Carolyn Lu Mackesey

Carolyn Lu Mackesey of Ortonville died Nov. 26, 2016. She was 70. A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m., April 24, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Road, Lake Orion. Carolyn was born April 24, 1946 to Ernest Ennis and Lucille Ennis. She attended Rochester High School before landing a job […]


BHS narcotics sweep wake-up call to students


Oakland County Sheriff deputies and canines enter Brandon High School on Wednesday morning. It was the first sweep since 2013. Photos by Patrick McAbee. By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-At approximately 8 a.m., April 19, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputies conducted a narcotics sweep of Brandon High School. Twelve K-9 units from the OCSO […]

Township house fire

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- At 11:38 a.m., April 16, Brandon firefighters responded to a blaze at a home in the 1700 block of Dunwoodie Street. When firefighters arrived the front porch, garage and overhang of the residence were engulfed in flames. David Kwapis, Brandon fire chief, said firefighters were notified that the home […]

Township residents can opt for slower speed limits on roads

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp .– Township residents will soon have the option to slow down motorists. On April 10 the township board of trustees moved forward on criteria that would allow speed limits on some of its 46 miles of gravel roads to be decreased. The change comes after Gov. Rick Snyder signed […]

Board denies cell tower

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp– By a 5-0 vote on Monday night, the township board of trustees denied a request for a conditional use permit for a cell tower constructed on private property by Skyway Towers, LLC. On Dec. 21, the township planning commission recommended denial of erecting the165-foot monopole communications tower in the […]

Girls LaCrosse tallies first win

Girls LaCrosse tallies first win

Alexis Farewell scored six goals on Wednesday night as the Brandon/Holly Girls LaCross team defeated Ovid-Elsie 12-11. It was the first win ever for the new Lacrosse team. Photo by Mo Voyer.  

Spring one acts

‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’ and ‘The Actor’s Nightmare’ at Goodrich High School Performing Arts Center April 20-23

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -From the horrors of the Holocaust to the humor of an unprepared actor’s understudy—a pair of one act plays provides a contrast and variety in entertainment. At 7 p.m., April 20, 21 and 22 & 2:30 p.m., April 23, the Goodrich High School Theatre will present “I Never Saw Another […]

Goodrich coach Dennis Storrs inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

By David Fleet Editor After four years of wrestling, Goodrich High School Senior John Powers had won just a few matches. “It was the 1993 regional versus Bendle High School and our team was on the cusp of a berth in the state team championship,” recalls Dennis Storrs, then-GHS head coach wrestling coach. “At 189 […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

PUBLIC NOTICE TO BRANDON TOWNSHIP PROPERTY OWNERS Brandon Township Noxious Weed Ordinance, #43, Sec. 18-19 through 18-27, requires property owners to destroy noxious weeds before they reach seed-bearing stage, to prevent such weeds from perpetuating themselves and to prevent such weeds from becoming a detriment to the public health, and further to maintain all varieties […]

Public Notice:Groveland Township

Synopsis Groveland Twp. Board 4-10-2017 Call To Order & Roll Call Approved: Agenda with Discuss Bill Board Addition Budget Amendment, Accts Payable Board Minutes Twp. Fire 3/13/17 Special Minutes Twp. 3/13/2017 PRESENTATION Kathy Westfall-Moving Pam Mazich-CMMC Certification NEW BUSINESS Approved Bill Board Agreement Approved 2017 Gravel Program Approved Gravel Rd. Speed Limit Plan Discussed New […]