Township man killed in weather related accident

A Groveland Township man died as the result of a one car accident on Monday night. Also in the car was Casey Blays, 18, of Holly, who was rushed to Genesys Health Park. He died on Tuesday afternoon. Michigan State troopers from Groveland Township responded at about 8:30 p.m. to East Holly Road in Holly […]

Barn service will continue

Groveland Twp.-This Christmas, the star over the live nativity won’t be quite as high, the century old wooden rafters won’t creak when the wind blows and the essence of animal dung may not linger as in years past’yet the spirit of the season reflected in the live nativity will continue. Despite a devastating fire that […]

Lady Blackhawks take aim at season

Brandon Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Bryan Ray will begin his 11th year at the helm of the Lady Blackhawks team, who will try to improve on a 7-9 Flint Metro League record (8-11 overall) during the 2007-08 season. The 13-member team, who lost in the first round of the state playoffs to Grand Blanc, will […]

M-15 snow plowing reduced

Take a good look at the bare, snow- and ice-free surface of M-15’it could be the last time motorists will see that asphalt this winter. The Michigan Department of Transportation reported last week that due to reduction in overtime for state funded county road crews, more highways, including M-15, will be maintained at a lower […]

Veteran hunter says,’You have to do your time in the woods?

In the western Upper Peninsula, just a few miles off Highway 28 near an old logging trail deep in Ontonagon County, township resident Don Kengerski spreads a layer of straw on the frozen ground. ‘Cover that with a plastic tarp and the moisture won’t rise into the tent,? said Kengerski, 78, a Minnesota native and […]

Township woman gets probation for assault

Brandon Township resident Shelly Klanke was sentenced before Judge Steven Andrews on Nov. 4 to 18 months probation for her part in an assault with a dangerous weapon on her husband. Terms of the sentence include regular alcohol and drug testing, and participation in a mental health program. Klanke, 43, and township resident Michael Boadway, […]

Project completed:bridge for an Eagle Scout

For more than a decade, Kyle Helmle has participated in scouting. From Tiger Cub to Cub Scout to Boy Scout, the Brandon youth amassed a laundry list of accomplishments reflected not only in 19 of 20 badges, but also with an impressive record of hiking adventures including a 90-mile hike around Isle Royale, climbing 9,000 […]

Skeet team needs to reload

The Goodrich Varsity Skeet team needs a shot in the arm. During the past years the National Rife Association has helped sponsor the school team which includes about 40 student members. The NRA, grant is used by the team to purchase ear and eye protection, ammunition and vests along with a variety of equipment needed […]

Fatal crashes prompt extra M-15 patrols

Atlas Twp.- A pair of crashes on M-15 last week has area law enforcement stepping up patrols. At about 6:28 p.m., Oct. 30, Genesee County Sheriff deputies responded to M-15 and Hill Lane for a two-car accident. According to police reports, a 2004 Chevrolet van was traveling northbound on M-15, driven by a 57-year-old Ortonville […]

Hawks, Martians make run at MIS state CX meet

Both the Brandon Blackhawks and Goodrich Martians sent runners to the Cross Country State Finals at Michigan International Speedway on Nov 1. Martian freshman Fiodor Kessler finished 96th of 252 runners in the Division II boys final. Kessler was one of 20 freshmen in the 5K race. He ended the race fifth among freshmen with […]