Vivian Rowley Nichols Rhinevault

Rhinevault, Vivian Rowley Nichols passed away on April 27, 2018 at her home in Arizona. She was 97. Vivian was the last surviving child of 8. She was born on a farm in Washington, Michigan, Macomb County on June 16, 1920 to the late Sanford Harvey and Anna (nee: Greahl) Rowley. She was preceded in […]

Letters to the editor April 28

Gun snobbery Dear Editor, The Brandon Area Gun Snobs, an organization committed to unfettered gun ownership and use, is issuing certificates to members and non-members to speak on firearm control. “Only people with certified knowledge of the ratio of black powder components can talk about the safety of school children and their community,” stated Dorinda […]

Leadership Day at Reid

Leadership Day at Reid

From left, Sam Quisenberry, Carter Ringler and Caleb Carlson sing at  Leadership Day at Reid Elementary. Photos by Patrick McAbee.

Public Notice: Atlas Township

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE, to the citizens of ATLAS TOWNSHIP, Genesee County, Goodrich, Michigan. The ATLAS TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. LOCATED AT THE ATLAS TOWNSHIP HALL, 7386 S. GALE ROAD, GRAND BLANC, MI 48439 to consider request for Rezoning for Parcel 08-300-001; (80 acres […]

Public Notice: Atlas Township

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE, to the citizens of ATLAS TOWNSHIP, Genesee County, Goodrich, Michigan. The ATLAS TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold a PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. LOCATED AT THE ATLAS TOWNSHIP HALL, 7386 S. GALE ROAD, GRAND BLANC, MI 48439 to consider request for a variance to build […]

Party with a Purpose for ‘Women At Risk’ at GUMC

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Rhonda was only 18 when she became one of thousands of women who were or are victims of human trafficking. Since then, her story has been shared through Women At Risk (WAR), a Michigan based organization that helps past and current victims of human trafficking. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May […]

Bid awarded to upgrade school waste water treatment plant

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On Monday the Brandon Schools Board of Education voted 7-0 to approve a proposal to use $265,000 to improve the waste water treatment plant. The bid was awarded to Warren-based Brencal Contractors, who were the low bidders. “The stuff that’s there right now, it’s temporary,” said District Superintendent Dr. Matt […]

Donut Dolly: ‘Like a letter from home’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer In the year that Joann Kotcher was in Vietnam, she almost died six times. That she is aware of. These instances and more are documented in her book “Donut Dolly,” the narrative of her stint in Vietnam War, working with the American Red Cross to visit the soldiers overseas. “We […]

Bookin’ it for your Library 5K

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Jill Norris and her family have run the Bookin’ it 5K for the Brandon Township Public Library for six years and counting. “It was a community event to do with the kids,” said Norris who takes on the 5k with her family, husband Josh Norris and three sons Jake, 15, […]

Kenneth Freeman

FREEMAN, Kenneth W.; of Ortonville; suddenly April 24, 2018; age 74; Beloved husband of Margaret for 54 years; loving father of Barbara (Terry) Gagnon, Rob (Tammy) Freeman, Jeffrey (Mary) Freeman & Shari (Chris) Burton; proud grandpa of Sarah (Louis) Webb, Eric (Renee) Gagnon, Shaleen (Sean) Wilkins, John “AJ” (Jenny) Freeman, Rachel (Thomas) Bradford, Jacob Uribe, […]

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