Township couple face evidence tampering charges

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – A township couple that tried to cover up a domestic assault by filming a new version of events is facing felony charges now instead of what would have been a misdemeanor charge against the husband. Jeffrey Allan Gentry, 48, and Alyson Lynn Gentry, 36, were each arraigned […]

Gale Road pathway project begins

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-The Gale Road pathway started to take shape earlier this month. Trees were removed along the south side of Gale Road between the Goodrich High School and the Village of Atlas prior to moving gas and utilities to the east side of the road. The pathway should be completed by […]

School liaison 50-50 split proposed

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- As has been the case for many years now, the police liaison officer position is again under scrutiny as district officials prepare the annual budget and look for areas to trim. This time, administrators have drawn township officials into the discussion, requesting a 50-50 cost split for funding […]

Daytona 500 fundraiser to benefit O.A.T.S.

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .- Gear up for a good time and a great cause. A 2017 Daytona 500 fundraiser to benefit O.A.T.S. (Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles) is planned for noon-5 p.m., Feb. 26 at Bullfrogs, 2225 S. Ortonville Road. Tell your server you are there on behalf of O.A.T.S. and […]

Ostrich on ice

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. -On Feb. 8, the Groveland Township Fire Department responded to Buckell Lake after a 9-1-1 call of an ostrich stuck on the ice. Steve McGee, township fire chief, said the 400-pound female bird escaped from a nearby farm. Township Emergency Medical Technician Russ Aderholdt and Jeremy Watson responded to […]

Village seeks grant for Commons upgrade

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -On Monday night the village council voted 4-1 to seek a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to improve the entry to the Goodrich Commons from the Hegel Road downtown access, also known as “the turn-around drive.” The village will apply for a $75,000 grant with a match […]

Township library reopens

Brandon Twp .- After a three-week closure, the library has reopened! The library closed Jan. 25 as Brown Drilling of Howell made necessary repairs to the well located under the parking lot at 304 South St. After repeated well breaks in the past three years, the library board approved a contract with Brown to replace […]

Religious Diversity Journeys:

‘Knowledge eliminates fear and creates understanding’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .- Annaliese Elliott isn’t old enough to vote, but at 13, she is old enough to form an educated opinion, and she is, through a special opportunity. Last fall, Annaliese, as well as 19 other Brandon Middle School seventh graders, applied for and were accepted into the Religious […]

Goodrich Senior housing complex back on table

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -On Monday night the village council voted 5-0 to verify that 70 sewer units were available for a proposed village senior apartment complex. The request is needed prior to a 7 p.m., Feb. 27 village planning commission meeting at the adiministration building to hear a request for rezoing of about […]

Brandon School Board changes direction; Fletcher closing proposed

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- After hearing input from staff and parents, district officials have changed their minds regarding which school to close in a reorganization, although it is not yet official and when it will occur is still up in the air. During a special meeting Feb. 8, the school board again […]