Standing room only trail meeting shows split community

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- It was standing room only at a board workshop regarding the Iron Belle Trail on Monday. Among the people crowding the township office room for the meeting, 35 were counted as in support of the trail, 27 were opposed, and five were indifferent. “We are directly affected— it […]

Goodrich man allegedly used Grindr to meet, abuse 14-year-old boy

By David Fleet Editor A Goodrich businessman and resident was arrested on July 18 after he allegedly used the so cial media app Grindr to attract a 14-year-old by into his home for sex. Sheriff Robert Pickell announced on Thursday morning that Terry Cadarette, 48, will face three counts of criminal sexual conduct, one count […]

New Brandon athletic director named

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-The path that led Chris Deines to being named the new Brandon athletic director included time in an airport prior to his honeymoon flight. Deines, who was unanimously approved as the district’s new AD at the July 18 board of education meeting, was newly wed to wife Danielle in […]

Keeper of the light

Township resident tends to historic Lake Michigan lighthouse, reflects on island life

By David Fleet Editor Leland-For about the past month Jonathan Schechter had a room with a spectacular view. From May 24 until June 28 Schechter, a Brandon Township resident and on-call firefighter, served as the lighthouse keeper on South Manitou Island. He was one of three individuals selected by the National Park Service for the […]

Purple Heart Day

By David Fleet Editor It’s been a little more than a year since Ortonville VFW Commander Dennis Hoffman went in search of Purple Heart veterans. Sixty-one veterans responded. “I’m just amazed that many responded in our small community,” said Hoffman, an Army veteran who served in Korea from 1968-70. “It’s just a great honor to […]

Dinosaurs make a comeback in township

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-A dinosaur first spotted last fall in the township has since been sighted more than 9 million times. The T-Rex, identified as 8-year-old Ryan DePalma, has gained widespread fame after his parents, township residents Brad and Dana DePalma, recorded a less than 1-and-a-half minute video of him in costume […]

Reward for break-in suspect

Public’s help needed in identifying person for questioning in the burglaries of Cook’s Farm Dairy and the Cornerstone Baptist Church, both located on Seymour Lake Road.

Reward for break-in suspect

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– A cash reward is being offered for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the burglaries of a church and business in the township. Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Greg Glover, Brandon substation commander, released several photos of “a person of interest” and is […]

An American’s perspective: Inside Saint-Laurent Polyclinique

By David Fleet Editor Kyle Gavulic had no problem skipping the elveator en route to the top of the Eiffel Tower. “I did not want to wait in line,” said Gavulic, a former Goodrich cross country standout. “I opted for the 1,700 steps to the top—honestly it’s a long, long ways up there.” Gavulic’s quest […]

Hope Network eyes former Goodrich Hospice

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-A new occupant for a former hospice facility may be on the way. Grand Rapids-based Hope Network has applied for a special use permit for the vacant Goodrich Hospice Care Center, 7280 S. State Road. If approved, the building will be used as an adult foster care facility with a capacity […]

Local Pokémon found

By David Fleet Editor You just can’t play this game sitting down. That’s how Marek Sosnoski, 13, views the augmented reality smartphone game Pokémon Go, which debuted on July 9 in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand and has since stirred millions to step outside and walk, run or bike, seeking some unique fictional characters in […]

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