Temporary open air permits OK’d by township

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The township board approved a resolution to allow temporary open air special use permits for restaurants with a 6-0 vote. Treasurer Terri Darnall was absent with notice. “This is to allow our restaurants that do not already have an open air place to serve outside, it allows them […]

Local Road Improvement program

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-The village will once again by applying for the Local Road Improvement Program this year as a way to support fixing the village roads. “Fortunately, the village has had the opportunity over the last three years of taking part in an Oakland County grant that they provide, on a similar […]

Ready set grow

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-It’s just a 4 foot by 8 foot garden box—but it’s Ken Miller’s personal space. “Right now it’s full of tomato plants, snow peas and squash,” said Miller. “But it also represents a place for reflection that will soon be a bounty come harvest time. It keeps us outside and […]

Mountain bike trails ready to ride

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Happy trails on two wheels can now be found in the community. Two new mountain bike trails, .8 miles and 1.5 miles that meander through a forested area behind Goodrich Middle School are open to the public. “These trails are for our students and community to use and enjoy,” said […]

Summer arrives

Summer arrives

Makenzie and McKenna Froats in their pool. At 5:44 p.m. today summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere marking the longest day and shortest night of the year. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Bars reopen following shut-down

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Last week a local eatery returned to life with cold beer on the shores of Bald Eagle Lake. “We’re glad to be back,” said Robin, manager of The Boat Bar, 2000 S. Ortonville Road. “Our first day back was June 9 and it was awesome to see everyone.” The Boat […]

Barbers now clipping during COVID

By David Fleet Editor A small long haired crowed greeted Ryan Mooney when he arrived for work on Monday. “They all were ready for real haircut,” laughed Mooney, owner of Mooney’s Barber Shop, 125 N. Ortonville Road. “They were all glad to see us back to work. There were a lot of uneven home haircuts […]

COVID fizzels fireworks

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-The Friends of AMOS annual July 4 fireworks have been canceled. “With disappointment, the Friends of AMOS board of directors has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the annual fireworks display scheduled for July 3, 2020,” the organization said in a statement. “This decision comes only after careful […]

Anti-racism rally draws ire of township official

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A township trustee is under fire follow his comments regarding a recent local protest. At Monday’s township board of trustees meeting, five residents spoke about the response trustee Bob Marshall had to the anti-racism rally on M-15 on June 6. The rally, like many protests and riots across […]

Moving on

Moving on

The Arnesen family holding up their faces as they drive by the Goodrich elementary schools on Tuesday. Photo by Patrick McAbee.