Convenient cleaning: Dentist comes to school

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Students became patients this week at school when Melanie Sheils-Vergeldt, DDS, visited. The dentist made stops at Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School and Harvey Swanson Elementary on Monday, then swung by Oakwood Elementary on Tuesday to offer her services. “We saw approximately 40 children in two days,” said Sheils-Vergeldt, who […]

What a season!

What a season!

The Goodrich Volleyball team hoists the district trophy on Nov. 4 after topping Flint Powers Catholic 25-20; 25-16; 25-13. On Nov. 9 Goodrich advanced to the Class B regional final with a 3-0 win 25-20; 26-24; 25-19 defeating Marysville. However, the Martians fell to North Branch in the regional finals on Nov. 10, at Imlay City by […]

New look to Ortonville Village Council

Nearly 70 percent voter turnout in Brandon Township

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Voter turnout in Brandon Township on Tuesday was 69 percent, slightly less than in 2008, when 71 percent of registered voters turned out here to elect a new president. Out of 12,261 registered township voters, 8,439 cast ballots on Nov. 8. The township threw its support to Donald Trump, 5,320 […]

GOP wins township; two newcomers to village council

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-Voter turnout on Tuesday topped Genesee County averages as 78 percent of those registered in the township cast their ballots. Of 6,259 registered, 4,870 voted in the presidential election which went almost two to one in favor of GOP candidate Donald Trump, who received 2,987 votes over Democratic challenger Hillary […]

Hypothermia claims Brandon man with dementia

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-An 89-year-old township man with dementia was found dead in a canal near his home last week. Brandon deputies and medics were called at 11:25 a.m., Nov. 4 to the 1900 block of Lake Pointe Drive in the township after the man’s neighbor, who checked on him frequently because […]

Shots fired

Intoxicated man arrested after discharging assault rife, handgun in home

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A 32-year-old township man who fired multiple rounds from a handgun and assault-type rifle inside his home while intoxicated has been arraigned on misdemeanor charges. According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office report, Brandon deputies responded to a home in the 200 block of Lancelot Lane after it […]

Township voters respond to turbulent presidential election

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .- It was a steady stream of voters Tuesday afternoon at Fire Station #2 in the township, and exit polling showed many had cast their ballot for Donald Trump, the Republican nominee and eventual president-elect. Mary Smith voted for Trump mostly because she didn’t want his opponent, Hillary […]

RTS millage fails

By David Fleet Editor Oakland County voters narrowly dumped the Regional Transit Authority millage 293,510 to 292,401. Wayne and Washtenaw counties Ok’d the millage 359,244 to 322,447, and 93,994 to 73,270. But, Macomb county, rejected the millage 222,806 no to 148,159 yes. On Nov. 8 Oakland County voters along with those in Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, considered […]

Brandon’s Community Clothing Closet

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Children grow fast and clothing them can be costly. With this in mind, a local church is stepping up to help families struggling to keep their young ones in clothes that fit, and is asking for some assistance in their efforts. Matt Bailey, pastor of the Brandon […]

No rigging: Voting secure at polls

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– The “rigging” of the presidential election, a danger suggested by some in the days leading up to Tuesday’s vote, is not anything that will happen here in the township. Township Clerk Candee Allen explained some of the measures used to ensure a safe and successful democratic process, much […]

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