17-year-old girl charged with knife assault

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-A bonfire conversation went awry and now a 17-year-old girl is facing a charge of felonious assault with a knife. According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office report, a Brandon deputy responded at 11:28 p.m., May 27 to the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital emergency room in Independence Township after a […]

Relken to lead school district

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -On Monday night the school board voted 7-0 to extend a contract to Ryan Relken as the district’s new superintendent effective June 30. Relken had stepped in as superintendent in January after the board voted 7-0 to promote him from Oaktree Elementary School principal to interim superintendent. The board indicated […]

Monster Mash creates smiles

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – They did the mash. They did the Monster Mash. And it was a high school and elementary smash. On May 19, the Harvey Swanson Elementary School library was filled with creatures, their creators, and plenty of smiles after first and second graders who had drawn monsters were surprised […]

Village council to peck away at fowl issue

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville– Why did the chicken cross the road? The answer may never be known, but because at least one chicken crossed a property line in the village it has shone a spotlight on an ordinance forbidding ownership of live chickens, one that has not been enforced and which is now […]

Relay for Life celebrates 10 years

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer You’re never too young to make a difference. Elementary and intermediate school students in Brandon have raised nearly $13,000 in the last five years to fight cancer. “It is awesome and a remarkable thing,” said Jeanne Burnicle, co-organizer of Relay Recess and Relay Field Day with her daughter, Alyssa, a […]

Groveland Township master plan hearing

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. -On May 22, about 60 residents, business owners and public officials attended the first public meeting to update the township master plan. The meeting was led by Bob DePalma, township supervisor and township planner Ben Tallerico, senior associate of Beckett & Raeder. The township master plan, a policy document […]

Skate Park will remain open pending registrations

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – Skaters wanted. Brandon Township Recreation Director Fred Waybrant is seeking registrations for the second session at the Village Skate Park to keep the facility open, after receiving approval from the village council. “We will have to take a break in the action if there is not enough registrations,” […]

Gardening 101: Square-foot gardening

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. -Frank Genovese’s enthusiasm for gardening has no bounds, even as he promotes the benefits of growing plants in a square-foot area. He walks between rows of broccoli and cauliflower and bends to snap off a nearby asparagus shoot at Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm on Tuesday. “Taste this,” […]

Brandon teens found with variety of drugs at park

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Four young males, three of whom are current Brandon High School students, and one a former student, were found with a variety of illegal drugs in a vehicle at Bloomer Park. A Brandon deputy found the teenagers while on patrol at 6:27 p.m., May 9, in the park […]

Bond revoked for Brandon man charged in sexual assaults

A man charged in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in the township was back in the Oakland County Jail May 15 after 52-2 District Court Judge Joseph Fabrizio revoked a $25,000 personal bond. The man must now post a $100,000 cash bond in order to be released on a GPS tether after Fabrizio […]

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