Zebra mussels find new home in area lake

Brandon Twp.- Bald Eagle Lake has a new and uninvited visitor. ‘The reports are very sporadic but I found zebra mussels on my old wood dock and a neighbor discovered them attached to his boat hoist,? said Rob Rohde, a Bald Eagle Lake resident for the past 30 years and vice president of the Lake […]

Township Spring cleanup

Brandon Twp.- More than 400 township residents lined the road leading to Brandon High School on Saturday morning during the annual spring clean up. Towing rusted cars, lawn tractors and trailers of used tires, area residents arrived with a variety of debris collected from they countryside. The annual Spring Cleanup project year cost residents about […]

Spring turkey season off a strong start locally

On Wednesday morning Alex King was happy. The Goodrich High School Freshman bagged his first wild turkey in the Genesee County area. King is just one of a host of turkey hunters that venture out in late April and May statewide in search of that big gobbler. Al Stewart, the upland game bird specialist for […]

Area developments sales slow

Brandon Twp.- Sales in the early stages of two township developments has been mixed, but warmer temperature and model homes should turn that around say company officials. Tim Stapleton, Centex Homes division president for Michigan says sales have been slow in Long Lake Village, the 70 acre development west of M-15 and north of Seymore […]

Brandon firefighter responds to trench collapse

Brandon Firefighter Sgt. Steve Pappas was among the members of the Oakland County Technical Rescue team that responded to 5700 Rochester Road in Addison Township on April 23 as part of a trench rescue. Pappas, a 16 year veteran with the department was one of the first to arrive on a construction area where two […]

Remembering a deadly day in Oakland County

Weather reports from the afternoon of May 25, 1896 included some strong winds during the day, but nothing unusual for late spring in northern Oakland County. However as evening approached and area farmers returned home from their day in the fields the placid countryside turned deadly. A tornado ripped through northern Oakland County starting near […]

A Bean Town run for Kayla

Goodrich-The 110th Boston Marathon covers 26.2 mile from the New England village of Hopkinton, past Wellesley College onto Beacon Street and finishes near the John Hancock Tower and Copley Square. Clad in neon green jerseys and scattered among the more than 22,000 runners in this years race were a contingent of local athletics running in […]

Supervisors aim to bury township landfill plans

Groveland Twp.- Two township officials are spearheading a long-term ban on sanitary landfills, within approximately 700 acres of prime real estate crossing both Groveland and Holly townships. A proposal to restrict and prevent the development of a solid waste landfill for at least the next 15 years has been offered by both Groveland and Holly […]

Man saves woman from house fire

Firefighters responded to a house fire near Grange Hall Road about a half mile west of I-75 on Monday morning. At about 10:35 a.m. firefighters from North Oakland County Fire Authority, Groveland Township and the Village of Holly were called to a home on Blueberry Drive in Holly Township following a 9-1-1 call. When firefighters […]

Navy veteran recalls Pacific battles, end of WWII

Goodrich- It’s been 61 years since village resident Max Cantley witnessed the invasion of Okinawa from the deck of a battleship. At dawn April 1, 1944, American troops rushed ashore on the small Pacific islands south of the Japanese mainland. The 68 day battle was the largest amphibious invasion of the Pacific campaign and the […]