First Student bus drivers ready to roll

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon Transportation Department is fully staffed for the 2018-2019 school year. They have been out driving students for summer programs as well as dry runs on routes. In May, the Brandon Board of voted 5-2 to outsource transportation employees through First Student starting for the 2018-2019 school year. The […]

Board OK’s next phase of building renovations

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- At a cost of $36,800 the township board of trustees OK’d by a 5-0 vote, NJB Architects Inc. to prepare the bidding and construction documents for the next phases of the township building renovations. “There would no construction until the spring of 2019,” said Tere Onica, township supervisor. “It […]

New season, plenty of talent for 2018 Martian playoff run

By David Fleet Editor The 2018 Martians are ready to build off a stellar turnaround season and return to the playoffs. Last year the Martians tallied an 8-2 season after a dismal 0-9 campaign in 2016. “We are very optimistic about this team,” said Head Coach Tom Alward, beginning his 27th year at the helm. […]

Atlas Township Fire Department launches new Website

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- The township board of trustees OK’d the purchase of $4,600 in new computers for the township fire department. In addition, as of Aug. 20 the board also authorized the new fire department Web site atlastownshipfire.org. Township Fire Chief Steve Bullen said the new site is an update. “The Website […]

Township fund balance up as board OK’s 2017-18 audit

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.– On Aug. 20 the township board of trustees approved an audit presented by Ken Palka, from the accounting firm of Pfeffer, Hanniford and Palka. Palka reported on the township finances following the completion of the yearly audit. The board approved the audit ending March 31, 2018. The township ended […]

Oh deer: Fawn trapped in fenced yard released by CO

By David Fleet Editor Michigan Conservation Officer Danielle Zubek responded to a RAP complaint for a fawn stuck inside of a small fenced in backyard. “I’m not sure how the fawn ended up in the backyard,” said Zubek, in her first year as a conservation officer assigned to the southeastern area of Michigan which includes […]

Township larcenies on the rise

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles, homes and outbuildings after a rash of recent larcenies. At 11:39 a.m., while on patrol Brandon deputies were flagged down by a Granger Road resident for a larceny from a vehicle. The victim stated he parked in his driveway overnight. His windows […]

Council opts to fund weed sparying on pond

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to spray the mill pond for weeds. Council member Jake Vick was absent. In June the village council had suggested a discussion regarding a possible special assessment charged to pond residents for the spraying. As a result, a petition was submitted to the […]

Election results from Aug. 7

(Editor’s note: In the Aug. 11 edition of The Citizen some of the results were omitted from the Aug. 7 primary election.) In Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships Republican governor candidate Bill Schuette and Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer won. For United States Senator Democrat Debbie Stabenow was unopposed and will face Republican candidate John James […]

New Groveland Township Fire Chief

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On Monday night township firefighter Kevin Mason was named the new fire chief. “The board was unanimous on this,” said Bob DePalma, township supervisor following the announcement. Township Trustee Jim Christopher was absent from the meeting and no roll call vote was taken by the board. “There is nobody that […]