Spring walk

Spring walk

Kim and “Molly” two-year-old lab walks on Tuesday in the Village of Ortonville during one of the first 70 degree days of the spring. The blue pinwheels commemorate Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Month, along with the sign for Autism Awareness Month, both of which are April. The signs and pinwheels are sponsored by Brandon […]

‘Charges will be sought,’ following harssing school phone threats

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On April 8, three area schools including Brandon received threats of violence via phone calls. All three incidents were investigated and found not to be credible. “We will put every necessary resource to investigating threats against any school, business or house of worship,” said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. “We […]

Medstar preferred provider

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night, the village council voted 5-0 designating Medstar as the preferred ambulance/emergency medical provider. The Genesee County 9-1-1 Consortium is now directed by the village to dispatch Medstar to all requests for ambulance or emergency services within its boundaries. “This resolution does not mean the Medstar will be the […]

Mobile food truck ordinance to be reconsidered

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 5-0 to table a decision on a permit form and to set fees for food trucks. Councilmember Melissa Schluentz, who made the motion, said that she will speak to others and possibly adjust the permit to what would be more acceptable. In addition, the […]

Village speed signs

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night, by a 5-0 vote the council OK’d the purchase of two solar speed aware signs for East Hegel and Ridge roads for $3,740 each. The 13 inch Radarsign brand display features a “Slow Down” and “Too Fast” speeder alert messages, plus three levels of flashing speeds. Also, the […]

View Newspaper Group acquires Sherman newspapers

OXFORD — View Newspaper Group Owner and President Rick Burrough is proud to announce the locally-owned newspaper company has acquired the business operations of Sherman Publications, Inc., which includes the publications The Lake Orion Review, The Oxford Leader, The Citizen, The Clarkston News, The Ad-Vertiser, The Penny Stretcher and Big Deal. “The Sherman family’s local […]

Septemberfest expanded

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Due to attendee and vendor interest, Septemberfest will now be a four day event for 2022. Vendors and events hosted by Brandon Township Parks and Recreation will be on Saturday and Sunday. Previously, the parks and rec portion was only on Saturday. “Last year we did a survey […]

Second booster now available

By David Fleet Editor Last month, a second booster to prevent the COVID-19 virus was authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The vaccine can be administered at least four months after the first booster, regardless of whether the first booster was mRNA or J&J. Area pharmacies, including Ortonville Rite Aid, 10 S. Ortonville […]



Brynlee Warmack first grade student at Harvey Swanson is rather enthralled with a good book during National March is Reading Month last month. Photo by Patrick McAbee.