Letters to the editor September 1

Thank you Voters Dear Editor, To the 1100+ voters who chose me in August for Brandon Trustee Partial Term, Thank you ! I will work hard between now and November 6th to retain your confidence. A special “thank you” to those who have donated time and money towards my efforts to represent you. My goals […]

New GMS science teacher brings Japanese language, culture

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to hire Brandon Kreft as the new middle school sixth and seventh grade science teacher. A Sterling Heights native, Kreft attended Utica Community School and graduated in 1997. He then attended Oakland University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry […]

Board OKs pay hike for teachers

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to approve contract changes with the Goodrich Education Association. District Superintendent Ryan Relken outlined the contract changes during the meeting. On June 23 the school district and the GEA reached a tentative agreement on wages and contract language for 2018-19. The […]

Letters home: Life of local Union Cavalry Pvt.

By David Fleet Editor Atlas- Private Eli Jennings’ letters home to his wife Nancy provide a glimpse of the life of a Union Solider. Four letters penned in 1863 during the Civil War by Eli and one from his wife Nancy to her sister were recently shared by long time Ortonville resident Ron Sutton. Eli […]

Hurricane Lane fizzles, local safe on Island of Oahu

By David Fleet Editor A few puddles in the parking lots. Some rain. On and off wind. That’s how Justin Stonerock, 22, a 2013 graduate of Goodrich High School described the hurricane that wasn’t on his island home. “We lost power for an hour on Friday and that was it,” said Stonerock, who moved to […]

Backyard brawl

Backyard brawl

The Brandon Blackhawks will host the Goodrich Martians at 7 p.m., Aug. 30.  The rivalry game will feature special ‘Never Quit’ football jerseys for both teams to honor Oakland County Deputy Eric Overall.  Photo by Patrick McAbee.  By David Fleet Editor It’s on again. After a year hiatus old rivals will meet again as the Goodrich Martians visit the […]

Martians win County Line Cup

Martians win County Line Cup

From left, Ben Flotemersch, Owen Clary, Hunter Stonerock, Garret McGuffin, Hunter Haffner, Carson Turnbow, Riley Moore Hunter Ocwieja and Ty Peterson. Back row from left, Evan Huizenga, Nolan Robb, Garrett Doud, Trevor Taylor, Gerrit Cramer, Brayden Raether, Mason Kolanowski, Garret Osterhout, Zach Duval and Reilly Shellenbarger. On Monday night the Goodrich Martians Varsity Soccer team […]

Letters to the editor August 25

Primary election Dear Editor, The 2018 Primary Election was busier than anticipated in Brandon Township. I want to thank the election inspectors, maintenance staff, cerk’s office staff, school administrators, maintenance and custodian staff at both Oakwood Elementary and Brandon High School for their hard work and dedication to allow voters their right to cast their […]

First Student bus drivers ready to roll

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon Transportation Department is fully staffed for the 2018-2019 school year. They have been out driving students for summer programs as well as dry runs on routes. In May, the Brandon Board of voted 5-2 to outsource transportation employees through First Student starting for the 2018-2019 school year. The […]

Board OK’s next phase of building renovations

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- At a cost of $36,800 the township board of trustees OK’d by a 5-0 vote, NJB Architects Inc. to prepare the bidding and construction documents for the next phases of the township building renovations. “There would no construction until the spring of 2019,” said Tere Onica, township supervisor. “It […]