Frederick Haynes

HAYNES, FREDERICK ROBERT of Beulah, Michigan formerly of Ortonville; passed away peacefully on February 17, 2024. He was 87. Fred was born on October 20, 1936 in Waterford to the late Arthur and Florence (nee: Nave) Haynes. He married the former Florence Ashbaugh on January 12, 1957 in Waterford, Michigan. He is survived by his […]

Chilling with chili

Chilling with chili

Charleigh Freese, Reagan Dewitt and Alivia Freese Troop 77271 sample chili at the third annual Chili Cook-off on Bald Eagle Lake. Photo: Patrick McAbee

Rep. Schriver responds to criticism over social media post

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Oxford — On Monday, state representative Josh Schriver, R-Oxford, was removed from his committee assignment and had his staff reassigned because of a post he shared on social media. Schriver is the representative for Michigan’s 66th House District which contains Bruce and Washington townships in Macomb County and Addison, Brandon, […]

Tax-season hobbies

It is well into tax-season, which means it’s time for my tax-season hobby. My husband is an accountant, so from January-April he works late hours. That means I have to find ways to entertain myself while he’s busy. Most television shows we watch together, so I can’t catch up on TV, and I read all […]

Letters to the Editor Feb. 17, 2024

Explanation of Notice of Assessment What follows is a brief explanation of the letter all residents would have received in early February. This letter came from your local assessor, and details value changes to your parcel or property from 2023 to 2024. At the top of the page, you will see “THIS IS NOT A […]

Board hikes tuition for preschool

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon Board of Education voted to increase the tuition rates for the Brandon preschool academy beginning next school year. “It’s been at least eight years since an increase,” said District Chief Financial Officer Jan Ziesel. Zeisel presented the board with a […]

Brandon School board OKs change to six-year terms

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the Monday night meeting, the Brandon Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a change from four-year terms to six-year terms to board of education members. The transition to six-year terms will be complete with the 2028 election cycle. “As the Brandon Board of Education strives […]

Cathy Ann Kage

Kage, Cathy Ann of Brandon Township, Michigan, died on February 8, 2024. She was 58. Cathy was born November 13,1965, in Mansfield, Ohio to Earl Clifford Stratton and Mary Ellen (nee: Robbins) Stratton. Cathy was a dental hygienist practicing in several dental offices throughout the area. During the holiday season, She enjoyed playing Mrs. Claus […]

Two hearted

Two hearted

Ro and Reece Morris with their mom Rechelle at Brandon Township Library create pop-up hearts in preparation for Valentines Day, Feb. 14. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Interlocking hearts

Valentine’s day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love any excuse to spend time with my husband Kyle. We usually go out to dinner and get each other cards. It never has to be anything fancy, we just enjoy spending time together, and I love greeting cards. We’ve been married for three […]

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