Brandon teacher eyed to lead academy

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-A long-time educator in the district is being recommended to lead the Brandon Academy of Arts and Sciences. Debbie Brauher, a former teacher of the year and current district literacy specialist, will be presented to the board of education for approval as the new BAAS director at a special […]

DDA director steps down

LaLone resigns to assume same role in Lake Orion

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville-After years of zero turnover, a third employee at the village offices announced she was leaving this week. Molly LaLone officially declared her resignation on Tuesday after more than eight years as village DDA executive director and Main Street manager. Her last day of work in the village was to […]

Rally against addiction

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Scott Masi traveled from Brandon Township to Washington, D.C. to rally against drug addiction last fall. Next week, he is bringing the fight closer to home and will rally on the steps of the state capitol in Lansing. The Unite to Face Addiction Michigan rally is planned for June 2 […]

Rachel’s Closet now open

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich School District has many closets. But one closet at Goodrich Middle School is rather unique—it’s all about helping students. The small room is known as Rachel’s Closet and it’s purpose is to ensure that every student has the clothing they need. Inspired by Rachel Scott, the first student killed at […]

Village Skate Park sign-ups lag

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville– Last call. The village has the extended sign-up deadline for the Village Skate Park to June 2. “If we do not get participation, it will close,” said John Lyons, retiring village manager. The park has yet to open this year. As of May 23, only eight registrations had been […]

Cedar Street resurfaced, widened

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville -Cedar Street is getting a facelift. At their May 23 meeting, the village council approved Ace-Saginaw Paving Company as the low bidder to repave and widen Cedar Street in an amount not to exceed $136,898.35. The project will encompass Cedar from Oakwood Road to Ball Street and will be […]

The many hats of Robert Lytle

By David Fleet Editor From stories of the Northern Great Lakes to a boy orphaned on 9/11 to rural Michigan during the Civil War—author Robert Lytle has captivated readers with a mix of history, adventure and entertainment. On Tuesday morning, donning about a half dozen different hats to illustrate what experiences he’s had in writing […]

Blossom time

Blossom time

Despite a cool a start to spring apple blossoms bloom at Porter’s Orchards in Atlas Township. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Brandon deputies, firefighters honored for work

"The deputies on scene utilized great restraint when faced with a deadly force situation by a subejct in mental and emotional distress and were able to deploy a Taser from a position of cover taking the subject into custody. The quick and restrained response by all involved resulted in a successful conclusion to this incident, with no harm to anyone involved."

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Several current or former Brandon Township deputies and firefighters were honored this week for their extraordinary efforts in the past year in saving lives and solving crimes. A major incident in which a resident was successfully disarmed of a crossbow and a home invasion in which a large amount of […]

Township lands MABAS storage warehouse

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.– On Wednesday the township board of trustees finalized a deal that would bring an emergency equipment and resource depot to the township. The Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, or MABAS, storage warehouse will be relocated from a large hangar at the Pontiac-Oakland Airport to a new 15,000 square-foot […]