Township weapons ordinance again draws concerns

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A 5-gallon bucket with nothing but trees behind it does not constitute a proper backstop for target shooting. A township resident learned this lesson the hard way after being issued a misdemeanor citation for reckless discharge of a firearm after he was found shooting a .22 caliber rifle […]

School properties remain on market—deadline for offers extended

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- No buyers have been found yet for three school-owned properties, prompting school officials to extend a deadline for offers. “We are looking for investors with creativity and we are open to any and all proposals for these properties,” said District Superintendent Matt Outlaw. “We want it to be […]

GAC split leaves Martian scrambling

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Martian athletes could soon find some new competition. Since 1978 the Martians have been members of the Genesee Area Conference which today consists of 17 area schools divided up into two divisions—Red and Blue— based on enrollment and competitive balance. However, earlier this year a group of six GAC schools, […]

Motorcyclist hit by distracted driver ‘messing’ with GPS on cell phone

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Three separate area traffic accidents last weekend resulted in numerous injuries to motorists, including a motorcyclist without a helmet struck by a driver distracted by her cell phone. The 48-year-old Metamora motorcyclist was completely stopped at about 11:45 a.m., June 24, in the westbound lane of Seymour Lake Road, west […]

Wandering fawn rescued

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Does can leave their fawns unattended for several hours while they are off foraging. Well-intentioned humans often mistake such baby deer as abandoned and remove them from the location their mother left them. But it was clear that a fawn seen wandering at about 6 p.m., June 19 […]

Honoring Michigan’s Vietnam veterans

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- On Saturday morning Abel Guajardo, 71, meticulously perused the 2,600 names etched on the memorial. “I found David Terwilliger and Victor Ronald Hoyt,” said Guajardo, a township resident and Army veteran. “I remember those boys from boot camp—they were in the second platoon at Fort Knox, Kentucky.” Guajardo, was […]

Village OKs budget with road improvements

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville-The village council unanimously approved the 2017-18 fiscal year budget at their June 26 meeting. The budget has matching revenues and expenditures of $834,477, with the council approving a transfer of about $63,000 from fund equity to help pay for road improvements. The current fund balance is about $548,000. “We […]

A bike for Raemi

A bike for Raemi

Jason Stach, of Ortonville, walks behind his daughter Remi Stach, 7, after she received her specialized bike, June 24, at BeaumontÕs Health & Wellness Center in Royal Oak. Photo by Steve Perez By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Learning to ride a bicycle is often seen as a rite of passage in childhood, but it […]

Ortonville: Chickens can stay for now

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- The village chickens have been granted a stay. They weren’t necessarily going to be served for dinner, but the fowl may have been served eviction notices from the village without the council’s decision to consider alterations to a current ordinance. “The chickens can stay for now,” said Councilmember Keith […]

Airport stabbing victim in good condition following attack

By David Fleet Editor Lt. Jeff Neville, an Atlas Township resident, was the police officer stabbed in the neck during an attack at Flint Bishop International Airport on June 21. His condition was upgraded on June 22 to “good” at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, according to a statement from Ilene Cantor, chief communications and […]

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