Belle Ann property considered by township

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The board of trustees voted 6-0 on Monday to assign township clerk Candee Allen the task of exploring all costs involved in the purchase of the Belle Ann Elementary property. Belle Ann has been closed since 2013, and the school board has said they would accept $500,000 for […]

Goodrich Equestrian team third in states

Goodrich Equestrian team third in states

From left, Curtice DeSota, Aubrey Stockwell, McKenzie Melosh, Cassidy Bartkowiak, Rebecca King, Barbara Higdon, Shelbie Edgett, Racheal King, Julia Foster and Collin DeSota. Photo provided. From Oct. 12-15, Goodrich High School participated in the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA) State Championship meet at the Midland County Fairgrounds. Forty Michigan high school equestrian teams qualified to […]

MIP charge soon to be a civil infraction

By Shelby Stewart Staff Wrtier Brandon Twp.- An upcoming law change could ease up on minors in possession first offense. Beginning January of 2018, the rewrite of the current township ordinance pertaining to a minor in possession will take place after a 6-0 vote by the board of trustees Monday. Trustee Dana DePalma was absent […]

Letters to the editor Nov. 11

(In response to Shut the heck up, a letter by John R. Rose, The Citizen, Nov. 4, page 16) Heck no Dear Editor, I didn’t think I would ever get the chance to say this! Dear John…You’re Wrong. I don’t write into The Citizen for a cheap story at the country club. I can’t speak […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Regular Meeting The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing November 29, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals: Appeal #17-0033 Zoned RE Property ID #03-11-400-008 Name: David Wilder Location: 3282 Sherwood Request: […]

Planning commission OKs event business

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-By a 7-0 vote on Tuesday night, the village planning commission OK’d a site plan for Creekside Acres Event Barn, 7388 S. State Road. The 4,300 square foot barn like structure will be rented out for special events such as weddings, anniversary parties and special gatherings. The 24-feet high building will […]

Thomas Tucker decendent to discuss family history

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-Thomas Tucker was one of an estimated 2 million Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War. He was a local farmer and family man who endured the riggers of mid-19th century life in a rural southeastern Michigan. However, through his daily writings etched in a small diary—Tucker left a unique […]

Eagle Scout

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Thanks to an area scout, the community is a little cleaner and more welcoming to outdoor activities. High school senior Joseph Spress, 17, received his Eagle Scout rank on Oct. 19 at Goodrich United Methodist Church after completing a final project of a bicycle rack at the Village Commons. Spress, who […]

Italian connection

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Margherita Mazza knows the perfect recipe for pizza; Thin crust, light sauce, some fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. “Food is an important part of our country,” said Mazza, 17, a native of Pagnacco a town of about 4,000 near the city of Udine in the northeast corner of Italy. “It’s […]

Justin Kaczmarek

Justin Kaczmarek, age 24, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was equal parts inspiring, adventurous, kind hearted, and funny. Justin entered a room with a smile and a joke, and left echoes of his contagious laugh everywhere he went.  He was hardworking and diligent; whenever he set a goal he would achieve it. […]