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 […]

Storm proves costly, profitable for area businesses

Swamped. That’s how Bonnie Pepera, manager of Ortonville based Metropolitan Tree, Inc., described the response from area residents after the June 7 storm ripped through Oakland County. ‘We started receiving calls right after the storm,? she said. ‘And the calls continued through the week. Our first call was an emergency when a tree fell right […]

Eire’s own Fr. Frawley now calls St. Anne church home

Ortonville-Rev. Gerard Frawley has landed. From East Africa to England to the United States, the new pastor at St. Anne Parish has arrived in the village. ‘I am very happy to be here,? said Frawley, 67, a native of County Limerick, Ireland who entered the Pallottine order in 1961 and studied for the priesthood at […]

‘Smart Car Fortwo? keeps meals on wheels moving for seniors

Aggie Fick found that sometimes good things come in small packages. The 77-year-old township resident decided to purchase the petite Smart Car Fortwo Passion last year after watching a road test on television. ‘I saw the Smart Car on Good Morning America,? said Fick, a Lapeer native and retired nurse anesthetist. ‘Diane Sawyer took one […]

Perpetual motion: Joe Hardacre remembered

Atlas Twp.-For Joseph Hardacre, sitting idle was not an option. From driving a truck cross country, serving on the Goodrich Village Council or battling the Germans in Italy’Joseph kept moving. Hardacre died June 1 after a long battle with emphysema. He was 87. Joseph Hardacre was born in Flint on March 6, 1921, the son […]

Solley’s Appliance & Fireplace Center

After more than 60 years of serving the needs of northern Oakland County, Solley’s Appliance & Fireplace Center is cooking up something new. To help celebrate the milestone, Solley’s will soon be offering complete functioning kitchens at the 3779 M-15 showroom. ‘In the near future customers will get the chance to tryout some of the […]

Judge says district wrong in cutting school calendar

Goodrich- A school board decision to reduce the number of school days in 2005 could now prove costly to the district. Dianne Bregenzer, Michigan Education Association UniServ Director, representing about 100 district teachers, reported that a Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) judge said last week that the school district illegally removed 12 days from the […]

Superintendent position to be posted June 19

The search is on. School Board trustees Chris Yuchasz and Diane Wiley and Board President Greg Allar gathered with representatives of the Southeast Michigan for Michigan Leadership Institute on Monday night to discuss the expectations and process for hiring a new superintendent. The decision follows the retirement of District Superintendent Tom Miller, who accepted a […]