Wildlife Preservation Park trails eyed for Ortonville

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan ssoldan@mihomepaper.com Ortonville — During the regular Monday night meeting, Ortonville village manager Ryan Madis gave a presentation to the Brandon Board of Education about the Ortonville Wildlife Preservation Park. “We have a lot going on in the park,” said Madis. “The village received the 47 acre park property in the late 80s. […]

Township to host meeting on Battery Energy Storage

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Groveland Twp. — At 5:30 p.m., June 3, Groveland Township-Fire Station One, 14645 Dixie Hwy., will host an informational meeting regarding a proposed battery storage facility. Dallas-based Vesper Energy is considering a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in the township. A BESS is a type of energy storage system that uses […]

Atlas Township to host Master Plan & Park & Recreation Plan open house

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Atlas Twp. — From 4-6:30 p.m., June 13, Atlas Township, 7386 Gale Road, will host a Township Master Plan Open House. The gather will provide an opportunity for the community to review the current draft of the updated master plan. “The entire process has been citizen driven by the Master Plan […]

Class of 2024 ‘One last drive’

Class of 2024 ‘One last drive’

Aubrey Candiloro, Alexis Babenko and Lauren Wietcha decorating a car for Crazy Car day at Goodrich High School on May 14. The senior’s last day was May 16. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

View Newspaper Group acquires J-Ad newspapers

Hastings, Mich. — View Newspaper Group Owner and President Rick Burrough is proud to announce the locally-owned newspaper company has acquired the business operations of J-Ad newspapers, which includes the weekly publications Hastings Banner, Hastings Reminder, Lowell Ledger, Lowell Buyers Guide, Battle Creek Shopper News, Marshall Advisor & Chronicle and Sun & News which covers […]

Ortonville Cemetery Civil War Walk provides glimpse of local history

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Ortonville— On June 16, 1864, Brandon Township resident Pvt. Thomas Tucker was on guard duty at Union Army headquarters near Chattaooga, Tenn. The Civil War had raged for more than three years. “My the cannons have been roaring out in front a little ways,” wrote Tucker in his diary. ‘They are […]

Annual trout stock up in Kearsley

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Ortonville — On Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources continued the annual stocking of Kearsley Creek at Oakwood Road with 4,150 of Sturgeon River brown trout. The number of yearlings is up from about 1,500 released in 2023. The Oakwood bridge is the only location on the Kearsley Creek that’s […]

Village of Goodrich approved for Dam Risk Reduction Grant program

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Goodrich — The Village of Goodrich was one of 22 Michigan communities with dams that will receive grant funding to help reduce risks and protect residents. On Monday night the village council voted 5-0 to accept the grant following an extensive application process. The funding is through the Dam Risk Reduction […]

Holly Area Chamber expands

By Sharon Stone Tri-County Times Holly — The Holly Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated its new office location inside Jobes Technology Solutions at 3043 Grange Hall Rd. The celebration consisted of viewing the new office and then a game night at Crowne Pointe Center VR Arcade. The Chamber was previously at the Karl Richter […]

Sentencing scheduled for road rage shooter

By Sharon Stone Tri-County Times Pontiac — Thomas Trim, 23, of Mt. Morris, pleaded guilty as charged on April 25 in Oakland County Circuit Court. He was charged with shooting at another vehicle in Groveland Township. Sentencing is scheduled for June 6 at 8:30 a.m. Trim was arrested for shooting at another vehicle on northbound […]