Gerrard “Jerry” Beauchamp

Gerrard “Jerry” Beauchamp of Cheboygan, formally of Ortonville, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Hospice House in Cheboygan. He was 73.  A resident of Cheboygan for the past 12 years, Jerry was born June 13, 1943 in Detroit, the son of Clarence and Gladys (Longeway) Beauchamp.  He was a member of the Boy Scouts, […]

Jack E. Dutcher

DUTCHER, Jack E. of Goodrich passed away peacefully on March 15, 2017. He was 87. Preceded in death by his loving wife Shirley of 64 years, daughter Darlene Ridley, grandson Tanner Downs, his parents Ervin and Hazel Dutcher and his siblings Ervin Dutcher Jr., Monroe Dutcher and Loisann Cain; loving father of Debra (Clifford) Wilkerson, […]

Township eyed for marijuana grow, process facility

‘Marijuana is moving out of the criminal context and into a state regulated business’

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp .- On Monday night the board of trustees discussed a tentative proposal for a commercial medical marijuana growing and processing facility in the township. Kirsch Leach, of Birmingham-based KL Attorneys, provided some background along with a potential area in the township his client would like to be considered for […]

Letters to the editor, March 18, 2017

Wires weren’t tapped Dear Editor, Concerning Trump’s claims that President Obama had the wires in the White House tapped. No the wires weren’t tapped, bt I suggest Mr. Trump that your wires need spliced and reinforced, you are becoming unraveled and unhinged. In my opinion. Sylivia Runyon Poor job Lucas Dear Editor, I was finished […]

Ortonville DDA has received national accreditation

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville -On March 2 the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) conducted its annual organization assessment with the assistance of Main Street Oakland County and the National Main Street program. This marks the 11th consecutive year that the Ortonville DDA has received national accreditation. “This accreditation is an endorsement of the hard […]

The Old Mill Museum opens for season

By David Fleet Editor A 1924 Village of Ortonville fire truck. A local Civil War uniform. The medical equipment of Ortonville’s first doctor and pharmacist. Just a few of thousands of items on display at the Old Mill Museum, 366 Mill St., Ortonville which will open its door on April 1. “The community is welcome […]

U.S. Ice Fishing team 8th in world competition

By David Fleet Editor On Feb. 24-26 teams from across the globe gathered on frozen Lake Mazais Baltezers, in eastern Latvia for the 14th annual World Ice Fishing Championship. Latvia is between the Baltic Sea and Russia. This year the, which included five from Michigan along with anglers from Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and […]

Blown away

Blown away

Ally-Sweet and Hannah-Mohrman fight 45 mph winds on Wednesday before track practice at Goodrich High School. Photo by Patrick McAbee. By David Fleet Editor On Wednseday afternoon a high wind warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Oakland and Genesee counties. Southwest 35-45 mph winds with gusts up to 65 mph were reported. In […]

Full of Wonder!!

Dear Ortonville-Brandon Community, Next week, the Brandon School District will be hosting its annual kindergarten round-up and preschool enrollment days. With these events on the horizon and the start of their formal education just around the corner, I have to admit that I just love this age group. I would challenge anyone to spend five […]

Letters to the editor March 11, 2017

Enjoy your Marvel Comics (In response to: ‘Burke named founding father,’ a letter by Bonnie Beltramo, The Citizen, March 4, page 7) Dear Editor, Bonnie Beltramo takes me to task for a supposedly mistaken quote she said I attributed to one of our “Founding Fathers.” Please read my words again BB. I did not “assign” […]