Abigail’s Pride: Diversity, equity, inclusion grant

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — Local non-profit Abigail’s Pride has received a grant for $5,000. The grant comes from the Flagstar Employee Resource Groups for diversity, equity and inclusion. “We beat out a lot of other LGBTQ organizations for it,” said founder Abigail Rowe, 17. Abigail’s Pride was founded by Rowe in 2021 […]

Weekend Dixie Highway-Renaissance traffic not impacted by I-75 construction

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — A few lane closures on I-75 during the past summer weekends which routed traffic onto Dixie Highway should be wrapped up according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The news is a concern on the eve of the opening of the Michigan Renaissance Festival, which kicks off Aug. […]

Ortonville, Sherman Park Pickeball Court opens

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Sherman Park Pickleball Court is now officially open. On Aug. 11, Brandon Township Parks and the village of Ortonville hosted a ribbon cutting for the courts, which were finished in July. “This is an exciting time for our community,” said township clerk Roselyn Blair. “We are looking […]

Play it by ear

Play it by ear

From left, Reghan Bechtel, Myah Rainwater and Kylie Rainwater bag ears of corn at Weil Dairy Farm, 9197 Gale Road, Atlas Township. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame nominations needed

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon — The Brandon School District is accepting nominations for the Ed and Diane Donaldson Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame. “The school district is very excited to continue with our Distinguished Alumni tradition in which we are able to honor some truly remarkable Blackhawk alumni,” said district superintendent Carly Stone. […]

OCSO:Multiple larcenies, break ins reported around Brandon Township

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — A string of larcenies and attempted larcenies in the surrounding areas has prompted a warning to residents to make sure their car doors and houses are locked. “Don’t leave anything of value in your vehicle, lock your car doors, lock your homes,” said Oakland County Sheriff’s Office […]

Remembering Tiger catcher, radio analyst, Jim Price

By David Fleet Editor Detroit— On the field Jim Price backed up legendary catcher Bill Freehan, was a member of the Tigers 1968 World Champion team and a staunch leader in the battle against Autism. When his playing days waned, Price stepped off the field into the press box and for the last three decades […]

M-15 culvert projects rolls into September

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.— Earlier this summer the Michigan Department Of Transportation began two projects on M-15 in Atlas Township. Replacement of the Cummings Drain culvert between Maple and Hill roads along with the Paddison Drain culvert between Kipp and Horton roads are currently under construction. The culverts are being replaced simultaneously and to maintain traffic, temporary signals allowing one lane of […]

Hadley, Oakwood intersection progress

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — Safety improvements to the intersection of Oakwood and Hadley roads are still on schedule to be completed in early September. Senior Manager of Communications of the Road Commission for Oakland County, Craig Bryson said the contractor has completed the culvert replacement under the intersection, widened Oakwood Road to […]

Supervisor receives MTA Spirit of 1953 award

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — In June, Groveland Township Supervisor Bob DePalma was recognized with the inaugural Michigan Townships Association Spirit of 1953 award. The MTA, which was founded in 1953, awards an individual who defends and advances the best interests of their township community. The Michigan Township Association Board recognized DePalma for his vision […]

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