Township eyes sidewalk ordinance

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At the Monday night meeting, the board passed a first reading of an ordinance pertaining to sidewalk maintenance with a 4-2 vote. Clerk Candee Allen and Trustee Dana DePalma voted against it, and Treasurer Terri Darnall was absent. The current sidewalks in the township are on the east […]

New digs:Township hall renovations near completion

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Since August, township officials along with Genesee County Sheriff deputies shared a small trailer just behind the Gale Road township hall due to an extensive renovation project. Now the dust has settled. At 5:30 p.m., Oct. 21 a big step back to normalcy will begin, as the first monthly […]

Backyard brawling

Backyard brawling

GHS Junior Tyson Davis #3 intercepts a pass for BHS Senior Keyontae Turner. On Sept. 27, The Goodrich Martians topped rivals Brandon Blackhawks 32-26. It was the first win for Goodrich over Brandon since 2014. The series now stands at 3-2 advantage Brandon. Photo by Mo Voyer.

Ortonville village park issues heat up

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-Some residents in the village are hoping to have their voices heard about a trail through the Ortonville Village Park. “People were in favor of it and said it was about time,” said councilman Pat George. “They want that trail.” George was out last weekend at the 30th annual Septemberfest […]

Village to refund new road fund millage

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Sept. 26 the village council voted 4-0 to rescind and amend its June 24 resolution establishing the village millage rate at 6.9190 and amends the same to establish the 2019-20 tax rate for the village at 6.0000. Council Member Tim Barraco did not attend the meeting with notice. Sheri Wilkerson, […]

Township appoints new trustee

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Wednesday night, the township board of trustees gathered for a special meeting to appoint a new trustee. By a 4-0 vote, the board appointed Gina Muzzarelli from a group of six candidates that had applied following the resignation of township trustee Dale Cason in August. Muzzarelli, a township […]

Seymour Lake Road fatal crash

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp. The Oakland County Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies from the township substation with the investigation of a single motor vehicle fatal crash. The crash occurred on Sept. 29 at 4:25 p.m. on Seymour Lake Road at the intersection of Perry Lake Road. A 65-year-old Oxford man was […]

Kearsley Creek E-Coli levels higher this summer

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-Testing on the Kearsley creek shows higher than satisfactory E-Coli levels. “We test the creek on a regular basis,” said village manager Dale Stuart. The village, while not required to test the creek, does so quarterly when they test the village offices and the Old town Hall. If levels are […]

Atlas Township barn fire

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-At 10:20 p.m., Sept. 22, the township fire department responded to a single-story barn fire in the 12000 block of Coolidge Road. Firefighters were advised that there were cats in the barn and no other animals. Ed Klimek, township assistant chief was en route and were informed that the 100 […]

Flipped for football

Flipped for football

BHS Cheerleader Josie Martin-Granlund flips during the Blackhawk home opening win over Owosso on Sept. 20. The landing was perfect for Josie and the Blackhawks defeating the Trojans 70-21. Photo by Mo Voyer.