State of the art

State of the art

Sue Nassar’s garden is one of the gardens featured on the Goodrich Garden Walk on July 28. Her garden will also feature a market place for garden art, such as the piece pictured here. Tickets are available now for the garden walk. Photo by Patrick McAbee

Time to Escape The Old Mill

The door slams. The clock starts. The time begins to run out. Sounds like the beginning of a scene out of a movie right? Quite the opposite. At 4 p.m., Aug 3, the Ortonville Community Historical Society will be hosting an escape room or a team puzzle challenge where groups of people work together to solve puzzles […]

Lunch prices hiked

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The lunch prices at Brandon High School and Middle School will be going up this fall. At the board of education on July 16, the board unanimously voted to raise the price of lunches for the high school and middle school by .25 cents, and raise the price of a […]

Brauher named Harvey-Swanson principal

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Harvey Swanson Elementary School has a new principal, as approved by the Brandon Board of Education on Monday night. Starting in the next school year, current k-8 curriculum director Debbie Brauher will be the Harvey-Swanson principal, replacing Andy Phillips who left the district to take a different position in Traverse City. “I […]

Sexual assault

A 43-year-old Brandon Township man is jailed following a sexual assault investigation involving a 15-year-old victim. On July 16 Shawn David McGrath was arraigned at 52-2 district court in front of Magistrate Raguso on six felony counts. He was given a $500,000 cash surety bond no 10 percent with a GPS tether. Three counts for […]

Police millage on township ballot

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The police millage will be back on the ballot for the November 2018 election. At the township meeting on July 2, the board voted in favor of the language for the ballot, which is to call this a police millage replacement. Because the previous millage request was for […]

‘Vive la France! Goodrich teachers join World Cup bash

By David Fleet Editor It seemed like a good idea at the time. Last March three Goodrich teachers realized they would all be in Paris at the same time—so hanging out for a day in the French city was just the right thing to do. “My wife purchased a trip to Europe for us which […]

Onica defends township/village job

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Monday night two area residents expressed concerns regarding the township supervisor’s recent second job. Earlier this month the Oxford Village council voted 5-0 to approve Teri Onica, township supervisor as the new village clerk/treasurer. Onica’s first day on the job was July 2. While working for the Village […]



On July 7, thousands attended the Ortonville Fireworks from Brandon Middle School. See more photos on 14-15. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

Plan to rectify GTFD budget woes considered

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- A new direction for the township fire department will keep it local for now. By a vote of 4-0 on Monday night the township board of trustees OK’d a plan to continue with the township fire department as is and provide assistant township fire chief Kevin Mason the latitude […]

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