Stars and stripes

Stars and stripes

Firefighters from Groveland Township with an American flag displayed from a ladder truck at the Brandon Township Community Park on June 24. The flag honored the arrival of the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial which arrived last Saturday. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

Life in Ortonville: Local reflects on 95 years

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- Beatrice Richards is a hometown girl. “I love the little town atmosphere,” she said. The area resident, who will celebrate her birthday later this month, reflected on more than 90 years in the village. “I was born here in the village—at the house on Church Street near East Ridge Drive,” […]

School’s out

School’s out

Bill Renner, principal at Harvey Swanson Elementary School high-fives students on the last day of school on June 15. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Atlas Township fire

Atlas Township fire

Firefighters responded to a house fire on the shores of  Lake Shinanguag late Monday night. Photo by Patrick McAbee.  By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-Firefighters responded to a house fire on the shores of Lake Shinanguag late Monday night. About 10:30 p.m., June 12, fire departments from Atlas, Brandon, Davison, Grand Blanc and Groveland townships battled […]

Blackhawks soar

Blackhawks soar

From left, Ethan Hunt, Kevin Bickett, Josh Buda, Michael Allen, Nolan Tews, Jack Olson, Brendan O’Shea, Issac De Jose, Brennan Swix and James Gonzale. Brandon seniors jump during the Clap Out Walk Out on June 7.  Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Michigan Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial

A tribute to Vietnam War veterans from Michigan will arrive in Ortonville and Goodrich this summer. From 10 a.m.until dusk June 24 the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial will be at Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 N. Hadley Road. In 2005 Staff Sgt Kurt Damrow, of the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard, […]

A day to remember

A day to remember

Front from left, Ron Allen, U.S. Army and Cliff Filhart, U.S. Marine Corps veteran from Ortonville VFW Post 582 lead the Memorial Day observance parade through the Avenue of Flags at the Ortonville Cemetery on May 29. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Student busted at school for drugs; dealing suspected

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A 17-year-old Brandon High School student suspected of using drugs as well as selling drugs was arrested at school at about 9:22 a.m., May 25. According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office report, the student was speaking with the assistant principal and the school liaison officer, both of […]

Faulty ventilation eyed in boat fire

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-At about 2 p.m., May 27, the Brandon Township Fire Department responded to a burning boat on Bald Eagle Lake. When firefighters arrived a fiberglass boat was engulfed in flames while still tied to a dock. Heavy black smoke could be seen for miles. “There were concerns the fire threatened […]

Most Likely to Succeed

At 6:30 p.m., May 15, Goodrich Area Schools will present the film, “Most Likely to Succeed,” by Greg Whiteley at the high school Raymond C. Green Auditorium. The film is part of a worldwide campaign to re-imagine education. The film provides an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable given the vision and […]