Donald Patrick retires from Brandon Schools

Brandon Twp.- It’s been 38 years since Donald Patrick first walked into a classroom in the Brandon School District. Now the local education icon, known for community dinners, establishment of the intermediate school concept and a lighthearted character says it’s time for a change. Patrick, 64, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School principal, announced his retirement from […]

Donald Patrick retires from Brandon Schools

Brandon Twp.- It’s been 38 years since Donald Patrick first walked into a classroom in the Brandon School District. Now the local education icon, known for community dinners, establishment of the intermediate school concept and a lighthearted character says it’s time for a change. Patrick, 64, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School principal, announced his retirement from […]

Road project cuts into countryside

Groveland Twp.- Before the paving project is completed the rural landscape that boarders Groveland Road will be changed forever.. A $2 million county project to pave a mile stretch of Groveland Road between Barron and Jossman roads started last week sparking some rather significant tree cutting operations. About 300 trees along Groveland Road ranging in […]

Supervisors aim to bury township landfill plans

Groveland Twp.- Two township officials are spearheading a long-term ban on sanitary landfills, within approximately 700 acres of prime real estate crossing both Groveland and Holly townships. A proposal to restrict and prevent the development of a solid waste landfill for at least the next 15 years has been offered by both Groveland and Holly […]

Supervisors aim to bury township landfill plans

Groveland Twp.- Two township officials are spearheading a long-term ban on sanitary landfills, within approximately 700 acres of prime real estate crossing both Groveland and Holly townships. A proposal to restrict and prevent the development of a solid waste landfill for at least the next 15 years has been offered by both Groveland and Holly […]

Bomb threat at Brandon High School

Brandon Twp.-Bomb sniffing dogs were at Brandon High School early Monday morning following a bomb threat written on a high school bathroom wall. ‘There was a comment found on the wall late Friday, against an assistant principal,? said Michael Ferguson, Brandon High School principal. ‘We take all precautions in these situations. The investigation will continue.? […]

Navy veteran recalls Pacific battles, end of WWII

Goodrich- It’s been 61 years since village resident Max Canton witnessed the invasion of Okinawa from the deck of a battleship. At dawn April 1, 1944, American troops rushed ashore on the small Pacific islands south of the Japanese mainland. The 68 day battle was the largest amphibious invasion of the Pacific campaign and the […]

2006 RCOC road projects skip Brandon Township

Earlier this month the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) released its updated project list for the 2006 road construction season. The list includes more than $54 million worth of road improvement projects, including $31 million of road widening throughout the county. Road construction season starts as soon as weather permits, which is typically in […]

Minimum wage hike felt locally

Joanne King has mixed feelings about the recent change in the minimum wage law. ‘I hire very few new employees,? said King. ‘But I have several workers who have been with me for a while and have worked their way up to $6.95 per hour after three years. With the change in wages I’ll have […]

‘I just picked my spot and landed there?

Pilot Mark Heinl says he planned to land where he landed–even if that spot happened to be busy I-75. A week after Heinl’s dramatic emergency landing on I-75, the Ohio pilot spoke about the events of Tuesday afternoon. At about 2 p.m. March 14, Heinl, 45, and a passenger, 37, both residents of Coldwater, Ohio, […]