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 […]

Remembering Queen Elizabeth: ‘She was so gracious’

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.— Sheila Newton, now an 80-year-old Brandon Township resident and former British citizen of 65 years recalls a royal encounter in London. “We were in a part of London about 1982, watching the restoration of Roman buildings,” said Newton. “Our family was standing at a fence and our daughter Kim, who was about […]

Twenty-six years a firefighter

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.— From rescues to house fires to M-15 auto crashes, veteran township firefighter Marty Short has been there. In August, after more than 26 years of service to the community, Short has retired.. “I joined because I thought it would be interesting and more importantly a great way to give […]

Light ‘em up

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville— As Americans settle in for the 246th celebration of independence, the sound of freedom will once again be sweet this Fourth of July. The fireworks, which will be launched at dusk from the Brandon Middle School on July 3 will now include for a second year a free scoop of Cook’s Ice Cream for the community thanks […]

Covid-19 vaccinations roll out for kids under 5

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — On June, 21 health workers nationwide rolled out the Covid-19 vaccinations to children 6 months to 5 years old. The new development in the coronavirus pandemic battle is just about 18 months after adults first received the vaccination against the virus. Currently, pharmacists in Michigan can only vaccinate age 3 and up (for all vaccines), so parents will […]

Formula shortage sparks more need for breast milk donations

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — The need to find formula to feed a child continues to be stressful for many parents right now. A pandemic-related supply-chain issues and ingredient shortages led to some formulas being out of stock nationwide. As the government continues its efforts to deal with the formula shortage, some moms, who can, have stepped up to help feed babies. As […]

Village market sells $1.85 million Lotto 47 ticket

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville— There was a new millionaire in the village. On June 18 a Lotto 47 player purchased a $1 ticket at Tom’s Market, 465 South St., that paid $1.85 million. As of press time Thursday the winner has not stepped forward. “We appreciate your business and Tom’s Market is a lucky […]

Russia-Ukraine war: families in crisis

By David Fleet Editor Yurij Cherstylo frequently contacts his aunt Oksana who resides in Lviv, Ukraine, about 40 miles west of Poland. There’s a seven hour time difference from Michigan to Eastern Europe Time. “My aunt tells me that whenever an air raid strike is near, the sirens go off,” said Cherstylo. “It happens often […]

Michigan Lighthouses: Always a welcome sight

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville — In 1829, the beam of Fort Gratiot Lighthouse first alerted mariners on Lake Huron. At 82 feet, the lighthouse marks the entrance the Saint Clair River and today is the oldest lighthouse in Michigan. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., June 21, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., will host historian Andrew Kercher to learn more about […]

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