Brandon Township Voter’s Guide

Brandon Township supervisor (Choose one) Name: Jayson W. Rumball (R) Age: 37 Years in the township: 35 (in September) Education: Bachelor’s degree – business administration and concentration in insurance (Olivet College) Juris Doctor – business transactions (Western Michigan Thomas Cooley Law School). Occupation: Attorney and managing member at Rumball & Wojtkowicz, PLC. Trustee – Brandon […]

Atlas Township Voter’s Guide

Atlas Township Supervisor(Choose one) Name: Teresa L. Onica (R) Age: 57 Years in the township: Goodrich for the last 23-years. Husband Nick; sons Matt, 31 and Tony, 29; daughter Jamie, 25. Occupation: Atlas Township Clerk Education: BA, Oakland University. MSU, certified municipal clerk. Ongoing education and professional development through Michigan Townships Association, International Institute of […]

‘There were so many names on that wall’

‘There were so many names on that wall’

By David Fleet Editor Grace Wojtalewicz never met Gerald Collier. But on a spring day earlier this month in Washington DC, the two—generations apart—connected. Wojtalewicz, 14, a Goodrich Middle School eighth grade student recently made the 500 mile trek from Goodrich to Washington DC with 100 classmates as part of the14th annual class trip. The […]

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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