Hazy skies arrive

Hazy skies arrive

By David Fleet Editor About a week ago Kelly Belanger could see the Puget Sound from her downtown Seattle apartment. “The smoke rolled in last Friday (Sept. 11),” said Belanger, a 2012 Goodrich High School graduate and current Amazon Web Services employee. “Since then the air has become very hazardous and we just can’t go […]

Stranger danger

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At 8:34 a.m., on Sept. 16, Brandon deputies responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 500 block of Country Meadows Trail. Deputies spoke with a woman, who said the day before, her daughter was waiting at the bus stop when a white Jeep driven by a white male […]

Mask up, day one

Mask up, day one

Ava Getz arrives at Reid Elementary on Tuesday for the first day of school. Photo by Patrick McAbee

Supervisor race stands

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Three votes. That’s the only change in the final tally following a recount last week in a close Republican township primary supervisors race. Despite the small deviation the results of the election will stand. On Aug. 21, a recount was filed by candidate Kevin Scramlin, contesting the results of […]

New school board trustee appointed

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At a special meeting on Wednesday night, the Brandon Board of Education voted 5-0 to appoint Kim Smith-Kugala to the vacant seat on the board of education. The position was previously held by Sarah Allen, who resigned last month. Four other candidates were interviewed as well. Board member Kevin McClellen […]

Football returns

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Blackhawk head football coach Brad Zube’s reaction to the start of the 2020 season was simple. “It’s time to get back to work,” he said. Zube response followed a Sept. 3, announcement from the Michigan High School Athletic Association to reinstate football for this fall – about three weeks after […]

Area gyms open following six month shut down

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-Wednesday morning Brian Dunaway was ready to reopen. Again. Dunaway, owner of Anytime Fitness, 250 N. Ortonville Road is on the cusp of opening his business following a six month shut down due to the coronavirus. On Sept. 3, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a pair of executive orders to allowed gyms […]

Two appointed to township boards

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Tuesday night, the township board voted 7-0 to appoint Scott Broughton to the Fire Authority board as well as to appoint Jason Gault to the Board of Review. Past treasurer Terri Darnall was on the Fire Authority Board, but she resigned before the term was over. Likewise, […]

Township millage rates dip

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The millage rates are going down for this tax year. “The public should be happy to know that the millage rates are going to go down about half a mill,” said township supervisor Kathy Thurman. “The Fire Department is staying the same, the township operating went down slightly […]

New contract for liaison officer

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The township board voted 7-0 to approve the 2020-2021 Intergovernmental Agreement to provide a Police Liaison Officer for the Brandon School District starting Sept. 8, 2020-June 17, 2021. “This contract is very similar to last year,” said Township Supervisor Kathy Thurman. “The dates have been changed a little […]

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