Digging winter

Digging winter

Jason Howe of Goodrich digs out from the first measurable snowfall of the year on Monday. Most area of mid Michigan received about 7 inches of snow, enough to close schools on Tuesday. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Voter turnout low as OCC millage renewal OK’d

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 5, the Oakland Community College millage renewal passed countywide with 72 percent of voters approving the measure. Countywide 19.90 percent cast ballots, with 193,021 voters going to the polls with 969,846 registered voters. Locally in Groveland Township, 10 percent or 417 voters cast ballots of about 4,000 registered. In […]

Township trustees postpone sidewalk reading

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Nov. 4, the township board voted 5-0 to postpone a second reading of the sidewalk maintenance ordinance until cost could be found for removing or repairing the sidewalks on East Glass Road. Treasurer Terri Darnall and Trustee Bob Marshall were absent with notice. “I can say I […]

Renovations complete: MSUFCU open

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 7, the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, 4 South St., Ortonville reopened the village office following a two and half month renovation. “The updated design of the Ortonville Branch will transform members’ branch visits into consultative experiences and support the growth of a dynamic community,” said Lea Ammerman, […]

Ortonville, Brandon distribute CDBG funds

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- On Oct. 28, the village council voted 7-0 to distribute half of their $7,000 Community Development Block Grant money to emergency services: sustenance payments and the other half to child care services. On Nov. 4, the Brandon Township board of trustees also voted to allot $19,409 of CDBG funds […]

Barron Road project outlined

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday night the township hosted a special meeting regarding the paving of Barron Road between Groveland to Grange Hall Roads. The project is set to begin in late 2020 when trees will be removed. The actual paving will be in 2021. In August township board of trustees voted […]

Thank you, Veterans

Thank you, Veterans

Front from left, Dennis Hoffman, Vietnam era; Dane Guisbert, WWII; John Wudarcki, Korea; Don Kengerski, Korea. Second row from left, Ron Allen, Vietnam; Loyd Case, Vietnam; Jerry Harrell, Vietnam era; Earl Richardson, Vietnam. Third row from left, Carl Jeffrey, Vietnam era; Ed Gromek, Vietnam; Clifford Filhart, Egypt; Robert Huggins, Vietnam; Duane Getzmeyer, Vietnam; James Bronson, […]

Jury finds Berak guilty on both charges of murder

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer A Macomb County man has been found guilty of premeditated murder in the first degree and murder of a police officer following a trial and jury deliberation. Christopher Berak, 24, was found guilty on Nov. 1 of killing Oakland County Sheriff Deputy Eric Overall, a deputy with the Brandon Substation, […]

Deputy Eric Overall Memorial Highway dedicated

By David Fleet Editor On Wednesday, a portion of M-15 was dedicated to honor Deputy Eric Overall who lost his life in the line of duty on Nov. 23, 2017. Beginning at the intersection of M-15 and I-75 and extending north through Brandon and Groveland townships along with the Village of Ortonville, the road will […]

Districts eyes $20 million bond extension

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- At 6:30 p.m., Nov. 20, the school board of trustees along with representatives from Pontiac-based Auch Construction and architecture/engineering Integrated Design Solutions will host a community forum, at the district’s community room, 8029 Gale Road, to discuss a proposed school bond extension. Following an extensive facilities and condition assessment study […]

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