Vehicle owners could face new sticker shock

Goodrich – Owners of cars for sale parked in parking lots along M-15 may soon get more than just an offer to buy their ride. Used vehicles sold along M-15 are becoming an eyesore, say village officials, as well as a potentially hazardous distraction along the busy road. So numerous are the hodgepodge of vehicles […]

Fate of Groveland Twp. post decided this week

Lansing – The future of the Groveland Township State police post could be known as early as this week say officials from State Rep. Jim Marleau’s office. ‘The governor and the Senate agree with me that public safety is a top priority for our communities and should not be taken lightly,? Marleau said. ‘I am […]

OHS grad walks away from Katrina

By David Fleet Special from The Citizen New Orleans seemed like a great vacation destination. Tom Turnbull, 27, a Brandon Township resident and 1998 graduate from Oxford High School along with his fianc’e Melissa Kember,19 scheduled a week at the Park Plaza Hotel near Canal Street just four blocks from the historic French Quarter and […]

Walking Away from Katrina

New Orleans seemed like a great vacation destination. Tom Turnbull, 27, a Brandon Township resident and 1998 graduate from Oxford High School along with his fianc’e Melissa Kember,19 scheduled a week at the Park Plaza Hotel near Canal Street just four blocks from the historic French Quarter and only seven blocks from Bourbon Street. Hurricane […]

Goodrich board approves 184-day schedule

Goodrich-By a six-to-one vote the school board Ok’d a184-day calendar year proposed earlier this year. Students will now attend school 181 days less five professional days required for teachers by law say school officials.. Trustee Tim Zirnhelt voted no. The change from the current 198 day calendar which sparked the ire of teachers and some […]

‘You just do what you have to do’

Kalkaska – In the summer of 1945, Charles Wilfong, 29, watched two semi-trucks leave the Los Alamos, N. M. area where he was stationed with the U.S. Army. ‘The trucks left the base down the main road in the morning just before noon,? said Wilfong. ‘The containers which held the bombs were encased, so you […]

Long Lake Village moves forward

Brandon Twp.- After more than three years of planning-construction on Long Lake Village located northwest of Seymour Lake Road near M-15 should begin this August. Project developers from Silverman Companies of Bingham Farms, Mich. said Centex Homes, a national home builder from Southfield recently purchased the property and will complete the construction of the 94 […]

State road woes

July 18, 2005 A worse-than-usual winter, escalating fuel prices, and increased labor costs have area road officials contending with serious budget shortfalls. Earlier this month officials from Brandon and Groveland townships–along with Village of Ortonville officials–were notified by the Road Commission for Oakland County that routine maintenance work along state roads including M-15 and I-75 […]

Goodrich gas leak

Goodrich – On Monday morning several residents were evacuated near Hegel Road about one-half mile east of M-15 due to a natural gas release. Mary Gust, a spokesperson for Consumers Energy said excess pressure building in the gas line triggered the valve in a regulator station. “It operated as it was designed to do,” said […]

School board elects officers

Brandon Twp. – The Brandon School elected officers during the school board meeting on Monday. Beth Nuccio president, Chris Yuchasz vice president, Karyn Milligan seretary and Ken Quisenberry treasurer.