Voter turnout up in primary election

By David Fleet Editor Voter turnout was higher in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships compared to recent gubernatorial primaries. In Brandon Township 28 percent voted compared to 19 percent in the 2014 governor race. Similarly, 31 percent turned out in Groveland Township up from 17 percent in 2014. In Atlas Township 32 percent of registered […]

Summer shower

Summer shower

From left, Kamryn Goff, Tyson Tucker and Maverick Tucker cool off in a sprinkler in Ortonville last week.  Photo by Patrick McAbee.

55 hours on the MAC

By David Fleet Editor For first year skipper Joseph Bonadies the 110th Chicago Mackinac Race was a race of extremes. “It was a relentless 48 hours on Lake Michigan,” said Bonadies, a Brandon Township resident and 20 year veteran who crewed two “Mac” races and two Port Huron to Mackinac races. “It’s a lot tougher […]

New band director at Brandon Schools

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon High School has a new band director. Christine Dodge has known her whole life that she wanted to teach, and when she joined band in elementary school, it all made sense to her. “Right from the start when I joined band in the fifth grade, it’s what I was […]

‘We are doing everything we can’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Wednesday night, the township board held a special meeting to keep residents informed on the group home on Sleepy Hollow. The adult foster care facility first caused residents to worry when it was discovered that two paroled sexual offenders were placed in that group home in April. […]

Voter’s Guide, 46th district

State House-46th District There are three candidates vying for a two-year term as the next state representative of the 46th District. The 46th District includes Oxford, Orion, Oakland (partial), Addison and Brandon townships. Incumbent Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Twp. is running unopposed in the Republican Primary and will face off against the winner of […]

Other millage renewals for Genseee County

In addition to the Atlas Township Pathway renewal, township residents will decide on three countywide millage renewals for Michigan State University Extension services MSU is asking county residents for a renewal of the current millage which supports 4-H youth programs, such as gardening, agriculture, and nutrition, among other agricultural programs. The previous levy expired on […]

Atlas Township voters to decide renewal of pathways millage

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Aug. 7, township voters will head to the poll to decide a renewal of the recreational pathways millage. A yes vote means an existing millage of .125 or $6.25 per year taxable value $100,000 will continue. The millage will raise about $40,000 per year, said Paulette Johnson, co-chair […]

Auto-writer new for August vote

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Voters in the township can expect to see new voting machines for the Aug. 7 primary elections. “The auto-writer is a little bit different,” said Township Clerk Candee Allen. “A precinct worker has to get a receipt with a number, the voter puts in the receipt number in the […]

Nominations open for Distinguished Alumni Wall

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon School District is seeking nominees for the Ed and Diane Donaldson Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame. “As part of our district’s Brandon 2025 vision, we seek to highlight the success of our students beyond the Brandon School District,” said superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw. “We are not preparing them […]