Locals rally for GHS discus cage upgrade

By David Fleet Editor Area track and field athletes that have an interest in throwing the discus are now much safer thanks to the efforts of some local businesses. The concept of the discus throw is when an athlete stands inside a circle which is surrounded on three sides by a cage. The athlete must […]

Changes for Brandon LFH this fall

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Learn From Home will have a few changes next school year. “Currently we have 130 students, and that includes Summit, and a majority of those are Brandon Learn From Home with Brandon teachers,” said superintendent Dr. Karl Heidrich. “Enrollment is much lower than we had in the past, we […]

Engineering, computer science classes at GHS

By David Fleet Editor On June 28 the Goodrich School Board of Trustees approved two new classes in computer science and engineering this fall for freshman and sophomores. “We now have the opportunity to offer two hands-on courses that will benefit our students in a high demand field,” said Michael Baszler, Goodrich High School principal. […]

Brandon pool to re-open

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer During the regular meeting Monday night, the Brandon Board of Education voted 7-0 to approve a cooperative agreement with Jeff Cooper of Oly Swim Club to run the aquatic center. “We’re really thrilled about this opportunity,” said district superintended Dr. Karl Heidrich. “Jeff is a long time community member, and […]

Welding at BHS

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer During the regular Monday night meeting, the Brandon board of education voted 7-0 to hire Sarah Walker as the welding and metal teacher at the high school for the upcoming school year. “That position has been open for five or six years, and during that time, we periodically posted that […]

Goodrich School District bonds refinaced

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night, District Superintendent Wayne Wright announce the successful sale of the districts 2021 Refunding Bonds (federally taxable) in the amount of $4,455,000. The bonds from the School Bond Loan fund, were at a rate of 3 percent and refinanced at a lower rate of 1.384 percent. “The bonds […]

Brandon snags Federal CARES Tuition Credit

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Parents of Brandon preschool students were credited $200 towards their tuition thanks to the Federal CARES Tuition Credit. “In the fall, I applied for a tuition reimbursement grant,” said preschool director Diane Zedan. “The good news is that we were granted approval for this grant.” The credit affects those families […]

Keller tosses no hitter

By David Fleet Editor GHS Junior Noah Keller needed only 92 pitches and baffled Lake Linden-Hubbell High School hitters with 17 strickeouts and walking just two en route to a 5-0 no-hitter on May 3. “Noah had the Linden hitters on their heals all night long,” said Bob Forback, Martian head coach. “The great thing […]

Brandon Schools:Kids Read Now

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer This summer, K-2 students in the Brandon School District will be getting books for free from Kids Read Now. “This is a research based program in which our students here in Brandon, each student will receive eight books at not only their reading level, but their interest level mailed out […]

State bound

Nine area grapplers, eight from Goodrich and one from Brandon reached the Division 2 individual state wrestling finals today at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids. At right, Brandon Blackhawk, Ronald Solis (25-3, 171 lbs.)    Front row from left: Landon Purdue, Brody Orcutt (22-2, 112 lbs.), Reid Highlen, Kendra Vickory, Luke Francis and Hunter Stayton. Second […]

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