Brandon Twp. Library hosts: Writing Expeditions

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Brandon Twp. — Area youth writers will have a unique opportunity to join others from the community to hone their craft with local author and reporter Shelby Stewart-Soldan for a summer writing series. From 4:30-5:30 p.m., June 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Brandon Township Library for “Writing Expedition.” “Writing is a very fluid form of expressing of what’s going […]

Brandon Middle School Brandon Tech, Team #5976

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Freeland Mich.—  On May 18, the Brandon Middle School robotics team, Brandon Tech, Team #5976 competed at the FIRST Tech Challenge Freeland Gear Up off-season spring event in Freeland, Mich. The event is the final opportunity for eighth grade students prior to joining Truck Town Thunder at Brandon High School. Brandon Tech […]

Township upholds PC denial of rezoning for veterans facility

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Atlas Twp. — On Monday night, the Atlas Township Board of Trustees passed a motion to support the planning commission’s recommendation to not approve a conditional rezoning request for property located at 11280 Hegel Road from Residential Agricultural to Special Housing District. The applicant was seeking to use the property for multifamily/veterans’ transitional housing to be operated by […]

Michigan Construction Career Day

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Howell — Several Brandon High School students recently explored opportunities in the trades. According to the Michigan Department of Labor and Employment, the state is experiencing a significant shortage of professional trades workers, which is expected to continue through 2026. Some of the reasons include much of the workforce is aging […]

Township to host meeting on Battery Energy Storage

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Groveland Twp. — At 5:30 p.m., June 3, Groveland Township-Fire Station One, 14645 Dixie Hwy., will host an informational meeting regarding a proposed battery storage facility. Dallas-based Vesper Energy is considering a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in the township. A BESS is a type of energy storage system that uses […]

Atlas Township to host Master Plan & Park & Recreation Plan open house

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Atlas Twp. — From 4-6:30 p.m., June 13, Atlas Township, 7386 Gale Road, will host a Township Master Plan Open House. The gather will provide an opportunity for the community to review the current draft of the updated master plan. “The entire process has been citizen driven by the Master Plan […]

Redhawks season ends to Oxford Wildcats 12-8

By Wendi Reardon Price wprice@mihomepaper.com Brandon Twp. — The Redhawks wrapped the spring season with a 12-8 loss to Oxford in the first round of the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Lacrosse Region 3. The Brandon-Holly Boys Varsity Lacrosse team opened the home game jumping to a 2-0 lead with goals from senior Stefan Austin and […]

Blackhawks rally for 4-3 win over Kearsley

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Brandon Twp. — The Brandon Blackhawks Varsity Baseball team continued their winning ways on Wednesday afternoon in a come from behind 4-3 win over the Kearsley Hornets. “We didn’t start out well,” said Head Coach Greg Glover. “Still, the boys put it together and battled all game long for the win.” […]

Ortonville Cemetery Civil War Walk provides glimpse of local history

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Ortonville— On June 16, 1864, Brandon Township resident Pvt. Thomas Tucker was on guard duty at Union Army headquarters near Chattaooga, Tenn. The Civil War had raged for more than three years. “My the cannons have been roaring out in front a little ways,” wrote Tucker in his diary. ‘They are […]

Annual trout stock up in Kearsley

By David Fleet dfleet@mihomepaper.com Ortonville — On Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources continued the annual stocking of Kearsley Creek at Oakwood Road with 4,150 of Sturgeon River brown trout. The number of yearlings is up from about 1,500 released in 2023. The Oakwood bridge is the only location on the Kearsley Creek that’s […]