Annual Rocking & Raking rolls to more than 50 homes

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-On a cool, clear spring morning township resident Janice Parker received some much needed lawn cleanup following a long Michigan winter. “They’ve done this the last three or four years, I can’t do it anymore, and it’s such a blessing to me and it just makes me so glad […]

BGYA Youth Recognition night

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At the 32nd annual Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance Youth Recognition Ceremony, 184 students were recognized for their efforts in the community, including four Gold Star Award winners. “The Brandon Groveland Youth Recognition Awards have been going on in our community for 32 years,” said guest speaker and former Gold Star […]

Barbara Ann Broomhall Stotz

STOTZ, BARBARA ANN BROOMHALL passed away on April 13, 2019, surrounded by her children and grandchildren at Wellbridge of Grand Blanc after a three-week battle with stage four cancer.  She was 79 years-old. Barbara was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Helen Frances Egan Broomhall (of Framingham, MA) and Charles James Broomhall (of Zanesville, OH).  […]

Leonard ‘Butch’ Faralisz Jr.

FARALISZ, LEONARD “BUTCH” JR. of Ortonville; died April 30, 2019. He was 76. Born April 9, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Leonard and Marie Loretta (nee: Vingi) Faralisz. He married JoAnn McGrath on May 1, 1965 in Clawson, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn Faralisz; four children, Leonard Faralisz, Nancy […]

Bunny on board

Bunny on board

On Easter Sunday the Easter Bunny was spotted wakeboarding on Bald Eagle Lake in Brandon Township. Boat driver Keith Masters and bunny Cameron Masters. Photo by Lisa Bird.

Library awarded Brooksie Way grant

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance and the Brandon Township Public Library will be hosting another summer program for children in the Sashabaw Meadows and Clarkston Lakes thanks to Fran Hotchkiss and the Brooksie Way grant she was awarded. “I’m really excited about it,” said Hotchkiss, library outreach liaison. This year’s program […]

TRAC Bridge Building on track

By Shelby Stewart Staff Wrtier Brandon STEM is going for a three-peat. For the past three years, the Brandon High School has qualified for the national TRAC Bridge Building competition. The teams for the past three years have consisted of three freshman girls, and only six teams in the nation qualify every year. This year’s […]

Village manager resigns

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-On April 22, village manager Bill Sprague turned in his resignation. “It has been a pleasure working here, I appreciate everything that the council has done for me, and appreciate more-so the village staff, couldn’t ask for a better group of people,” said Sprague. “If I could impart one maybe […]

All Shook Up

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Goodrich High School is all shook up. On May 2-5, the Goodrich High School Theatre is putting on a production of ‘All Shook Up,’ a musical inspired by the music of Elvis Presley. “It’s been four years, it was time for a musical,” said director Steven Mitchell. The story, taking […]

Public Notice: Goodrich

Goodrich Cemetery association Public Notice The annual public Meeting for the Goodrich Cemetery Association will be Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:00PM at the Village of Goodrich Offices, lower level located at 7338 S. State Road – Goodrich, MI 48438. The annual meeting will be followed immediately by the regular business meeting of the Goodrich Cemetery […]