Valentines times two

Valentines times two

Twin sisters Brianna and Adrianna VanHorrick, 6 years old of Reid Elementray School exchange Valentines in Kathy Smith’s kindergarten class on Feb. 14. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Township teen critial but stable after M-15 crash

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-An 18 year township women is listed in critical but stable condition at Genesys Medical Center following a two car collision at about 5:30 a.m., Feb. 13, near M-15 and Collidge Road. According to Genesee County Sheriff reports, Corinn Linkowski was traveling northbound on M-15 in a Saturn sedan and […]

Pot not sold here

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to prohibit all marijuana establishments within the boundaries of the township. “We are not doing anything that changes someone’s right to use marijuana,” said Bob Depalma, township supervisor. “Or grow it under the requirements for personal consumption. The issues is […]

Sold: Belle Ann Elementary

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The Belle Ann Elementary School building has sold. On Feb. 11, the school board voted 5-0 to sell the building to buyer Chuck Schneider. Trustee Kevin McClellan, was absent with notice and Trustee John Chartier abstained from the vote due to a conflict of interest. Schneider previously made […]

Township, police take aim at underage vaping

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Feb. 4, the township board approved the first reading of an ordinance pertaining to tobacco and vapor products. The first reading was approved 6-0. Treasurer Terri Darnall was absent with notice. “It’s a big topic of discussion with the schools,” said Lt. Greg Glover, Oakland County Sheriff’s […]

Weather woes

Weather woes

Sara Ward of Brandon Township, covers her face due to some major swings in Michigan winter  weather. First a Polar Vortex dropped temperatures to record lows, then freezing rain hammered the area followed by high winds. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

Area township home sale prices jump

By David Fleet Editor The average sale price for area homes has increased in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the same time in 2016 according to a report from RealComp released last week. The average number of days on the market declined in Brandon and Groveland townships while remaining level in Atlas Township. […]

Brandon Fire Department year-end report

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At the regular township board meeting on Monday, Brandon Fire Chief David Kwapis gave his 2018 year-end fire department report. “We were actually seven shy of our record-setting year last year of call volume,” said Kwapis. In 2018 there was a slight decrease in calls with 1,316 incidents, […]

‘Everybody knows everybody and everybody cares’

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 6-0 to hire Faye Bindig as the permanent full-time Edna Burton Senior Center Coordinator. Treasurer Terri Darrnall was absent from the meeting and did not vote. Bindig replaces Annette Beach who retired after 30 years in October 2018. Bindig, 60, a […]

Two businesses eye vacant Belle Ann Elementary School

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Two bidders are vying to purchase the abandon Belle Ann school building, which has been for sale since 2013. The school board gathered in a special meeting on Monday to discuss the two offers. “They’re still willing to offer the same as they did in 2008,” said school […]

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