School millage failure discussed, try again considered

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– Voters sent a message to the school district when they shut down a “clean water millage” proposal, but the district is keeping the lines of communication flowing. Following the Aug. 2 election, school administrators sent about 4,000 emails to all parents in the district, containing a link to […]

Bench marks

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich– Don Bullis is all about the rust color. For Carol Garrison it’s the bright flowers. The differing artistic expressions became part of the village streetscrape as area artists gathered on Hegel Road to paint the downtown benches. “The artists painting reflects the public’s involvement and ownership of their public spaces,” […]

Oakwood Road closure on Aug. 27

Beverly Hills, MI—The Road Commission for Oakland (RCOC) expects to close Oakwood Road between Baldwin Road and Persidio Lane in Brandon Township to replace two culverts on Aug. 27. The project is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled to Aug. 28. The detour for through traffic will be North Hurd Road to Hummer Lake Road to […]

Jeeping for Jugs

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Jeeping or walking, it’s all for the jugs. Heather Roberts, a Groveland Township resident, just finished her seventh Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk, joined by her five teammates who have dubbed themselves “Jeeping for Jugs,” as well as about 600 other participants in the event that raises funds to fight […]

Accident set new OUMC pastor on path to ministry

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- When Brian Johnson was 4-years-old he was in a bad auto accident with his mother, who suffered severe head injuries when the vehicle she was driving struck a dump truck. Brian was physically unscathed, but the accident altered his family life and ultimately, it set him on the trajectory […]

Goodrich apartment complex considered

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-At 7 p.m., Aug. 22, the Goodrich Planning Commission will discuss the change in zoning from general commercial to medium density residential on about 10 acres at 7293 State Road just south of Yellow Dog. The meeting will be at the Goodrich Village Offices, 7338 S. State Road. The meeting will […]

Not so happy trails

Some board members balk on trail plans after visit to route properties

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-It appears to be back to square one, or possibly square none, for the Iron Belle Trail. During an Aug. 8 meeting, four of the six township board members present expressed disapproval of the formerly proposed route C or suggested the project be scrapped entirely. Trustees Dana DePalma and […]

Brandon man charged in shaking of infant son

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer A Brandon Township man has been charged with first degree child abuse after shaking his 3-month-old son, resulting in multiple injuries and possible loss of the baby’s sight. Chance Erin James, 36, was arraigned on Aug. 6 by 52-2 District Court Magistrate Judith Holtz, with bond set in the amount […]

Hope Network OK’d to open in Goodrich

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-A former village hospice facility may be operational with a new occupant by the end of the year. By an 8-0 vote on July 25 the village planning commission OK’d Grand Rapids-based Hope Network for a special use permit for the vacant Goodrich Hospice Care Center, 7280 S. State Road. Hope […]

MABAS groundbreaking

From left, Bob Hoffman, Oakland County commissioner district 2; Ruth Johnson, Michigan Secretary of State; Robert DePalma, Groveland Township supervisor; Diane Howell, Groveland Township trustee; Pam Mazich, Groveland Township clerk and Dale Cason, Groveland Township trustee. On Thursday morning, area officials participated in the groundbreaking of the new Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, or […]