State, county OK ORV park agreement

By David Fleet Editor On April 2, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners OK’d a 20-year operating agreement, with a 10-year additional option, with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Under the agreement, the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission will operate the ORV Park, located in Groveland and Holly townships, in partnership with the […]

Purple Heart Trial M-15 signs move forward

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-After more than a year, a stretch of M-15 will be designated as the Purple Heart Trail. The bill, now Public Act 543 of 2018, was introduced on May 22, 2018 and signed by Gov. Snyder in December, prompting Ortonville VFW Post 582 to order two 6 feet by 2 feet […]

Investigation continues in Seymour Lake Road crash

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-At approximately 2:45 p.m., March 28, Oakland County Sheriff Deputies-Brandon Township and Brandon EMS responded to a traffic incident on Seymour Lake near Hadley roads. According to police reports, three vehicles were involved when a suspected drunk driver allegedly drifted into traffic causing two motorists traveling on Seymour Lake Road […]

Couple Boston bound

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On April 15, village residents Leo and Leah Foley will join more than 30,000 runners in the 123rd Boston Marathon. The 2019 Boston Marathon will be the second for Leah and Leo, who have compiled a stellar running career spanning more than two decades. Their paths first crossed when in […]

Township cell tower nears completion

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- A new township cell tower could be operational could be operational next month. By a 5-0 vote on Dec. 18, 2017 the township board of trustees OK’d a request for a conditional use permit for a cell tower constructed on private property by Skyway Towers, LLC. The new 180 […]

‘Alex Main,’ Detroit Tiger, Cobb teammate

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On April 18, 1914, center fielder Ty Cobb had one hit, scored a run in four times at bat leading the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Naps. The winning pitcher was a lanky 6 feet 6 inch tall mid-Michigan native Alex Main who tossed eight […]

Business Professionals of America

By David Fleet Editor From March 14-17, Brandon High School joined more than 140 high schools statewide at the Business Professionals of America, 47th annual state leadership conference in Grand Rapids. BPA, or Business Professionals of America is an after school opportunity for students to development leadership skills, personal, career and professional growth along with […]

One-eyed owl continues to soar

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- The little half pound owl huddled just inches from the fog line near traffic laden M-15. “She was sitting right along side of the road,” said Angela Grogan, of Lucy’s Pet Supplies & Feeds, 8159 S. State Road, Goodrich. “I’m not sure how she was not squashed. We found […]

Road grant sought for village

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night during a special meeting, the village council voted 5-0 to apply for a grant that would fund limestone for village gravel roads. If the grant is approved Seneca, Kearsley and Huron streets along with Dutch Road and Park Drive would receive about 4 inches of limestone. Sheri Wilkerson, […]

Brandon man now advanced wilderness medicine certified

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-From climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to hiking the Golan Heights Trail to a short trek on the Appalachian Trail—township resident Jonathan Schechter’s rigorous outdoor excursions often transcend the mundane walk in the park. Last February, the veteran outdoorsman and local paramedic spent a week in Big Sky Montana enhancing his wilderness […]