Township ambulance response time much improved

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — On April 24, Kevin Wilkinson, vice president clinical and education services for Medstar, delivered an annual report on the quality of ambulance service for the township. On Sept. 1, 2021 the township board of trustees voted in a special meeting to approve a three-year agreement with Medstar for preferred ambulance service […]

Township deputies to weigh trucks

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the regular meeting on May 1, the Brandon Township board of trustees approved the purchase of weigh scales for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Brandon Substation for the purpose of weighing overweight trucks. “When this first came up, I had an agreement with Bedrock to use […]

Just to top it off

Just to top it off

Joylyn Lebeck receives sprinkles on her ice cream during Reid Elementary’s Day of Difference on April 28. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Middle School principal resigns, retires

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Brandon Middle School principal Mike Tucker has left the district effective May 1, 2023. “He resigned and retired from the school district,” said Brandon Superintendent Carly Stone. “We wish him well in all of his future endeavors, we wish him all the best.” Tucker was with the […]

Ortonville: Ladies Night Out

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — Let’s go girls. On May 13, downtown Ortonville will be home to the Hoedown in O-town Ladies Night Out. The vendor event runs 4-8 p.m. with plenty of food, photo stations and line dancing. “Women will be the first to admit we inherently put others needs before our […]

Kearsley Creek: Taking stock in brown trout

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville — Give them some time to grow up and more than 1,000 brown trout should be keepers. On Monday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources continued the stocking of Kearsley Creek at Oakwood Road with 1,350 of Sturgeon River brown trout. The number of yearlings is down from about 6,000 […]

Bueche’s Food World ushers in fourth generation

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.— What started in Flushing as a small grocery business nearly a century ago, ignited a strong family legacy that will now begin its fourth generation. The Bueche Family recently announced that Matthew Crumm and Jennifer Wilkins, the nephew and niece of owners Denny and Chris Bueche will purchase the […]



Ethan Downs and Max Petit are making their way across the BHS swimming pool on Tuesday. The cardboard boat race is part of a class physics project. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Public transportation needs draw questions

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — A multi-community committee is taking a hard look at just how county officials are going to effectively use a couple million in newly gathered taxpayer money. A survey has been created to gather feedback for the public transit needs of residents of Brandon, Groveland, Holly, Rose and […]

Ortonville Village council takes aim at special event permits, fees

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Ortonville village council and village manager Ryan Madis are looking to revamp the current special event permit for the village. The issue has been brought up the last few meetings, including the Monday night gathering when council member Melanie Nivelt motioned to add special event permits to […]