‘No parking? lot?

By a vote of 5-2 the Brandon School Board rejected an agenda item to construct a parking lot on recently acquired school property south of the current high school campus. The vote came after several in attendance at the meeting expressed opposition to the construction of a new 450 space parking lot on four acres […]

Area population aging, report

When members of the Goodrich United Methodist Church approach the Goodrich Planning Commission this May for a proposed senior housing construction project near the church a new growth trend may be inching forward. ‘We felt that there was a growing need for affordable housing for seniors and it was becoming more and more evident,? said […]

It’s turkey time in Michigan

Atlas Twp.-It’s spring time and Mike Gross is happy. For the past 20 years Gross, 36, has participated in the statewide spring turkey hunt near his township home? and like other years the long-time hunter is confident in a successful hunt.. ‘So far this spring we’ve seen lots of birds,? said Gross. ‘This month we […]

Board eyes more land for school district

Brandon Twp.-The Brandon School Board is expected to vote Monday night on the purchase of a 75 acre parcel north of Oakwood Road, east of Hadley Road, for the construction of a new elementary school. At a cost of $850,000, the purchase also includes a two and one-half acre parcel along Oakwood Road for access […]

Board eyes more land for school district

Brandon Twp.-The Brandon School Board is expected to vote Monday night on the purchase of a 75 acre parcel north of Oakwood Road, east of Hadley Road, for the construction of a new elementary school. At a cost of $850,000, the purchase also includes a two and one-half acre parcel along Oakwood Road for access […]

What a gas

Brandon Twp.-Chemistry question: what do you get mixing one-part potassium chlorate and one gummy-bear? Answer: Gummy gas. Well, sort of says Jaime Martin, a Brandon High School chemistry instructor who uses a rather unique approach in a advance placement class. ‘This test demonstrates oxidation reduction similar to cutting an apple open watching it turn brown […]

Summer jobs may be tough to find

By David Fleet Editor Michelle Lyon is employed and happy. ‘It’s hard to get jobs,? said Lyon, 18, and a senior at Brandon High School. ‘My advice to those looking for work this summer’start early in the year and get as many applications out as you can. Also it’s better to find work in something […]

Teacher heads to sidelines after more than 30 years

Whether on the basketball court, football field or classroom Douglas Dillion was a teacher’a distinction earned after three decades as a sports referee and Brandon School District educator. Now, the Brandon Fletcher Intermediate fifth grade mathematics, social studies and science teacher, the former ‘Announcement Man of the Hour,? says it’s time to sign off. ‘It’s […]

Spring trout planting will continue for now

Atlas Twp.- Stocking the Kearsley Creek with brown trout a spring tradition just prior to the April 28 opening day may be in jeopardy if private property owners along the creek and fisherman don’t find common ground. That’s the message from Joe Leonardi, fisheries biologist for the DNR, Southern Lake Huron unit for the past […]

Sap on tap

Atlas Twp.-When the Canada geese are just returning from down south and the ice on lakes is still thick, township residents Jim and Faith Aseltine know maple sap, in all its sweet, gooey glory, will be on the move. ‘Mother Nature decides,? said Jim, 76, who has been tapping sugar maple trees on his rural […]