Evelyn Barker

Evelyn Maxine Barker, age 90, of Goodrich since 1965,  went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 5, 2018. She was born October 11, 1927 in Cumberland, Maryland, to parents Ezra and Sarah Raley.    Evelyn attended Catherine’s Business School in Cumberland, Maryland, Peniel Bible Institute in Stanton, Kentucky […]

Summer shower

Summer shower

From left, Kamryn Goff, Tyson Tucker and Maverick Tucker cool off in a sprinkler in Ortonville last week.  Photo by Patrick McAbee.

New band director at Brandon Schools

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon High School has a new band director. Christine Dodge has known her whole life that she wanted to teach, and when she joined band in elementary school, it all made sense to her. “Right from the start when I joined band in the fifth grade, it’s what I was […]

‘We are doing everything we can’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Wednesday night, the township board held a special meeting to keep residents informed on the group home on Sleepy Hollow. The adult foster care facility first caused residents to worry when it was discovered that two paroled sexual offenders were placed in that group home in April. […]

Voter’s Guide, 46th district

State House-46th District There are three candidates vying for a two-year term as the next state representative of the 46th District. The 46th District includes Oxford, Orion, Oakland (partial), Addison and Brandon townships. Incumbent Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Twp. is running unopposed in the Republican Primary and will face off against the winner of […]

Other millage renewals for Genseee County

In addition to the Atlas Township Pathway renewal, township residents will decide on three countywide millage renewals for Michigan State University Extension services MSU is asking county residents for a renewal of the current millage which supports 4-H youth programs, such as gardening, agriculture, and nutrition, among other agricultural programs. The previous levy expired on […]

Auto-writer new for August vote

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Voters in the township can expect to see new voting machines for the Aug. 7 primary elections. “The auto-writer is a little bit different,” said Township Clerk Candee Allen. “A precinct worker has to get a receipt with a number, the voter puts in the receipt number in the […]

Nominations open for Distinguished Alumni Wall

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon School District is seeking nominees for the Ed and Diane Donaldson Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame. “As part of our district’s Brandon 2025 vision, we seek to highlight the success of our students beyond the Brandon School District,” said superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw. “We are not preparing them […]

Public Notice: Atlas Township

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO THE CITIZENS OF ATLAS TOWNSHIP, Genesee County, Goodrich Michigan. The Atlas Township Board will hold a Special Assessment Needs Hearing in conjunction with a Cost Hearing for the Aqua Weed Special Assessment District for Lake Shinanguag on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Atlas Township Hall, 7386 S. Gale […]

Public Notice: Atlas Township

NOTICE OF GALE LAKE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT HEARING TOWNSHIP OF ATLAS TO: THE RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ATLAS AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Atlas Township Board has created the Gale Lake special assessment district for five years (2018 – 2022) for the purpose of aquatic plant treatment. […]