Burn aid

Brandon Firefighter Billy Starr signs a check for $7,200 held by Susan Polan, development events specialist for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Trauma Burn Center of Ann Arbor. The funds were raised at the 16th annual Brandon-Atlas Burn golf outing at Goodrich Country Club on June 2. The money will be used […]

Road material stolen from residents

Atlas Twp.- Several township residents in the Horton Road area have reported road material stolen from county ditches. Paul Amman, township supervisor, said the several tons of loaf-of-bread-size limestone aggregate used for ditch repair was reported missing during the last few weeks. ‘Someone took every stone,? said Amman. ‘That’s on the taxpayers? dime.? John Daly, […]

High court rules in city hunting ban case

Ortonville-Hunting in the village may now be a long shot, following a recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that cities have the right to ban hunting with bows and arrows, in addition to firearms, within their boundaries, despite what the Department of Natural Resources currently allows. The high court […]

National chains eye development

Brandon Twp.- An area developer has received a letter of intent from a national retail chain to build a store near the corner of M-15 and the entrance to Brandon High School. Local developer Mike Riddle, of township-based Rison Construction and Lockwood LLC, said negotiations are currently ongoing with a nationwide drugstore chain to open […]

Preserving flying history: the Vultee SNV-1

To conserve aluminum during wartime, hickory was used for the pilot’s control stick; ‘friend or foe? signal lights indicated enemy aircraft, and scantily clad pinup girls painted on the engine cowl reflected the youthfulness of the men who flew the warbirds. Like other aircraft of the era, the Vultee SNV-1 is a piece of flying […]

Brandon paraprofessionals may face layoffs

Brandon Twp.- About five paraprofessionals from the elementary schools and the intermediate school may be given layoff notices prior to the beginning of the next school year. The decision, say school officials, was necessary to free up about $42,000 to hire a language teacher, required for district students that do not speak English as their […]

Area family member injured in Bosnia accident

Brandon Twp.-A township resident’s family member is lucky to be alive following a bus accident near Tarcin, Bosnia, approximately 20 minutes south of Sarajevo earlier this month. Hadley Road resident Leigh Peterson says her sister Elizabeth Meier, 46, along with her husband Andy, 53, and their children, Sam, 13, Madeline 11, and Frankie, 4, were […]

Developer eyes M-15 for multiple businesses

Brandon Twp.- A major business plan may spark significant new economic growth in the township. Steve Collin representing Lockwood LLC presented a plan for a multiple-business development that will include a total of about 122,000 square-feet of retail space between eight separate buildings. The township planning commission approved the preliminary general site plan for the […]

Ground breaking for new Brandon Elementary School

Brandon Twp.-School officials, students and a host of area residents gathered on Monday for the ground breaking of the new Brandon Elementary School. The $14 million building project should be completed for the 2009 school year and will include a 64,000 square-foot building to replace the aging H.T. Burt Elementary School. The project will also […]


After graduation, Josh Ruedisueli wasn’t real excited about moving 10 hours away from his Brandon Township home. ‘I’m ready for the challenge of college but not for the challenge of leaving all my friends that I love,? wrote Ruedisueli in his letter to The Citizen after finishing in the top 10 of the 2002 Brandon […]