Overfeeding deer sparks concern over possible TB case

Mary Dettloff, a spokesperson for the Department of Natural Resources, said a deer harvested during the late antlerless season in Bennington Township in southeast Shiawassee County, about 30 miles west of Atlas Township, may have tested positive for bovine Tuberculosis (TB). The DNR is waiting for the final test results from Michigan State University before […]

Change in law to curb driver licenses for illegal aliens

According to police reports, Brandon Township resident Ramon Felix Pineda, 25, consumed numerous beers, climbed behind the wheel of his white Camaro before hitting the motorcycle and killing off-duty Flint police officer Vincent D’Anna, 26, in an Independence Township drunk-driving crash on Aug. 26. Pineda, who was driving on a suspended Michigan license, is also […]

Ortonville centenarian remembered for Crop Walk, family

A World War I survivor, an Italian immigrant, loving mother’local centenarian Alice Santulina will be remembered as a steadfast St. Anne Church member who put family and community first. Santulina died Jan. 27 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland. She was 100. A funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday from St. Anne Church, […]

Former Brandon Township Clerk, local bank teller remembered

Former township clerk and local bank teller Helen M. Jencks of Oxford, formerly of Ortonville, died Jan. 30. She was 89. Jencks attended Ortonville High School and served as Brandon Township clerk from 1953 until 1960. She also worked for many years at the Genesee Merchants Bank. ‘When I was a teenager I would go […]

Brandon School Board to consider Miracle memorial

The Brandon Building and Site Committee will recommend to the board of education on Feb.11 a permanent memorial to honor 2003 Brandon graduate Pfc. Joseph A. Miracle, who was killed in military action July 5, 2007. Miracle was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for valor. The memorial will consist of a raised masonry […]

Brandon Middle School hires new art teacher

Brandon Twp.- From a 20-year stint in the entertainment industry to a degree at a prestigious art school to innovative designs as a metalsmith? new Brandon Middle School art teacher Jody Daniels aims to spark imagination and thinking ‘outside-the-box.? ‘It’s all about finding creative ways to solve problems and situations,? said Daniels, a Wyandotte High […]

A long wait to be well

Two days before Christmas 2006, former Goodrich resident Gloria Renaldo received an early gift. ‘We had just left a gas station in Grand Blanc when I got a call on my cell phone,? she said. ‘They told me, ‘We have found a kidney, we believe it’s going to be a good one.?? Within about 36 […]

Groveland Twp. eyes additional funding

Groveland Twp.- Through a survey from township officials, area residents are being asked their input on funding for recreation services through the Brandon Recreation Department. Officials from Brandon and Groveland townships discussed the recreation funding issue last December. Brandon officials said a total of 1,980 individuals participated in the recreation department activities last year, of […]

School of Choice application date changed

The Finance and Negotiations Committee has agreed to revise the Brandon School of Choice policy discussed on Jan. 7 during their regular meeting. The new recommendation for School of Choice students moves up the application to the Brandon District by 30 days to July 31 prior to the beginning of the school year. The previous […]

Go snow

The amount of snow varied in Oakland County from six to more than 15 inches, but when the last flake fell late on New Year’s Day, there was plenty of white stuff to go around. David Koehler, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in White Lake Township, said a tightly packed low pressure center moved […]