Stay-at-home

Stay-at-home

Kylee Caddick along with her sister Adyon post a sign in their window. The youth are staying at home during the stay-at-home order. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

‘We are all in the same boat, but not the same storm’

Home health nurse shares challenges of care during coronavirus By David Fleet Editor Sara Taylor loved her morning coffee. Then the coronavirus arrived. “Everyday I had a cup before work,” said Taylor, 37. “But that came to a quick stop about a month ago. I’m on the road most of the day and since the […]

Lawmakers OK plan to extend state of emergency to May 1

State Rep. Mike Mueller announced the state Legislature today approved a plan to extend Michigan’s state of emergency brought on by coronavirus to May 1, rather than to mid-June as recommended by Gov. Whitmer. “The public health crisis is ongoing, and I certainly believe we should extend the state of emergency to curtail the spread […]

OCEF seeking gift cards to assist area families

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund food pantry is looking for gift card donations to assist families suddenly in need due to the Coronavirus. “As all of us continue to make adjustments to our lives because of the Coronavirus, OCEF is also making changes in order to help our families in […]

Local funeral home emphasizes safe gatherings during COVID-19

By David Fleet Editor The importance of having a funeral to honor the deceased and giving loved ones and opportunity to celebrate that life is unquestioned. Roy Langolf owner and manager of Village Funeral Home, 135 South St. Ortonville is deeply committed to promoting the value of the funeral, the unprecedented novel Coronavirus requires the […]

St. Anne Church to host Good Friday blood drive

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Red Cross has had around 2,700 blood drives canceled, resulting in more than 86,000 fewer blood donations across the country. In light of this, St. Anne Church will still host their annual blood drive for Versiti/Michigan Blood on Good Friday. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., […]

Smoothies, lunch for front line workers

By David Fleet Editor In just 14 hours, a local eatery along with Ortonville residents rallied and reached out to more than 70 area first responders, healthcare workers and food suppliers as they work tirelessly to care for those who have been impacted by the COVID-19. On Wednesday, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 1152 S, Ortonville Road […]

Some area government meetings to go virtual

Some govs to meet electronically By David Fleet Editor Attending a village or township meeting will soon take on a new look over the next few weeks. On March 18, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-15 to order a temporarily change to the Open Meetings Act to allow public bodies to conduct their meetings […]

Firefighters, EMS ramp up efforts to prevent spread of COVID-19

By David Fleet Editor Fire departments have prepared for any emergency and threat as a response agency, and now they are facing a new one – COVID-19. From protection for first responders to COIVD-19 patients to safety procedures—area fire departments are stepping up the battle. Groveland Township Fire Chief Kevin Mason said obviously our crews […]

For the birds

For the birds

Spring arrived March 19, but so did about two inches of snow on Sunday night. Temperatures will be in the 50s for southeast Michigan over the weekend. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

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