Septemberfest 2023

Septemberfest 2023

Dancers from Lynn’s Dance Studio, Ortonville on South Street during Septemberfest. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Brandon High School Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame inductees

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — On Sept. 28, there will be two Brandon graduates inducted into the Ed and Diane Donaldson Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame. Dennis Hoffman, a 1966 graduate, is being honored for distinguished achievement in providing significant decades of leadership in the Ortonville-Brandon community. Dr. William Tahaney, a 2010 […]

Sinking fund discussion, high school renovations

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — At 5 p.m., Sept. 26, the Goodrich School District will host an open house so community members can tour the recently renovated high school facilities, made possible by the 2020 bond. At 6:30 p.m., a short presentation starting in the new Martian Union (former Media Center) at Goodrich High […]

Registration for fall session, virtual ‘Parenting the Love and Logic Way’

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Registration for the fall session of Parenting the Love and Logic Way is open. The virtual parenting program is facilitated by Linda Brooks, and is hosted in partnership with Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance, Holly Area Youth Assistance, the Brandon Township Public Library and the Holly Township Public […]

Brandon Firefighter honored at Michigan Firemen’s Memorial

By David Fleet Editor Roscommon — On Sept. 16, veteran Firefighter/EMS Assistant Fire Chief Dave Borst was honored at the 44th annual service for the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial, Roscommon, Mich. Borst was one of 168 firefighters including four who died in the line of duty honored during the weekend gathering. In total there are now […]

Brandon Fire Dept. Station two roof replacement

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the regular meeting on Sept. 12, the Brandon Township board of trustees voted 7-0 to approve replacing the roof on Brandon Fire Station Two, near the intersection of Seymour Lake and Sashabaw roads. “Station two needs a new roof,” said fire chief David Kwapis. “That was […]

Audit report: Atlas Township fund balance steady

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — On Monday night at the board of trustees meeting, Wesley Messing, a CPA, principal and audit partner for King & King, presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the township’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. According to the audit, for the fiscal year 2021-22 the […]

Atlas Township OKs Hegel Road crosswalk for park

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. —  On Monday night the township board of trustees approved $6,200 for Wade Trim to design non-signaled, traffic warning devices only, crosswalk on Hegel Road at the entrance to the Atlas County Park, just east of Goodrich High School. “Having the design work shovel ready so when grant opportunities […]

Brandon Township OKs Community Park projects

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the regular meeting on Sept. 12, the Brandon township board of trustees approved two projects at the Brandon Township Community Park at 1414 N. Hadley Road. The first project is a concrete floor for the pole barn at the park. The pole barn houses equipment to […]

Apple time

Apple time

Trennor Rhoades of Porter’s Orchard, 12060 Hegel Road, Atlas Township with some of the first apples of the season. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

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