Visionary session for Dixie Highway

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-At 7 p.m., Aug. 1, Paul Daniel Marriott & Associates, Historic and Scenic Road Preservation Planners, will be the featured speaker for a visionary session at the township fire station #1, 14645 Dixie Highway # B. Marriott will discuss the concept of “heritage corridors” and the long-term benefit of collaborative […]

Ortonville Community Historical Society membership picnic

At 5:30 p.m., Aug. 3, the Ortonville Community Historical Society will host the annual membership picnic at the Old Mill Museum, 366 Mill St., Ortonville. All current members of the historical society and anyone interested in becoming a member are invited to attend. This is an old-fashioned potluck dinner; bring a dish to pass for […]

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 […]

‘He felt it was his duty to serve his country’

By David Fleet Editor Sally Oxsher recalled her 17-year-old-son Roy McGee, an Oxford High School student, enlisted in the Army some time in late 1966. “He didn’t have to go to Vietnam,” Oxsher told The Oxford Leader newspaper. “He was stationed in Okinawa when he volunteered for Vietnam duty. At the time, he told me […]

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 […]

Hole-in-one at Goodrich Country Club

Olav Haaseth, 68, of Brandon Township scored a hole-in-one on July 11 at the Goodrich Country Club. Haaseth hit the shot on the 133-yard hole four with a six iron Cobra Club and Tommy Amour ball. The shot was witnessed by Ed Alberton, Dan Ellis and Terry Rylence. The group were part of the Anybody […]

GHS grad sings National Anthem

On July 25, Devyn Rae Mitchell, a 2014 Goodrich High School graduate sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the start of the Detroit Tigers Kansas City Royals baseball game at Comeria Park on TRUEMU day. Mitchell, was selected among all music students by the vocal professors at Eastern Michigan University to sing and represent the school. […]

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, […]