Saturday, April 20, 2013
Martin Morse, a veteran member of the Chrysler Group engineering team, was involved in a fatal accident on April 15 while accelerating onto US-23.
On April 15, the fatal car crash that claimed the life of Howell resident Martin Morse was the first reported crash of a 2013 SRT Viper on public roads, outside of a race course or a closed circuit test, according to Torque News. Martin, 43, was a veteran member of the Chrysler Group engineering team and according to a preliminary investigation by the Michigan State Police, while driving last Sunday, excessively accelerated from M-59 onto the northbound ramp of US-23 where he lost control of his vehicle. According to Torque News, highway on-ramps "provide the perfect excuse to accelerate quickly" but caution there is a "time and place for that type of driving" and say that "wet or icy roads are not the ideal conditions" to test high-…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A fundraiser is planned for the family of Todd Brunst who lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday.
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- Tatum Ryan
Wednesday, January 16
In 2005, Kristi Ellis-Brunst married the man of her dreams. A man she calls her "greatest gift" and who was witty, loving, kind-hearted and endearingly old-fashioned. A man she said she waited 40 years for and even just days before his death, still blushed when she talked about. “He has a young soul,” Ellis-Brunst, 48, said last week before her husband's death. “We have a lot of fun together.” On January 15, Todd Brunst, husband and father of five lost his brave battle with cancer after eight years. Brunst leaves behind four adult children, his wife and youngest daughter, 6-year-old Sydney. 2005 was also the year Brunst noticed a lump on his neck. Initially, the 63-year-old Hartland resident was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma, a slow…
Friday, November 16, 2012
TV pioneer Eliot, 91, passed away peacefully at home in Farmington Hills.
Detroit's beloved weatherman, Sonny Eliot, passed away in his Farmington Hills home Friday. He was 91. The Dorfman Chapel in Farmington Hills is handling funeral arrangements, which are pending. Known for his sunny disposition and his rapid-fire quips, Eliot had a 60-year career in Detroit broadcasting and was a pioneering TV personality. Eliot joined the staff of WWJ-TV (now WDIV) after World War II and stayed there for 35 years. He was a weatherman, host of the annual Thanksgiving Day parade broadcast and hosted an "At the Zoo" series. After TV, he kept the fun going on WWJ radio (950 AM). He was born Marvin Schlossberg on Dec. 5, 1920, in Detroit. Eliot was also a veteran of World War II, according the The Michigan Compainion book, and …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Devoted wife, mother, friend and active community volunteer, Kaye Hogg, passed away unexpectedly.
Kaye Hogg of Hartland, passed away unexpectedly on September 21, 2012. The devoted wife, mother and friend will be missed by the community she was so actively involved in, according to close friend Liz Urquhart who described Hogg as dedicated, amazing and the ultimate optimist. “She was truly an amazing person and I’m a better person for knowing her,” Urquhart said. The mother of two, Hogg spent countless hours volunteering at her children’s school, the Charyl Stockwell Academy, and according to Urquhart, was instrumental in many of the programs and volunteer efforts throughout the community. "Without her, I couldn't have done all the things that we did and we have just an outstanding girls group, we do a ton of service work," she said. "…
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Lifelong local resident and 1940 Hartland High School graduate remembered as great cook, church helper.
Neva B. Sober is remembered as a helpful, kind person, a talented cook and a dedicated church helper. Sober died Sunday, Nov. 21, at her home in Oceola Township. She was 88. A 1940 Hartland High School graduate and a lifetime resident of the Howell area, Sober worked in Howell's D&C store as well as Waldenwoods Resort & Conference Center in Hartland. She enjoyed baking, especially bread and pies, and was active in Hardy United Methodist Church in Oceola Township. "It's a deep loss, but we know her health was not good for a couple of years," said Evelyn Cornell, Sober's neighbor for 50 years. "She'd been a very caring person and was always doing things for others." Cornell, 68, who is the Oceola Township treasurer, said Neva was born into…