Zelenak considered for Holly Village Manager

Ortonville- Current Village Manager Paul Zelenak is now the frontrunner for the position of Holly Village Manager. Village of Holly interim manager Tom Daily said that following a council vote on Dec. 14, Zelenak could be offered the position which has been open since July. ‘Of the 52 applications for the position, Zelenak was second […]

Progress made on Legault Blvd. property

Brandon Twp.- Yet another chapter in the ongoing tale of John Sloan’s township home was told last week. Debris scattered across the property was cleaned up, say township officials’including automobiles, sheet metal and concrete. Some larger panels of the building still remain on the property that will require heavy equipment to remove. ‘We would have […]

Search widens

Brandon Twp.- Ashley Wolfe, 15, a Brandon High School Freshman has been missing since Oct. 22 and police are now saying the clues to her whereabouts have diminished. Oakland County Sheriff’s Detective Arnie Terrell, Brandon Schools police liaison is working with Ashley’s family and Waterford Police Department to find the girl who may be in […]

Student finds life in Germany different

Brandon Twp.-Michael Tyle always wanted to be an exchange student. And last August he got his wish. Michael Tyle, 18, a 2004 Brandon High School graduate saved up about $2,500, learned to speak German and earned a Ortonville Rotary Club exchange student endorsement. Last spring, Tyle began the process of completing the 14 page application […]

Emergency response team forming

Brandon Twp.- In the spring of 2003 a devastating ice storm raged across the area’cutting power lines, blocking roads and stranding thousands. While the aftermath wreaked havoc on the environment and residents’the elderly and those requiring special assistance may need special attending during such emergencies. ‘We have many seniors out there that are on oxygen,? […]

Local remembered for family, service to Goodrich High School

Goodrich-A loving ,wife, mother and friend’attributes of Joyce A. Hughes. Hughes died Nov. 27 after a short illness with her loving husband Jerry by her side at Genesys Health Park. She was 74. Hughs was born in Midland, Mich. April 20, 1930, the daughter of Herman and Laura Mitchell. She married Jerry Aug. 20, 1950, […]

Superintendent search begins

Brandon Twp.-Following selection of T.D. & Associates as the superintendent search firm to find a replacement for current school district superintendent Bart Jenniches, Terre Davis of T.D. and Associates presented the extensive plan to the board of eduction on Monday. At a cost of $17,500 the board approved the Grand Rapids area-based firm to replace […]

Kick starting M-15 Moto-Sports

Brandon Twp.- When Brett Parent was about 9-years-old he begin riding dirt bikes. While his passion for the sport continued his career took him in a slightly different direction spending about 30 years employed as a Ford Motor Company technician. Parent, had always toyed with the idea of opening a parts and accessories store as […]

Despite warm weather hunters flock to woods

Atlas Twp.- Goodrich resident Gregg Wilcox, has been hunting deer for the past 33 years and says the Atlas Township buck he shot on Nov. 16, the second day of the 2004 gun deer season was the biggest ever. ‘I past up several smaller deer before I shot this buck at about 85 yards,? said […]

2004 fund balance better than expected

Brandon Twp-After a host of cuts in state aid and facing nearly a $1.5 million budget shortfall, the Brandon School Board approved $894,555 in reductions for the 2004-05 school year at a special meeting on May 24. Now, school officials say the reductions have exceeded the immediate needs and a surplus in the fund balance […]