Reward in abandoned dogs case swells

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The reward to find the person or persons who dumped four dogs in Brandon Township on New Years Eve is up over $2,000. “I will pray every day that we can get the word out,” said Tina Drescher. “I hope it will bring somebody forward and raising […]

Brandon Teacher named VFW District Five Teacher of the Year

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Brian Moore, Brandon High School Teacher, has been named teacher of the year for the VFW District five. “I think it’s special that one of the most respected organizations in the world takes the time to recognize teachers in their communities,” said Moore, who has been at […]

Nationwide school bus driver shortage cancels routes

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich— School districts nationwide continue to face a shortage of school bus drivers. Last week the Goodrich District announced that a morning and evening route including elementary, middle and high school students has been canceled due to a lack of a driver. The temporary cancellation is not the first for the district, said Wayne Wright, district superintendent. “A new driver […]

Township park gazebo donation considered

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The Ortonville Lion’s Club and the Rotary Club are teaming up with Brandon Township Parks and Recreation to build a gazebo out at the township park, 1414 N. Hadley Road, Ortonville. “I’ve got a letter of commitment from both of them, and I wrote a small grant […]

BFD:Working smoke detectors key in fire safety

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — As a new year begins, Brandon Fire Department emphasizes the importance of working smoke detectors. Billy Starr, Brandon Fire Department Captain/Medic and Fire Prevention Coordinator reminds residents there are many different types of detectors available in today’s market that differ from how they detect a fire and how […]

Winter silhouettes

Winter silhouettes

Peyton Brown, 14, rides the chair lift at Mt. Holly Ski and Snowboarding Resort,13536 Dixie Hwy., Groveland Twp on Jan. 2. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Community remembers local grocery store co-founder

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — Stop by Bueche’s Food World and there’s a good chance of meeting a neighbor, friend or acquaintance when walking the aisles of the local store. The iconic hometown food store which over the past three decades has grown to become the community center founded on the dedication and foresight of […]

Annual Battle of the Books begins

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The Brandon Township Public Library is hosting their annual Battle of the Books. Teams of three to five students, 4th-6th grade, with an adult coach will read four books and compete against each other with three rounds of questions and a costume contest. “We do the program […]

Brandon community rallies around abandoned dogs

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Debbie and Tom Ford gave up their annual trip to the thumb to look for Snowy Owls. Tina Drescher and her husband rang in 2023 by sitting in their car near Sands and Sawmill Lake roads. Matt Duda spent New Year’s Day morning making a cross and […]