Models of perfection

Models of perfection

Rose Drain along with grandchildren Olivia, 2 ,and Joey, 3, check out a few of the hundreds of classic cars at Good times in Goodrich on Aug. 5. Photo: Patrick McAbee

Area youth set to stride back to school with Steps and Stories program

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp.— A few local students will step into the school year with new kicks and ready to learn thanks to a group of local volunteers. For the past eight weeks, 24 students in the Sashabaw Meadows and Clarkston Lakes Community have flocked to the Sashabaw Meadows clubhouse for Steps […]

County-wide transit millage placed on Nov. 8 ballot

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — On Aug. 10, the Oakland County Board of Commissions OK’d ballot language for a 10-year county-wide transit millage on the Nov. 8 ballot. The 0.95 mill, which is expected to raise $66.2 million in the first year, would replace three existing transit millages. The Oakland County commissioners passed the millage language with […]

It’s hats on for Goodrich this fall

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich —  On July 25 the school board of trustees voted 5-0 following approving a second consideration for an amendment to the high school/middle student handbook that allows hats to be worn at school. The middle school/high school handbook committee, is composed of teachers, students and administration that proposed the change. “It’s […]

All Ears

All Ears

From left, Reghan Bechtel, Myah Rainwater and Kylie Rainwater on right Rachel Page-Tear. Weil Dairy Farm, 9197 Gale Road, Atlas Township sweet corn ready to sell. Photo: Patrick McAbee

November ballots set for change of leaders

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer With the August primaries over, the November election season is now underway. There are a number of local seats up for non-partisan election, as well as the state partisan seats for area districts. In Ortonville, there are four seats on the village council up for election, and the seat for […]

Village marijuana sales narrowly OK’d, voter turnout about 30 percent

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer The votes are in. On Aug. 2, voters in Brandon, Atlas and Groveland townships cast their ballots in the primary election. One key proposal on the ballot was for Brandon Township precinct 6, which is the Village of Ortonville, for an ordinance to permit marijuana establishments in the village. The […]

Community remembers Brandon educator, principal Bob Harvey

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Long-time educator and principal of H.T. Burt School Bob Harvey has died. He was 88 years old. Harvey was a resident of Ortonville, and became an educator in the Brandon School District in 1959. His wife, Ruth, was also a teacher in the district. He retired in […]

Beating the heat

Beating the heat

Left bottom Brook Edwards, 10, with Micah Ryckaert, 6, on top battle Olivia McDowell and Matthew Ryckaert, 6, at the Holly Recreation Area beach, 8100 Grange Hall Road, Groveland Township, on Tuesday. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Old park, new look

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — From wildflowers to the village Christmas tree to just open space, the Heritage Park near the village center has taken on a variety of looks over the last century. But soon the old park may have a new purpose. During the regular Monday night meeting, the village council […]

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