Blackhawk Color Guard

Blackhawk Color Guard

Grace Hylton, a Brandon High School Color Guard on Sept. 9 at halftime during the Blackhawk vs. Lake Fenton football game. Photo: Mo Voyer.

Fran Hotchkiss 2022 Citizen of the Year

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville— Since she was 5-years-old, Fran Hotchkiss loved the Brandon Library. “May 1, 1975 I got my first paycheck,” said Hotchkiss. “But I think the whole volunteering at the age of 5 and getting to put away 10 picture books a day, that was really my big start.” Hotchkiss has […]

Distinguished Brandon Alumni

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —On Sept. 29, there will be two Brandon graduates inducted into the Ed and Diane Donaldson Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame. Lieutenant Greg Glover, a 1985 graduate, is being honored for distinguished achievement and service to the safety and well-being of residents of Ortonville and Oakland County. Dr. […]

Mabelena to close after 20 years

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — After 20 years to the day, Mabelena, 470 Mill St., is closing their doors on Sept. 24 “We opened on Septemberfest 20 years ago, and we’re closing on Septemberfest,” said Brenda Heffernan, owner. The name Mabelena came from Heffernan’s grandmothers, Mabel and Lena. Lena was an Ortonville resident, […]

Letters to the Editor Sept. 17

Thank you Doug There are people that you meet in life who are truly special.  Who leave a lasting impact on you based upon who they are, what they do, and what they represent.  Doug McAbee was one of those people to so many of us. My first meeting with Doug was at the local […]

Geraldine Levock

LEVOCK, GERALDINE VALENTINE of Fraser, Michigan; died on September 10, 2022. She was 80. Geraldine was born on February 12, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Walter and Katherine (Nee: Purtzenski) Owiesny. She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Levock and Jerrod (Dina) Levock; one daughter, Deborah (Eddie) Houghtailing; seven grandchildren, Dylan Levock, Jason […]

Day 1

Day 1

Renee Short takes a photo of her daughter Meia Lamoureaux on the first day of classes at Harvey-Swanson Elementary School on Sept. 6. Photo: Shelby Stewart-Soldan.

Road work continues

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The summer may soon ending, but the construction continues. Two major road projects will be coming to the area this year and within the next few years from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Beginning towards the end of September, M-15 at Duck Creek will be under construction […]

Board appoints interim member

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Schools — During the special meeting Wednesday night, the Brandon School Board unanimously approved the appointment of John Chartier to the board of education. He will fill a vacancy for the remainder of the term ending in Dec. 2022. “Oakland Schools appoints our person if we don’t make this […]

New BGYA caseworker assigned

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp.— Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance has a new caseworker as of Tuesday. “I have been a caseworker for Oakland County Youth Assistance for seven years,” said Tasha Hanson. “All seven of those years I was assigned to Ferndale Public Schools. Prior to working with Youth Assistance, I worked as […]