Police chase locks down schools

Brandon Twp.- Both the middle school and high school were on lock down Monday morning as police attempted to apprehend a known felon. Oakland County deputies including K-9 units and air support responded to the area near Granger Road and M-15 after a homeowner reported the suspect, Michael Devins, 18, had just left on foot […]

Local Ford auto dealership sold

Brandon Twp.- Arrants Ford, a name synonymous with area auto sales for more than 45 years will have a new owner and soon a new building. Grand Blanc businessman Randy Wise announced on Monday the purchase of the long-time local Ford dealership located at 968 Ortonville Road. ‘The traffic and location on M-15 was very […]

Hadley man takes record elk with recurve bow

Hadley-Robert Hartwig is not your typical bow hunter. After hunting with a compound bow Hartwig, 48, a Hadley Township farmer decided to revert back to the classic recurve bow. And during the past six years his success hunting with the pre-compound era bow has been outstanding by any hunter’s standards. Five white-tail deer from his […]

Village DPW votes for union

Ortonville- The three employees of the department of public works may soon be part of a collective bargaining group. In April 2003 the Ortonville Department of Public Works employees filed to be represented by Teamsters Local 214. Les Barrett, a trustee with Local 214 said when the issue regarding the union started the village objected […]

Main Street reps meet at Main Event

Ortonville-On Oct. 21, representatives from Ortonville were among those attending the first Main Street Oakland County Main Event in Pontiac. The event was orgainized to recognize those communities selected for the Main Street program and their respective accomplishments. ‘This was the first time all the recipents got together,? said Paul Zelenak, Ortonville village manager. ‘Meetings […]

Oakwood Road, M-15 traffic signal considered

Groveland Twp.- After state transportation officials dumped a proposed traffic light at the intersection of Oakwood Road and M-15 earlier this year, at least one local official says the light issue should be rekindled. At 4:45 p.m., on Sept. 1, township supervisor Robert DePalma was northbound on M-15 approaching the Oakwood Road intersection when a […]

D.L. Bonner Jewelers adds partner

Ortonville-Since 1983 David Bonner has been the name synonymous with local jewelry. Now after more than 20 years a second name and face will be part of the local proprietor in downtown Ortonville. Rob Wittstock, has purchased a small part of D.L.Bonner Jewelers, 431 Mill St. bringing his skills and professionalism to the landmark business. […]

Land owners grapple over lumber dispute

Brandon Twp.- Some Kent Road neighbors say loggers from a Michigan- based sawmill may have out-chopped their welcome. Last April Alice and Allan Hines were approached by logger Michael Hackworth of Dansville, Mich. who expressed interest in purchasing some of the older hardwood trees on the adjoining forested property. After speaking with Hackworth, the Hines […]

Family’s classic motorcycle rolls on

Brandon Twp.-As a child, township resident Susan Reddy remembers family cruises through the German countryside past vineyards and farms near the banks of the Rhine River. ‘Mom and my sister Becky rode in the sidecar while Dad and I were on the bike,? said Reddy. Reddy’s father, Master Sgt. Jack Verveer was stationed at Hahn […]

Local bow hunters take aim at 2004 deer season

A deer hunter for the past 10 years, Brandon Township resident Billy Starr says he prefers the balmy October deer archery season over the later November firearm-deer season. ‘The October season is not too cold, the squirrels are active and I see more deer,? said Starr. ‘It’s nothing to see six or seven deer per […]