Sexual assault

A 42-year-old male  resident of Brandon Township is under investigation following an alleged sexual assault of a 12 year old female.  On May 5 Oakland County deputies received information that an alleged sexual assault may have occurred at a residence in the 3400 block of Sashabaw Road.  The sexual assault may have involved a minor […]

Township trail route meets dead end

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A proposed route for the Iron Belle Trail in the township has come to a dead end. Route C was the least expensive, most direct, and most popular by survey of four proposed township connections to the Iron Belle Trail, a state project which seeks to establish a […]

Township to host master plan update meeting

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. -At 7 p.m., May 22, the township board of trustees will host the first public meeting to seek input in the update process of the master plan. The meeting will be at the Butzel Retreat Center, 3599 Perryville Road, near Jossman and Barron roads. The township master plan is […]

Swimmers, board ponder pool contract

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– Local swimmers are fishing for answers about their future in the Brandon pool. Aquatic and Fitness Center users voiced their concerns about possible changes in hours and cost to use the pool at an April 27 special meeting. On the agenda was a contract with Aqua Club for […]

Sidewalks to expand, trail nixed on land

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- The village council is seeking to expand walkways, not through trails, but sidewalks. At their April 24 meeting, the council approved by a 6-0 vote a proposal from Rowe Professional Services Company to provide design and engineering services for the construction of sidewalks along Narrin, Myron and Ball Streets […]

Boonie Hike 2017

By David Fleet Editor On April 22 and 23 more than 200 scouts participated in the Boonie Hike 2017 hosted by Ortonville Troop 139. The event at the 5,400 acre Ortonville Recreation Area featured 16 scout troops from Ortonville, Oxford, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Davisburg, Waterford, Royal Oak, Croswell and Pontiac. About 295 campers which included […]

Sewer idea floated again with eye on businesses, township

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – The topic of sewer surfaced again at a meeting Wednesday in the village. Nearly 40 people were in attendance at the April 26 meeting to which about 200, mostly business owners, were invited by Village Manager David Trent to continue what is now a more than 60-year dialogue […]

Twp. police/fire millage renewal, 9-1-1 on ballot

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. – Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., May 2 for Genesee County and township voters who will decide on a police/fire millage renewal and a 9-1-1 surcharge hike. Earlier this year the township board of trustees OK’d ballot questions for renewals of 2.1 mills for police protection […]

Video cameras OK’d by township

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-The board of trustees had voted 4-0 on March 20 to spend up to $1,400 for secuity cameras for three township buildings. However, on April 24, the board recognized that the price quoted by Davison-based Pal Burglar was for one building—the township office. As a result, the board of trustees […]

Brandon Township dryer fire sparks pillow talk

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Pillows offered no rest for Brandon firefighters and some local residents last week. Township firefighters responded at 1:24 a.m., April 21 to a mobile home in the 3000 block of Cherry Street after it was reported there was a fire in the dryer. Residents had washed body pillows and […]