Medstar earns sixth perfect CAAS accreditation

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — Medstar, the preferred ambulance service for township and village 911 calls announced earlier this month its sixth consecutive zero deficiency accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services or CAAS. In the fall of 2021 both the township board of trustees and Village of Goodrich approve a […]

Mid-week deer season opener just fine with hunters

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich— Nov. 15, the opening day of firearm deer season, which happened to land mid-week on a Wednesday this year, has often been considered detrimental to hunting activity due to work or school obligations of thousands heading to the woods. Despite the clamor for a weekend opener to boost hunter activity, […]

Brandon CDBG funds to youth assistance, fire station

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon Township board of trustees voted 5-0 to approve Community Development Block Grant program year 2024 funds allocations. Treasurer Scott Broughton and supervisor Jayson Rumball abstained from the vote due to being on the board of directors for Brandon Groveland […]

Brandon non-homestead millage OK’d, Goodrich sinking fund denied

Brandon non-homestead millage OK’d, Goodrich sinking fund denied

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer On Nov. 7, voters in the Brandon and Goodrich school districts went to the polls in light numbers to decide on school funding proposals. Across the Brandon School District, which includes part of Groveland. Brandon and Hadley townships, the non-homestead millage renewal passed by more than a two-to-one margin with […]

MML Foundation evaluates local economy

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — On Nov. 8, the Michigan Municipal League Foundation visited downtown Ortonville to do a deep dive of the local economy. “One of the reasons that we’re here today is that we received some funding from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation,” said Rachel Skylis, program officer with the […]

Bills Ok’d eroding local control over wind, solar projects

By David Fleet Editor Lansing — It’s been just over 13 years since the Atlas Township Planning Commission first established ordinances to maintain the rural character of the community as the drive for renewable energy ramped-up. “In October 2010, Atlas Township developed and approved specific zoning ordinances governing wind energy conversion systems and the same […]

CCTS ramps up toy drive for Christmas

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The Brandon Christmas Community Toy Store is gearing up for Christmas and seeking some help from area elves. The local toy drive kicks off this week with boxes for gifts around area businesses. Families in the Brandon School District who qualify for help at Ortonville Community Emergency Fund […]

Halloween comes to town

Halloween comes to town

Peyton Anderson dressed as a zombie cheerleader during the Harvey-Swanson Elementary Halloween parade through downtown Ortonville on Oct. 31. Photo: David Fleet.

Area voters to decide on school funding

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer On Nov. 7, voters in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships along with the Villages of Goodrich and Ortonville will have school funding measures on their ballots. Voters in the Goodrich School District, which includes parts of Atlas and Groveland township, including the Village of Goodrich, will be voting on a […]

Ortonville:Local Gems

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority, in partnership with Main Street Oakland County, are looking for ‘local gems.’ “One of the Ortonville DDA’s objectives is to identify creative ways to support the local shops that make our downtown home,” said DDA Executive Director Matt Jenkins. “Because of our town’s […]

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