Brandon Township audit clean

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday night, Ken Palka of Pfeffer, Hanniford, Palka CPAs presented the township’s annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2018. The township board approved their audit with a 7-0 vote. “As far as the financials go, the township is still in […]

Lock vehicles at home, larcenies on the rise

By Shelby Stewart Staff Wrtier Oakland County Sheriff Department Brandon deputies are urging residents to lock their cars at night, and to not leave anything valuable like a wallet in the car. On the night of June 1, a string of larcenies occurred in cars in the south east section of the township, all of […]

Ortonville Fireworks

The Ortonville Fireworks will be at dusk on the evening of July 3 with the Food Truck Rally at the High School starting at 5pm. The Friends of AMOS is seeking donations for the fireworks event. Deadline for sponsorships is June 21, 2019. Help us kick off summer 2019 by supporting Ortonville’s Fireworks Contact the […]

Thank you

Thank you

Center, Justin Quisenberry and his daughters Eleanor, 7, and Margaret, 5, and Lee Stewart, Army, Vietnam. Photo by Patrick McAbee. On Memorial Day hundreds attended services in Ortonville. Justin Quisenberry is a 2000 Brandon graduate, 2004 West Point graduate, an a member of the 173rd Airborne completing three combat tours in Afghanistan as platoon leader, […]

Golden retrievers missing from township home

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On May 22, Sally Culp and her daughter Sarah Culp found that their two golden retrievers, Henry and Anna, were missing from the corner of Granger and Hadley roads. “We had put our dogs on the back deck and we blocked off the stairs with a gate like we always […]

Village Kids Breakfast Club at OUMC

By David Fleet Editor It’s been about six years since the first box of cereal and gallon of milk were provided for area hungry children during the summer months. It’s that time of year once again. At 1 p.m., each Sunday June 23-Aug. 25 the Ortonville United Methodist Church will be hosting their annual Village […]

New road funds for village

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-On May 23, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution sponsored by commissioner Michael Spisz securing $4,554 for the village. The money comes from the county’s Local Road Improvement Program, and will be used for road maintenance and repairs. “It’s a 50/50 matching grant for crack sealing in […]

The Table Food Pantry opens for community

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On June 9, the Lakeview Community Church will be opening The Table Food Pantry, in partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. “There is a need in Goodrich and Atlas Township,” said Pantry Coordinator Jan Pasteiner. “We’re really very passionate and stoked about this idea.” The Table […]

No revisions, commission opts to keep 500 feet rule

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Tuesday night, the planning commission voted 7-0 to keep two ordinances pertaining to adult foster care facilities as they currently are. “The planning commission will be sending this back to the township board with the recommendation that we keep things as they are now,” said Planning Commission […]

A day to remember

A day to remember

Ron Allen, a Vietnam War Army veteran places one of more than 500 flags at the Ortonville Cemetery on Tuesday. Allen, is an Ortonville VFW member and a Purple Heart recipient. Photo by Patrick McAbee.