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. […]

Brandon Township to seek new assessor

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-After 19 years of serving Brandon Township, Landmark Appraisal Company has decided not to renew their contract, which ended in November. The decision has left the township in a lurch, said Ron Lapp, township supervisor. The township has contracted with Oakland County to do the assessing from Nov. 20 […]

Disorderly conduct ordinance revised

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.? A public hearing on a new disorderly conduct ordinance will be scheduled after the first of the year, say township officials. Tim Palulian, director of the planning and building department presented the first draft during the township meeting on Monday night. Township officials say the changes to the […]

‘Fur? the right cut it’s Central Bark

Brandon Twp.- The fur was flying last Monday as Angel, a 2-year-old English Sheepdog, was brushed by Kim Malmquist and Theresa Scheuern, co-owners of Central Bark, a new pet grooming spa in Ortonville. Angel stood on a table as her paw fur was trimmed and she was dematted, the first steps in her grooming treatment. […]

SLUMCity Christmas benefit concert

Brandon Twp.-‘Cold Coffee, Warm Beer.? It may sound like a nightmare to some, but to the two members of Home Soon’Aaron Rohde and Jana Rotarius, it’s a song about friends and how when you’re with them, time flies. It’s one of the first songs the musical duo wrote together. It was just more than a […]

Meeting the needs

Last Christmas, the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund helped 140 families in need, says Judy Henley, OCEF food pantry coordinator. This year, she expects the number to be even greater. Five years ago, less than 100 families requested help from OCEF, a non-profit organization comprised of area churches which help families within the Brandon School District. […]

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