Drone reported stolen from school

Brandon Twp. – A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the person who stole a drone from Brandon High School. A teacher reported the theft to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office on April 26. She keeps the drones in a locked room and said she last saw the DJI Phantom 3 standard […]

Truck Town Thunder

On March 24-25, robotics team traveled to Mason High School to compete to qualify for the Michigan State Championships. Overall, the team was able to secure eight wins and four losses leading to a fourth place ranking at the end of qualifications. Truck Town Thunder led an alliance of three robots, FRC Team 5205, Full […]

The Rainforest comes alive

The Rainforest comes alive

Mike Kohirieser with a capuchin monkey from South America. The monkey is just one of several animals at ‘Live on Stage: The Rainforest’ at Oakwood Elementary school April 12. Photo provided. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Rainforests are home to about half of the world’s plant and animal species, despite only comprising […]

‘Barn Light’

‘Barn Light’

Brandon High School sophomore Jada Jordan’s photograph titled, ‘Barn Light’ was recently selected as a Top 100 in the State of Michigan in the Michigan Art Education Association competition. “My photo contrasts a modern compact fluorescent light bulb and the dirty walls, peeling paint, exposed wires along with cobwebs of an old horse barn here […]

Martian robotics tops at districts

Goodrich Robotics Team 494’s alliance edged out the Lake Orion Robotics alliance for the win at the Lansing District event. The competition was at Mason High School March 23-25. “Of the 134 regional and district events across the world, the Lansing event went on record as one of the toughest competitions that FIRST Robotics has […]

School buildings, parcel for sale

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Belle Ann Elementary, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School and a vacant parcel of land, all owned by the school district, are up for sale. At their March 20 meeting, the school board approved by a 6-0 vote a contract with Plante Moran CRESA to seek buyers for the […]

America & Me Essay contest: My Michigan Hero by Ella Locey

On Wednesday, the three winners of the 48th annual America & Me Eassay contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insuarnce were recognized. Goodrich Middle School students Ella Locey, Miaya Tait and Taylor Thomas were awarded for their achievement. As the school’s first place winner, Locey’s name will be engraved on a plaque displayed in the school […]

Full of Wonder!!

Dear Ortonville-Brandon Community, Next week, the Brandon School District will be hosting its annual kindergarten round-up and preschool enrollment days. With these events on the horizon and the start of their formal education just around the corner, I have to admit that I just love this age group. I would challenge anyone to spend five […]

Lady Blackhawks snag play-off win

By David Fleet Editor AFlint Metro League championship may have eluded the Lady Blackhawks basketball team this season, but a play-off win, the first since Nov. 15, 2006, will provide a building block for next year. “The season definitely had its ups and downs,” said Jason Sheldon, third year Blackhawk head coach. “We did not […]