The Facts Are Black and White

By Jim Tarrant, Executive Director Michigan Press Association Traditional media has been getting a bad rap lately. Icons in the newspaper industry like The New York Times and Washington Post are accused of providing “fake news” to their readers all too often. Sadly, this moniker is perpetuated most often by those who are unwilling to […]

Appalachian Trail: Big Apple

Appalachian Trail: Big Apple

Lynne Wummel, foreground, took a roughly 24-hour detour from hiking the Appalachian Trail to visit New York City. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer (Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in a series covering Lynne Wummel’s journey hiking the Appalachian Trail. The two previous stories can be found at thecitizenonline.com by searching Wummel or Appalachian […]

A bike for Raemi

A bike for Raemi

Jason Stach, of Ortonville, walks behind his daughter Remi Stach, 7, after she received her specialized bike, June 24, at BeaumontÕs Health & Wellness Center in Royal Oak. Photo by Steve Perez By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Learning to ride a bicycle is often seen as a rite of passage in childhood, but it […]

Triathlon drives father toward fitness, health

Triathlon drives father toward fitness, health

Runners exit Big Fish Lake after the swimming portion of the triathlon. Photo by Patrick McAbee. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brad Burrick has two very important reasons for competing in races, including the Big Fish Triathlon on Sunday. The 39-year-old Fraser father wants to be healthy for his children, Adrienne, 6, and Grayson, 3-and-a-half-months-old. […]

Reaching out

Reaching out

Dylon Carr 8 a Bear Cub from Pack 531 clean up an Ortonville back yard Teens and Seniors Rocking & Raking on May 20. Photo by Patrick McAbee. cub-from-pack-531-are-cleaning-from-up-a-yard-for-Rockin-and-raking-in-Ortonville.-May-20- By David Fleet Editor The Teens and Seniors Rocking & Raking rolled on Saturday. About 40 volunteers converged on 33 area homes in Ortonville, Brandon and Groveland […]

Mathew C. Mersino remembered

By David Fleet Editor A soldier, loving husband and father—Mathew Mersino will be remembered for a life committed to his country and family. Mathew C. Mersino of Oxford died May 20, 2017. He was 94. A Detroit native and 1941 Oxford High School graduate, Mersino departed Fort Shanks, N.J. in October 1943 aboard the converted […]

Bookin’ It 5K, May 13

Bookin’ It 5K, May 13

Bridget Hubbard, 4 in the Dewey Decimal Dash. Photo by Susan Bromley. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Windy Mattson has lost 115 pounds since she began running in 2012. The 38-year-old Grand Blanc resident finished her 21st race on May 13, participating along with 321 others in the Bookin’ It for Your Library 5K, […]

The Power of One

The Power of One

Brandon Twp. -Savanah Jidas does a lot of walking around looking to capture on camera that which inspires her. Last spring, she found inspiration in a bee on a flower in her front yard. This spring, that photograph, along with an accompanying artist statement about the “Power of One,” inspired judges in the First Annual […]

Appalachian Trail adventure

Appalachian Trail adventure

Lynne Wummel McAfees Knob in Virginia along the Appalachian Trail.  By Susan Bromley Staff Writer (Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a series covering Lynne Wummel’s journey across the Appalachian Trail. The first story can be found at http://thecitizenonline.com/appalachian-trail-adventure/) A black bear sighting on the Appalachian Trail was a wish for Lynne Wummel […]

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