Brandon students spell well at annual ‘Bee?

Brandon Twp.? Dynamic. Excruciate. Exhilarate. Bureaucrat. Trespassing. These were just some of the words fifth and sixth graders faced as they competed for the top honor in the Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School’s spelling bee last Wednesday. About 45 minutes after the bee had begun with 20 students, only two spellers remained? Daniel Penix and Kevin […]

South Street project

Ortonville-Concerns over the forthcoming South Street paving project were addressed at the Old Township Hall last Monday evening. From 5-7 p.m. Leanne Panduren, the project manager from Rowe, Inc., answered questions from residents and business owners. ‘It’s a pretty straightforward project,? she said. ‘Take it out and put it back in.? Panduren said the project […]

Books on wheels

Brandon Twp.-It’s sleeting on a cold January afternoon and Denise and Alyssa Cardillo think it’s a good day for some books, but not such a good day for a drive to the library. No problem, the library comes to them in the form of BookZilla, the Brandon Township Library’s bookmobile. The bookmobile is a large […]

Community loses a fighter

Brandon Twp.-A township clerk for 22 years, founder of the Brandon Senior Center and a fighter for local funding’Edna Burton dedicated her life to serving her community and family. Burton died Jan. 1 at Genesys Regional Health Park after a three year battle with cancer. She was 78. ‘Edna never left anything undone,? said Jeannie […]

Groveland Township family built on love

Groveland Twp.-Most parents have a story to tell about their child’s arrival. But township residents Mike and Carol Verville have three unique stories of how their children joined the family. All three are adopted? one daughter through private adoption, one daughter from China and a son adopted in November after the Vervilles were his foster […]

Local scout soars to eagle honor

Brandon Twp.-About 4 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve the highest ranking of Eagle Scout. ZacYingling, a Brandon High School senior should reach that goal by the end of January. ‘Personally, just to show I’ve completed it will make me feel successful,? said Yingling,17. ‘I will be honored to receive it.? To be an Eagle […]

Twp. nature preserve setback

Brandon Twp.- Supporters of a proposed township nature preserve took one step backwards Monday night. The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund declined an $800,000 grant sought by the township to purchase 80 acres of property for a nature preserve said board trustee Tom Stowell. ‘I don’t want anyone to think we’ve given up and the […]

County to offer one more shot at flu vaccination

If you have not yet received the flu vaccine due to a shortage and want to possibly prevent the flu, hurry now to one of the three Oakland County Health Division locations, where the ban has been lifted against giving the vaccine to healthy individuals. George Miller, manager of the OCHD, said the Center for […]

South Street meeting set for January

Ortonville-A public information meeting will be scheduled in January to discuss improvements to South Street. Final recommendations for South Street will be submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation who will take bids for the project in April. Village manager Paul Zelenak said work is expected to begin in June and be completed by August […]

Local churches set to host Christmas Eve services

Christmas is a time for traditions for many people, decorating, baking, gathering with family and friends, giving gifts and, going to church. Clergy and people who work within local churches report that attendance is up significantly at Christmastime compared to the rest of the year. They tend to agree the reason for this is tradition. […]