Miller steps in as superintendent

Brandon Twp-On July 1, Tom Miller took over as the new Brandon school district superintendent. Miller, 49, had served 26 years in the Port Huron school district, including seven years as assistant superintendent. Following a 6-1 vote he was hired in March after a six month search by the school distinct. ‘My first few weeks […]

Remembering our patriots

Atlas Twp.- To passers-by the small cemetery west of Gale Road about a half mile or so from the Oakland County line is just a blip in the rural township countryside. Bordered by a white fence, and shrouded by a few stately maple trees the half acre plot also known as the Horton Burying Ground […]

Local man arraigned following sting

Michael Peterson, 62, of Ortonville was one of four men arraigned for alleged involvement in soliciting sex with men at Richfield County Park on June 13, at the 67th District Court in Davison by Magistrate Cora Gregory. He was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bond and entered a plea of not guilty. If convicted, they […]

After more than 30 years, Goodrich school district secretary retires

Goodrich-Dorothy Booth once calculated grade point averages by hand and knew most students by their first name. Now, more than 30 years later a computer program tallies students? grades and exchanges with students are not so common. ‘It’s time to retire,? says Booth, secretary to the superintendent who officially retired on June 15. A Flint […]

House, Senate split on Groveland police post

Lansing – Earlier this year budget shortfalls of more than $700 million prompted Gov. Jennifer Granholm to recommend the state police team in Groveland Township, along with state police posts in Grand Haven, and Iron River close. The proposed Oct. 1 closures, would save the state an estimated $1.1 million say officials from the governor’s […]

Brandon administrator named

Beginning July 18, Marian Horowitz will be the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instructional services for Brandon School District. She will replace Sue May who announced her retirement last month. For the past five years, Horowitz served as the executive director for curriculum at Tecumseh Public Schools. In addition she coordinated the alternative education, […]

Brandon graduation requirements to change

Brandon Twp.-It’s going to get a little tougher to graduate from Brandon High School. Beginning with the graduating class of 2009 an additional one-half credit of either mathematics, English or language arts will be required to receive a diploma. ‘They basically will need one more course,? said Sue May, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instructional […]

Brandon district offers deal to avoid litigation

Brandon Twp.- The Brandon School District has made a tentative offer to the Brandon Township Library in an effort to end a pending legal battle with the library regarding student library cards. ‘Hopefully we’re going to settle with the library,? said Beth Nuccio, Brandon school board president after the closed session meeting on Monday. ‘We’re […]

Ready for air time

Brandon Twp.-Ron Leake loves to fly’yet never leaves the ground. Leake,69, a township resident operates radio-controlled model airplanes and was one of about 50 who attended the Flight of Giants airplane show on June12 at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area. The annual event was sponsored by the Pontiac Miniature Aircraft Club. ‘If you can see […]

Ortonville company lands $1.6M deal for missile engines

Ortonville- On Wednesday U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich) announced that Ortonville based Technical Directions Inc. was selected to provide the turbojet engine-generator for the Loiter Attack Missile to be used in U.S. Army’s future combat systems. The $1.6 million deal is part of the Department of Defense appropriations bill and was approved by the House […]