Ground breaking for new Brandon Elementary School

Brandon Twp.-School officials, students and a host of area residents gathered on Monday for the ground breaking of the new Brandon Elementary School. The $14 million building project should be completed for the 2009 school year and will include a 64,000 square-foot building to replace the aging H.T. Burt Elementary School. The project will also […]


After graduation, Josh Ruedisueli wasn’t real excited about moving 10 hours away from his Brandon Township home. ‘I’m ready for the challenge of college but not for the challenge of leaving all my friends that I love,? wrote Ruedisueli in his letter to The Citizen after finishing in the top 10 of the 2002 Brandon […]

Quisenberry to run for village president

Ortonville-Former Brandon School Board Trustee Ken Quisenberry announced last week he will challenge current Village Council President Sue Bess in the September election. ‘I’m seeking a little change in direction for the village,? said Quisenberry, 48. ‘With my background in the school district and working with a $30 million yearly budget coupled with the $73 […]

Trustee completes two terms, 96 consecutive meetings

The July 9 Brandon School Board will be a first for Trustee Ken Quisenberry’the first absence in 96 consecutive meetings. Quesinberry, 48, was first elected to the board in 1999 and decided to not seek reelection this year. During his two terms on the board, he served one year as president and seven years as […]

Credit union anniversary

Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union will celebrate its 50th anniversary today. In celebration of this milestone, the credit union will host an open house, from noon-3 their Clarkston location, 8055 Ortonville Road, Clarkston. Hot dogs, refreshments, ice cream, and popcorn will be available. A special dedication will take place at 1 p.m. in honor […]

Brandon Chiropractic

Ortonville- Brandon Chiropractic Center is celebrating its 10th year of business. Located at 70 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville, Brandon Chiropractic Center was opened in March of 1997 by Dr. Jay Stark. Chiropractic adjustments are provided, as well as orthopedic services. Business hours are Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7 a.m.-noon and 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday 2:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9-11 […]

Riding into retirement

Brandon Twp.- If passers-by would happen to encounter Linda Person’s special education bus, they may hear the students repeat the dialogue to the movie ‘Happy Feet.? ‘They love movies. Best investment I’ve ever made,? said Person. ‘Sometimes I have to turn the movie off just to get them off the bus.? About four years ago […]

Beets, Beats and Eats amateur photo contest

When: 6-8 p.m., Aug. 3 Where: Crossman Park downtown Ortonville Cost: $10. To enter just bring your photos to Beets, Beats and Eats on Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m. and fill out entry forms. The photos will be on display and judged at that time. Winners will be printed in The Citizen during the month […]

Foreclosures: a growing issue for communites

Brandon Township Supervisor Ron Lapp trudges through the waist high grass surrounding the abandoned township home and wonders when it will end. ‘We’ve had nine foreclosures so far this year in the township, we’ve never had this many,? said Lapp. ‘When owners or builders just walk away from the property, someone still has to take […]

New staff

Goodrich native Meredith Mayberry is The Citizen’s newest staff writer. A 2006 Goodrich graduate, she currently attends Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant. Mayberry is a part of CMU’s honors program and is working toward a major in journalism and a minor in English. She is a reporter for Central’s newspaper, Central Michigan Life, and […]