Flag raising

Jim Morrow checks his flag before hoisting it back up at his home in Goodrich. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Memorial Day parade returns

Ortonville- On May 31, the Memorial Day parade and observance will return to the streets of the village and the Ortonville Cemetery. Last year, the traditional start of summer was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and the “Stay at Home” order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “Not this year,” said Ortonville VFW Post 582 Commander […]

Village Council hatching new chicken ordinace

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- During the regular meeting on Monday night, the village council voted unanimously to approve changes to the ordinance regarding chicken ownership. The updated ordinance would allow a maximum of eight hen chickens on lots up to .5 acres. For lots in the village over .5 acres, an additional hen […]

Blooming

Blooming

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.

Police, fire millages OK’d by voters

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On May 4 township along with voters in the Village of Goodrich approved a police millage renewal of 2.1 mills and a fire millage of 1 mill. In addition, township and village voters approved a Genesee County 911 surcharge renewal but, rejected a new countywide millage for mental health services. […]

Board OKs ARPA funds for bi-county sewer proposal

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- During the regular meeting Monday night, the township board voted 6-0 to approve a resolution requesting Oakland County to allocate $55 million of its American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds for a project to extend sewer service from Genesee County to serve Brandon Township. Trustee Dana DePalma […]

Brandon eyes November bond proposal

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon School District is discussing a “no mill increase over the current debt levy” bond proposal for the Nov. 2 election, and is asking the community for input. “During this month, we will be assessing our current facility and technology needs,” said district superintendent Dr. Karl Heidrich. “We strongly […]

Township to consider Dixie Highway sewer project

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- A proposed township sewer plan along Dixie Highway could be the key to anchor a stronger business district. The plan for the Dixie Highway sewer project is to connect with the Genesee County sewer system near I-75 and Dixie Highway heading south to Grange Hall Road, then turn west […]

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” […]

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