Iron BelleTrail future eyed

By Susan Bromley  Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Glaciers and trails wouldn’t seem to have much in common other than both are found in nature. The former is created without human intervention in areas of the world where snow is a constant and turns to ice in a process that commonly takes up to 100 years. Although […]

Student busted at school for drugs; dealing suspected

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A 17-year-old Brandon High School student suspected of using drugs as well as selling drugs was arrested at school at about 9:22 a.m., May 25. According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office report, the student was speaking with the assistant principal and the school liaison officer, both of […]

17-year-old girl charged with knife assault

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-A bonfire conversation went awry and now a 17-year-old girl is facing a charge of felonious assault with a knife. According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office report, a Brandon deputy responded at 11:28 p.m., May 27 to the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital emergency room in Independence Township after a […]

Monster Mash creates smiles

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – They did the mash. They did the Monster Mash. And it was a high school and elementary smash. On May 19, the Harvey Swanson Elementary School library was filled with creatures, their creators, and plenty of smiles after first and second graders who had drawn monsters were surprised […]

Village council to peck away at fowl issue

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville– Why did the chicken cross the road? The answer may never be known, but because at least one chicken crossed a property line in the village it has shone a spotlight on an ordinance forbidding ownership of live chickens, one that has not been enforced and which is now […]

Relay for Life celebrates 10 years

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer You’re never too young to make a difference. Elementary and intermediate school students in Brandon have raised nearly $13,000 in the last five years to fight cancer. “It is awesome and a remarkable thing,” said Jeanne Burnicle, co-organizer of Relay Recess and Relay Field Day with her daughter, Alyssa, a […]

Skate Park will remain open pending registrations

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – Skaters wanted. Brandon Township Recreation Director Fred Waybrant is seeking registrations for the second session at the Village Skate Park to keep the facility open, after receiving approval from the village council. “We will have to take a break in the action if there is not enough registrations,” […]

Bookin’ It 5K, May 13

Bookin’ It 5K, May 13

Bridget Hubbard, 4 in the Dewey Decimal Dash. Photo by Susan Bromley. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Windy Mattson has lost 115 pounds since she began running in 2012. The 38-year-old Grand Blanc resident finished her 21st race on May 13, participating along with 321 others in the Bookin’ It for Your Library 5K, […]

Board OKs Aqua Club to manage pool

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Aqua Club will manage the Brandon Aquatics Center. At their May 15 meeting, the school board approved by a 5-2 vote a 2-year contract with Aqua Club at a cost of $40,000 annually, to provide services at the pool located at Brandon High School. Board President Kevin McClellan, […]

Bond revoked for Brandon man charged in sexual assaults

A man charged in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in the township was back in the Oakland County Jail May 15 after 52-2 District Court Judge Joseph Fabrizio revoked a $25,000 personal bond. The man must now post a $100,000 cash bond in order to be released on a GPS tether after Fabrizio […]