Brandon teacher awarded, says she’ll retire

Brandon Twp.-After more than 33 years as an elementary teacher culminated by a nomination for Oakland County teacher of the year, a local teaching icon says this will be her last year. ‘It was all farm county when I first came to Brandon,? said Diane Pich, Harvey-Swanson elementary third grade teacher. ‘There was no McDonald’s […]

Area unemployment ‘level?

Local unemployment remained steady through 2004 according to a report issued by the Michigan Department of Economic Growth and Development. ‘The best that you can glean from the last three years were that the real increases in unemployment were between 2002 and 2003,? said Jim Rhein, Michigan Department of Economic Growth and Development analyst. ‘Not […]

Superintendent forum draws ire of residents

Brandon Twp.- About 40 gathered on Wednesday night at the township library to discuss a controversy between some school board members and a group of residents over the hiring process of the new Brandon Schools superintendent Tom Miller. ‘As a citizen I was appalled,? said Laura Frye, special services teacher at Belle Ann Elementary who […]

New Brandon superintendent named

Brandon Twp.-By a six-to-one vote Tuesday night the board of education offered the position of Brandon School District superintendent to Tom Miller, current assistant superintendent of the Port Huron area school district. The three-year, $120,000 contract which could begin on July 1, 2005 was offered to Miller via cell phone at the meeting. He accepted […]

Access ‘sticking point? with grant

Brandon Twp.-In January supporters of a proposed township nature preserve were denied a grant from The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund’now they say, ‘we’ll try again.? The 80 acres, just south of the Brandon High School is owned by the Casselman Family and includes a section of Kearsley Creek, dense forests and several acres of […]

Land sale next step in township plan for park

Brandon Twp.- A new development may be heading to the township after officials unload some undeveloped township property. At a sale price of $725,000 the township board approved the sale of 60.45 acres of township property on the north side of Seymour Lake Road just west of Sashabaw Road to Farmington Hills based Atlantis Development […]

Superintendent search narrows

Brandon Twp.-The Brandon School board narrowed a field of four superintendent candidates down to two following a day long public meeting on Saturday. Nancy Campbell, assistant superintendent for the Berkley school district since 2000, and Tom Miller, assistant superintendent of Port Huron school district since 1998 were the finalists selected by the school board. Campbell […]

First anniversary of accident still painful

Brandon Twp.- On Feb. 7, 2004, high school classmates and best friends Elizabeth Ash, 18, and Tiffany Lambiris, 16, had just put the finishing touches on some homemade Valentines. After spending the night at Tiffany’s home, Elizabeth called her mother Linda Rieck to say she’d take Tiffany to work at nearby Cook’s Farm Dairy then […]

Superintendent candidates interviewed

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- The school board selected four candidates for superintendent during a special meeting on Jan. 31. In December, at a cost of $17,500 the board approved the Grand Rapids area-based T.D. & Associates to replace current superintendent Bart Jenniches who announced his exit after nine years last summer. A new […]

The Citizen, a decade of progress

In January 1995 the criminal trial of O. J. Simpson opens in California, Timothy McVeigh is arrested as a suspect in the Oklahoma bombing and the Major League Baseball strike ends. That summer the first edition of The Citizen newspaper is published. Now, a decade later The Citizen newspaper has grown into the most trusted […]