Proposed mining bills would move permitting to state

By David Fleet Editor Lansing — The dust has been kicked up once again on proposed statewide legislation that would take local control away from communities with mining operations which include gravel pits. A bipartisan bill package, HB 4526, HB 4527, and HB 4528 was introduced earlier this month that would allow the Michigan Department […]

Abigail’s Pride Festival

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville— From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., on June 3, Ortonville will be home to the second annual Abigail’s Pride festival. “It depends who you ask, but Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ community, but also everyone. Allies and families,” said Abigail’s Pride founder Abigail Rowe. “And for us, for Abigail’s […]

Ortonville/Brandon Road Rally & Scavenger Hunt

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville —From noon-6 p.m. June 10, at the Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St., the third annual Ortonville/Brandon Road Rally & Scavenger Hunt will begin. “We encourage teams to dress up and decorate their cars,” said Andrea Webster, Rally coordinator. “Rules of the road apply, most of the clues are just […]

Perfect fit

Perfect fit

Lillian Paul sizes up a shirt for her daughter Abby Paul, 11 months, at the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, Goodrich, during the M-15 Garage Sale. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Ortonville earns top honors at Main Street Oakland County Main Events

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville— The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority won two grants during the Main Street Oakland County Main Events Awards Night. “It is very important to recognize the efforts that our project leads and volunteers put into planning and executing DDA activities each year,” said Ortonville DDA Director Matt Jenkins. “The Main […]

Four year, 15-mile I-75 rebuild project to begin

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — Beginning this month and over the next four years, 15 miles of I-75 between M-15 (Ortonville Road) and the Oakland/Genesee county line will undergo major renovations. The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing approximately $160 million to resurface I-75, repairing 11 bridges, drainage improvements, culvert replacements, signing and […]

Downtown Development Authority to host annual Spring Garden Market

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., on May 20, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority will host their annual Spring Garden Market in downtown Ortonville. “I think the Spring Market is a wonderful way to start a very busy season,” said coordinator Toni Mariucci. “Say hi to old friends and familiar […]

Township OKs KCI sewer deal

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.—On April 24, the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to OK the final approval of the (KCI)Kearsley Creek Interceptor-Genesee Local Municipality Contract. Similar contracts for funding and usage include the Village of Goodrich, Grand Blanc and Davison townships along with the Northwestern Oakland Drain Drainage District. The $33 million project, projected […]

Ortonville Centennial-1948

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville — A 1930 Ortonville area newspaper account included a tribute to James Fred Wilder, the last surviving Ortonville area Civil War veteran during the Memorial Day parade. On the journey to the cemetery, a momentary tribute was paid to Fred Wilder, 91 (Fourth Michigan Cavalry Regiment), as they passed his […]