Oakwood property sold

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The school board has unanimously approved the sale of a 23-acre parcel of property on Oakwood Road for $184,000, a decade after district officials purchased the property at a cost of $430,000. “Obviously, we would have liked to recoup what was spent, but the market was not there,” […]

Two additional township warning sirens OK’d

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. -The township board of trustees are expected to discuss the installation of two additional warning sirens. Earlier this month David Stamm, Genesee County Emergency Manager announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a Genesee County Warning Siren Project that will provide $378,725 in funding. The township will receive about […]

Alleged racial slurs precede BHS assault

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- An alleged racial incident between adults preceded one teenager assaulting another at the high school last week. The attack occurred the day following the presidential election, and while Superintendent Matt Outlaw declined to comment on the specific incident, he said, “I am really proud of our students and […]

$7.5 million facility coming to Dixie Highway

By David Fleet Editor Holly Twp.-On Nov. 4, Madison Heights-based Shannon Precision Fastener broke ground on a new distribution center on Dixie Highway about a mile north of Groveland Township. The new $7.5 million 71,000 square foot, state-of-the-art distribution facility is located near McClelland Road and I-75. “We are excited to add Holly to our […]

Works starts on new M-15 credit union branch

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Work began earlier this month on a new branch of Genisys Credit Union. Tom Alter, chief marketing officer for Genisys Credit Union said construction of a 3,200 square feet facility on about two acres near the intersection of M-15 and the entrance to Brandon High School should be completed in […]

After 19 years of public service, Howell retires

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Groveland Twp.- Diane Howell wrapped up 19 consecutive years of service as a township trustee by indulging in pie at the board’s Nov. 14 meeting. It was a delicious change from the traditional cake that is often offered at meetings. Serving on the board has not always been a piece […]

Township OKs budget, 2 percent wage increases

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The township board unanimously approved at their Nov. 14 meeting the 2017 budget, which includes a 2 percent wage increase for fire department and township employees. The general fund budget has projected revenues of $2,071,805 and expenditures of $2,063,641. “Our budget is healthy, we are in very good […]

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 […]

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