Ortonville Lions: Serving others for 50 years

By David Fleet Editor It’s been a half-century since a group of local men gathered on a summer evening at Brandon High School to set the foundation for community service that benefit thousands. The Ortonville Lions Club—chartered June 30, 1966 will be commemorated for 50 years with a dinner at 5:30 p.m., April 23 at […]

Township takes aim at mosquito-borne viruses

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Warm weather is coming and while it brings many joys, it also brings tiny pests that can pose a big threat. The Oakland County Health Division is urging residents to take protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases, including the Zika and West Nile viruses. Last year, West Nile Virus […]

Filing deadline April 19 for library board, township boards

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- All seats on the library board are up for election in August and if you wish to fill one, you must file to be put on the ballot by 4 p.m., April 19. Candidates for the library trustee seats must be registered voters in the township, and must […]

Township plans new and improved parking lots

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The township board has approved replacement of a fire station parking lot and addition of a parking lot at the Seymour Lake Cemetery for a total cost of just over a quarter of a million dollars. At their April 4 meeting, the council approved Lacaria Concrete Construction, Inc. […]

Ortonville McDonald’s lobby remains closed

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The lobby of McDonald’s, 925 S. Ortonville Road, has been closed for more than a month due to septic issues. The drive-thru remains open, but the lobby can’t open until the Oakland County Health Division issues a permit for a new septic system and construction is completed. “We […]

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 […]

Rocking and Raking ready to roll

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Rocking and raking is back on. “Teens and Seniors Rocking and Raking,” will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Clerk Candee Allen put out a plea to save the 1-day event in which volunteers do various yard work chores for senior citizens and disabled adults […]

Groveland and Grange Hall roads to be resurfaced this summer

By David Fleet Editor On March 14 the Groveland Township Board of Trustees announced two paving projects for 2016. About a mile and half of Groveland Road from Jossman Road east to M-15 will be treated with a single shot of asphalt binder followed by aggregate evenly spread so it is only one stone thick. […]

Goodrich drain project to begin this summer; village, residents to share costs

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-The final route on an estimated $600,000 village drain project could be determined late this spring or early summer with construction beginning this fall. Jim Gerth, director of surface water management for the Genesee County Drain Office, said the field work on the village project is finished. “Once the route is […]