meetings

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- During the Monday night regular meeting, the village council voted 5-0 to pay the village council members the standard pay for all regular, special, closed, public hearing, study session, committee, sub-committee meetings attended. The motion also stated that trustees can opt out of payment for any of the listed […]

Signs will remain

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-During the Monday night meeting, the village council voted 5-0 to postpone the second 90 day review of two temporary signs until their June 28 meeting and allow the signs to remain as is until then. “They still need to have some kind of a better, more permanent look and […]

Barron Road closed for excavation, construction

Groveland Twp.-The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to fully close Barron Road just south of Groveland Road beginning May 3 for excavation of poor soils. The work is part of the ongoing Barron Road paving project from Grange Hall Road to north of Groveland Road that started March 22. The soil excavation is […]

Rocking & Raking rolls on

Rocking & Raking rolls on

From left, Bill Swayne, Charles Beach and Rece Wheeler use a leaf blower during Rocking & Raking cleanup on Saturday. Photo by Patrick McAbee. By David Fleet Editor With rakes, garbage bags and leaf blowers in hand—an army of volunteers arrived early Saturday morning for an annual event that unites the community while spiffing up […]

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