Rachel’s Closet now open

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich School District has many closets. But one closet at Goodrich Middle School is rather unique—it’s all about helping students. The small room is known as Rachel’s Closet and it’s purpose is to ensure that every student has the clothing they need. Inspired by Rachel Scott, the first student killed at […]

Village Skate Park sign-ups lag

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville– Last call. The village has the extended sign-up deadline for the Village Skate Park to June 2. “If we do not get participation, it will close,” said John Lyons, retiring village manager. The park has yet to open this year. As of May 23, only eight registrations had been […]

Cedar Street resurfaced, widened

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville -Cedar Street is getting a facelift. At their May 23 meeting, the village council approved Ace-Saginaw Paving Company as the low bidder to repave and widen Cedar Street in an amount not to exceed $136,898.35. The project will encompass Cedar from Oakwood Road to Ball Street and will be […]

The many hats of Robert Lytle

By David Fleet Editor From stories of the Northern Great Lakes to a boy orphaned on 9/11 to rural Michigan during the Civil War—author Robert Lytle has captivated readers with a mix of history, adventure and entertainment. On Tuesday morning, donning about a half dozen different hats to illustrate what experiences he’s had in writing […]

Blossom time

Blossom time

Despite a cool a start to spring apple blossoms bloom at Porter’s Orchards in Atlas Township. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Brandon deputies, firefighters honored for work

"The deputies on scene utilized great restraint when faced with a deadly force situation by a subejct in mental and emotional distress and were able to deploy a Taser from a position of cover taking the subject into custody. The quick and restrained response by all involved resulted in a successful conclusion to this incident, with no harm to anyone involved."

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Several current or former Brandon Township deputies and firefighters were honored this week for their extraordinary efforts in the past year in saving lives and solving crimes. A major incident in which a resident was successfully disarmed of a crossbow and a home invasion in which a large amount of […]

New village manager

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville-Mike Lee, recently retired from active duty military, is ready to take on a new challenge— overseeing the village. The DeWitt resident was unanimously approved by the council earlier this month as the new village manager. He will be formally introduced to the community at the next village council meeting, […]

Township lands MABAS storage warehouse

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.– On Wednesday the township board of trustees finalized a deal that would bring an emergency equipment and resource depot to the township. The Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, or MABAS, storage warehouse will be relocated from a large hangar at the Pontiac-Oakland Airport to a new 15,000 square-foot […]

Mosquito control discussed

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-The latest buzz in the township may be some dead mosquitoes. On Monday night the board of trustees discussed the possibility of a township-wide mosquito abatement program. Shirley Kautman-Jones, township supervisor, said the suggestion was presented by Goodrich Village Council President Mark Baldwin to possibly join the village in a […]

Ortonville man killed in crash

A 24-year-old Ortonville man was killed and his passenger seriously injured last weekend in a single-car crash. Bloomfield Township Police and Fire responded to a single-car crash at about 9:52 p.m., May 15 in which reports indicated a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven eastbound on Long Lake Road from Telegraph Road left the road […]