A Ford in the family

By David Fleet Editor Hadley-It’s been 102 years since the 1917 Ford Model T truck rolled off the assembly line in Detroit. The historic vehicle, one of just a few drivable today, has been a fixture in the Hartwig family and a regular on Hadley Road for the Fourth of July parade. This year local […]

Apollo 11:‘One small step’ remembered after half century

By David Fleet Editor According to news reports, at 9:32 a.m., July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 took off from Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin Jr., and Michael Collins aboard. After traveling 240,000 miles in 76 hours, Apollo 11 entered into a lunar orbit on July 19. On July 20, the Eagle […]

Community set to honor Laone Trese

By David Fleet Editor Laone Trese’s life was full. A family of 17 children, a loving wife for 50 years topped off with a laundry list of visible roles in the community. At 4 p.m., July 27, a plaque honoring Laone who passed away March 28, 2002 will be dedicated at Crossman Park-Kindness Rock Garden […]

‘You have no idea when it’s going to hit’

By David Fleet Editor Bonnie Ramsdell’s cat named “Sarah,” could tell it was coming before it happened. “There’s really nothing you can do,” she said. “She was nervous,” said Ramsdell. “She knew it. But you really just have no idea when it’s going to hit.” Sarah and Ramsdell had reason to worry. Ramsdell, 75, is […]

Local named ‘Best of Detroit Makeup Artist’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer A 2011 Brandon Grad was voted HOUR Detroit’s Best of Detroit Makeup Artist for 2019. “I didn’t even know until a friend tagged me in the (facebook) post,” said Alexandria Bishop. “I had no idea I’d even be in the running because there are so many talented local makeup artists.” […]

OCSO Deputy Saunders retires from patrol

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- After more than two decades—Jim Saunders is off the road. Following a stellar 36 year career in law enforcement Oakland County Sheriff Deputy Saunders stepped out of the patrol car and into retirement. “I’ve always been a patrolman,” said Saunders, 55. “I’ve dabbled as a detective, but I’d rather […]

Returning to Normandy’s beaches: 75th anniversity remembered

By David Fleet Editor On a early June morning Leonard and Kathy Biera boarded a Brittany Ferry for the six hour trek from Portsmouth, England across the English Channel to La villa Port Winston, France. “It was suicide,” said Leonard, a U.S. Navy submarine veteran, as the boat approached the cliffs on Pointe du Hoc, […]

Steps and Stories

There are still spots open for the summer program at the Sashabaw Meadows club house, made possible by the Brooksie Way Mini Grant. The program, Steps and Stories: Healthier Mind and Body, is open to students ages 6-12 that live Sashabaw Meadows and Clarkston. The program focuses on walking every day and reading on topics […]

‘It’s a challenge, but it’s a good challenge’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Due to scoliosis Morgan Ross was forced to drop her plans of collegiate track and field. So the 2018 Brandon High School graduate picked up an oar. “I looked at other sports I could possibly do,” said Ross. “I found rowing at Grand Valley and I ended up falling in […]

Eye on the future:Brandon schools career fair

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Students at Brandon Schools are looking forward towards possible future careers. On May 24, Brandon Middle School hosted a professional hockey player, a former Detroit Tiger, CPAs, an engineer and a dozen other career professionals. “Career Day was a phenomenal day at BMS,” said teacher Nathan Odinga. “The students enjoyed hearing […]