Library disruptions boil over

Brandon Twp.-Books and quiet are expected to be found at a library. Damaged furniture and phones, vandalized restrooms and rowdy kids are not. The Brandon Township Library has been facing the latter scenario for the last two years, says library director JoAnn Gavey. The problem stems from huge numbers of kids from the adjacent Brandon […]

Brandon schools leader of the band

When Russ McMartin came to Brandon High School to be the band director in the fall of 1998, the band had 55 members. Now, six years later, the number of students enrolled in band has more than doubled to 130 and is expected to rise to about 150 band students for next fall. More than […]

Brandon vocalist Pearl Harbor bound

Alicia Kottman will be spending her spring break in a tropical location like thousands of high school students do every year. She’ll snorkel, ride horseback, and go to a luau while in Hawaii. But the Brandon High School freshman will also do something that no other Brandon High School student is doing and few other […]

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 […]