Man arrested after breaking into park building

Groveland Twp.-On July 26, Michigan State troopers from Groveland Township responded to the Holly Recreation Area and arrested a 46-year-old Burton man on charges of breaking and entering, along with possession of marijuana. The charges come after a park ranger reported a suspicious vehicle parked by the gate house at the McGinnis Road entrance. When […]

Hadley Hills Coon Hunters Association tradition continues

Hadley Twp.- It’s been several years since the cry of raccoon dogs on a night hunt has echoed across the fields and hills of the township. On specified nights in the early 1980s, ‘casts? of dogs, hunters and spectators fanned out over the area countryside as part of the Hadley Hills Coon Hunters Association competition. […]

Brandon graduate joins staff on ABC’s 20/20

It’s April 2003, the first weeks of the war, and U.S. forces reach the outskirts of Baghdad, encountering fierce fighting from Iraqi’s Republican Guard. Information from embedded reporters were calling in news from Iraq and Kuwait to the New York Fox newsroom. Producers from Fox, CNN and MSNBC where cranking out live reports of the […]

Developer eyes township property for retail, hotel, commercial

Groveland Twp.- The township board will consider three offers on about 197 acres of township property located north of Grange Hall Road, east of I-75 and west of Dixie Highway. A small section of the property is located on the southeast corner of Grange Hall and Worden roads. The bids for the property come after […]

District considers 170-acre land deal

Brandon Twp.-Following a half-hour closed session at Monday’s school board meeting, board president Greg Allar said that a 170-acre parcel is under consideration for purchase by the district. ‘The district will pursue the private property with due diligence,? said Allar. ‘The property is within boundaries of the school district. There will be further meetings on […]

Square one

Ortonville- The village square will soon have a fresh look. High weeds, a fountain in disrepair and overgrown trees prompted area officials to take a look at the maintenance of the aging village square on the southeast corner of Mill and South streets. ‘The image of the community is at stake here,? said Ed Coy, […]

Beer store battles

Brandon Twp.- A beer war may be brewing in the township. A row between two party store owners in the 2000 block of M-15 erupted after local businessman Mike Toma, owner of the M-15 Party Store, opted out of his lease and began construction of a new facility across the road. Toma, who operated the […]

Man injured while tubing on area lake

Brandon Twp.-A 39-year-old Sterling Heights man was questioned by Oakland County Sheriff’s Marine Unit deputies following an injury accident on Bald Eagle Lake at about 7 p.m., June 26. Witnesses to the accident said a 1991 Master Craft Ski boat was towing a person on a tube near the island on the north side of […]

Some common ground

Brandon Twp.-Cyndi Livingstone thought she was having a heart attack. ‘I just completed some laps in the pool with my son and I complained to my husband that my chest hurt,? said Livingstone, 51, a Detroit native who moved from Clawson to Ortonville about four years ago. ‘He took me to the hospital and rather […]

Sherman Wilk purchased by Coats

After more than 28 years in the village, Bob Wilk, owner of Sherman Wilk Funeral Home, 135 South St., says it’s time for a change. In August, Waterford-based Coats Funeral Home will take over operations of his business, which Wilk has owned for many years. ‘I’m getting older,? said Wilk, 62, who was recently honored […]