Purple Heart Day

By David Fleet Editor It’s been a little more than a year since Ortonville VFW Commander Dennis Hoffman went in search of Purple Heart veterans. Sixty-one veterans responded. “I’m just amazed that many responded in our small community,” said Hoffman, an Army veteran who served in Korea from 1968-70. “It’s just a great honor to […]

Dinosaurs make a comeback in township

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-A dinosaur first spotted last fall in the township has since been sighted more than 9 million times. The T-Rex, identified as 8-year-old Ryan DePalma, has gained widespread fame after his parents, township residents Brad and Dana DePalma, recorded a less than 1-and-a-half minute video of him in costume […]

Reward for break-in suspect

Public’s help needed in identifying person for questioning in the burglaries of Cook’s Farm Dairy and the Cornerstone Baptist Church, both located on Seymour Lake Road.

Reward for break-in suspect

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– A cash reward is being offered for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the burglaries of a church and business in the township. Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Greg Glover, Brandon substation commander, released several photos of “a person of interest” and is […]

An American’s perspective: Inside Saint-Laurent Polyclinique

By David Fleet Editor Kyle Gavulic had no problem skipping the elveator en route to the top of the Eiffel Tower. “I did not want to wait in line,” said Gavulic, a former Goodrich cross country standout. “I opted for the 1,700 steps to the top—honestly it’s a long, long ways up there.” Gavulic’s quest […]

Hope Network eyes former Goodrich Hospice

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-A new occupant for a former hospice facility may be on the way. Grand Rapids-based Hope Network has applied for a special use permit for the vacant Goodrich Hospice Care Center, 7280 S. State Road. If approved, the building will be used as an adult foster care facility with a capacity […]

Local Pokémon found

By David Fleet Editor You just can’t play this game sitting down. That’s how Marek Sosnoski, 13, views the augmented reality smartphone game Pokémon Go, which debuted on July 9 in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand and has since stirred millions to step outside and walk, run or bike, seeking some unique fictional characters in […]

Township Iron Belle Trail workshop July 18

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-The township board will discuss the Iron Belle Trail during a workshop set for 6:30 p.m., July 18, at the township offices, 395 Mill St. Scott Broughton is hoping they consider a route other than the one known as “Route C.” In a survey of township residents, 40 percent […]

‘I just want it back’: Father seeks child’s stolen memorial

By C.J. Carnacchio Oxford Leader Editor A wooden monument created by a local chainsaw carver as a touching memorial for a father’s deceased daughter was stolen in broad daylight in Brandon Township July 6. A cash reward is being offered by police for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons […]

Denim & Diamonds: Fundraiser for O.A.T.S.

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Sunshine  and smiles were in abundance Tuesday at O.A.T.S. Megan O’Dell grinned as she rode “George,” a draft horse cross, around the corral at the facility, which is aptly named Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles. The non-profit organization offers classes to children and adult s with a variety […]

A reel good time: Movie night

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Coming soon: A night of family fun. The township’s second annual movie night will feature the new Disney movie “Zootopia” shown on a 17-foot inflatable screen, but preceded by several events that had previously been held separately. “An Evening at the Park,” begins at 4 p.m., July […]

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