‘The hardest year to coach’

By David Fleet Editor In 1980, Post-It Notes came on the market, a new video game called Pac-Man was the rage and Ronald Reagan was elected president.The same year Coach Gary Barns started at Goodrich High School as an assistant to JV Boys Basketball Coach John Joslin. More than 40 years and 600 high school […]

Goodrich Girls Powerlifting Team state championship bound

By David Fleet Editor Purple may soon be Ron Robert’s Goodrich Girls Powerlifting team favorite color. “I’ve challenged my team. I’ll dye beard any color they want if they take home three state championships and two runners,” laughed Roberts. “There is much debate but purple is the color of choice.” Robert’s new beard hue may soon […]

Leadership key for Harvey Swanson Fifth Grade Safety Team

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Twenty students at Harvey Swanson Elementary school are working hard to help their fellow students. This year, the students in the Fifth Grade Safety Team are tasked with holding doors, arrival monitoring and greeting, hall monitoring, classroom prep, peer mediating/conflict resolution and grounds beautification. “Students have the opportunity to […]

March is Reading Month

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Oakwood Elementary is getting the community involved with March is Reading Month in a new way. “The pandemic hasn’t really made planning difficult for March is Reading month, but it has made us want to focus more on supporting the community and supporting businesses in Ortonville,” said Jessica Hevel, literacy […]

Board OKs school bond refinancing

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At the regular meeting Monday night, the Brandon School Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a school bond loan fund authorizing resolution. “This is our sixth one that we’ve done in the last several years,” said Jan Meek, Brandon executive director of business services. “And we’re going to say […]

Board OKs iPad Tablets for K-1

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer During the Monday night regular meeting, the Brandon board of education voted unanimously to purchase IPad Tablets for all kindergarten and first grade students in the district. The cost would be $49,342, including cases. “Last spring we applied for technology funds through the ESSER grant,” said Jan Meek, Brandon executive […]

New management sought for pool

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer During a special meeting on Monday night, the Brandon Board of Education discussed the future of the programs at their pool. In December, they received word from the previous management company, Aqua Club, that they were no longer in business. “We entered into a contract three or four years ago […]

Blackhawks placed at Business Professionals of America competition

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer A group of students at Brandon who are part of Business Professionals of America recently competed and placed in the regional Michigan BPA competition. Normally, members would go to Baker College and take written tests or present to a panel of judges and be scored on their professionalism and ability […]

Goodrich DECA club

DECA or the Distributive Education Club of America, energize students for college and career readiness with a focus on business growth and development skills. DECA was brought to Goodrich High School by a more recent alumni, and has had students qualify to compete at the State Development Conference each year since its charter at GHS. […]

Brandon joins crowded search for new superintendent

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At a special work session on Tuesday night, the Brandon Board of Education was given training on searching for a superintendent from Dr. Rod Green from the Michigan Association of School Boards. The position of superintendent was left open in October when past superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw accepted a job […]