CDBG funds OK’d by Brandon Township

2004 CDBG funds spoken for: On Monday, Nov. 17, the township board approved allocations of more than $44,000 in Community Development Block Grant Funds. In 2004 Brandon Twp residents will benefit from $3,500 of the CDBG funds donated to H.A.V.E.N., a public service that lends assistance to battered and abused spouses. The Brandon-Groveland Youth Assistance […]

BMS singers earn seat at Hill

Brandon School District – Of more than 300 middle school choir students who auditioned for the state honors choir, two Brandon Middle School singers found their way to center stage. On Jan. 24, Krista Bertolone and Tiffany Angell will join more than 120 eighth grade vocalists from across the state, to perform for a full […]

Teri’s Turn

In the three years I have worked in this community I’ve heard residents complain about the conditions of the roads—the conditions of septics—that they want sewers, they don’t want sewers, there’s not enough space for recreation and yet they don’t want a skate park, kids are too noisy, and the police don’t patrol enough. We’ve […]

Christmas in the village

Saturday, Dec., 6 will be a full day of adventure downtown Ortonville. Wake up early, dress in layers, pack up the family and start a full day of Christmas in the Village with breakfast at the United Methodist Church, before the parade. All who have little ones, pack up the wagon with parade bells, cameras […]

Brandon Fire Department snags grant

Brandon Firefighters will breathe a little easier soon thanks to a grant received last week. A grant from the Department of Homeland Security for $72, 270 will be used to fund an exhaust system that allows fire trucks to run inside both Brandon’s fire stations on Sashabaw Road and South Street. The system is needed, […]

Village Council OK’s trench rescue equipment

Brandon Fire Chief Bob McArthur won approval from the village council to purchase more than $9,700 in trench rescue equipment. McArthur said that as the township grows, so too does the need for expanded rescue techniques. Because of the increase in construction, basement digging, underground utility work, septic and sewer line trenching, McArthur said the […]

Family survives carbon monoxide poisoning

Brandon Twp. – As a fairly new resident of Brandon Township, Bernardine DeJose is happy to live here for the past year. As a mother of three children, she’s happy to celebrate the holidays with her family, but most of all the registered nurse is happy that she and her family are still alive. Thanks […]

Brandon deputy treasurer ousted

Brandon Twp – Diana Reckwald says she has been the Deputy Treasurer of Brandon Township for almost 13 years and has never had a bad employee review. On Friday, Nov. 21, however, Reckwald was terminated from her position at the township. ‘She wasn’t fired,? said Township Treasurer Linda Owen. ‘I terminated her appointment.? Two days […]

Ortonville DDA moving on Main Street

Ortonville – Downtown Development Authority Chair Person Robert Renchik says now is the chance for residents and business owners to reshape the future of Ortonville. Taking part in the push to be approved for the “Main Street” program, Renchik said will have a positive impact that could last not for the next 10 or 15 […]

Village hires new DPW employee

Ortonville – Kevin Booms is motivated to start working in Ortonville, because for the past 10 years he has been driving all over the state to go to work. As of Monday, Dec. 1, Booms is the new Department of Public Works Laborer I, hired by the Village of Ortonville. “I’m not going to know […]

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