Lily living

Lily living

A tiny frog found refuge in the bloom of an Atlas Township lily. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Audit:Brandon Schools fund balance steady

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-On Monday at the school board meeting, Paul Bryant and Chris Kassab of Plante Moran presented the school district’s annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. The board voted 6-0 to approve the audit. Board member Kevin McClellen was absent with notice. […]

New look Brandon Township Library to host open house

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The Library renovations are almost complete, and they will be hosting a grand re-opening on Sept. 27. “At 9 a.m., we will have a ribbon cutting and we’ll have cake in the community room,” said Library Director Rebecca Higgerson. “We invite everyone in to see where their tax […]

Big bloomers

Big bloomers

Pink elephant hibiscus blooms at the Brandon Township home of Arnie and Mary Alice Seelbinder. The massive dinner plate size flower opens in early fall. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Insurance picks up tab for settlement

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night the village council president Shannon McCafferty responded to the settlement with former village administrator Jakki Sidge. Last month, the case was settled with one former and two current village council members after several alleged violations when her annual contract with the village was not renewed in 2018. […]

New owner at Marathon

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Groveland Twp.- The Marathon station at 15 M-15, Ortonville has a new owner. “We’re remodeling the store,” said new owner Nick Patel. “We’re trying to bring in food, like sandwiches and stuff, beer and possibly liquor.” Patel, also owner of Smoker’s Palace, 1768 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville, has been a […]

Council OKs Christmas lights repair

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to approve $7,375 to Atlas Township based Sierra Electric, LLC. to update the downtown Christmas lights. For many years the Goodrich Lions Club have installed the Christmas Lights the day after Thanksgiving. Council member Tim Light was absent with notice. Goodrich Lion Dave […]

Upgrades to Atlas County Park trail

Atlas Twp.- Beginning Sept. 16, the Atlas County Park, 9139 Hegel Road, will be closed weekdays until 4 p.m. for upgrades to a mile long trail crossing the park. The hiking trail will be expanded to 10 feet wide and improved to gravel base. The park will remain open on the weekends and during the […]

Waste Management residential services halted in village

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- Waste Management has alerted their customers in the village via letter that they will no longer be servicing Ortonville. “We are sorry to inform you that we will no longer be able to offer waste removal services in the Village of Ortonville as of Sept. 30, 2019,” the letter […]

Blackhawks return

Blackhawks return

Maegan, Monroe and Josh McMahon on Monroe’s first day of school at Harvey Swanson Elementary school for the 2019-2020 school year on September 3. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

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