On Wednesday about 70 Brandon High School students walked out of class as part of a nationwide protest over gun violence and to remember the 17 killed at Parkland High School. Photo by Patrick McAbee.  By David Fleet Editor Seventeen names. Seventeen minutes. On March 14, at 10 a.m., for 17 minutes, Brandon and Goodrich […]

Groveland Township to host master plan meeting

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-From 5:30-7 p.m., March 27, the township board of trustees will host a public meeting to seek input in the year long update process of the master plan. The meeting will be at the township hall. The township master plan is a policy document that provides direction for future development. […]

Township seeks DNR grant community park

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 6-0 the submission of an application for the 2018 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant. The grant, if awarded, would fund the development of a concession stand and comfort station at the Brandon Township […]

Petitions for Brandon trustee seat open

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The township is looking for nominating petitions for a partial term trustee seat. The trustee who’s term is coming to a close is Scott Broughton, who was appointed for a partial, two year term in Feb. 2016 by a 5-1 vote by the township board. The seat was […]

Subcommittee selected study Belle Ann pruchase

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees approved the appointment of Supervisor Kathy Thurman, Clerk Candee Allen and Trustee Bob Marshall to a subcommittee to research the possible purchase of Belle Ann elementary school. The board has been discussing the purchase since October, and Belle Ann has […]

Man bound over in deputy’s death

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer A suspect in the murder of deputy Eric Overall was bound over in court on March 12 by Judge Joseph Fabrizio of 52-2 District Court. Christopher Berak, who was charged with the first degree murder of Deputy Overall on Thanksgiving, as well as murder of a police officer, was in […]

‘Paws to Read’

‘Paws to Read’

Noah, 7 and Addison Wills, 9, read to Hunter at the Brandon Township Public Library last week. The therapy dog visited the library during Reading Month. Photo by Patrick McAbee. By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer March is reading month, and there’s a new four legged audience at the Brandon Township Library that loves to hear […]

Township firefighters rescue man from trench

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. At 12:11 p.m., March 5, Brandon firefighters along with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputies from the Brandon Substation responded to a man stuck in a shallow trench in the 1000 block of N. Hadley Road. Upon arrival the fire department found a 65 year old Almont man trapped […]

‘There’s no place like home’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Dorothy isn’t in Kansas anymore. From March 16-18, Brandon High School presents the Wizard of Oz. “We wanted something upbeat and funny. Something very family friendly. There are a lot of principal characters,” said director Kristen Kelsey. This version of the Wizard of Oz is a bit different from the […]

School district enrollment, SOC declines

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-District wide enrollment dipped from 2,591 in October 2016 to 2,465 in 2017—down 126 students, according to a data from the student count day. The high school, elementary schools and Schools of Choice students decreased the most, while the middle school dropped slightly according to the report. Count day has […]

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