David Michael Gaide Sr.

David Michael Gaide Sr Born on January 28, 1961 in Flint Michigan to Evelyn and George Gaide and died August 13, 2023. Dave graduated from Davison High School 1980. Worked at Rooker Veterinary while a teenager: summer was hot as he bailed hay. Met Kim while she waitressed at the Golden Nugget Restaurant in Davison. […]

A time for giving

A time for giving

Stephanie Bates with Wes D. and Wyatt W. counting cans at Reid Elementary for their canned food drive. Bates’ class had the most canned goods with 411. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Growing cases of malicious destruction of property

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Brandon Substation is warning residents of a number of cases of malicious destruction of property in Brandon Township. “We are getting hit with a rash of malicious destruction of property in the southeast corner of the township, in the Clarkston Lakes and […]

Christmas in the Village

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — Santa Claus is coming to Ortonville. On Dec. 2, starting at 1 p.m., downtown Ortonville will be home to the annual Christmas in the Village celebration. The parade begins at 1 p.m., starting on Ball Street to church Street and down Mill and South Streets, ending by Fire […]

BHS Student Council sock drive begins

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — Beginning on Nov. 27, the Brandon High School student council is hosting a sock drive. “Not used socks, new socks, that we can donate to local homeless shelters,” said student council president Jacqueline Schell. “We’re also doing a little competition within the school. If your grade brings in […]

Letters to the Editor Nov. 25, 2023

Sportsmanship On Nov. 11 at the Metro Youth Football League Cheerleading Competition, the girls from the Brandon Junior Blackhawks showed true sportsmanship to another competing team. The Brandon girls, seeing so few in the crowd for the Durand team, made a victory tunnel. They stood, cheering on Durand, and made a tunnel to let the […]

28 lessons in 28 years

On November 28th, I’ll turn 28 years old. Age is just a number to me, and doesn’t generally mean much. My papa always said you’re only as old as you feel. Sometimes I feel like a teenager, sometimes I feel like a little old lady. Rarely is it somewhere in between. Maybe one day I’ll […]

Brandon School District to purchase three buses

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon board of education voted unanimously to purchase three buses for the district. “As you know, we got delivery in April of 7 buses, those buses replaced the ones that we were leasing, so that was a nice savings to […]

School Board OKs two bid packs for bond projects

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the regular Monday night board meeting, the Brandon Board of Education voted unanimously to award Saginaw-based Wolgast Corporation two bid packs for bond projects. Bid pack four consists of two paving projects, and will cost $1,864,711. The first paving project will be the replacement of Goodman […]

Lois Robbins

Lois B. Robbins, 94, of Oxford, MI, passed away on November 17, 2023. She was born on June 11, 1929, in Detroit, MI, to the late Stanley and Mildred Burton. Lois was an artist, educator, and activist who dedicated her life to making a difference in her community. Lois had a deep passion for the […]

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