Library board trustees candidates omitted from August ballot

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. — Several area candidates for library board positions have been disqualified from the August primary election, which includes all candidates running in Brandon, Holly, and Oxford townships, as well as some in other townships throughout Oakland County. Candidates for the library board have to file by the April 23 […]

Groveland Township eyes Battery Energy Storage System business

By David Fleet Groveland Twp. — A woodlot in Groveland Township could soon be home to one of the first battery storage facilities under consideration in Michigan. Dallas-based Vesper Energy is considering a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in the township. A BESS is a type of energy storage system that uses batteries to […]

BHS Challenge Day 2024- ‘Crossing the Line’

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. — On April 25, over 70 students at Brandon High School crossed a line to tell their stories in complete silence. The reason was Challenge Day. “This was my first time getting to participate in Challenge Day,” said BHS Vice Principal Megan Koslowski. “It was very moving for me.” […]

New library study room now available for public use

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. — The Brandon Township Public Library has completed construction on a new private study room. “We are beyond excited,” said library director Laura Fromwiller. “This was one of the most requested additions to our library by the community in our last strategic plan.” The project was completed with a […]

‘Lost in the Boonies’

‘Lost in the Boonies’

Dylan Reis, eagle scout with troop 199, and Kay Russell, life rank in troop 128G, leading the salute before the annual Lost in the Boonies hike. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Area scouts ‘Lost in the Boonies’

By David Fleet Brandon Twp. — The Ortonville Recreation Area on the banks of Big Fish Lake once again hosted hundreds of scouts for their annual “Lost in the Boonies” two-day hiking event. Amidst a few late April snow showers about 170 scouts braved the cool, damp nights warmed only by a myriad of campfires. Formerly known as […]

Lake Orion motorcyclist killed in Oxford Twp. crash

OXFORD TWP. — A 66-year-old Orion Township motorcyclist was killed Wednesday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding struck a car that pulled in front of him on N. Lapeer Road (M-24) near Oakwood Road in Oxford Township not far from the Oakland-Lapeer county line. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Jimmie Allen Haggadone […]

New leaders vie for election in November

By David Fleet Brandon Twp. — Area voters will find several new names when they head to the polls for the August Partisan Primary in Atlas, Brandon, and Groveland townships. Two of three incumbent township supervisors will not be on the ballots. In Oakland County, Brandon Township will have all seven seats up for […]

School district supports Protect MI Kids bill package

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. —  Michigan lawmakers will soon consider legislation to beef up Michigan tobacco prevention laws. Lawmakers say the set of bills are necessary to protect kids and communities from an industry that spends millions in Michigan yearly to keep customers and addict the next generation of users. During the regular […]

Oakland County Fair Individuals with Disabilities Day July 11, 2024

Davisburg — On Thursday, July 11, the Oakland County Fair will host its 20th annual Individuals with Disabilities Day. Beginning at 9 a.m., the Oakland County Fair, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, welcomes those with disabilities from throughout the region with special events and access. The Oakland County Parks and the Oakland County Fair Board help coordinate […]

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