MSUFCU Ortonville to renovate branch

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-The Michigan State University Federal Credit Union in the village will soon have a new look. “We are excited about bringing a fresh new look to our Ortonville Branch,” said Deidre Davis, MSUFCU’s chief marketing officer. “Through this renovation, we are proud to invest in the growth of this vibrant […]

Cranberries Café celebrating 25 years

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Twenty-five years ago a historic downtown building took on a new identity that today is a landmark eatery with stellar dining and hometown atmosphere. Cranberries Café, 10250 Hegel Road opened a quarter of a century ago in August 1994 thanks to the vision of area residents Patty and Mitchel Plant, who […]

Good Times in Goodrich Aug. 3

By David Fleet Editor Good Times are here again. On Aug. 3 Good Times in Goodrich will begin with a day of cars, food and activities for the whole family. “It’s biggest small festival that nobody heard of,” said Jim Green, of Goodrich Festival and Events. “It’s all about community, family and fun. A homecoming […]

GEA, district ink two year contract

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to approve a two year contract with the Goodrich Education Association, following a 50 minute closed session meeting. School board president Greg Main and the board declined comment following the meeting. In April the school district and the GEA reached a […]

Ortonville on ‘Visit Oakland County’ tourism website

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On July 24, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority hosted their second annual listening session for local residents, business owners and elected officials. “The DDA is required to do two information sessions for the public each year,” said DDA Director Matt Jenkins. “That is a requirement in the new DDA law […]

Too many meetings?

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- The village council is under scrutiny for the amount of special meetings they have held so far this year. “We’ve had conversations with residents, business owners as well, questioning the special meetings that we’ve had,” said Tonja Brice, council president. “I got a chance to do a little bit […]



Luke Mink sets up for a swing during T-Ball in the Village of Ortonville on Tuesday night. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

New flag football game this fall at Brandon Recreation

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-A new version of flag football will kick off this fall. Each fall about 60 youth participate in football where a flag is pulled from a belt system to stop the player’s progress. This year a tackle bar system will be implemented where players make contact pull a bar off […]

OCEF: It’s time for back to school supplies

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer It may only be July, but the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund is preparing for back to school time. “Currently we will be helping over 200 children with supplies,” said Karyn Milligan, St. Anne’s Christian Service Coordinator. “This is always such a stressful time of year for the parents to prepare […]

Renovations to township hall moves forward

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 OK’d $8,557 for a security system as part of ongoing renovations to the township hall. Davison based Pal Alarm was accepted as the winning bid over Mayville based Teck4UFast with a bid of $13,500. There were four companies solicited […]