Brandon, Groveland assist in 300 acre fire

Holly Twp.’Firefighters from both Brandon Fire Department and Groveland Township Fire Department were among about 100 firefighters that responded to an April 18 Holly Township brush fire that consumed more than 300 acres. ‘We were the second department called in to the fire,? said Steve McGee,Groveland Township Fire Chief. ‘The only way to fight these […]

Local man helps keep history, ‘set in stone?

Groveland Twp.? Their names are synonymous with the church where they prayed. Bird, Cogshall and Ogden are just a few of the Mt. Bethel Church members now buried at the 160-year-old church cemetery near Jossman and Bald Eagle Lake roads in the rolling Groveland countryside. They founded the church, cleared the forests and were pioneers […]

Judge to hear Brandon assault case

A past Brandon High School In-House Suspension room supervisor will be arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a female high school student. Following a preliminary hearing on April 19 to establish probable cause, Circuit Judge Dana Fortinberry bound Jodi Keck, 27, of Owosso over on one count each of third degree and fourth degree sexual […]

Atlas renews GAIN contract

Atlas Twp. – Atlas Township Board members recently voted to pay $500 to renew the township’s contract with the Genesee Auto theft Investigation Network (GAIN). Renewing the contract helps contribute to reduced vehicle theft, and gains the township a share of fines and forfeitures, said Atlas Township Supervisor Paul Amman.

Raise declined

Atlas Twp. – Atlas Township Deputy Treasurer Sara Bachmann surprised board members last week with her request to rescind her recently approved 50-cent-per-hour raise. Bachmann, who opted to lend the township a helping hand after retiring as treasurer last October, feels the raise will interfere with her Social Security check. ‘If it’s going to throw […]

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