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, […]

Record rainfall no problem:’The village dam worked perfectly?

Goodrich- A mid-September storm that dumped record rainfall of more 4.16 inches in the village area and 6.06 inches of rain in Ortonville swelled the mill pond and nearly covered the Hegel Road bridge. The report issued by Pete Morey, village street administrator and councilmember, was presented Monday night at the village meeting. The village […]

State Police report on school bus inspections

By David Fleet Editor The width of a razor blade. That’s the thickness of a crack a Michigan State Police Traffic Division Inspector found in the body of a Brandon School bus following a week-long review last June. Rick Jerrell, head mechanic for the district’s 36 school buses, said in addition to the small fissure, […]

Can’t sell your home? Leasing an option

Few good options. That’s what former Goodrich resident Ken Wood figured when his local mortgage business was no longer lucrative and he needed to relocate to Cleveland for a new career. ‘I didn’t even try to sell my house,? said Wood, a 1985 Goodrich High School graduate. ‘I’d be in a world of hurt trying […]

Area Marine returns after second deployment to Iraq

Goodrich- Marine Sgt. Ryan Lopez is home’for a second time. After enlisting in June 2005, the Goodrich High School graduate served more than a year in Ramadiyah, Iraq and completed his first tour of duty in March 2007 with a leave home. Then, in mid-April, he returned to Camp Pendleton, Calif., before deployment to Fallujah, […]

Voters to decide on police millage renewal

Atlas Twp.-On the Nov. 4 ballot township residents will be asked to renew 1 mill to provide police protection. A resident with a $200,000 home will continue to pay $100 per year for the service from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department. The estimated revenue the township will collect if the millage is renewed is about […]

Local tops at first annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon race

On weekend mornings Jennifer Brothers typically makes time for a long run. However, last Sunday morning the 2007 Goodrich High School graduate and current Michigan State University sophomore ran with a little more purpose in the first annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5K race in Rochester Hills. ‘I run a lot, but not a […]

Chamber Business Expo 2008

Less will get you more this year as the Greater Ortonville Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the seventh annual Business Expo 2008. ‘Times are tough out there for any business right now,? said Lisa Dwyer, Expo chairperson. ‘The pricing for the Expo has been lowered from the 2007 Expo and we are going to be […]