A grateful heart: Patient runs in Sweden to honor doctor

A grateful heart: Patient runs in Sweden to honor doctor

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ken Dockery can’t say “thank you” enough, so he is showing his gratitude to the surgeon who saved his life by running a marathon in his honor. The former Brandon Township resident, who discovered in 2002 he had a heart defect and subsequently underwent surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, first […]

Reflections

Reflections

Karl Adam on stage at the Oakland University commencement April 29.   By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Public speaking is difficult for most people, including Karl Adam. The Brandon Township resident was nervous as he stood on stage at the Oakland University commencement April 29 and launched into a speech that didn’t look toward the […]

End of a long run

After three decades Blackhawk coach retires

End of a long run

Front to back, Jessica Andrus, Brooke Kilyk and Olivia Sizeland chat with Brandon Track Coach Greg Hyde, who will retire this spring after 30 years. Photo by Patrick McAbee.  By David Fleet Editor It’s Tuesday afternoon on a cloudy 45-degree late April day. Blackhawk Girls Varsity Coach Greg Hyde is on the high school track—chatting […]

9-1-1: Brandon women on call for Oakland County emergencies

9-1-1: Brandon women on call for Oakland County emergencies

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer The phone rings shortly after 7 p.m. on a recent Friday night at the Oakland County Emergency Dispatch Center. Andrea Almanza answers the call. “9-1-1, what is your location?” The woman on the other end gives a Pontiac address and speaks in a rush, nearly incoherently. “A mother and daughter […]

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