Brandon man charged with domestic violence, third offense

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer A Brandon Township man who punched and pulled out clumps of his wife’s hair was arraigned on a felony charge of domestic violence, third or subsequent offense and was jailed on a $40,000 bond, no 10 percent. Deputies responded at 2:41 a.m., June 13 to a mobile home in the […]

Ortonville Days return to downtown

By David Fleet Editor After an absence of more than three decades Ortonville Days is back—bigger and better than ever. “If it’s cold beer, friendly competition and entertainment under the big top—Ortonville Days is just the place,” said Ed Albertson, Ortonville Lions Club event coordinator. “We needed to get something for the whole family going […]

Iron Belle Trail route proposed, costs debated

Funds available for $5 million, 7.7 mile trail

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– The proposed route and projected costs for the portion of the Iron Belle Trail suggested to run through the township are in. At the township board’s June 6 meeting, Kristen Wiltfang presented results from the most recent survey seeking opinions from area residents in which 86 percent of […]

Township receives glowing audit

‘Overall, Brandon Township is in good shape’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-The township is doing well according to the results of the 2015 audit. Ken Palka of accounting firm Pfeffer, Hanniford and Palka, presented the findings at the board’s June 6 meeting. “Overall, the township is in good shape,” said Palka. “You’ve improved your fund balance, that is good to […]

Local among NHL top prospects

By David Fleet Editor A former Brandon Township resident has moved one step closer to the NHL. Ben Gleason, 18, was invited and participated in the Combine at First Niagara Center and the Harbor Center May 30-June 3 in downtown Buffalo, NY. The annual event provides NHL teams the opportunity for 20-minute, 1-on-1 interviews with […]

Relay for Life 2016—Ortonville

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville-It’s time to rally against cancer. The 2016 Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville is planned for 10 a.m.-midnight, June 18 at the Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, 300 South St. “We are crossing our fingers for a beautiful June day, not too hot and not too cold,” said Mary Woods, one […]

Student stuck in chair sparks federal lawsuit

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On May 27 a lawsuit was filed by the parents of a special needs student against the Goodrich Schools, the Goodrich Board of Education, a former principal and a current school employee. Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Judge Stephen Murphy III will hear the case. The lawsuit arises […]

CreekFest 2016

Kearsley Creek focus of celebration

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville-CreekFest is returning to its roots in a one-day event. The 2016 CreekFest, planned for June 11, is the 13th annual celebration of local waterways including Kearsley Creek, with a focus on the importance of environmental stewardship. After several years of low attendance, the event was encompassed in a 4-day […]

Citations issued after school melee

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Six Brandon High School students were cited for disorderly conduct after a fight in the school’s parking lot last month and they, as well as a seventh student, are facing additional school disciplinary measures. “The district is reviewing the incident and appropriate discipline will be applied,” said Superintendent Matt […]

Messengers of the Sword

By David Fleet Editor A new group of bikers just rolled into town. On May 22 the first gathering of the Messengers of the Sword motorcycle group roared to the front of Hillside Bible Church, 173 North Church St. “Our goal is simple—carry the word of God via motorcycles,” said Pastor Cliff Powell. “The sword […]

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