BHS narcotics sweep wake-up call to students


Oakland County Sheriff deputies and canines enter Brandon High School on Wednesday morning. It was the first sweep since 2013. Photos by Patrick McAbee. By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-At approximately 8 a.m., April 19, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputies conducted a narcotics sweep of Brandon High School. Twelve K-9 units from the OCSO […]

Opening day ‘I do’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– Lisa Salsini and Brad Czechowski didn’t want a big, fancy wedding. They’d both been married before, and were going for a more laid-back, relaxed vibe, so they got hitched April 7 at the Boat Bar, and followed it up with a celebration in downtown Detroit to kick-off both […]

Local bound over to circuit court on amended drug charge

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer A local business owner was back in court April 18, with a 20-year felony drug charge against him reduced to a 4-year felony. Zaky Mohammad Elkour, 25, now faces an amended charge of possession of a controlled substance, reduced from a count of possession with intent to deliver cocaine less […]

Township house fire

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- At 11:38 a.m., April 16, Brandon firefighters responded to a blaze at a home in the 1700 block of Dunwoodie Street. When firefighters arrived the front porch, garage and overhang of the residence were engulfed in flames. David Kwapis, Brandon fire chief, said firefighters were notified that the home […]

Brandon superintendent contract extended to 2020

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– The school board has approved a 1-year contract extension for the superintendent, keeping Matt Outlaw in the district through June 2020. The board voted 6-0 to approve the extension. Board Trustee Bob Eisiminger was absent with notice. Prior to the vote, Board President Kevin McClellan noted that Outlaw […]

Tropical Smoothie Cafe comes to town

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– Get your daily servings of fruit, veggies and so much more at the new restaurant in town— Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Don’t be fooled by the name. Tropical Smoothie Cafe does indeed offer a wide selection of delicious smoothies and owner Melissa Bosek and her staff of 25 are […]

Project Lead the Way

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Full STEAM ahead. At their April 17 meeting, the board of education approved by a 6-0 vote full implementation of “Project Lead the Way” for grades K-5 for the 2017-18 school year, with plans to continue with the program for at least the next five years. Debbie […]

Township residents can opt for slower speed limits on roads

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp .– Township residents will soon have the option to slow down motorists. On April 10 the township board of trustees moved forward on criteria that would allow speed limits on some of its 46 miles of gravel roads to be decreased. The change comes after Gov. Rick Snyder signed […]

Board denies cell tower

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp– By a 5-0 vote on Monday night, the township board of trustees denied a request for a conditional use permit for a cell tower constructed on private property by Skyway Towers, LLC. On Dec. 21, the township planning commission recommended denial of erecting the165-foot monopole communications tower in the […]

Girls LaCrosse tallies first win

Girls LaCrosse tallies first win

Alexis Farewell scored six goals on Wednesday night as the Brandon/Holly Girls LaCross team defeated Ovid-Elsie 12-11. It was the first win ever for the new Lacrosse team. Photo by Mo Voyer.  

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