Shop with a Hero

Shop with a Hero

Carrie Pollard Brandon Firefighter and EMT with an eight year old Brandon Student. Photos by Shelby Stewart By Shelbyt Stewart Staff Writer Toys, kids and and some local heros gathered for a growing Christmas tradition. On Dec. 6, six Brandon Township students—two paried with Oakland County Sheriff officers from Brandon along with four with Brandon […]

Township man charged with animal cruelty

Brandon Twp., A 32-year-old Brandon Township man was arraigned today on a charge of cruelty and neglect of 10 or more animals in 52-2 District Court in Independence Township. Andrew Elroy Scott faces up to four years in prison following an Oakland County Animal Control Division investigation involving 31 farm animals from a petting zoo […]

Tales from the TransAmerican Trail

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On May 13, Lynne Wummel and Jenny Cupp started on a journey spanning more than 4,000 miles with just their bikes, 30 pounds of gear and the open road. On Dec. 17, they will be sharing their story. “We will be sharing pictures and stories about the life on the […]

Council election stands

David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- No change. Following more than three and half hours of recounting ballots that elected Goodrich council members from the Nov. 6 general election on Tuesday afternoon, the Genesee County Board of Canvasser along with Doreen Fulcher, Genesee County election supervisor determined the election results will stand. “It’s a meticulous process,” […]

Groveland Twp. Treasurer to retire

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On Monday night township treasurer David Ax announced his retirement early next year. The board then voted 5-0 to appoint current township deputy treasurer Shelly Kidd interim treasurer. “It’s has been a wonderful experience working with all board members, staff and the citizens of Groveland Township for 27 plus years,” […]

What I want for Christmas

What I want for Christmas

Dilya Laga contemplates Christmas present suggestions with Santa during Christmas in the Village on Dec. 1 in Ortonville. Photo by Patrick McAbee

Board OKs new police contract

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday night, the township board approved the three year police contract 7-0. “We’re going from one patrol investigator to two patrol investigators, and then our detective sergeant is being omitted and we’re adding a patrol sergeant,” said supervisor Kathy Thurman. “That’s what they’re looking for.” The contract mostly […]

Goodrich blood drive set for February

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Area blood donors will now have to wait until February to give. Last month, Jerry Warner, Goodrich United Methodist Church, co-blood drive coordinator was notified the Dec. 13 collection was cancelled. “I was disappointed by the announcement,” said Warner, who has helped spearhead the donation efforts since 2011. “The December blood […]

A day for Ben

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Ben Atkins is a trooper. On Monday, sirens screamed, lights flashed and Ben, a 9-year-old township youth battling cancer, was picked up at his home in a firetruck accompanied by a Michigan State Police escort for a gathering of firefighters and law enforcement at Grange Hall Road Fire Station […]

It’s not Christmas without Santa Dogs

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Santa Dogs are coming to Bueche’s. For the 36th year, Carl Liepmann has organized the Santa Dogs fundraiser at Bueche’s Food Worlds at both the Flushing and Ortonville locations. The fundraiser is for the Humane Society of Genesee County, and not only raises money but also gets food donated for […]

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