Brandon junior tops at Detroit science fair

Brandon Twp.-Jessica Laviolette is on the go. She’s going to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona in May. She’s going to Harvard University this summer. She’s going to get a patent. The Brandon High School junior is fueled in part by ambition, intelligence and… ethanol. Laviolette came to Brandon from Delaware, where she […]

Brandon junior tops at Detroit science fair

Brandon Twp.-Jessica Laviolette is on the go. She’s going to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona in May. She’s going to Harvard University this summer. She’s going to get a patent. The Brandon High School junior is fueled in part by ambition, intelligence and… ethanol. Laviolette came to Brandon from Delaware, where she […]

Brandon junior tops at Detroit science fair

Brandon Twp.-Jessica Laviolette is on the go. She’s going to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona in May. She’s going to Harvard University this summer. She’s going to get a patent. The Brandon High School junior is fueled in part by ambition, intelligence and… ethanol. Laviolette came to Brandon from Delaware, where she […]

Business owners unsettled by break-ins

A rash of recent M-15 area break-ins has business owners irked and police looking for answers. At least six local businesses have reported forced entries in the last two months, even three on the same night last week according to police. ‘Due to the time frame and area we’re sure these break-ins are related,? said […]

Brandon Twp. Ok new assessment co.

Brandon Twp.? By a 5-2 vote the township board approved a one-year $56,000 contract for Kimberly Feigley of Municipal Appraisal Services, Inc. as the new township assessor. Feigley will begin the job of on April 1, determining the state equalized values of new buildings, doing regular maintenance of the assessment roll, maintaining files and helping […]

Girl Scout cookies will cost more

Girl Scout cookies may not be so sweet this year as a weak economy has increased the price of a box of the treats from $3 to $3.50. ‘The council has been facing financial challenges, driven by a sluggish economy,? said Marilyn Twine, public relations director for the Girl Scouts Fair Winds Council. ‘In an […]

Harvey-Swanson festival is one of kindness

‘Dear Robert, Thank you for protecting us. You are a brav sodser. I hope nobody in the Army is hrte. From Spencer and Hayley.? This was just one of many letters that students at Harvey-Swanson Elementary wrote Feb. 25 as part of a workshop in the school’s Festival of Kindness. Students who participated in ‘Desert […]

School supports grant, tables access issue

Brandon Twp.-The Brandon School District supports in concept allowing access to a proposed nature preserve from the Brandon High School driveway, but has some reservations. Brandon Superintendent Bart Jenniches and school board members Karyn Milligan and Chris Yuchasz had a meeting Monday with Brandon Preservation Committee Chairperson Lois Robbins and township supervisor Ron Lapp. Jenniches […]

Twp. OKs some funds for preserve

Brandon Twp.’The township board unanimously approved a $5,000 funding request Tuesday night in an effort to receive a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant. Lois Robbins, of the Brandon Preservation Committee of North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy sought the money as grant-match funds. The township and committee want to purchase 80 acres of property adjacent […]

After half century Solley’s sold

Alan Solley’s goal was to retire by the time he was 40. Seven years past that birthday, he is finally ready to realize that dream. As the owner of Solley’s Appliance and Fireplace, Solley worked six days per week, often from 7 in the morning until 7 or 8 at night. But no more. The […]