Police/fire millage renewal on May ballot

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. -By a 5-0 vote on Tuesday night the township board of trustees OK’d renewals of 2.1 mills for police protection and 1 mill for the fire department to be placed on the May 2 ballot. Township Supervisor Tere Onica, Township Clerk Katie Vick, Trustee Patrick Major, Township Treasurer Ann […]

Trustee seat open, candidates sought

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – The election was two months ago, but an opportunity remains for those wanting to serve local government. Candidates are needed for an open township trustee spot after Liz Waters, elected to the position in November, moved out of the township and thus was unable to take the […]

Mother fights heroin war after daughter dies

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Within the space of two weeks last month, four people overdosed on heroin in Brandon Township. All of them were discovered in time and survived. Last summer, Natalie Marie Perris overdosed on heroin, too, but she didn’t get a second chance. She was found Aug. 19 in her vehicle in […]

Two locals named top cops

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich – Two village residents are now police chiefs. Adam Kline was named Lansing Township Police Chief last month while last week, Dan Keller was appointed Chief of Police of the White Lake Township Police Department. Both residents have extensive law enforcement careers and hold elected positions locally. In December, Kline, […]

Village resident chases larceny suspect

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles after recent thefts, including one in which a homeowner chased a suspect. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Office reports, Brandon deputies were called at about 5:51 a.m., Jan. 8, to a home in the 800 block of Village Pine Lane […]

Commission to discuss marijuana dispensaries

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp .-At 7 p.m., Jan. 24, the township planning commission is expected to discuss upcoming changes to Michigan marijuana laws. By 63 percent, voters approved the Michigan Medical marijuana Act, which went into effect Dec. 4, 2008. The law, which allows patients to possess up to two and one-half (2.5) […]

Goodrich United Methodist Church names interim pastor

By David Fleet Editor On Jan. 8, the Dr. Rev. Steven Buck stepped in as the interim pastor at the Goodrich United Methodist Church. Buck, 66, replaced the Rev. Won Kim who had served since July 2015. A northern Wisconsin native, Buck is a confirmed Green Bay Packer backer. “The last time the Packers won the […]

Brandon 44-Flushing 72

Brandon 44-Flushing 72

Brandon Senior Ethan Hunt drives to the basket and gets fouled. The Brandon Blackhawk Varsity basketball team lost to Flushing 72-44 on Jan. 7 at Brandon High School. Photo by Kelsey Voyer.

A very special Christmas Day thanks to angels

Local family grateful for assistance during cancer battle

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Emily Snitgen believes everyone has an angel somewhere. “You don’t really know where they are until you meet them,” said the 2007 Brandon High School graduate. “They come out of nowhere just to save the day.” Emily Snitgen has multiple angels, some she has met and some she has not, […]

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