Ferndale: Coolidge Principal Gets Gerstacker Fellowship

Ferndale: Coolidge Principal Gets Gerstacker Fellowship (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Dec. 14, 2015) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale Schools is proud to announce that Mr. Eric Bruner, Principal of Coolidge Intermediate School, has been selected for the Saginaw Valley State University Gerstacker Fellowship. Mr. Bruner will join nine other K-12 educators from across Michigan to participate in this…

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video)

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2015) Ann Arbor, MI – In Michigan it is illegal to discriminate against people based on factors such as race, religion, age and disability. However, discrimination continues against people in the LGBT community because it is legal to do so. In Michigan people…

Ferndale Schools Seeking New Board Member

Ferndale Schools Seeking New Board Member (C. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2015) Ferndale, MI – With Raylon Leaks-May being elected to City Council, a vacancy on the Ferndale School Board will be coming open at the beginning of the year. Residents who live in the Ferndale School District (which includes part of Ferndale, part of Oak…

Something Fishy in Ferndale: Coy Koi and Rescued Goldfish

Something Fishy in Ferndale: Coy Koi and Rescued Goldfish (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 15, 2015) It isn’t just puppies and kitties that get love in Ferndale, people care for the fishes too. A rescue effort is under way to save a group of fish that have called the pond in the Ferndale High School courtyard…

Ferndale Marching Band Takes First in State Competition

Ferndale Marching Band Takes First in State Competition (C. Proxmire, Nov. 7, 2015) Ferndale’s Marching Band carried on their tradition of excellence Saturday by taking first place in the fourth flight of the State Marching Band Competition.  Under the leadership of Elon Jamison, they scored 93.15. Prior to the competition, Jamison shared his sentiments on…

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud (Oakland County Clerk Press Release, Nov. 7, 2015) Oakland County has launched its new Property Record Notification system to enhance its Super Index, simplifying property record searches and allowing activity notifications for residents, professionals and law enforcement. “We’ve taken our Super Index, a property…

Analysis of Voter Turnout in South Oakland County, 2015

Analysis of Voter Turnout in South Oakland County, 2015 (Guest View: Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Nov. 5, 2015) Now that the results are final and the celebrations are over, it is time to reflect on Tuesday’s election results across communities in southeast Oakland County. As one would expect in an off-year election, the…

2015 Election Results

2015 Election Results (oc115 Staff, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Results will be updated as they become available.  The results listed below come from the Oakland County Clerk’s Office, and are unofficial until verified.  For more detailed info on any of the races go to the Oakland County Clerk’s Election page at https://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections. Auburn Hills In…

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures!

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures! (Compiled, with much thanks to Cheryl Weiss, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Day is one of our favorite holidays!  Let’s spread the Election Day spirit by sharing pictures of poll workers and folks with “I voted” stickers. For the best oc115 Election Stories go to https://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/11/02/2015-election-stories/. Check…

2015 Election Stories

2015 Election Stories (Compiled, Nov. 2, 2015) Nov. 3 is Election Day and several cities have local elections and ballot issues.  The Oakland County 115 News Hub does not endorse any candidates, and we respect everyone who puts themselves out there to take on the challenge of local governance.  This year we tried something new…