Recreational pathways millage replacement

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.— On Monday night the Atlas Township Board of Trustees voted 5-0 to replace the recreational pathways millage. A yes vote on the Aug. 6 ballot, means an existing millage of .125 or $6.25 per year taxable value $100,000 will continue. The five year millage will generate an estimated $56,625 […]

District sinking fund millage set for May 7 vote

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Monday night the Goodrich School Board voted 5-0 to OK a May 7 ballot proposal for a district sinking fund. Vice President Jeff Brown and Trustee Scott VanSumeren were absent with notice. Voters in the Goodrich School District which includes parts of Atlas and Groveland townships, including the […]

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A pair of bald eagles on their nest just south of Brandon Township. Local sightings of the majestic birds that at one time were endangered have been on the rise. On Jan. 30, the Clarkston Area Backyard Birders Club will open their 2024 meetings with a discussion of threatened and endangered birds.

February Summer fun Flip Flop Festival

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority is bringing summer into the cold winter months. From noon-4 p.m., Feb.10, the DDA will host their first Flip Flop Fest at 486 Mill St., Ortonville. The family-friendly event includes a heated tent, music, games, dancing, raffles, food, a ticketed VIP event and […]

Brandon Fire Department calls for 2023 among highest ever

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Brandon Fire Department was busy last year. In 2023, the Brandon Fire Department responded to 1,431 incidents, which is the third highest total in the department’s history. At the regular township board meeting on Monday, Brandon Fire Chief David Kwapis gave his 2023 year-end fire department report. […]

Community gazebo takes shape

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The construction of the gazebo at the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 N. Hadley Road, is well underway. “The basic structure should be completed in the next two weeks,” said Parks and Recreation Director John Hug. “Then the floor pavers will need to be done in the […]

Friends of the Brandon Township Library make donation

By David Fleet Editor Orontville— On Monday night The Friends of the Brandon Township Library, presented a check for $6,000 to the Brandon Township Library to support a variety of programs, including the Battle of the Books, summer reading and adult enrichment classes. The Friends raised the funds through the used book store, special book […]

Volunteer Fire Capacity grant

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — The Groveland Township Fire Department was recently awarded a 2024 Volunteer Fire Capacity Grant. The township received a matching grant for $4,700 to buy fire gear. “We’ll be buying two sets,” said Fire Chief Kevin Mason. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Early voting to open Presidential primary

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — In just over a month voters statewide will begin to head to the polls for the February 2024 Presidential Primary. Due to the passage of Proposal 2022-2, which was approved by Michigan voters in 2022, a constitutional amendment gives voters the right to vote early and in person […]

Ortonville Winter Markets returns to Brandon Middle School

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The Ortonville Winter Markets are back for 2024. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on Jan. 13, the first of four Ortonville Winter Markets will be at Brandon Middle School, 609 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville. “Last year, when we did our first trial run of a winter market, it […]