Oh deer: Fawn trapped in fenced yard released by CO

By David Fleet Editor Michigan Conservation Officer Danielle Zubek responded to a RAP complaint for a fawn stuck inside of a small fenced in backyard. “I’m not sure how the fawn ended up in the backyard,” said Zubek, in her first year as a conservation officer assigned to the southeastern area of Michigan which includes […]

Township larcenies on the rise

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles, homes and outbuildings after a rash of recent larcenies. At 11:39 a.m., while on patrol Brandon deputies were flagged down by a Granger Road resident for a larceny from a vehicle. The victim stated he parked in his driveway overnight. His windows […]

Council opts to fund weed sparying on pond

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to spray the mill pond for weeds. Council member Jake Vick was absent. In June the village council had suggested a discussion regarding a possible special assessment charged to pond residents for the spraying. As a result, a petition was submitted to the […]

Election results from Aug. 7

(Editor’s note: In the Aug. 11 edition of The Citizen some of the results were omitted from the Aug. 7 primary election.) In Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships Republican governor candidate Bill Schuette and Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer won. For United States Senator Democrat Debbie Stabenow was unopposed and will face Republican candidate John James […]

New Groveland Township Fire Chief

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On Monday night township firefighter Kevin Mason was named the new fire chief. “The board was unanimous on this,” said Bob DePalma, township supervisor following the announcement. Township Trustee Jim Christopher was absent from the meeting and no roll call vote was taken by the board. “There is nobody that […]

East-west culture, technology meet on robotics field

By David Fleet Editor A box of random parts, American students, a robot along with some stellar technology was just the right mix recently to bring divergent worlds together. Last month robotics team Metal Muscle 1506 of Kettering University and nine other international teams were invited to Hangzhou, China to compete in the Qianjiang International […]

Voter turnout up in primary election

By David Fleet Editor Voter turnout was higher in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships compared to recent gubernatorial primaries. In Brandon Township 28 percent voted compared to 19 percent in the 2014 governor race. Similarly, 31 percent turned out in Groveland Township up from 17 percent in 2014. In Atlas Township 32 percent of registered […]

NAHL bound

By David Fleet Editor Carson Riddle, 17, of Ortonville was recently drafted by the North American Hockey League. The NAHL is one of the top junior league teams in the United States and consists of 24 teams, playing a 60 game schedule from mid September to April. “I’m excited to play,” said Riddle. “I’ve heard […]

55 hours on the MAC

By David Fleet Editor For first year skipper Joseph Bonadies the 110th Chicago Mackinac Race was a race of extremes. “It was a relentless 48 hours on Lake Michigan,” said Bonadies, a Brandon Township resident and 20 year veteran who crewed two “Mac” races and two Port Huron to Mackinac races. “It’s a lot tougher […]

Atlas Township voters to decide renewal of pathways millage

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Aug. 7, township voters will head to the poll to decide a renewal of the recreational pathways millage. A yes vote means an existing millage of .125 or $6.25 per year taxable value $100,000 will continue. The millage will raise about $40,000 per year, said Paulette Johnson, co-chair […]

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