Martians take on tough schedule, aim at playoff run

By David Fleet Editor The 2016 Martians are going to be tested early and often. After more than two decades Martians Head Coach Tom Alward says the 2016 schedule is by far the toughest ever. “We have only five league games then four non-league games,” said Alward. “All we could find were Class A schools […]

Goodrich teen improving following car crash

By David Fleet Editor Midnight on Aug. 12 marked the first official day high school football teams could practice in full gear. However, as the Goodrich football team prepared for the traditional start of the season, they were missing one of their own. Senior lineman Joey Richvalsky was absent following a car crash just days […]

New school speed limit zone

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Slow down for the kids. The Michigan Department of Transportation has established a school speed zone on M-15 from just north of Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road and just south of the South Street intersection. Signs dictate that speeds traveled in that section should not exceed 35 mph […]

Back to school supplies needed

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville– It’s almost the most expensive time of the year for some parents. Children here head back to school in one month and more than 100 families will turn to the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund for help with classroom essentials. OCEF hopes those who find themselves in more fortunate circumstances […]

Ortonville robotics team to face off at ROBO-CON

Ortonville’s Truck Town Thunder robotics team can be seen in action at the free ROBO-CON Festival of Robotics and STEM Learning, happening 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23, at 170 Millville Rd., in Lapeer. Truck Town Thunder, also known as T3, will be among 18 robotics teams from across Michigan facing off in exhibition matches during […]

Good Luck to the Class of 2016

Dear Ortonville-Brandon Community, On June 12, 255 Brandon High School seniors will finally walk across the stage and receive their diploma. While I know that it seems like it was only yesterday when these students first began as kindergarteners, they have come so far in their 13 years as Brandon Blackhawks. As a school district, […]

Truck Town Thunder at Worlds

By David Fleet Editor St. Louis-Truck Town Thunder, FRC #68 robotics team were among 600 that competed April 27-30 at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST, World Championship at the Edward Jones Dome. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology is an international youth organization that operates the robotics […]

Martian robotics soar to top 7 percent in world competition

By David Fleet Editor St. Louis-Two Goodrich robotics teams were among 600 that competed this past weekend April 27-30 at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST, World Championship at the Edward Jones Dome. Worldwide the Martians were selected from among 3,128 FIRST teams from 24 countries. The teams reached the […]

Brandon High School crowned Flint Metro League Math Science champions

Front from left, Laura Campbell and Lilliana Taylor. Second row from left, Guy Compton, Joe Prentice, Morgan Barton and Avery Bills. Third row from left, Cooper Hickmott, Katie Gerhardt and Hannah Cooper. Fourth row from left, Lauren Zajc a nd Blake Macias. Fifth row from left, Tommy Haase, Adam Kelly and Nolan Tews. Photo provided. […]

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