Bennie Victory

VICTORY, BENNIE RAY of Goodrich, Michigan; died on June 27, 2022. He was 64. Bennie was born on May 16, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan to Kenneth Arnold Victory and the late Mary Ruth Smith. He married Patty Babel on July 16, 2021 in Glen Arbor, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, Patty; four […]



Roxie, Isabella and Addelyn at Harvey Swanson during the summer camp program on Wednesday. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

New Harvey Swanson Principal

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Schools — Harvey Swanson has a new principal. Jessica Hevel, a 2004 Brandon graduate, will be a familiar face to many students and parents. “While in Brandon I taught mostly kindergarten, second grade for one year, and spent my last five years as a K-5 literacy coach,” said Hevel. […]

2023 Brandon Schools bond project revised

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Schools — The 2023 Bond projects for the summer of 2023 are changing course. The changes pertain to the athletic facility updates, and were presented on Monday night during the Brandon Board of Education meeting, by Brian Smilnak, project architect. “At Harvey Swanson, for the bond projects, there was […]

Letters to the Editor June 25, 2022

Hannah’s Legacy Dear Editor, The Hannah’s Legacy Foundation would like to thank everyone that attended and contributed to our fifth annual golf outing on June 20th at the Davison Country Club. A total of104 golfers participated and an additional 30 guests attended the dinner. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, golfers, and the entire community we raised […]

Shawn Owen

Shawn Michael Owen of Ortonville, Michigan; died on June 20, 2022. He was 53. Shawn was born on November 5, 1968 in Flint, Michigan to Michael Owen and Teresa (nee: Spohn) Owen. He married the former Lori Jahn on May 16, 1992 in Davison, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, Lori Owen; two […]

Donald Short Jr.

Donald Wayne Short, Jr., age 66, left this world on June 20, 2022. The son of the late Donald Sr., and Beverly, he was born on March 22, 1956 and was affectionately known by family and friends as “Buzz”. Don was preceded in death by his daughter, Angella, great-nephew, Owen, and his beloved, slobbery companion, […]

Little Squirt

Little Squirt

Dilyla Laga and Paul Vassall spraying the fire hose during a recent field trip for Harvey Swanson students to the Brandon Fire Department. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Incoming superintendent named in lawsuit

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —The recently selected superintendent of Brandon Schools has been named a defendant in a federal lawsuit filed on May 23. Dan Gilbertson, along with the Croswell-Lexington School District, the Croswell-Lexington board of education, and another administrator, are being sued due to alleged racial harassment of a student. The […]

Library awarded Save the Children grant

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — The Brandon Township Public Library has been awarded a grant from Save the Children, a global humanitarian organization. The $2,304.72 will go towards the library’s 2022 summer reading programs, as part of the Save the Children’s 100 days of reading campaign ‘Summer is Better with Books.’ “The Save […]

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