Brandon K-1 enrollment up again this school year

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Kindergarten enrollment is higher than the projected numbers for the 2018-2019 school year. “We are very pleased by the numbers that we are seeing,” said Dr. Matt Outlaw district superintendent. “Our kindergarten numbers have grown every year for the past four years and we have our largest kindergarten […]

Peggy Piddington

PIDDINGTON, PEGGY SUE of Goodrich, died August 17, 2018.  She was 72.  She was born August 16, 1946 to Eunice (nee: Armstrong) and the late Galen Whipple.  She married Roger Piddington on October 21, 1972 in Ortonville, Michigan.  She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Roger; two children, Amy (Greg) Endres-Bercher and […]

John Kochevar

KOCHEVAR, JOHN V. passed unexpectedly on August 14, 2018 while traveling in Mexico, doing what he loved. John was born Aug. 11, 1955 in Washington D.C. to an Air Force family and served active duty as a Navy Corpsman with the U.S. Marine Corp. achieving 1977 Sailor of the Year Pacific Region honors. He then […]

Phyllis Valdez

VALDEZ, PHYLLIS JOYCE of Ortonville; died August 17, 2018. She was 52. Born January 18, 1966 in Pontiac, Michigan to Carmen Hutchinson and the late David Valdez. She is survived by two sons, Hunter and Daniel Parker; her mother, Carmen and Harold Mallory; three brothers, David Valdez, Daniel Valdez and Miguel (Kim) Valdez; step-sister, Angela […]

Letters to the editor August 18

Feeding America Dear Editor, In America, we have a special place in our hearts for family farmers. We see them plowing their fields during the day. We see their tractors lights in the distant fields as we head for bed. There is no corporate agribusiness in our Township. These farmers are our friends and neighbors, […]

Just like new

Just like new

Ryan Aulph of Goodrich spent about a year and a half rebuilding a 1954 Chevy 3100 pickup truck. However, rather than a showroom finish on the 64 year old truck he opted for a rather weathered patina on the surface. Aulph will be displaying his creation at Back-to-Bricks this weekend in downtown Flint.

Board OK’s moratorium on new adult foster care facilities

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday night, the township board voted 6-0 to approve a moratorium on new adult foster care facilities within the township until they can revise the current ordinance. Bob Marshall was absent. “I think this will show that we’re serious about what we’re doing,” said Kathy Thurman, township […]

What to do when pulled over

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer For even the best law-abiding drivers chances are they’re going to be pulled over at least once in a lifetime. So just what to do when law enforcement makes a traffic stop was addressed by state lawmakers. So on July 25, Public Act 276 was passed which will amend the […]

Lake residents seek a ‘reasonable fee’ from board

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Residents of the Lake Louise special assessment district are asking the township to lower the rate of taxes that the township implements for special assessment districts. The township board voted unanimously to table the discussion until more research on neighboring charter townships could be done. “Our recommendation is […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

SYNOPSIS CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON SPECIAL MEETING August 13, 2018 Call to order at 7:00 p.m. Present:  Allen, Broughton, Darnall, DePalma, Kordella & Thurman. Absent: Marshall Approved: Agenda as amended Consent Agenda Adult Foster Care Moratorium Building Dept. Part-time Clerical Position Offer to Purchase Township Owned Property Welcome Wagon Participation Bald Eagle Lake Marine Patrol […]