Howard Keith Swett

SWETT, HOWARD KEITH of Goodrich; Died November 19, 2017.  He was 94.  Born in Three Rivers, Michigan to the late Teo and Twila (nee:Thayer).  He is survived by two children, Barbara (George) Heenan and Gregory (Elizabeth Neuville) Swett; 11 grandchildren, Jared, Megan, Jeff, Scott, Angie, Kristin, Charlie, Brendan, Ryan, Colleen, Sean, Olivia, Edward and Phoebe; […]

Suspected Ortonville shooter in police custody

Suspected Ortonville shooter in police custody

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-Patrol cars and SWAT vans covered downtown this week during the search for a man accused of shooting two people. The suspect is now in custody. Around 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, two people were shot in the head at an apartment building on Village Court. The suspected shooter was […]

Mackinac Island: A charmed life

By Susan Bromley Special to The Citizen Judi and Dave Pearce have quite the magnificent—and unique— view from their front porch, no matter which way they turn as they sit in their white wicker glider. Look to the right and Lake Huron shimmers in the sunlight as freighters, sailboats and cruise ships pass by. Look […]

Letters to the editor Nov. 18

(In respons to, “Belle Ann property considered by township,” The Citizen, Nov. 11, page 1.From Township property? Dear Editor, Out of curiosity, is the township expected to increase in population substantially in the near future that would cause the need for increased staffing and storage that would require a manifold increase in building size? […]

Eagle Scout

By David Fleet Editor On Oct.8, Carson Stickney, 16, completed his Eagle Scout project at St. Anne Catholic Church, 825 South Ortonville Road. Stickney’s project consisted of a giant 12 foot cross made of cedar, a bed of day lilies around it, and a reconfiguring of a brick landscaping bed with a statue of St. […]

Four firefighters vie for Atlas Fire Chief spot

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-Four candidates will vie for the position of township fire chief. The position was vacated the past summer by Fred Forys who served as chief since 2006 and 34 years as a township firefighter. The opening was posted Oct. 5 and with a deadline of Nov. 1. The township fire […]

Munich native masters fourth language

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp. -For many American students, Spanish is the only second language they learn in school. But for German foreign exchange student Anja Knoepfle, this is her only chance to learn it in school. Knoepfle came to the United States in August and is now a student at Brandon High […]

Clarkston man sentenced for Atlas Township jogger attack

By David Fleet Editor A Clarkston man will now spend a minimum of 30 years in prison for an attack in Atlas Township last year. On Nov. 13, Charles Gamble II was sentenced by Seventh Circuit Court Judge Archie Hayman after he was found guilty on Oct. 10 of assault with intent to do great […]

Township again dumps No HAZ

By Shelby Stewart Staff Wrtier Brandon Twp.- The board of trustees declined Oakland County’s invitation to be a part of the No HAZ program again this year in a 3-3 vote at the Monday night meeting. Ttustees Scott Broughton, Kris Kordella and supervisor Kathy Thurman voted in favor of participation while trustee Robert Marshall, clerk […]

Donations needed for Christmas Toy Store

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Community Christmas Toy Store of Brandon is hosting their annual Christmas toy drive, and according to president Linda Mizejewski, these toys are all that some kids get. “This is set up to supplement what the parents buy,” said Mizejewski. “But for some kids, this is all they get.” The […]

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