Township Iron Belle Trail workshop July 18

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-The township board will discuss the Iron Belle Trail during a workshop set for 6:30 p.m., July 18, at the township offices, 395 Mill St. Scott Broughton is hoping they consider a route other than the one known as “Route C.” In a survey of township residents, 40 percent […]

‘I just want it back’: Father seeks child’s stolen memorial

By C.J. Carnacchio Oxford Leader Editor A wooden monument created by a local chainsaw carver as a touching memorial for a father’s deceased daughter was stolen in broad daylight in Brandon Township July 6. A cash reward is being offered by police for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons […]

Denim & Diamonds: Fundraiser for O.A.T.S.

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Sunshine  and smiles were in abundance Tuesday at O.A.T.S. Megan O’Dell grinned as she rode “George,” a draft horse cross, around the corral at the facility, which is aptly named Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles. The non-profit organization offers classes to children and adult s with a variety […]

A reel good time: Movie night

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Coming soon: A night of family fun. The township’s second annual movie night will feature the new Disney movie “Zootopia” shown on a 17-foot inflatable screen, but preceded by several events that had previously been held separately. “An Evening at the Park,” begins at 4 p.m., July […]

At 99-years-old, historic Model T Ford still trucking

By David Fleet Editor Hadley-It’s been 40 years since the H artwig’s rather rusty 1917 Ford Model T truck first rumbled down Hadley Road for the Fourth of July parade. “Next year it’s going to be 100-years-old,” said local resident Robert Hartwig. “It still draws a lot of attention whenever we take it for a […]

Students take on mission Appalachia

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer In Altoona, Pa., deep in the Appalachian Mountains, an assistant pastor named Nate and his wife now have a new porch on which to relax thanks to the efforts of an Ortonville youth group. Josh Eschmann, a recent Brandon High School graduate, as well as Kerrigan Tomas and Jessica Andrus, […]

Oakland County Fair opens

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Calley Coburn is working on her backyard menagerie. On Tuesday the 2016 Brandon High School graduate runs alongside her black standard poodle, Hope, coaching the dog to jump hurdles. Next, she turns to her apricot-colored poodle, Aspen, and tries to coax her to run through an agility tunnel. Moments […]

Interest in Goodrich Haven swells

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-A senior housing project in the village moved one step closer to reality last week. And it may be full even before it opens. Village officials gathered with John Hambrick of JGH Consulting to further discuss the future of Goodrich Haven. When completed, the planned project will feature 52 one- or […]

Meet up, eat up

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Hungry kids? Free meals are available four days a week from Aug. 1-18 at Oakwood Elementary. The ‘Meet Up and Eat Up’ summer food service program is returning after a 1-year hiatus. “Last year, there was no summer school at Oakwood,” said Suzanne Evenson, district food services director. […]

Area burn bans continue

By David Fleet Editor An exceptionally dry June has prompted local fire departments to issue open fire bans in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships. The Department of Natural Resources has issued an extreme fire danger for southeast Michigan on June 29 prompting the ban which includes recreational burning or brush burning and bonfires until further notice. […]

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