Fatal crashes prompt extra M-15 patrols

Atlas Twp.- A pair of crashes on M-15 last week has area law enforcement stepping up patrols. At about 6:28 p.m., Oct. 30, Genesee County Sheriff deputies responded to M-15 and Hill Lane for a two-car accident. According to police reports, a 2004 Chevrolet van was traveling northbound on M-15, driven by a 57-year-old Ortonville […]

Hawks, Martians make run at MIS state CX meet

Both the Brandon Blackhawks and Goodrich Martians sent runners to the Cross Country State Finals at Michigan International Speedway on Nov 1. Martian freshman Fiodor Kessler finished 96th of 252 runners in the Division II boys final. Kessler was one of 20 freshmen in the 5K race. He ended the race fifth among freshmen with […]

High School cell phone policy sparks questions, concerns

It’s what Vicki Douglas didn’t hear that troubled her. After returning to work in January 2007 following the death of her 19-year-old son, Douglas made several phone calls to her younger son, a junior at Goodrich High School, only to get his voice mail. ‘He did not answer his phone after school was out’I was […]

Blaze destroys Atlas Township home

The Atlas Township Fire Department along with the Brandon, Davison City, Grand Blanc Township and Groveland Township fire departments, responded to a house fire on Green Road between Ridge and Gale roads at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. Atlas Township Fire Chief Fred Forys reported that three individuals were home when the blaze started and […]

Obama tops GMS mock election, turnout high

The votes are in and it’s Obama. That’s the results from more 440 Goodrich Middle School students who voted in OneVote 2008’an event for young people from coast-to-coast to experience casting their vote for president. While the results nationwide were not available by press time, the tally from Goodrich Middle School was reported on Tuesday. […]

Wireless Zone opens in township

Groveland Twp.-The Wireless Zone has marched into town. Just before Joe and Laura Bommarito opened the Verizon Wireless Zone store in Bueche’s Plaza, 250 N. Ortonville Road, Suite A, last month they helped sponsor the inaugural Brandon Marching Band Festival at the Brandon Activities Complex. ‘We support the local community,? said Joe, who donated $1,200 […]

When duty calls’school principal answers, set to mobilize

Goodrich-For the past three years, Goodrich High School Principal David St. Aubin has delegated assignments to the teaching staff. Now he’s about to get an assignment of his own. St. Aubin will put aside his education career and join the ranks of the U.S. Army for active duty. ‘I’ve been given a ‘tasker,? basically a […]

Candidates respond in voter’s guide

On Nov. 5, voters will go to the polls in the presidential general election. The election includes some key races in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships, along with the Village of Goodrich and Brandon School Board. In today’s edition of The Citizen, readers will find a voter’s guide in which candidates responded to a series […]

GMS students have their say

Goodrich-Most middle school students will have to wait until the 2016 presidential election before they can cast a ballot. But when they do, at least one area teacher says they will be prepared. For more than 500 middle school students, the Barack Obama vs.John McCain presidential race will be decided next week in a mock […]

A village forgotten: Oakwood before devastating 1896 cyclone

On the afternoon of May 25, 1896, the area weather reports included some strong winds during the day, but nothing unusual for late spring in northern Oakland County. However, as evening approached and area farmers returned home from their day in the fields, the placid countryside turned deadly. A cyclone ripped through northern Oakland County, […]