Brandon paraprofessionals may face layoffs

Brandon Twp.- About five paraprofessionals from the elementary schools and the intermediate school may be given layoff notices prior to the beginning of the next school year. The decision, say school officials, was necessary to free up about $42,000 to hire a language teacher, required for district students that do not speak English as their […]

Area family member injured in Bosnia accident

Brandon Twp.-A township resident’s family member is lucky to be alive following a bus accident near Tarcin, Bosnia, approximately 20 minutes south of Sarajevo earlier this month. Hadley Road resident Leigh Peterson says her sister Elizabeth Meier, 46, along with her husband Andy, 53, and their children, Sam, 13, Madeline 11, and Frankie, 4, were […]

Developer eyes M-15 for multiple businesses

Brandon Twp.- A major business plan may spark significant new economic growth in the township. Steve Collin representing Lockwood LLC presented a plan for a multiple-business development that will include a total of about 122,000 square-feet of retail space between eight separate buildings. The township planning commission approved the preliminary general site plan for the […]

Ground breaking for new Brandon Elementary School

Brandon Twp.-School officials, students and a host of area residents gathered on Monday for the ground breaking of the new Brandon Elementary School. The $14 million building project should be completed for the 2009 school year and will include a 64,000 square-foot building to replace the aging H.T. Burt Elementary School. The project will also […]

Grads-gone

After graduation, Josh Ruedisueli wasn’t real excited about moving 10 hours away from his Brandon Township home. ‘I’m ready for the challenge of college but not for the challenge of leaving all my friends that I love,? wrote Ruedisueli in his letter to The Citizen after finishing in the top 10 of the 2002 Brandon […]

Quisenberry to run for village president

Ortonville-Former Brandon School Board Trustee Ken Quisenberry announced last week he will challenge current Village Council President Sue Bess in the September election. ‘I’m seeking a little change in direction for the village,? said Quisenberry, 48. ‘With my background in the school district and working with a $30 million yearly budget coupled with the $73 […]

Trustee completes two terms, 96 consecutive meetings

The July 9 Brandon School Board will be a first for Trustee Ken Quisenberry’the first absence in 96 consecutive meetings. Quesinberry, 48, was first elected to the board in 1999 and decided to not seek reelection this year. During his two terms on the board, he served one year as president and seven years as […]

Credit union anniversary

Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union will celebrate its 50th anniversary today. In celebration of this milestone, the credit union will host an open house, from noon-3 p.m.at their Clarkston location, 8055 Ortonville Road, Clarkston. Hot dogs, refreshments, ice cream, and popcorn will be available. A special dedication will take place at 1 p.m. in honor […]

Brandon Chiropractic

Ortonville- Brandon Chiropractic Center is celebrating its 10th year of business. Located at 70 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville, Brandon Chiropractic Center was opened in March of 1997 by Dr. Jay Stark. Chiropractic adjustments are provided, as well as orthopedic services. Business hours are Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7 a.m.-noon and 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday 2:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9-11 […]

Riding into retirement

Brandon Twp.- If passers-by would happen to encounter Linda Person’s special education bus, they may hear the students repeat the dialogue to the movie ‘Happy Feet.? ‘They love movies. Best investment I’ve ever made,? said Person. ‘Sometimes I have to turn the movie off just to get them off the bus.? About four years ago […]