Letters to the editor June 9

Thank you Brandon families Dear Brandon Families, On behalf of the Brandon Transportation Department, we would like to thank our parents and students for all your love and support for the last five months. Although we did not prevail in our struggle to stay Brandon School bus drivers, our transportation team will leave knowing they […]

Deal near on sale of closed village skate park

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The board of trustees voted 6-0 to approve the sale of the Ortonville Skate Park equipment for $5,000. Trustee Kris Kordella was absent with notice. “The last department head meeting, we were told by the village manager that we [the village of Ortonville] can disassemble it and give […]

Eats in the Streets

From 4-8 p.m., June 21, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority will be hosting Eats in the Streets in collaboration with the Ortonville Lions Club’s Culpepper and Merriweather circus. “We have created this event to support our local businesses and to encourage or community to shop small, shop local and shop Ortonville,” said DDA member and […]

M-15, Brandon banners now fly

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Thanks to the efforts of a Brandon High School senior and school official street banners are now up in Ortonville and along M-15. David Wyatt, vice principal of BHS, and Taryn Vlad, BHS senior spoke with Village of Ortonville officials about a year ago about splitting the cost of […]

Group home issues continue for township

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Township officials are now stepping up the battle with state agencies regarding a controversial group home. Kathy Thurman, township supervisor reported to the board of trustees on Monday that a meeting is set for next week with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the […]

Thank you veterans

Thank you veterans

Jordan 5 and Alina Stoian 3, salute during the Ortonville Memorial Day parade on May 28. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Letters to the editor June 2

(In response to Board doing their homework, a letter by Diane Salter, The Citizen, May 16, page 10). Letter unprofessional, disrespectful Dear Editor, It is with concern that I read the article from Brandon Schools Board President. As an educator for 40 plus years I found the letter to be unprofessional and not fitting of […]

‘Come Together,’ Pop music history at library

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer From the Beatles to Elvis to Chicago—pop music has been a cultural fixture for decades. On June 6, the Brandon Township Public Library will host a presentation on the history of Pop Music, given by Aaron Krerowicz. “The gist of it is that music is often hierarchical,” said Krerowicz, who […]

A brush with fame: Area make up artist craft soaring

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Alexandira Bishop’s many faces has launched her near the top of the world make up. “It started when my sister and her husband asked me to do their Halloween make up,” said Bishop, a 2011 Brandon High School graduate. “I’d never done anything like that before, and I fell in […]

‘Never Quit:’ Eric Overall memorial now fixture at BHS

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Three Brandon High School students are honoring a fallen deputy in a new way. Recently, a photo of Deputy Eric Overall, who was killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving 2017, made up of student photos was hung in the cafeteria, along with a decal that says ‘Never Quit’. […]

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