It’s all about time

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- The village council voted 5-2 Monday night to approve the up-front funding of a time capsule for the 175 th anniversary of the Village of Ortonville. The cost of the project total is $10,500, and the motion that was approved was to pay $5,250 from the 2021-2022 budget and […]

Soon a smooth ride:Council OK’s Mill Street paving project

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- A smoother ride in the village is just around the corner. During the regular meeting on Monday night, the village council voted 7-0 to approve additional funds to pave Mill Street from the Brandon Township parking lot to the Kearsley Creek. The area was previously torn up to put […]

Atlas Road culvert project moves forward

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Work began earlier this month under Perry Road at the Atlas Dam for rehabilitation of the culvert. The road is expected to be closed until May 27. The project was delayed from last October. Eric Johnston, director of engineering, Genesee County Road Commission said the 17-feet by 11-feet arch […]

United Kingdom youth arrested in area school threats

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-A minor in the United Kingdom has been arrested and taken into custody in connection with a threat of a shooting at Brandon, Oxford and Lake Orion High Schools on April 8. “He is a legal resident of England, and that same minor was committing the same threats across […]

Township trails growing

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- A 2022 Atlas Township Recreational Path survey is now available. Paulette Johnson, co-chair of the Walk, Bike, Run Atlas Township group said the survey is needed to plan the next sections of trails in the township. The first survey regarding township trials was completed in 2014 and since that […]

Township fire station/MSP post sold

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- A conceptual agreement for Fire Station One/Michigan State Post has been agreed upon. Details of the deal were not released as of press time. “We had only one offer,” said Bob DePalma, township supervisor. “The property was on the market for about two months, nine individuals looked at the […]

Township to consider two marijuana ordinances

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp- On May 9, township board of trustees is expected to consider two ordinances regarding marijuana growing in the community. The first reading and public hearing will be held at township board of trustees meeting. An ordinance will address the non-retail aspects of commercial marijuana growth in the township—the large […]

House OKs funding for secondary road patrol

By David Fleet Editor A series of House Bills that would stabilize funding by dedicating $15 million of the liquor excise taxes collected by the state each year to the police protection to rural Michigan communities was approved last week by the Michigan House. Rep. Mike Mueller (51st R-Linden), a retired sheriff’s deputy who represents […]

District eyes required reading list

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon School District is starting the process of updating the English Language Arts, ELA, required readings. Currently, the most modern book that is part of the curriculum is “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury, which was published in 1962. “We asked students what they thought about the […]