BHS graduate makes most of second chance

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Grace Morse was given a second chance and after turning her life around, she is this year’s recipient of the Board President’s Award. The award is given to a graduating Brandon High School senior who has overcome great odds and obstacles to still be successful both in and […]

House takes on concealed weapons permits

By David Fleet Editor For more than 40 years area resident Ken Davis has carried a concealed weapon. “It’s been necessary for me due to the way the world is today,” said Davis, 78. “I’ve got a friend in my pocket that I can count on.” Davis is just one of about 600,000 concealed pistol […]

Last inning: Coach Wagner steps down

By David Fleet Editor At some point over the past 26 baseball seasons whether Martians and Blackhawks coach Ron Wagner has been in the dugout. However the 2017 season will be the last for the veteran coach. Wagner will retire to the Traverse City area after the Goodrich Martians complete this season. “I love the […]

Aggressive, plentiful fowl draw ire of lakeshore residents

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Summer is heating up and things are getting wild on Bald Eagle Lake. The body of water named for a bird has two types of water fowl that aren’t considered feathered friends by all. At the June 5 township board meeting, Carol Ulman and John Dean, members of […]

Iron BelleTrail future eyed

By Susan Bromley  Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Glaciers and trails wouldn’t seem to have much in common other than both are found in nature. The former is created without human intervention in areas of the world where snow is a constant and turns to ice in a process that commonly takes up to 100 years. Although […]

Faulty ventilation eyed in boat fire

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-At about 2 p.m., May 27, the Brandon Township Fire Department responded to a burning boat on Bald Eagle Lake. When firefighters arrived a fiberglass boat was engulfed in flames while still tied to a dock. Heavy black smoke could be seen for miles. “There were concerns the fire threatened […]

On track at Bristol

By David Fleet Editor A local junior racer recently came one lap closer to a professional career last month. On May 21, Michael Clancy, Jr., a 14-year-old Brandon Middle School eighth grade student, was one of 36 drivers who qualified at the Bristol Motor Speedway Short Track U.S. Nationals. Clancy, Jr., along with his father, […]

The suspension is over—bridge builders third at national competition

By David Fleet Editor The Brandon Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) freshmen team, “The Suspension is Killing Me” of Haley Solo, Sarah Pesta, and Kyra Burger finished third on May 23-24 at the 15th Annual Transportation and Civil Engineering Bridge Challenge in Portland, Maine. The event was coordinated by the American Association of State […]

On course for more than half-century

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Jerry Hughes and Joel Stimson have been busy on Wednesday nights during the warmer months for the past 54 years. In 1963 the pair of village residents and local golfers joined the Wednesday Men’s A League at the then newly constructed Goodrich Country Club, 10080 Hegel Road. The course was constructed […]

17-year-old girl charged with knife assault

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-A bonfire conversation went awry and now a 17-year-old girl is facing a charge of felonious assault with a knife. According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office report, a Brandon deputy responded at 11:28 p.m., May 27 to the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital emergency room in Independence Township after a […]