Last of three brothers visits memorial

Ortonville-Gerald Marsh recently shared some long overdue accolades for efforts during World War II. For Gerald, now 79, the day-long trek to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C’dedicated to those who served’was a short journey compared to the years since he and his brothers were first called to action. If a local […]

Fireworks damage middle school roof

Brandon Twp.- Area officials say embers from the July 3 Ortonville fireworks display caused damage to the roof of the Brandon Middle School building. Robert McArthur, Brandon fire chief, says a change in wind direction during the fireworks caused the hot embers from the display to drift onto the school, melting the rubber coating which […]

Landfill issue concerns township

Groveland Twp.- At least one township official is concerned that a new Oakland County solid waste landfill may be located inside Groveland Township’s borders. Although unconfirmed, Robert DePalma, Groveland Township supervisor says that during recent years several individuals and county officials have expressed interest in a section of property near the Oakland-Holly township boarder for […]

Fireworks damage middle school roof

Brandon Twp.- Area officials say embers from the July 3 Ortonville fireworks display caused damage to the roof of the Brandon Middle School building. Robert McArthur, Brandon fire chief, says a change in wind direction during the fireworks caused the hot embers from the display to drift onto the school, melting the rubber coating which […]

Pesticides suspected in birds? deaths

Groveland Twp.-Large flocks of starlings in Fred Pellerio’s backyard are not uncommon. Yet when a significant number of the birds were found dead near a telephone pole and wooded area in Pellerio’s yard he became concerned. ‘Since about the beginning of July, we’ve found about 25 dead juvenile starlings,? said Pellerio, a resident and local […]

Jan’s boaters snag great catch

Goodrich-In the dark, early morning hours of July 11, a legion of fishermen gathered at Metro Beach on the shores of Lake St. Clair. Each of the 60 two-man fishing teams sported a variety of specialized equipment from Global Positioning Systems to 200-hp bass boats to high-tech fish finders. The assembly of anglers arrived from […]

Goodrich, ISD eye district bus consortium

Goodrich-Students who attend the Genesee Area Skill Center (GASC) may have a different ride to school this fall. Each school day about 50 Goodrich high school students board a district bus for the 20 minute trek to the GASC located in Mundy Township for a variety of vocational classes. That process may change this fall […]

Goodrich Market Place starts anew

Goodrich- While the sign on the Goodrich Market Place will stay the same, inside will look a little different. Since, June 30, Goodrich Market Place, 8175 S. State Road is under new ownership. Tim Yousif and Marvin Pattah along with other family members are the new owners of Goodrich Market Place and Goodrich Plaza. ‘We’re […]

Barking dog ordinance OK’d by twp.

Groveland Twp.- They may be ‘man’s best friend? yet when they choose to yelp, howl or yip that longtime friendship is tested. ‘When residents open their windows in the summer the complaints about barking dogs start rolling in,? said Jason Hudson, township ordinance enforcer. ‘Typically I would respond to 15 or 20 calls each summer […]

Jenniches to step down

Brandon Schools? Brandon School District Superintendent Bart Jenniches says the 2004-05 school year will be his last. ‘I want to give the board of education ample time to find a replacement,? said Jenniches before making the announcement at the June 14 school board meeting. ‘After nine years now it’s time for me to move on. […]