Ortonville TV contract OK’d by township, village

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The cable coordinator contract has been revised and renewed with Greg Normand for operation of Ortonville TV. The township board OK’s the contract on Jan. 8. The Ortonville Village Council approved the contract on Jan. 22. In 2015 the board of trustees OK’d a 2-year contract and raise […]

Goodrich grapples with sports conference options

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Jan. 22 the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to move forward with options for a new sports conference for the 2019-20 school years. The move will be necessary following a recent shake up in the Genesee Area Conference. Since 1978 the Martians have been members of the GAC […]

Political future uncertain for last term senator

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Senator Dave Robertson (R) of the 14th district is making the most of his last year in office. Of the 611 roll call votes in the Michigan Senate during the 2017 session, Robertson missed just three votes. All in the same day. “I’m making every effort not to miss (a […]

District eyes outsourcing drivers

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At the Jan. 15 meeting, the board of education approved 7-0 a request for proposal for transportation in regards to busing. The board will be seeking possible outsourcing as a way to save funds for the district since enrollment continues to decline. Then at a special school board […]

County park to open this spring

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.– In less than 90 days the townships first county park will open. Amy McMillian, Genesee County Park director announced last week the sale of a 155-acre parcel on the north side of Hegel Road about 800 feet east of Gale Road was completed on Jan. 29 and will be […]

Local trumpet player has tickets to play here and abroad!

Local trumpet player has tickets to play here and abroad!

Atlas Twp.– -Laura Senish, 14, a student at Genesee Early College and township resident has been selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House. She will perform the trumpet Feb. 4 in New York at Carnegie Hall and July 21 in Sydney, Australia at the Sydney Opera […]

Ride on

  By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-The ride lasts about 30 seconds. But for a few students the memories of a cold January day on a township sledding hill will live on. On Jan. 19, students from the Flint-based Elmer Knopf Learning Center took a field trip to the Brandon Township Community Park. The […]

Counterfeit money reported in village

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-Area residents and business owners should be on the lookout for counterfeit money after a fake bill was found earlier this month. On Jan. 11, Brandon Deputies responded to an Ortonville Road village business for possession of counterfeited money. When deputies arrived the business clerk said that a 71-year-old male presented […]

BMS STEM program OK’d for 2018-19

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On Jan. 15, the Brandon Board of Education OK’d a middle school STEM, science, technology, enginering and math program titled Project Lead the Way (PLTW). “Project Lead the Way Gateway is a middle school STEM integrated elective that any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student can take during the course […]

Council eyes new village chicken ordinance

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- The village council voted 5-1 on Monday night, to send an ordinance on chickens for legal review. Trustee Tonja Brice voted against the motion, while trustees Mark Butzu, Mark Robinson, Karen Sleva, Coleen Skornicka and pro-tempore Dan Eschmann voted in favor of the motion. President Wayne Wills was absent […]