Letters to the editor Nov. 25

(In response to Village fowl now fair, The Citizen, Oct. 28, page 1) Village mannors Dear Editor, I am a Village of Ortonville resident. I do not own a chicken or do I ever intend to own a chicken. I do however fully support the right of other village residents to own and raise chickens […]

Tripp Road repair in 2018

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-The condition of a mile stretch of Tripp road between Dixie Highway and Grange Hall Road in Groveland Township has been often deemed deplorable by some motorists. “Water runs over Tripp Road in the spring through a low area the road is actually sinking,” said Bob DePalma, township supervisor. “The […]

Sashabaw, Oak Hill roads now temporary four-way stop

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Those traveling on Sashabaw Road may notice a change at the intersection at Oak Hill Road. The intersection, which had been a blinking yellow light for Sashabaw and a blinking red and stop sign for Oak Hill, has now become a 4-way stop. The change was approved at the […]

Clarkston Church eyes Brandon Fletcher

By Shelly Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-The school board is still reviewing proposals for the properties that they have for sale, and they heard another presentation for the future of the Brandon Fletcher building. During the Brandon Board of Education meeting on Monday night, Curt Demoff, one of the lead pastors for Bridgewood Church, 6765 […]

Huizenga named GAC coach of the year

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Earlier this year varsity soccer coach Evan Huizenga was named Genesee Area Conference Coach of the Year. The GAC includes Byron, Corunna, Durand, Goodrich, Lakeville, Lake Fenton, Montrose and Mt. Morris. The selection committee includes team coaches. This year Huizenga completed his 12th season as head coach of the boys varsity […]

County, DNR seek ORV park deal

By David Fleet Editor Another hill to climb will soon be on the table for the proposed Groveland Township ORV park. At 1 p.m., Dec. 6, the Oakland County Parks Commission will meet at the Activities Center, Waterford Oaks County Park, 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford. The commission is expected to discuss the new Groveland […]

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 and Sean; also survived by […]

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 thecitizenonline.com) 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? […]