Resident faces charges of felony arson

BRANDON TOWNSHIP – Travis Gordon McIntosh, 19, has been charged with two counts of felony and a misdemeanor in exchange for a night of alleged malicious destruction. The felony charges are for arson of a dwelling and of placing explosives with intent to destroy and cause injury, and each carry 20-year sentences upon conviction. A […]

Students sew up feelings with special quilt

BRANDON SCHOOLS – On Wednesday, Feb. 26 the entire third grade of Belle Ann Elementary presented a handmade quilt to Mike and Beth Jordan. The students made the quilt as a gift of appreciation to the Jordans for sponsoring their field trips throughout the year. “It’s the classes’ way of thanking the Jordans for sponsoring […]

Ortonville hires clerk/treasurer

ORTONVILLE – After more than a month of searching through more than 45 applications, the village personnel committee found a new clerk/treasurer and on Monday, March 10 the village council unanimously approved hiring Mary Clark. Not a newcomer to government tasks, Clark spent more than 20 years working for Oxford Township and is looking forward […]

Family plans fund-raiser for ailing sister

GROVELAND TOWNSHIP – The chips are down for Arlene DuFresne, former owner of Tranquility Spa in Ortonville, and her family are doing their best to help. With the help of the Commonwealth Club in Madison Heights, DuFresne’s family hopes to defray medical costs so she can concentrate on getting well. “She needs the transplant surgery, […]

Chamber Expo Slated For May

BRANDON TOWNSHIP – There is no better way to meet the face behind a business than a business Expo. This year residents will be provided the biggest and best opportunity to meet local business representatives at the 2003 Business Expo. “This year we are expanding the Expo (to accommodate more businesses),” said Robert Renchik, Expo […]

Parents, children ready to grow

BRANDON TOWNSHIP – To the parents of a 3-year old thoughts of preschool, socialization skills, and separation anxiety are sometimes overwhelming. To ease the transition, the Oakland Family Services along with the Church of the Nazarene is hosting a program aimed at preschool readiness. Ready Let’s Grow is designed to support and strengthen parent interaction […]

Red Hat Society, a head above the rest

ORTONVILLE – Ortonville resident Georgena “Jo” Miller is a cancer survivor who is living life to the fullest in the company of good friends, under the brim of a red hat. “There are no rules,” said Miller. “Just, a fun social gathering.” On Wednesday, March 19, Miller along with about 20 local woman gathered for […]

MDOT eyes Twp. intersection

GROVELAND TOWNSHIP- A traffic light at Oakwood and Ortonville roads may be one step closer. Ortonville Village Manager Paul Zelenak said the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Road Commission for Oakland County will continue to review data collected by the Traffic Improvement Association. The association provides traffic data to municipalities, law enforcement agencies, and […]

Brandon Building director appointed

On Monday, April 7, Brandon Township Building and Planning Director Tim Palulian was appointed the Township Liaison to updating the Groveland Township Master Plan. The township’s current master plan was adopted in September 19. To accomodate area growth and development in Groveland Township and surrounding municipalities, the Groveland Township Planning Commission will study current conditions […]

Residents still in dark

After phase two of a devastating ice storm hit Oakland County late Friday afternoon more than 370,000 residents were left in a long lasting deep freeze. As of Monday, April 7, more than 200,000 residents were still without electricity. DTE estimated the majority of those residents are in Northern Oakland County, and would not have […]