“Gun” Pointed at Kids in Clarkston was Really Cologne Bottle

Investigation Finds “Gun” Pointed at Kids in Clarkston was Really Cologne Bottle (Compiled, May 1, 2017)  Clarkson, MI –  In a follow up to an incident on Friday where two 12-year-olds reported having been approached by a car with four men and a gun, Clarkston Superintendent Rod Rock released the following statement: “As we indicated…

In Midst of Principal Search, Ferndale Schools Removes Hiring of Family Policy

In Midst of Principal Search, Ferndale Schools Removes Hiring of Family Policy (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2017) Ferndale, MI – With one Trustee recusing themselves and one no vote, the Ferndale School Board today voted to remove a policy that would prevent the hiring of a relative to the professional staff of Ferndale Schools.…

Gun Pointed at Clarkston Jr. High Students, Police Seek Tips

Gun Pointed at Clarkston Jr. High Students, Police Seek Tips (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 28, 2017) Independence Twp, MI – Approximately 3pm near Clarkston Junior High School – Felonious  Assault – While two 12 year olds were walking home from Clarkston Junior High,  in the area of Paramus Street, 4 unknown white males pointed…

“Blue Period” Wins First in Ferndale Chamber Student Art Competition

“Blue Period” Wins First in Ferndale Chamber Student Art Competition (Natalie Berger, April 26, 2017) Ferndale, MI – “The Artist in You” competition presented by the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates area youth in the Ferndale community from Ferndale high school, Ferndale University High, and CASA. On Tuesday April 25th at the Ferndale public…

Creative Spirit Showcased in Holly Art Walk

Creative Spirit Showcased in Holly Art Walk (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2017) Holly, MI – Visitors to Downtown Holly stores and restaurants Saturday got some bonus inspiration Saturday as over a dozen businesses hosted artists and musicians for the community’s first Art Walk. The event, organized by the Holly Area Arts Council, had the…

Emergency Closing of Railroad Crossings in Rose & Springfield Twps, Detours Necessary

Emergency Closing of Railroad Crossings in Rose & Springfield Twps, Detours Necessary (Road Commission for Oakland County, April 25, 2017) Rose Township, Springfield Township, MI – Canadian National (CN) will close the following locations to through traffic today (Apr. 25) at 10:30 a.m. for emergency railroad crossing repairs: The first closure is Rattalee Lake Road…

Police Chief: Facts More Helpful than Rumors in Preventing Sex Trafficking

Police Chief: Facts More Helpful than Rumors in Preventing Sex Trafficking (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, April 25, 2017) Once again we have confronted the recurring Facebook rumor about Great Lakes Crossings Mall being a hot bed of sex trafficking.  I’ve been reading through the comments to learn what people are saying on this…

Students Can Apply for Scholarship through Oakland County Republicans

Students Can Apply for Scholarship through Oakland County Republicans (OCRP, April 23, 2017) The Oakland County Republican Party is excited to announce we are extending the deadline for our 2017 Lincoln Scholarship Program until May 15th. Scholarship Information Students may submit an essay of up to 1000 words, video, or other creative work on the…

Families in Farmington Hills Celebrate Earth Day

Families in Farmington Hills Celebrate Earth Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 22, 2017) Farmington Hills, MI – Heritage Park was full of curious kids and adults for the annual Earth Day Celebration Saturday.  Surrounded by nature and enjoying perfect weather, they enjoyed music, crafts, lessons and activities to help them be more ecologically aware. Laura…

Residents Form Greater Rochester Area Inclusion Network (GRAIN)

Residents Form Greater Rochester Area Inclusion Network (GRAIN) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 21, 2017) Rochester Hills, MI – Nearly 200 residents of the Rochester Area met on April 18 for a potluck to share updates about the five committees of the Great Rochester Area Inclusion Network (GRAIN). The group is a non-partisan, non-religious affiliated group …

Drain Failure Closes Adams Road North of Buell “Indefinitely”

Drain Failure Closes Adams Road North of Buell “Indefinitely” (Road Commission for Oakland County, April 20, 2017) Oakland Township, MI — The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s (OCWRC) office has closed Adams Road just north Buell Road in Oakland Township due to flooding that is the result of a drain failure. The detour for the…