House, Senate split on Groveland police post

Lansing – Earlier this year budget shortfalls of more than $700 million prompted Gov. Jennifer Granholm to recommend the state police team in Groveland Township, along with state police posts in Grand Haven, and Iron River close. The proposed Oct. 1 closures, would save the state an estimated $1.1 million say officials from the governor’s […]

Brandon administrator named

Beginning July 18, Marian Horowitz will be the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instructional services for Brandon School District. She will replace Sue May who announced her retirement last month. For the past five years, Horowitz served as the executive director for curriculum at Tecumseh Public Schools. In addition she coordinated the alternative education, […]

Brandon graduation requirements to change

Brandon Twp.-It’s going to get a little tougher to graduate from Brandon High School. Beginning with the graduating class of 2009 an additional one-half credit of either mathematics, English or language arts will be required to receive a diploma. ‘They basically will need one more course,? said Sue May, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instructional […]

Brandon district offers deal to avoid litigation

Brandon Twp.- The Brandon School District has made a tentative offer to the Brandon Township Library in an effort to end a pending legal battle with the library regarding student library cards. ‘Hopefully we’re going to settle with the library,? said Beth Nuccio, Brandon school board president after the closed session meeting on Monday. ‘We’re […]

Ready for air time

Brandon Twp.-Ron Leake loves to fly’yet never leaves the ground. Leake,69, a township resident operates radio-controlled model airplanes and was one of about 50 who attended the Flight of Giants airplane show on June12 at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area. The annual event was sponsored by the Pontiac Miniature Aircraft Club. ‘If you can see […]

Ortonville company lands $1.6M deal for missile engines

Ortonville- On Wednesday U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich) announced that Ortonville based Technical Directions Inc. was selected to provide the turbojet engine-generator for the Loiter Attack Missile to be used in U.S. Army’s future combat systems. The $1.6 million deal is part of the Department of Defense appropriations bill and was approved by the House […]

Old camp now Star Bluff

Groveland Twp.-For many summers Girl Scouts gathered at Camp Narrin located on the banks of Narrin Lake just off Grange Hall Road and west of Bird Road. Now sounds of youth have been replaced by the roar of heavy construction equipment as earlier this spring work started on development of the 200 acre Star Bluff […]

Needing a little help

Ortonville-For more than 75 years Lions Clubs worldwide have been recognized for their service to the blind and visually impaired. But when a longtime Ortonville Lions Club member needed some help members rushed to his side. Ken Hearns, 77, has been a member of the Lions for more than 38 years and needed some assistance […]

Five new teachers hired

Growth at Brandon High School is on the rise and school officials say as many as five new teachers are needed. Teachers in English, mathematics, music, science and social studies will be added as the high school class continues to escalate. ‘During the last five years a lot of new people moved to the community […]

Local dealership leading Detroit area

Ortonville-While nationwide General Motors is reeling from some rather sluggish sales’one local dealership says business is booming in his market. Larry Simms, owner of Simms Chevrolet, 110 M-15, Ortonville says of 47 Detroit area Chevrolet dealerships only four have posted an increase in sales over the past year. Simms Chevrolet is one of those four. […]