Movie-going goat at home on township farm

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Abby the goat may never visit another movie theater. No ‘butts? about it’one was quite enough. Abby’s owner, township resident Howard Leake, worked for the Oakland County Animal Control based in Auburn Hills for more than 30 years. While serving as a supervisor with the OCAC, Leake received all kinds […]

Keepin’ it clean

Brandon Twp.- Want to know what students are really talking about? Ask Scott Terry. From jammed lockers to plugged toilets to the latest scoop on teachers’Terry’s the man. Now a day custodian at Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, Terry, 48, has worked in the district for more than 25 years, including stints in the high school, […]

‘It’s beginning to show its age?

Brandon Twp.-From leaking pipes to crumbling bricks to sagging steps, Brandon School officials say it’s time to modernize. A vote on a district bond extension on May 2 will net the district $74.3 million, dollars needed say school officials to make several major renovations, including technology upgrades and construction of a new elementary school. In […]

Officials grapple with school-worker crime list

A list of possible convicted criminals released to schools last month has seven Brandon Schools employees on it, a Brandon official reported last week. The public release of a list naming local school employees with convictions has been delayed following a Feb. 10 circuit court ruling on the matter. The information was blocked because of […]

Officials grapple with school-worker crime list

A list of possible convicted criminals released to schools last month has seven Brandon Schools employees on it, a Brandon official reported last week. The public release of a list naming local school employees with convictions has been delayed following a Feb. 10 circuit court ruling on the matter. The information was blocked because of […]

Gubernatorial candidate visits area

Ortonville- Consolidation of services, property tax reform and changes in education were just some of the issues discussed on Tuesday afternoon as Republican gubernatorial candidate Richard M. ‘Dick? DeVos, Jr. visited with area officials at township offices. DeVos, 50, an Ada, Mich. resident and former president of Alticor, Inc. (Amway Corp.), will run unopposed in […]

The first Brandon CERT ready following training

The newly-formed Brandon Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members received certificates of training completion on Feb. 16. Ron Lapp, Brandon Township supervisor and Bob McArthur, Brandon fire chief presented the documents to 13 members of the team. The CERT will operate under the supervision of the Brandon Fire Department and is recognized by the U.S. […]

School board takes aim at key contracts

Brandon Twp.-The Brandon School Board approved a resolution to consider non-renewal of both the athletic director’s contract and community education director’s contract at the Monday meeting. A final vote will be on the agenda at the April school board meeting. If the board approves the measue, June Wuopio, community education director and Larry Lamphere, athletic […]

Area teen responsible for house fire

Brandon Twp.-A township teen was in court Tuesday on arson charges stemming from a 2004 township house fire. The teen who was 15 years old at the time of the fire appeared before Oakland County Circuit Judge Daniel O’Brien. The name of the defendant is withheld since he is a minor. After a short deliberation […]

Super Bowl Sunday not so super for some

Brandon Twp.-A Saturday evening snow storm just before Sunday’s Super Bowl has at least one business owner still seeing red. The early February storm that caused power outages to several thousand DTE customers in Oakland County the day of the big game cost Bullfrogs Restaurant and Bar, 2225 Ortonville Road, thousands of dollars in business […]