Preparing for the August eclipse

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Ken Bertin has traveled all over the world to see a total solar eclipse, an event that is over in just a few minutes. He has viewed the event, in which the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, obscuring the sun, ten times— in India, Mexico, […]

Village Skate Park equipment for sale

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- The Village Skate Park is for sale. While the parcel of land is not up for grabs, the skateboard equipment that occupies the space at the corner of Cedar and Ball streets is, as confirmed by Brandon Township Recreation Director Fred Waybrant on Wednesday. During a park subcommittee meeting […]

Fishing trip results in disorderly conduct ticket

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A man who verbally attacked a father and his three children who were going fishing has been cited for disorderly conduct. Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Greg Glover, Brandon substation commander, said the man who used profanity mistakenly believes the father and his kids, ages 11, 13, and […]

Sex education changes coming to Brandon Schools

‘Children need to learn this whether at home or at school’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Lessons on contraceptive use will be included in sex education classes in the district. The board of education voted 4-3 at their July 17 meeting to approve abstinence-based sex education recommended by an advisory council that studied the issue earlier this year. Board President Kevin McClellan, Vice-President Lisa […]

The Old Detroit Burger Bar to open on M-15

By Jessica Steely Clarkston News Staff Writer The new FED restaurant, now open for business on South Main Street, isn’t the only M-15 eatery up for something new. The Old Detroit Burger Bar is ready to start renovations on the former Nickelodeon restaurant on M-15, north of Rattalee Lake Road. “That Nickelodeon’s been such an […]

Village, school future intertwine over real estate

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Plotting a future for the village may require an updated roadmap, and cooperation between school and village officials. At a joint meeting July 17, the village council, as well as members of the village planning commission and Downtown Development Authority, discussed a wide range of topics, including sewers, sidewalks, […]

St. Anne Catholic Church celebrates 60 years

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- St. Anne Catholic Church is celebrating 60 years as an official parish. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, July 30 at the church located at 825 S. Ortonville Road. Bishop Arturo Cepeda will celebrate the Mass and concelebrating will be current St. Anne […]

‘Bee There or Bee Square’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The library is the place to “bee” this month. Tom Roberts, township resident and beekeeper, will present “Bee There or Bee Square” 7 p.m., July 27 at the library, 304 South St., in a program that offers attendees a look into the world of honeybees, insects that he […]

Sex ed vote: Teach contraceptives?

Sexual abuse survivor chimes in on debate

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- When Tina Ayala was 5-years-old, she was sexually abused. The experience has made her a staunch advocate for victims of sexual assault, and also led her to share her views on the importance of abstinence-based sex education with the Brandon School Board last month as they debate whether […]

Village manager ousted; council mum on cause

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- David Trent has been fired as village manager. The exact reasons why the village council voted 4-2 to terminate Trent July 5 remain murky due to a closed session discussion that preceded the termination vote, and refusal of members who voted for his dismissal to comment on both what […]