Letters to the Editor May 7, 2022

Rocking & Raking Dear Editor On behalf of the Edna Burton Senior Center I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the adults and teens that volunteered for the annual Teens & Seniors Rocking & Raking. This program is truly a blessing to the seniors that get their yards cleaned by the […]

Donders snags 300th win

By David Fleet Editor Coach Erik Donders recently etched his name in the Blackhawk Varsity Wrestling record book. On Jan. 15, Donders notched the 300th victory of his more than 16 year plus career at Brandon “It’s not my win,” said Donders. “It’s all about the wrestlers, coaches, parents and community that stepped up and […]

School board trustee Cramer steps down, seat open

By David Fleet Editor After more than a decade of meetings, budget workshops, building bonds and advocating for student academic excellence in the district, School Board Treasurer David Cramer has stepped down. “In my 10 plus years serving on the Goodrich Board of Education I have had the privilege of serving with some of the […]

Brandon Bond projects for 2022

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The Brandon board of education received an update on upcoming bond projects for the summer of 2022. “We’ve got a really good plan moving forward with hoe we are going to start construction,” said Dan Stevens, acting superintendent. Originally, the high school football field, Blackhawk Stadium, was going […]

School board OKs $1.2 million in GMS renovations

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 5-0 to approve bids for upgrades for the Goodrich Middle School. Treasurer Kurt Schulte was absent with notice. A total bid package of $1,230,707. “We took the low bidder in each case,” said Wayne Wright. On Aug. 4, 2020 school district […]

Rep. McClain set to run of new 9th district

By David Fleet Editor A new look in congress for area residents is just months away. Constitutes in Brandon, Groveland townships along with the Village of Ortonville will soon have a new representative in the U.S. Congress later this year and there’s a good chance the party affiliation will change from Democratic to the GOP. […]

Troopers make arrest in non-fatal I-75 highway shooting

By David Fleet Editor A suspect is in custody following an alleged shooting on north I-75 near the East Holly Road exit just west of Groveland Township. At 12:10 p.m., Jan. 7, Michigan State Police from the Metro Detroit Post responded to a non-fatal shooting. According to MSP reports, a male driver of a Chevy […]

School board OKs new interim superintendent

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- During the regular meeting on Monday night, the board of education voted 7-0 to approve the hiring of Dr. Gary Richards as interim superintendent for the Brandon School District beginning Jan. 27 and ending June 30, 2022. “He comes to us highly qualified and experienced,” said board president […]

Score, feel good video tops for millions

By David Fleet Editor A former Blackhawk recently scored with a 24 second viral video that even made Good Morning America. Kelsey Voyer, a 2018 Brandon High School graduate and current Ferris State University Senior attended the Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks game at Little Caeser’s Arena on Jan.4, and captured the exchange […]

Salter to return as school board president

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At the regular meeting on Monday night, the Brandon Board of Education approved board positions for the 2022 calendar year. All votes were unanimous. Diane Salter was approved for the position of president, Melissa Clark was approved as vice president, Kimberly Smith-Kulaga was approved as secretary, and Rebecca Haynes was […]

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