Council OKs Hegel Road work

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Monday night the village council voted 5-0 funding for cold-mill resurfacing of Hegel Road from M-15 west to the village limits. The project will be in 2024. Costs of the resurfacing project include $188,204 of federal funding with a $25,000 match, The engineering and design from Wade Trim will cost the village […]

Ice action

Ice action

Front, Jeff Focshey, power augers through Bald Eagle Lake ice in Brandon Township while Rob Zynda waits to fish. Several inches of ice were on area lakes over the first weekend in February, however, with temperatures raising to the low 50s mid-week the winter fishing season may end early. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

‘Rocking & Raking’ volunteers needed

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The planning for the annual Rocking & Raking event is underway for April 22, 2023. The annual program is hosted by the Edna Burton Senior Center and is to help citizens in the area give their lawns a spring clean up. The volunteers are assigned a number of […]

Hadley-Oakwood intersection, road expansion, work set for summer

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Warmer weather is just a few months away as is road construction. This summer, the intersection of Oakwood and Hadley roads will be closed sometime in the summer of 2023. An exact date has not yet been announced. “How this process goes, it goes out for bid […]

Michigan State Trooper injured in township crash

Groveland Twp.- At 7:15 a.m., Feb. 7, Michigan State Police Metro North troopers responded to a traffic crash involving a state police patrol car. According to the MSP, the trooper was southbound on Dixie Highway near Tripp Road in the right lane when a pickup truck driver attempted to pass a Road Commission for Oakland […]



Sophia Rotger aboard “Doc” pulls Alex Stangeland of Jackson, Wyo. at Stillwater Stables, Brandon Township. Skijoring is derived from the Norwegian word meaning “ski driving” Photo: Provided

Finding the right superintendent a challenge for districts nationwide

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — Hiring a superintendent is perhaps the most challenging task a school board faces. The search process in both Goodrich and Brandon school districts had been ongoing for several years. In December, the Goodrich Board of Education voted to accept the resignation of veteran Superintendent Wayne Wright. He was pulled out of […]

Work to begin on Perry Road- Atlas to Grand Blanc Township trail

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — The local trails will be forged in a few new directions. Last year the ‘Walk, Bike, Run Atlas Township committee surveyed the community to determine the future of some new trails in the township. More than 100 responded to the survey and provided committee members feedback on the […]

‘A right to be free,’ a show of resilience, defiance

By David Fleet Editor Ukraine — Anna Sorochynska recalls the first few weeks of the war Russia-Ukraine war. “All I wanted to do was throw up,” said Sorochynska. “I was constantly feeling nauseous because of the stress. It’s funny cause at that point there was no fighting. But now when I am in actual combat, […]

Shopping Downtown Ortonville

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville— Tomorrow, Feb. 4, three downtown businesses are hosting small events. It’s the Little Things, 431 Mill St., will have a kid’s craft and game area until 3 p.m. with gifts, grab bags and snacks. August Grace Interiors, 449 Mill St., is hosting three vendors including Momma’s Boujee Boutique, Red […]