Townships OK dispatch service agreements

By David Fleet Brandon Twp. — Both Groveland and Brandon townships board of trustees recently approved three year Fire Dispatch Service Agreements with Oakland County. Similar to previous agreements, individual municipality costs will increase or decrease based on the average number of 911 calls over the last three years. And while the rate reflects […]

‘Look up,’ eclipse April 8

By David Fleet Brandon Twp. — Mid-afternoon on April 8, the temperature will drop; birds will return to their nests and bees will seek their hives. “The crickets will also sound thinking it’s nighttime, the eclipse will trigger the cycles in animals to get into a routine at sundown,” said Dr. Dustin Scriven, a […]

Township road rage suspect bound over for trail

By Sharon Stone View Newspaper Group Groveland Twp. — Thomas Trim, 23, of Mt. Morris, waived his preliminary exam in Oakland County 52-2 District Court on March 19 and his case was subsequently bound over to Oakland County Circuit Court for a jury trial. He’s suspected of shooting at another vehicle in Groveland Township. He […]

Gov. Whitmer signs Michigan Family Protection Act

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan 248-627-4332 Lansing— On April 1, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the Michigan Family Protection act into law. The law abolishes the ban on surrogacy contracts in Michigan and protects surrogates, parents and children. “Decisions about if, when, and how to have a child should be left to a family, their doctor, and […]

Remembering former senator, Martian Mike Green

By David Fleet Goodrich — A state senator, family man and Goodrich Martian. From one-of-66 graduates of the Goodrich Class of 1966 to eight years in county government to 14 years as a Michigan lawmaker, the life of Michael Green was honored on April 4 by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who ordered the U.S. and […]

Crossman Park eyed for upgrades

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan 248-627-4332 Ortonville—During the regular meeting on March 25, the Ortonville village council voted 5-1 to approve an agreement with Fleis & VandenBrink for $9,800 for conceptual planning for Crossman Park. President Ken Quisenberry voted against the agreement. “The council has heard that the playground equipment in Crossman Park is older than […]

Vacant village council seat to be filled

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Ortonville — The village council has received an applicant for the current vacant village council seat. They interviewed Ashley Mould during their regular meeting on March 25, and she is expected to be approved and sworn in as a council member at their regular meeting on April 22. “My family lives […]

Ortonville Village council OKs three ordinances

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Ortonville— During the regular meeting on March 25, the Ortonville Village council unanimously approved three ordinances outside of the regular zoning ordinances. The purpose for approving them separately is that they can be changed more easily in the future if needed. “The whole planning commission needs to be recognized,” said Planning […]

$13K Opioid settlement funds OK’d for BGYA

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. — During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon Township board of trustees voted 7-0 to release Brandon Township’s Opioid Settlement Funds in the amount of $12,882.85 to Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance to be used for their Opioid Remediation Program. The township received several checks throughout 2023 for class […]

Easter giving

Easter giving

From left Julie Neal, Linda Mizejewski, Ruth Rogan, Audrey Moon and Melissa Cardenas. OCEF members pack Easter bags at St. Anne for 63 families and 168 people. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

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