Wrong to run? Candidate’s actions questioned after violation

Groveland Twp.- A federal attorney has reportedly exonerated Township Trustee David Ax following charges he violated the Hatch Act as a candidate for township treasurer in the primary election on Aug. 5. Ax, 59, a township trustee since 1992 and a probationary interim federal mine safety inspector since 2007, was accused of breaking the act, […]

GHS tops county with merit exam scores

When students at Goodrich High School return to classes in September, they may find Principal David St. Aubin smiling. St. Aubin is elated after Goodrich High School juniors topped Genesee County on Michigan Merit Exam (MME) scores in all but social studies, according to data released last week. Grand Blanc High School scored 93.7 in […]

Public to get first look at bond project at high school open house

After passing a $73 million bond extension in 2005, the Brandon School District began construction and renovations to every building in the district. The projects include the upgraded performing arts center, the new cafeteria, auxiliary gymnasium, additional classrooms and the athletics complex. The projects are slated to open for the first day of school on […]

Lapp, Amman out as supervisors

One election’two long time supervisors out. When the last vote was counted late Tuesday night in the Brandon Township primary election, two-term Republican incumbent supervisor Ron Lapp was ousted. Challenger Kathy Thurman received 1,179 votes while Lapp garnered 863 votes. Thurman will challenge Democrat Cynthia Strehle, who snagged 369 votes, in the November general election. […]

Township board lowers non-resident recreation fees after protests

Brandon Twp.-It’s going to cost a little less to play in Brandon. By a vote of 4 to 3, the township board of trustees approved lowering the non-resident fee for participation in recreation programs from $60 per event and participant to $15. The move comes after about 60 residents attended a public hearing on non-resident […]

Lake safe: Oakland County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol

Brandon Twp.-It’s a late summer afternoon and two deputies from the Oakland County Marine Division launch their 18-foot patrol boat into Bald Eagle Lake. Only a handful of boaters are out on the placid lake. The pair cruise the perimeter of the lake before pulling up next to a couple in a pontoon boat. The […]

Township pair suspected in home baseball bat assault

A Brandon Township man and woman are suspected of assault with a baseball bat after a May 3 incident in the woman’s township home. Michael Boadway, 47, was arrested on July 28 and arraigned the next day in 52-2 District Court on charges of aggravated assault. He was released on $5,000 bond. Jean Klanke, 43, […]

Amman, Owen eye recounts following narrow losses at polls

Two races, 25 votes. That’s the only separation in the Tuesday’s primary election Atlas Township Supervisor race between incumbent Paul Amman’s bid for a third term and newcomer Shirley Kautman-Jones. The tally ended early Wednesday morning in Atlas Township with Kautman-Jones receiving 649 votes to Amman’s 624 votes. Similarly, the race for Brandon Township Treasurer […]

Brandon school board eyes four candidates for district top-spot

By a 6-0 vote on Wednesday night, the Brandon School Board voted to narrow the search for a new district superintendent down to four candidates. Trustee Luke Frye was absent from the meeting. The closed session meeting, with Mike Wilmot of the Southeast Michigan Region of the Michigan Leadership Institute, lasted about 45 minutes. The […]

Foreclosed homes becoming crime targets

On July 19, Michigan State Troopers from Groveland Township responded to a foreclosed home on Jossman Road. The former owner met the troopers at the home and reported that items in the house totalling about $5,000 were stolen from the vacant home. The previous owners said the home was foreclosed on about a year ago […]