Spring rays

Spring rays

From left, Linkoln Good, 5 and Ava Westenbarger, 5, step out of Reid Elementary School on Tuesday sporting some needed shades due to some early spring sunshine. The temperatures topped 50 degrees in Southeastern Michigan last week. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Project set to map, find 250 village drains

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- A project to systemically identify an estimated 250 village drains moved one step closer. Kevin Cook, project manager for WadeTrim, outlined details of the plan funded with a $150,000 grant at Monday nights village council meeting. The grant was awarded about a year ago following an application applied for in […]

Blackhawk back to Big House

By David Fleet Editor Bryce Chamberlain returned to the Big House in a big way. Chamberlain’s, a 2018 Brandon High School graduate and Blackhawk football standout, road to the Michigan Football roster as a preferred walk-on was anything but smooth. Chamberlin’s story begins on Aug. 26, 2017 as the Blackhawks faced off against the Fenton […]

Drain project set to begin this summer

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Final design for village drain project that was approved more than six years ago will begin this summer. Sue Hogan, senior engineer of the of surface water management for the Genesee County Drain Office said the renovation of the century old village drain system, which will impact an estimated 84 village […]

Farm owner bound over on animal cruelty

Brandon Twp.- On March 8 a farm owner was bound over in Oakland County Circuit Court after authorities found abused animals on his township farm. . Andrew Scott, 32, was arrested in December on a charge of animal cruelty or neglect of 10 or more animals. If convicted, he faces up to four years in […]

Options for open swim considered by board

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The board of education is discussing renegotiating their contract with Aqua Club for the pool management. One provision that the district is concerned about is the open swim hours. “It’s $64,000 a year for the open swim, there are 32 people in open swim,” said superintendent Dr. Matt […]

Board grapples with SRO, security guard, roles, costs

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The board of education is discussing the role of the school resource officer in the district now that the district has four guards from Premier Security. “We get about 20 hours a week for the school year, we spend about $55,000 a year on that position,” said superintendent […]

Ride on

Ride on

Conner Clifton, embraces the last days of winter and a fast ride at Brandon Township Community last week. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Sashabaw Road project will cost more

Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-The Sashabaw Road paving project has gone up in price. The project, originally estimated to cost $2 million, is now estimated to cost $2.9 million. The project can be covered 80 percent, up to $2 million, by federal dollars. The remainder of the cost would be split between the township […]

Lawmaker takes aim at WorkKeys

By David Fleet Editor Area school districts may soon be allowed to opt out of certain standardized testing. State Rep. John Reilly, (R-46th District) reintroduced a bipartisan measure that he sponsored last term to allow school districts to opt out the ACT WorkKeys test. House Bill 4162 has been assigned to the House Education Committee. […]

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