COVID halts face-to-face school for now

COVID halts face-to-face school for now

Masked Brandon High School students exit the building following Gov. Whitmer’s announcement to close in person learning on Wednesday. Photo by Patrick McAbee. By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Members of the Brandon School Board were brought to tears as they made the unanimous decision Wednesday night to move Harvey Swanson Elementary to virtual learning […]

Goodrich Schools move to all virtual

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 16 Governor Whitmer announced that, due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and the burden this has placed on our hospitals, front line workers, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has moved the state back into a “modified” Phase 3 for at minimum of the next […]

Hegel Road closed for county drain improvements

The Genesee County Road Commission said that the Genesee County Drain Commissioner will close Hegel Road between Gale Road and Ridge Road in Atlas Township and Village of Goodrich on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 to make improvements to the Goodrich Drain. The closure will last approximately three days and is scheduled to reopen by 5 […]

Small Business Saturday

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer This year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, small businesses have been struggling. The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority is hopeful that the annual Small Business Saturday will bring the community together to support the local small businesses on Nov. 28. “Given the experiential memories that go with holiday shopping, and based […]

Wreaths Across Ortonville

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-For the third year, a day to remember veterans nationwide will be a little closer to home thanks to a group of scouts. At 10 a.m., Dec. 12 the Ortonville VFW 586 along with Troop 76460 will gather at the Ortonville Cemetery for Wreaths Across Ortonville. The Troop is collecting […]

Brandon Board eyes bring pets to work policy

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At the regular meeting of the township board on last Monday night, the board discussed a motion to amend the township policy to allow pets in the office on casual days. The motion was not made and failed for lack of interest, but was discussed between members of […]

Planning commission appointments, safety grant awarded

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday night, via virtual meeting, the township board of trustees voted 4-0 appointing June Amman and Greg Thurk to the township planning commission. Both new members are engineers and have lived in the community for more than 20 years. Treasure Ann Marie Moore was absent with notice. The two […]

Honoring the flag

Honoring the flag

Levi Dunkel, 9, a Bear Scout with Scout Pack 531 during the flag retirement ceremony on Nov. 11 at the Ortonville Cemetery. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Township fire chief investigation determines no merit, culprits sought

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees received a report following the investigation of unspecified written allegations against the Township Fire Chief Kevin Mason. “I’m extremely pleased and not at all surprised to say that after a very comprehensive analysis and dozens and dozens of interviews with the entire […]

Voters turnout in record numbers

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 3 for both parties, voter turnout was record-breaking. According to Bloomberg, at least 161 million Americans voted in the 2020 election, the largest number of voters in a U.S. presidential election in history. The up-tick voting trend continued locally. In Oakland County voter turnout was 74.8 percent with 775,158 […]

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