Voters have their say

By David Fleet Editor New leadership is on the way. Two new township supervisors, two treasurers and a clerk will be on the ballot Nov. 3 following some heated races and an election that featured record absentee ballots. In Atlas Township former township supervisor, Shirley Kautman Jones edged out incumbent Tere Onica for the Republican […]

District voters OK bond extension

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Aug. 4, school district voters approved a $20,930,000 bond extension proposal. As of Thursday morning the vote was Genesee County Yes 1,748/No 1,638; Lapeer County Yes 171/No 177 and Oakland County Yes 21/No 16—Total: Yes 1,940/No 1,831. “I’m very happy for Goodrich Schools and the support of this community—the […]

Ortonville DDA snags USDA grant

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority has received a USDA Rural Business Development grant in collaboration with Main Street Oakland County. The money from this grant will be used to develop a Revolving Loan program to loan money to small businesses and commercial property owners in the DDA district and prioritize […]

75th anniversary of WWII ending—first troops on mainland Japan

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- It has been 75 years, but Dane Guisbert still recalls the remains of the buildings in Japan following World War II. “In the cities the buildings were made out of reasonably stable (materials) wood, but a lot were made of bamboo,” said Guisbert, 94. “Some of the people were destitute […]

Family Movie Night Aug.15

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-At 7 p.m., Aug. 15, Brandon Recreation will host their 6th annual Family Movie Night at the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 N. Hadley Road, Ortonville. The movie being shown is Trolls World Tour. “We’re going to try and run it like we did in the past minus some […]

Goodrich Schools COVID-19 Preparedness, Response Plan

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the school board of education voted 7-0 to OK the district’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. “With the goal in mind of creating learning environments that will be appropriate for our families, we came together for intense planning sessions over the summer months both as a district administrative […]

In person or online: Time to choose

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon school district has decided on two options for schooling in the fall for parents to choose from. “School districts in Michigan received guidance from the State regarding what is permitted in each phase and under what conditions,” said Superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw in a press release. “We will […]

COVID woes nixes Good Times

By David Fleet Editor Up to 6 p.m., Friday, July 31 local, county and state officials had OK’d the plan for 2020 Good Times in Goodrich Car Show. “We had a good safe plan, which included hand washing stations, masks, and distancing protocol—we went above and beyond the requirements,” said Jim Green, Good Times coordinator. […]

Summer gatherings draw COVID concerns

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Voters in Brandon Township were met with a list of six questions when they went to the polls on Aug. 4. Two of the questions asked if the voter was in attendance of the Brandon High School Graduation on July 26 or if they had been in contact with anyone […]

CARrite Truck Center, quality pre-owned vehicles

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Township- Those looking for a truck or SUV, check out CARrite Truck Center, 2200 S Ortonville Road, Ortonville, Mich. “It’s an exceptional vehicle buying experience,” said John “Ozzie” Oswald, manager. “I can find just about any vehicle customers are looking for and I’m passionate about helping people.” We have financing […]

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