It’s all A’s, B’s for local schools

Brandon High School received a B while Goodrich High School received an A last week on the Michigan School Report Card, a statewide assessment of school and student performance. Both schools met Adequate Yearly Progress scores. ‘I’m very pleased with the grade,? said Sue May, Brandon assistant superintendent for curriculum and instructional services. ‘The high […]

A community gives thanks

Brandon Twp.-About 25 years ago, Jerry Wabeke–then the assistant superintendent of financial services– along with other school officials and service groups decided just before Thanksgiving the school would host a dinner to help area seniors learn about the school district. ‘At the time there was a lot going on within the district, there were big […]

Runaway may be in area

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- Ashley Wolfe, 15, a Brandon High School Freshman has been missing since Oct. 22 and police say she may be staying with friends. Oakland County Sheriff’s Detective Arnie Terrell, Brandon Schools police liaison is working with Ashley’s family and Waterford Police Department to find the girl who may be […]

Search firm selected

Brandon Twp.- T.D. & Associates was unanimously selected as the superintendent search firm to find a replacement for current school district superintendent Bart Jenniches who announced his resignation last summer. At a cost of $17,500 the board approved the Grand Rapids area-based firm which will offer a guarantee and provide a survey of what the […]

Development moves forward

Brandon Twp.-Construction of the Long Lake Village northwest of Seymour Lake Road near M-15 moved one step closer last month. Despite some concerns from residents, the 94-home development received site plan approval from the township planning commission Aug. 24. In October, excavation began on the project which Steve Robinson, executive vice president of Silverman Companies […]

Buck’s Dollar & More opens new market

Groveland Twp.- Lipstick, $1; candy, $1; greeting cards, two for $1. Finding anything for $1 in today’s world’priceless. Buck’s Dollar and More store opened Nov. 15, and for owners Mike and Rita Skelly the new 4,000-square foot store located in the Oakwood Plaza near Bueche’s Food World fills a special niche in the local market. […]

Voters descend on polls in record numbers

On a cool, gray November election day, Brandon Township resident Amy Price waited with her 5-year old daughter Hannah to cast her ballot. ‘There is such a big difference between presidential candidates,? said Price, who voted at Brandon Fire Station No. 2 near Sashabaw Road. ‘We all come out for one (candidate) or the other. […]

‘I just wanted to be a Marine?

Brandon Twp.- At 16, Edward Burns had been places, seen things and experienced more than most adolescents have ever read about. Born in Detroit in 1929 to Allison and Joseph Burns, Edward attended Benjamin Franklin Elementary School through the eighth grade. During the summer months Burns, who grew up in the shadow of Briggs Stadium […]

Police chase locks down schools

Brandon Twp.- Both the middle school and high school were on lock down Monday morning as police attempted to apprehend a known felon. Oakland County deputies including K-9 units and air support responded to the area near Granger Road and M-15 after a homeowner reported the suspect, Michael Devins, 18, had just left on foot […]

Local Ford auto dealership sold

Brandon Twp.- Arrants Ford, a name synonymous with area auto sales for more than 45 years will have a new owner and soon a new building. Grand Blanc businessman Randy Wise announced on Monday the purchase of the long-time local Ford dealership located at 968 Ortonville Road. ‘The traffic and location on M-15 was very […]