Tropical Smoothie Cafe comes to town

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– Get your daily servings of fruit, veggies and so much more at the new restaurant in town— Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Don’t be fooled by the name. Tropical Smoothie Cafe does indeed offer a wide selection of delicious smoothies and owner Melissa Bosek and her staff of 25 are […]

Project Lead the Way

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Full STEAM ahead. At their April 17 meeting, the board of education approved by a 6-0 vote full implementation of “Project Lead the Way” for grades K-5 for the 2017-18 school year, with plans to continue with the program for at least the next five years. Debbie […]

Township residents can opt for slower speed limits on roads

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp .– Township residents will soon have the option to slow down motorists. On April 10 the township board of trustees moved forward on criteria that would allow speed limits on some of its 46 miles of gravel roads to be decreased. The change comes after Gov. Rick Snyder signed […]

Board denies cell tower

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp– By a 5-0 vote on Monday night, the township board of trustees denied a request for a conditional use permit for a cell tower constructed on private property by Skyway Towers, LLC. On Dec. 21, the township planning commission recommended denial of erecting the165-foot monopole communications tower in the […]

Girls LaCrosse tallies first win

Girls LaCrosse tallies first win

Alexis Farewell scored six goals on Wednesday night as the Brandon/Holly Girls LaCross team defeated Ovid-Elsie 12-11. It was the first win ever for the new Lacrosse team. Photo by Mo Voyer.  

Spring one acts

‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’ and ‘The Actor’s Nightmare’ at Goodrich High School Performing Arts Center April 20-23

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -From the horrors of the Holocaust to the humor of an unprepared actor’s understudy—a pair of one act plays provides a contrast and variety in entertainment. At 7 p.m., April 20, 21 and 22 & 2:30 p.m., April 23, the Goodrich High School Theatre will present “I Never Saw Another […]

Goodrich coach Dennis Storrs inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

By David Fleet Editor After four years of wrestling, Goodrich High School Senior John Powers had won just a few matches. “It was the 1993 regional versus Bendle High School and our team was on the cusp of a berth in the state team championship,” recalls Dennis Storrs, then-GHS head coach wrestling coach. “At 189 […]

No problem: Brandon wins states, ticket to Future Problem Solving International

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .- They began by dealing with educational disparity, then moved on to disentangling gene modification, before clearing up 3D printing, and finally tackling identity theft. It’s been quite a year for the Brandon Future Problem Solvers and their hard work and efforts have been rewarded— Brandon teams earned […]

Remembering the Joe Louis Arena

By David Fleet Editor Jay Stark was a 17-year-old from western Canada when he was drafted by the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings and signed a three-year contract as a defenseman. “In 1986 I remember making the trip to Detroit and a game at the Joe Louis Arena,” said Stark, who grew up in […]

Proposed budget cuts may threaten local funds

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. -If approved, proposed federal budget cuts by President Donald Trump would affect people most in need of assistance in this community. Trump released a proposed budget last month that included elimination of Community Development Block Grant funds, $3 billion in 2017, and for which, on average, the township […]