Goodrich-Oxford Bank plans set

Goodrich-Oxford Bank Corporation the holding company for Oxford Bank, officially announced the purchase of a one-acre site on the northeast corner of M-15 (State Road) and Hawes Street (8125 State Road) in the Village of Goodrich. The plans were approved by the Goodrich Planning Commission during its April 26 meeting and ground breaking is expected […]

Two Brandon School District teachers retire

Brandon Twp.-The Brandon School Board accepted the resignation of two longtime teachers at the May 10 school board meeting. Margaret Hall earned a Bachelor of Arts from Central Michigan University in History, with minors in Art and Political Science. She also earned a Masters of Arts degree in Social Studies, with a minor in art […]

Student summer job outlook ‘bleak?

Diane Ridley, Assistant Store Director at Bueche’s Food World, says that after more than 12 years at the Ortonville store the number of applications are perhaps the highest ever. ‘We went for a long time and had few applications, now there seems to be an overabundance. The range of applicants include youth just turning 15 […]

Brandon buses older, replacements unlikely

Brandon Twp.-The Brandon School bus fleet is aging and school officials say the district may be in for a long rough ride. ‘It’s going to be tough to buy a bus when your’re cutting the budget, so it’s rather bleak that any new buses will be purchased soon,? said Beth Nuccio, Brandon School Board president. […]

Brandon, Groveland assist in 300 acre fire

Holly Twp.’Firefighters from both Brandon Fire Department and Groveland Township Fire Department were among about 100 firefighters that responded to an April 18 Holly Township brush fire that consumed more than 300 acres. ‘We were the second department called in to the fire,? said Steve McGee,Groveland Township Fire Chief. ‘The only way to fight these […]

Local man helps keep history, ‘set in stone?

Groveland Twp.? Their names are synonymous with the church where they prayed. Bird, Cogshall and Ogden are just a few of the Mt. Bethel Church members now buried at the 160-year-old church cemetery near Jossman and Bald Eagle Lake roads in the rolling Groveland countryside. They founded the church, cleared the forests and were pioneers […]

Judge to hear Brandon assault case

A past Brandon High School In-House Suspension room supervisor will be arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a female high school student. Following a preliminary hearing on April 19 to establish probable cause, Circuit Judge Dana Fortinberry bound Jodi Keck, 27, of Owosso over on one count each of third degree and fourth degree sexual […]

Atlas renews GAIN contract

Atlas Twp. – Atlas Township Board members recently voted to pay $500 to renew the township’s contract with the Genesee Auto theft Investigation Network (GAIN). Renewing the contract helps contribute to reduced vehicle theft, and gains the township a share of fines and forfeitures, said Atlas Township Supervisor Paul Amman.

Raise declined

Atlas Twp. – Atlas Township Deputy Treasurer Sara Bachmann surprised board members last week with her request to rescind her recently approved 50-cent-per-hour raise. Bachmann, who opted to lend the township a helping hand after retiring as treasurer last October, feels the raise will interfere with her Social Security check. ‘If it’s going to throw […]

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