Public forum: Let’s talk about sex education

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Sex education in the district will be the topic of discussion at a public hearing set for 4:30 p.m., May 15, at ITEC, 609 S. Ortonville Road. A recommendation from the sex education advisory board will be presented at the hearing, based on the committee’s research, as […]

‘The Suspension is Killing me’

By David Fleet Editor On May 23 the Brandon Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) freshmen team, “The Suspension is Killing Me” will represent Brandon High School as one of the top six teams nationwide in bridge building competition. The Brandon team of Sarah Pesta, 14, Kyra Burger, 14, and Haley Solo, 15, qualified `for […]

The need for speed:Chasing a sub four-minute mile

By David Fleet Editor The son of a former Ortonville resident will soon join some elite high school runners from across America. Cooper Teare, 17, son of Dave Teare, a 1980 Brandon High School graduate, recently came within one-hundredth of a second of becoming only the tenth high school student ever to eclipse the four-minute […]

Student, classroom honor St. Aubin

On May 8 Goodrich High School Senior Maxim Ziskie honored Principal David St. Aubin with a speech in Dr. Rick Sweeney’s civics classroom. In recognition of St. Aubin, the American flag was raised on the classroom wall—joining the flags of several countries collected over the years by Sweeney. Ziskie addressed the class. “Staff, students, and […]

Battle of M-15

Brandon Senior Alexis Hendershott singles off Goodrich Junior Emily Stambaugh and junior catcher Ashton Stewart. The Martian-Blackhawk softball game on April 29 was just some to of the competition played in the Battle of M-15.  Photo by Mo Voyer. By David Fleet Editor The Blackhawks—Martians rivalry ignited each August on the gridiron was rekindled on […]

Millage renewal, 9-1-1 hike OK’d

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. – On May 2 township voters OK’d renewals of 2.1 mills for police protection and 1 mill for the fire department. The five-year millage will generate an estimated $620,000 for the police services and $294,000 for the fire department. About 7 percent of registered voters turned out to approve […]

Sexual assault

A 42-year-old male  resident of Brandon Township is under investigation following an alleged sexual assault of a 12 year old female.  On May 5 Oakland County deputies received information that an alleged sexual assault may have occurred at a residence in the 3400 block of Sashabaw Road.  The sexual assault may have involved a minor […]

Township trail route meets dead end

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A proposed route for the Iron Belle Trail in the township has come to a dead end. Route C was the least expensive, most direct, and most popular by survey of four proposed township connections to the Iron Belle Trail, a state project which seeks to establish a […]

Township to host master plan update meeting

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. -At 7 p.m., May 22, the township board of trustees will host the first public meeting to seek input in the update process of the master plan. The meeting will be at the Butzel Retreat Center, 3599 Perryville Road, near Jossman and Barron roads. The township master plan is […]

Swimmers, board ponder pool contract

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– Local swimmers are fishing for answers about their future in the Brandon pool. Aquatic and Fitness Center users voiced their concerns about possible changes in hours and cost to use the pool at an April 27 special meeting. On the agenda was a contract with Aqua Club for […]

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