Rob Prater

PRATER, Rob R.; born on January 23, 1953  in Pineville, Kentucky to Warren and Pearla Prater; of Ortonville formerly of Clarkston; entered eternal life April 14, 2024 at the age of 71; husband of Charlotte for 43 years; father of Heather Prater, Gayle (Rick) Schleben and Tina (Jason) Parry; grandpa “Poppy” of Delaney (T.J.) Falkenhagen, […]

Leona Irene Anderson

ANDERSON, LEONA IRENE of St. Helen, Michigan formerly of Ortonville, Michigan: died on April 11, 2024. She was 91. Leona was born March 12, 1933 to the late Leonard Melvin and Madeline Isabelle (nee: Christy) Fall. She married Carl Anderson, Jr. in September of 1953, he preceded her in death October 25, 2013. She is […]

Anne Konkle

KONKLE, Anne M.; born July 26, 1935 in Pontiac to Frederick and Dorothy Slavin; of Grand Blanc formerly of Clarkston, Waterford and Ortonville; passed away on April 12, 2024 at the age of 88; preceded in death by her husband  of 41 years, Darrell; mother of Theresa (Jim) Walls, Dave (Beth) Konkle, Greg (Laura Taylor) […]

Campus K9s

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp.— In 2025, there will be two new furry faces in the Brandon School District. Brandon is partnering with Campus K9s, a non-profit organization that raises and trains Social Emotional Learning (SEL) dogs for school districts. Their mission is to promote the well being of students and staff by providing […]

The social aspect of anti-social activities

It’s no surprise that I’ve always been an avid reader. Even as a child, I was rarely without a book. I got in trouble for reading in English class once, no joke. She was not my favorite teacher. But it didn’t discourage me from always having a book with me. And growing up, reading was […]

Strengthening School Mental Health and Family Engagement

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. — Brandon School District is one of six districts in Oakland County participating in Strengthening School Mental Health and Family Engagement Community of Practice in partnership with Oakland Schools. “The purpose of this work is to increase student access to school and community behavioral health services by strategically strengthening […]

Alice Gemmel

GEMMEL, ALICE MARIE of Oxford, Michigan: died on April 11, 2024. She was 93. Alice was born April 23, 1930 in Mayville, Michigan to the late Alton and Dorothy (nee: Wagner) Young. She married the late Webster Gemmel on May 6, 1949 in Keego Harbor, Michigan. She is survived by her five children, Anna (Bruce) […]

Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Emlinger Roberts of Wall, NJ, formerly of Brandon Township, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at the age of 81. Her sons Michael and Adam were by her side. Rebecca (“Becky” to her family) was born in Alma, Michigan on November 3, 1942, to Merlin and Vivian Emlinger. She grew up with two […]

Dale Broecker

BROECKER, DALE EDWARD of Mio, Michigan formerly of Ortonville; died April 5, 2024. He was 80. Dale was born June 30, 1943 in Goodrich, Michigan to the late Donald A. and Rose (nee: Burton) Broecker. He married Carol Jean Uloth on August 25, 1965 in Ortonville, Michigan. He is survived by his beloved wife of […]

Pinwheels for Prevention

Pinwheels for Prevention

Pinwheel gardens have been planted by Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance around Brandon Township for April, which is Child Abuse Prevention month. April is also Autism Awareness month. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

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