Twp. police/fire millage renewal, 9-1-1 on ballot

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. – Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., May 2 for Genesee County and township voters who will decide on a police/fire millage renewal and a 9-1-1 surcharge hike. Earlier this year the township board of trustees OK’d ballot questions for renewals of 2.1 mills for police protection […]

Video cameras OK’d by township

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-The board of trustees had voted 4-0 on March 20 to spend up to $1,400 for secuity cameras for three township buildings. However, on April 24, the board recognized that the price quoted by Davison-based Pal Burglar was for one building—the township office. As a result, the board of trustees […]

Brandon Township dryer fire sparks pillow talk

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Pillows offered no rest for Brandon firefighters and some local residents last week. Township firefighters responded at 1:24 a.m., April 21 to a mobile home in the 3000 block of Cherry Street after it was reported there was a fire in the dryer. Residents had washed body pillows and […]

Bullfrogs II

By David Fleet Editor Bullfrogs II has arrived. Mike Stevenson stepped in as the new owner of the landmark eatery Bullfrogs, 2225 Ortonville Road, on March 30 after purchasing the restaurant from long-time owners John and Kim Hagar. “It’s a perfect fit for me,” said Stevenson, 56. “I just love the country atmosphere and values […]

6th Annual Bookin’ It For Your Library 5K

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– Rose Partin won a medal for the speed in which she completed her first 5K, but she was a little slow in picking it up— almost a year late. The 64-year-old recently registered to participate in the 6th Annual Bookin’ It For Your Library 5K, set for May […]

Ortonville Skate Park future hangs in air

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Village councilmembers expressed surprise at their Monday meeting at Brandon Recreation Director Fred Waybrant’s announcement earlier this month that he would be managing the Village Skate Park. It seems a communication breakdown occurred between the council, Waybrant, and Village Manager David Trent, who had also previously confirmed to The […]

Eco Club

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Mother Teresa was once quoted, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Every drop of water counts in Flint, a city of 98,310, where the H2O coming out of taps […]

Nothing like Boston

By David Fleet Editor April 17 marked four years since the Boston Marathon bombings. The tragedy killed three people, injured hundreds of others and sent the city into hysteria— forever altering the iconic 26.2-mile run. For Goodrich resident Rodney Reneski the race is a unique mix of pride, resilience and triumph. “It’s Boston Strong all […]


BHS narcotics sweep wake-up call to students

Oakland County Sheriff deputies and canines enter Brandon High School on Wednesday morning. It was the first sweep since 2013. Photos by Patrick McAbee. By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-At approximately 8 a.m., April 19, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputies conducted a narcotics sweep of Brandon High School. Twelve K-9 units from the OCSO […]

Opening day ‘I do’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– Lisa Salsini and Brad Czechowski didn’t want a big, fancy wedding. They’d both been married before, and were going for a more laid-back, relaxed vibe, so they got hitched April 7 at the Boat Bar, and followed it up with a celebration in downtown Detroit to kick-off both […]

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