Vendor fee waived for downtown businesses

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. — During the regular meeting on Monday night, the Brandon Township board of trustees voted unanimously to waive the $50 Septemberfest vendor fee for downtown Ortonville businesses. “This came up in the Septemberfest planning meeting,” said Supervisor Jayson Rumball. “The group wanted to give business owners their spot in […]

Community remembers Sue Bess

By David Fleet Ortonville — Sue Bess was happiest knitting, helping those in need and serving the Village of Ortonville the community she loved. Bess died June 24. She was 74. “Growing up mom was in the village government,” said Sarah (Gjelhaug) Bess, daughter. “She started in the 1980s and served on the Planning Commission, Downtown Development […]

Public hearing village truck traffic

By David Fleet Goodrich — At 6 p.m., July 8, the Village of Goodrich, 7338 S. State Road will host the meeting to discuss heavy truck traffic in the village limits. According to the proposed ordinance, safety of the citizens, truck noise and vibration along with deterioration of those streets not designated for truck […]

Eye on the ball

Eye on the ball

Joey Garza, playing for Randy Wise Ford-Ortonville swings into action on June 25 at Sherman Memorial Park, Ortonville during a Little Hitter T-Ball game. Brandon Township Parks & Recreation 248-627-4640. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Go Fourth

By David Fleet Brandon Twp. — In honor of the 248 anniversary of the United States of America, the Friends of AMOS are hosting their annual Food Trucks and Fireworks on July 3. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be over 23 food trucks at Brandon High School, 1025 Ortonville Road, Ortonville, as well […]

Village manager accepts new post at City of Flint

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Ortonville — Ortonville Village Manager Ryan Madis has turned in his resignation. His last day will be July 11. “I’ll miss the people,” said Madis. “The cool, unique history and interesting people are what make Ortonville a great place.” Madis, who has been village manager for over three years, has taken […]

Man arrested after woman texts 911, reports assault on I-75

By David Fleet Groveland Twp. — At 4:20 a.m., June 21 the Detroit Regional Communication Center (DRCC) was notified by Oakland County dispatch and Michigan State Police responded to a female texting 911. The victim texted that she was being assaulted by the male driver and he had a gun. She added that they […]

Brandon Adult Skills for Employment give back

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. — This month, the Brandon Adult Skills for Employment program donated 24 fleece tie blankets to the Hurley Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. “BASE collected donated fabric from generous community members and used it to create 24 tie blankets as a part of community service program,” said BASE coordinator […]

Township board OKs Renaissance Festival permit

By David Fleet Groveland Twp.— In May, the township board of trustees OK’d by a vote of 5-0 a special use permit for the Renaissance Festival. The 45th annual event will kick off on Aug. 17 and conclude Sept. 29. Over the years the late summer event has attracted thousands to Hollygrove, 12600 Dixie Highway […]

Deans of students named at Harvey-Swanson, Oakwood

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. — This fall, two new administrators will begin new positions at Harvey-Swanson and Oakwood elementaries. Nicole Fouty will be the new dean of students at Oakwood, while Chad Chappell will be the new dean of students at Harvey-Swanson. “I’ve been teaching for about 25 years,” said Fouty. “I’ve been […]