Martian robotics tops at districts

Goodrich Robotics Team 494’s alliance edged out the Lake Orion Robotics alliance for the win at the Lansing District event. The competition was at Mason High School March 23-25. “Of the 134 regional and district events across the world, the Lansing event went on record as one of the toughest competitions that FIRST Robotics has […]

School buildings, parcel for sale

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Belle Ann Elementary, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School and a vacant parcel of land, all owned by the school district, are up for sale. At their March 20 meeting, the school board approved by a 6-0 vote a contract with Plante Moran CRESA to seek buyers for the […]

America & Me Essay contest: My Michigan Hero by Ella Locey

On Wednesday, the three winners of the 48th annual America & Me Eassay contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insuarnce were recognized. Goodrich Middle School students Ella Locey, Miaya Tait and Taylor Thomas were awarded for their achievement. As the school’s first place winner, Locey’s name will be engraved on a plaque displayed in the school […]

Full of Wonder!!

Dear Ortonville-Brandon Community, Next week, the Brandon School District will be hosting its annual kindergarten round-up and preschool enrollment days. With these events on the horizon and the start of their formal education just around the corner, I have to admit that I just love this age group. I would challenge anyone to spend five […]

Lady Blackhawks snag play-off win

By David Fleet Editor AFlint Metro League championship may have eluded the Lady Blackhawks basketball team this season, but a play-off win, the first since Nov. 15, 2006, will provide a building block for next year. “The season definitely had its ups and downs,” said Jason Sheldon, third year Blackhawk head coach. “We did not […]


March 17, 18 & 19 at Brandon High School Performing Arts Center

By David Fleet Editor “Obsession,” the story of the Frankenstein Family and an original play by Elizabeth Lackey with libretto by Michael Lackey, will be performed at Brandon High School next week. “The music is fantastic,” said Brittney Ward, play director in her second year at Brandon High School. “I’ve been wanting to do this […]

Greenhouse again

Greenhouse again

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- As Martian Cross Country teammates, seniors Jared Hernandez and Evan Bierkamp log hundreds of miles each year. A section of their daily treks passed the dilapidated remnants of a greenhouse just south of Oaktree Elementary School. Constructed about 15 years ago, the 96-feet-by-20 structure which featured a steel frame and […]

Scandinavian exchange

By David Fleet Editor Emilie Schultz speaks almost perfect English, can discuss American politics, loves animals and can golf. Schultz could very easily pass for any American high school student. However, the 16-year-old Goodrich High School senior is from the Scandinavian country of Denmark and arrived in August as part of the American Scandinavian Student […]

Bullies Reality

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -Three schools, 1,500 students, 500 messages. Before Tim Lavasseur returned to his Texas home following a week of coordinating student assemblies at schools in Fenton, Linden and Goodrich his Instagram Direct Message box was near capacity. “I answered every message, too,” said Lavasseur, the founder of Bullies Reality. “Most of […]