MABAS facility set to open in township

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.– On the anniversary of 9/11 a major step forward toward preparedness in the event of a disaster will be unveild in the township. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 11, the Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System or MABAS storage warehouse will be open for pubic tours. The 17,000 square […]

Firefighters, DTE, neighbors rally to save wedding

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Wedding crashers took on a new meaning earlier this month. On Aug. 12, Bob Petrusha a township resident for the past 18 years was hosting a wedding with about 130 guests on his rural Auten Road property. The wedding couple had rented a 30-feet-by-60-feet tent and planned to exchange […]

Fraud suspects nabbed after high speed chase

By David Fleet Editor A 36-year-old female from Daytona Beach, Fla. and a 32-year-old male of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. are now in custody following a high speed chase and incident with a local credit union. At approximately 3:41 p.m., Aug. 14, the Oakland County Sheriff office received a call from an employee of the Michigan […]

Olympian makes a splash in Brandon

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A two-time Olympian is making waves at the Brandon Aquatics Center. Nim Shapira is in the water daily as the owner/founder of Aqua Club, which oversees operations of the pool located at Brandon High School, and his goal now is to increase the number of swimmers in the […]

ELGA Credit Union opens in Goodrich

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- At noon, Aug. 14, ELGA Credit Union, 8125 S. State Road, will host a ribbon cutting celebration. The new facility will be the tenth ELGA Credit Union branch— serving more than 64,000 members who live, work, worship, in Genesee, Saginaw, Shiawassee, Oakland, Lapeer and Livingston counties. “It made perfect sense […]

Senior complex deal gets sweeter for village

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- Coordinators of a proposed senior housing project recently upped the ante for the village. A yearly donation of as much as $15,000 could be on the way to village coffers if developers from Goodrich Haven, L.L.C Limited Dividend Housing Association can reach an agreement to build. At issue is a […]

Township seeks Iron Belle Trail input

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Do you want an Iron Belle Trail connection in the township? Officials want to know, via email, the answer to that question. They also want your name, complete address and only persons over age 18 to respond. One answer per household please and send your support or opposition […]

Police seek help after thefts from vehicles reported

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Police are seeking the public’s help in solving recent thefts from vehicles in the township. The larcenies from autos have occurred in the past week on Spruce Hill Lane. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Office reports, at about 8:35 a.m., Aug. 3, a resident in the 800 block […]

It’s almost school time

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Raising a grandchild alone on a fixed income is difficult, especially at back to school time, but it is made easier for at least one local grandma with the help of the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund. “Without OCEF’s help, I’d be up the creek,” said Bessie, a 67-year-old […]

Advanced Physical Therapy Center open house Aug. 17

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Advanced Physical Therapy Center is celebrating an anniversary and upgrades. From 4-7 p.m., Aug. 17, APTC, 7477 S. State Road, will host an open house in its newly renovated office. For more than 25 years APTC has provided physical and occupational therapy including 17 years with a facility in the village. […]