Happy birthday:centenarian plus six years

By David Fleet Editor When Viola Spraker was 5-months-old the Titanic was still floating, women did not have the right to vote and life expectancy for females was just 53 years. After two world wars, 18 presidents and the marvel of electricity in the home, on Oct. 23, area resident Viola will celebrate her 106th […]

Principal, assistant principal named in Brandon Schools

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– The school district has a new middle school principal, as well as a new assistant principal at the high school. Mike Tucker, the former BHS assistant principal, was named the new BMS principal earlier this month after Tina Chambers left to take a curriculum director position in the […]

Ortonville names village manager

Salem Township trustee, a former clerk and state rep candidate, takes helm

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville-David Trent will be introduced to the community as the new village manager during the next council meeting, set for 7 p.m., Oct. 24, at the Brandon Township offices, 395 Mill St. The council unanimously voted to offer Trent the job at an Oct. 13 special meeting. Background checks have […]

‘When you drive like that you get shot’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer A motorist who was not amused with the teenager driver behind him and reacted by allegedly getting out of his vehicle and pointing a gun at the 18-year-old, is facing a charge of felonious assault. Brandon deputies responded at 2:44 p.m., Oct. 17 to the 100 block of Village Court, […]

Enbridge hosts pump station tour

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-On Tuesday, two years after construction of a controversial oil pipeline pump station in the township was completed, Enbridge Energy staff offered tours of the 12,000 square-foot facility. Neighbors of the pump station located on 3 acres at 3403 Seymour Lake Road, just northeast of Cook’s Farm Dairy, were […]

Suspect scoped out area before assault

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- The Genesee County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate a township assault that could be linked to two other similar crimes. At approximately 5:30 p.m., Oct. 7, a 36-year-old mother was jogging on the wooded cross country trail located behind Oaktree Elementary School, 7500 Gale Road, when a male assailant […]

Apartment rezoning request withdrawn

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-A rezoning request that drew the ire of some area residents during two recent village planning commission meetings has been withdrawn. The village planning commission voted on Sept. 26 to postpone a request for 120 days to change the zoning from general commercial to multiple-family residential district on about 10 acres […]

Township serial attacker arrested

Township serial attacker arrested

By David Fleet Editor On Friday morning Genesee County Sheriff Department announced that a Clarkston man is Atacker charged following a Oct. 7 attack on a woman on the cross country trail located behind Oaktree Elementary School, 7500 Gale Road in Atlas Township. He was also charged in an attack on a woman jogging at Abernathy Park in Davison. Charles Gamble II, of Clarkston, was charged […]

‘One Cup at a Time’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Once a week, at a cafe in Clarkston, Bill Haney gets together with 10 friends and discusses the issues of the day over coffee. Out of this gathering has emerged a book, “One Cup at a Time: Why a Gaggle of Geezers Gathers Every Monday Morning to Solve the World’s […]

Ghost Tour at the Old Mill

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville– Just in time for Halloween, search for ghosts at the Old Mill, as well as hear about the ghosts paranormal investigators said they found at the 160-year-old landmark building at two special events this week. “Investigations of the Paranormal,” will be presented by Michigan Spirit Quest from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 […]

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