Police, fire millages OK’d by voters

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On May 4 township along with voters in the Village of Goodrich approved a police millage renewal of 2.1 mills and a fire millage of 1 mill. In addition, township and village voters approved a Genesee County 911 surcharge renewal but, rejected a new countywide millage for mental health services. […]

Board OKs ARPA funds for bi-county sewer proposal

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- During the regular meeting Monday night, the township board voted 6-0 to approve a resolution requesting Oakland County to allocate $55 million of its American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds for a project to extend sewer service from Genesee County to serve Brandon Township. Trustee Dana DePalma […]

Brandon eyes November bond proposal

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon School District is discussing a “no mill increase over the current debt levy” bond proposal for the Nov. 2 election, and is asking the community for input. “During this month, we will be assessing our current facility and technology needs,” said district superintendent Dr. Karl Heidrich. “We strongly […]

Township to consider Dixie Highway sewer project

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- A proposed township sewer plan along Dixie Highway could be the key to anchor a stronger business district. The plan for the Dixie Highway sewer project is to connect with the Genesee County sewer system near I-75 and Dixie Highway heading south to Grange Hall Road, then turn west […]

Keller tosses no hitter

By David Fleet Editor GHS Junior Noah Keller needed only 92 pitches and baffled Lake Linden-Hubbell High School hitters with 17 strickeouts and walking just two en route to a 5-0 no-hitter on May 3. “Noah had the Linden hitters on their heals all night long,” said Bob Forback, Martian head coach. “The great thing […]

Ortonville Plant Swap

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer All summer long, the Ortonville DDA will be moving the Ortonville Plant Swap table around downtown Ortonville. The exchange is free, and anyone can take a plant or “leaf” a plant. “Stephanie Elowsky actually mentioned this on Facebook and it seemed most people loved the idea,” said Sarah Allen, Brandon […]

Former Martian makes NCAA-DII golf championship

By David Fleet Editor Sydni Harding qualified on May 5 for the NCAA Championships for the second time in her career with an eighth place finish at the NCAA DII East Regional at Prairie View Golf Course, Carmel, Ind. Harding finished second among individual qualifiers behind Emma Thorngren of Missouri-St. Louis, who is ranked as […]

Woman jumps from second story to escape house fire

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-At about 1 p.m., May 3, Brandon Fire Department along with Oxford, Hadley and Groveland responded to the 5000 block of Oakwood Road for a residential structure fire. A firefighter from Brandon Fire Station 3, located across the street from the blaze was on duty and arrive first to provided […]

Letters to the Editor March 27, 2021

Save local business Dear Editor, How about some good news. The Ortonville community did it again! I was recently at one of our local restaurants with my family and the owner said if it wasn’t for the carry-out orders through last year and into this year it would have been very tough financially. Because of […]


Illegal dumping At 9:08 a.m., March 21, Brandon deputies responded to Sherwood Road for an illegal dumping complaint. Deputies reported a couch, stove, dryer in addition to other junk in the middle of the west bould lane. The complainant said he did not know when the material was dumped in the road. A detective found […]

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