Construction trade ready to build again

By David Fleet Editor Joe Harrison is ready to be busy again. “It all starts when people are out mowing their lawns for the first time and they find house shingles in the grass,” said Harrison, owner of Alpine Roofing Complete, Inc., Ortonville. “So, right now is not our peak season, but it’s coming very […]

Brandon Township among safest communities in state

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- The National Council for Home Safety and Security released rankings for the safest cities in the nation and for each state last month. Among 200 Michigan communities reporting the township is ranked number 12. “I’m very proud of the men and women assigned to this sub-station and the department […]

74 years together

74 years together

Dane and Elizabeth Guisbert in the driveway of their Ortonville home celebrated 74 years together on April 27.   On Monday, 74 years later the Ortonville couple celebrated their wedding anniversary recognized by Brandon Firefighters, Oakland County Sheriff deputies, Ortonville VFW Post 584 members, Ortonville Masons and the Order of the Eastern Stars who drove by […]

Goodrich Class of 2020

Goodrich Class of 2020

On April 23, a sign honoring the Goodrich High School Class of 2020 was rolled out near the intersection of M-15 and Green Road in Atlas Township. The sign was a gift of area residents and local business owners Barry and Danita Bass. On April 2, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order closing Michigan […]

Earth Day dining

Earth Day dining

While area eateries are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, an Eastern gray squirrel finds plenty to eat in Brandon Township and commemorates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22.  Photo by township resident Jonathon Schechter.  

MUCC leads lawsuit to allow boating during lock down

MUCC leads lawsuit to allow boating during lock down

Groveland Twp.-Rex Murphy is perplexed. “I really don’t see why going out in a motor boat is banned under Gov. Whitmer’s revised stay-at-home order while acceptable physical outdoor activities using watercraft includes kayaking, canoeing and sailing is just fine,” said Murphy. “They can have hundreds packed into a food store yet three or four in […]

Learning from lockdown

Learning from lockdown

Elyse Glende with number 164 and Violet Smerczak Brandon Preschool teachers responds to Isaac Zietz a district student during a one-on-one session online on Thursday. On April 3, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan’s public along with private K-12 classrooms will be closed through the end of the school year due to the coronavirus. Students […]

April 21:Deadline for township board of trustees

April 21:Deadline for township board of trustees

Those seeking to run for township offices have until April 21 to file nominating petitions or pay $100 to get on the Aug. 4 ballot. In Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships the supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee positions are up for election this year. Those wishing to run for the township seats must file nominating […]