Brandon student reported with MRSA staph infection

Brandon School officials confirm that on Monday, Oct. 29, a staph infection MRSA was reported in the district by the parent of a student at the Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School. A notification was sent to parents reporting the student has not been in attendance since Oct. 23. According to the letter, the student has been […]

Goodrich Market Place: quality food

Goodrich- While the sign on the Goodrich Market Place will stay the same, inside will look a little different. Since, Oct. 15, Goodrich Market Place, 8175 S. State Road is under new ownership. Longtime Detroit area businessman Eddie Zara and other members of his family are the new owners of Goodrich Market Place and Goodrich […]

‘You just don’t think it’s going to happen to your group?

A past treasurer of the Goodrich Sports Boosters is suspected of embezzling $50,000 from the group’s account. The suspect, Tonya Ann Yannaki, 46, of Linden, was lodged in the Genesee County Jail on Wednesday on felony charges of embezzlement after she confessed to taking the money between October 2005 and September 2007. Sgt. Joe Parks […]

A Michigan bear hunting encounter to remember

Ortonville-Acie Anderson, 43, a village resident and local attorney, has shot two Michigan black bears since he began hunting bears with dogs in the early 90s. ‘It’s the sport of the chase,? said Anderson, who owns three plott hounds for bear hunting. ‘It’s about working with the dogs and running the bears. Taking a bear […]

Student staph infection not MRSA

A Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School student was diagnosed last week with a ‘staph? infection. It was later determined that it was not MRSA or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, an infection that can be fatal. Family members of the student notified the district on Oct. 18 of the diagnosis. School officials sent home a letter with students […]

Atlas Township to consider impound fees

Atlas Twp.-The township board will consider charging an impound fee for vehicles towed from the township during law enforcement traffic stops. ‘Currently, it takes deputies three to four hours to drive a suspect downtown, plus waiting for the tow truck to pick up the vehicle,? said Paul Amman, township supervisor. ‘The cost of having deputies […]

Area home sales continue to slide

Brandon Twp.- Area home sales followed the national trend and continued to drop sharply according to a report released last week. The eighth straight downwardly revised forecast from the National Association of Realtors, a trade group for real estate agents, predicted last week that U.S. existing home sales would be 10.8 percent below last year […]

Homecoming pranks turns costly for community

Goodrich- Area police arrested five students last weekend in connection with vandalizing the high school early Friday morning. On Oct. 4, at about 11:45 p.m., Genesee County Sheriff Deputy Matthew McKay, posted at the high school, reported an alarm inside the school had sounded. At approximately 12:30 a.m., a second alarm went off and Deputy […]

Building in Brandon: local supervises school project

Brandon Twp.-As a civil engineer and project superintendent, Shawn Champion has completed some rather complex buildings. His most recent accomplishment, a $40 million ‘clean-room? addition at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, designed to research and produce microchips along with providing nano-technology? was a three-year project that would challenge any civil engineer. However, for Champion, […]

‘It’s the real thing,’Coca-Cola helps with school sign

By a 7-0 vote on Monday night, the Brandon School Board OK’d a gift from Coca-Cola of $14,000 to help purchase the school sign located at the entrance of the Brandon High School along M-15. Gary Kelley, Brandon Schools interim assistant superintendent, said the sign cost $47,250 and was installed this past summer. Other funding […]