Holly Civil War Days return

Groveland Twp.- It’s blue meets grey once again at the Holly Civil War Days on May 19 and 20 at the Holly Recreation Area, 8100 Grange Hall Road. Reenactors from the Fifth Texas Company E will participate in a variety of battles, military drills, and encampments during the two-day event, which starts 8 a.m. and […]

‘If they write it, we will find it?

Brandon Twp.- On Tuesday, school officials, along with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, identified a suspect and are seeking a warrant package in connection with a threat of violence at Brandon High School on Thursday, April 26. A bomb threat received at the high school at approximately 12:30 p.m. forced the evacuation of the school. […]

Kent State University shootings recalled

Groveland Twp.-On Monday, May 4, 1970, Dane Lovelady was 21-year-old student at Kent State University. Lovelady, now 58 and a township resident, was just a few hundred yards from the campus area where four students were killed and nine wounded by gunfire from Ohio National Guard troops. According to newspaper reports, the shootings came after […]

Polling locations

Goodrich School District Precinct 1- St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 7296 Gale Road. Precinct 2- Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, 5366 S. State Road. Precinct 3- Victory World Outreach Church, 10291 Green Road. Precinct 4 (village residents)- Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road. Brandon School District (Brandon Township) Precinct 1 & 2? Brandon Fletcher […]

Power outage

Debra Dodd spokesperson for Consumer’s Energy reported that 1,930 customers were without power from about 6 to 10 p.m. in the Atlas Township area on April 25. Dodd said the power outage was weather related. Dodd said two circuits locked causing a pole fire. The power outage affected homes from Green Road north to Maple […]

‘We Make the Cut’quality lawncare

Groveland Twp.-For more than 35 years, Paul Kerr worked in metal fabrication, testing equipment for the Big Three automakers’where high standards and quality are the rule. That same commitment to perfection and dependability are reflected in Paul and son Nathan Kerr’s new lawn mowing business, ‘We Make the Cut.? ‘No job is too big or […]

School board OKs new parking lot

Brandon Twp.-To passers-by it may appear to be just another asphalt parking lot’a common feature in any urban landscape. Yet for school officials, environmentalists and a handful of area residents, the new four-acre lot just south of the high school campus will represent a symbol of cooperation and diligence. On Tuesday, by a 7-0 vote, […]

Brandon teacher awarded grant for reading recovery

Brandon Twp.- Patty Ellsworth has made a difference one word at a time. Several years ago, Ellsworth, a Brandon School District teacher, recognized the need to help youth learn reading and writing? fundamentals of education, says Ellsworth. ‘I saw kids struggling in those areas, and I had a passion to help. I believe all children […]

Abandoned family cemetery holds key to area past

Atlas Twp.- Jeremiah York was born in Saratoga County, NY in 1794 enlisted with Captain Justus P. Spencer’s Company of the New York militia, engaged in battles of the War of 1812. Pension records indicate that in 1814 York was with a division of Colonel Steven’s Regiment of the New York Infantry, when the British […]

In for the long run

Brandon Twp.- It’s been more than 30 years since Bill Snyder, Brandon Middle School principal, first laced up his running shoes and joined legions of area athletes who hit the pavement each day. ‘I once weighed more than 200 pounds,? said Snyder, 63, who has since trimmed down considerably. ‘I didn’t want to die of […]