Local remembered for volunteer efforts

Ortonville- From helping establish a school library to scouts to teaching Sunday school, for more than half a century Martina Kier volunteered her time and skills to make this community a better place. Martina, 86 died May 3. Born in New Brunswick, N.J. in 1919, she earned a master’s degree in science from the University […]

Brandon students join area water study

Ortonville-On Wednesday morning about 18 Brandon Middle School students were up to their knees in a mixture of mud, water and a host of questions. The group of students from Dave Green’s seventh grade science class spent the cool, sunny spring morning collecting samples from Kearsley Creek near the M-15 bridge. Donning waders and sharing […]

Local speaks of life in communist China

Beijing- Each day Ortonville native Jane Kier Moore works, shops and enjoys entertainment’a lifestyle synonymous with most the United States. Yet for Kier Moore each day’s subtle differences, like CNN’s frequent blackouts due to government censoring reminds her that life in Communist China is far from the freedoms of home. Like thousands of other American […]

Township board OKs demolition of home

Brandon Twp – Township officials say they’ve been patient with property owner John Sloan for more than four years’but finally his time has run out. On April 18 the township board voted 7-0 awarding Addison Disposal, L.L.C. of Leonard the contract to demolish and remove the home Sloan set out to build on Legault Boulevard […]

Township board OKs demolition of home

Brandon Twp – Township officials say they’ve been patient with property owner John Sloan for more than four years’but finally his time has run out. On April 18 the township board voted 7-0 awarding Addison Disposal, L.L.C. of Leonard the contract to demolish and remove the home Sloan set out to build on Legault Boulevard […]

Kearsley Creek stocked and ready for trout opener

Brandon Twp.-It’s been more than 30 years since John Lundy was introduced to fishing Kearsley Creek. ‘He pointed to a deep hole in the river and that’s where I caught a nice16-inch brown trout,? said Lundy, 54, referring to fishing with his father-in-law Nelson Wolfe. On April 30 Lundy will join thousands of Michigan anglers […]

‘Not exempt from fire?

Brandon Twp.-Even after more than 30 years as a firefighter, former Brandon Fire Chief James Frantz says you just can’t be too cautious with fire. After serving as chief from 1974-1996 he’s seen and fought thousands of fires, but the blaze that started late in the afternoon of April 19 was just a little too […]

Local Re/Max, Real Estate One merge

Brandon Twp.-Two leading area real estate companies announced last week that they will merge their businesses. Re/Max Property Center, 630 Ortonville Road and Real Estate One, 2245 S. Ortonville Road will join forming the largest Ortonville area real estate company according to a report. ‘We determined that one company could serve the community better,? said […]

On the roads again

A trek to just about any destination in Oakland County this spring and expect some travel delays due to road construction. The gauntlet of countywide orange barrels is the result of $54.55 million to improve county roads and bridges in 2005, say Road Commission for Oakland County officials. The series of projects range from $40 […]

Teamsters, village contract talks open

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- On April 7, representatives from the Village will meet for the first time with Teamsters Local 214 to discuss ground rules for a labor contract with the department of public works. Les Barrett, a trustee with Local 214 said a series of 47 proposals ranging from non-economic to disability to […]