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 […]

BGYA:Youth recognized for volunteer efforts, kindness

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– A little encouragement goes a long way. Efforts to better the community and just being nice often go unheralded, but on April 27, more than 100 youth were officially thanked during the 30th Annual Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance Youth Recognition Ceremony. Among them was Larry Rottenberk, a Brandon […]

Dimes for Diapers at Reid Elementary

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -Some Genesee County children will be a little happier and drier thanks to the efforts of Reid Elementary students. Reid Elementary joined 40 area schools and participated the Dimes for Diapers program March 13-31. The event, which started about nine years ago and is coordinated by ABC-12 Flint and ELGA […]

Teens and Seniors Rocking & Raking rolls again

Teens and Seniors Rocking & Raking rolls again

Kain Quintanilla, 13, rakes an Ortonville yard during Rocking and Raking in 2016. Last year more than 100 volunteers participated. This year will be the 15th anniversary of the community event. Photo by Patrick McAbee. Scout troops, youth groups, school groups, individual teens or adults seeking to serve the community are encouraged to participate in […]

Titanic: Legacy lives on

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Marion Meanwell was a 63-year-old British milliner bound for New York nearly 105 years ago. She never made it, perishing along with 1,513 others, after the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on the evening of April 14-15, 1912. Marion was one […]

Easter: Volunteers, food items still needed for OCEF

The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund will assist 185 families this Easter. At 1 p.m., Sunday April 9, all food will be sorted by volunteers at St. Anne Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road. At 8 a.m., Monday, April 10 volunteers will be packing food orders for each family, which will be picked up later that afternoon. […]

Eagle Scout Forbush

By David Fleet Editor On Feb. 22, Nathan Forbush, a member of Scout Troop 340, Goodrich received his Eagle Scout rank during the Court of Honor at the Goodrich United Methodist Church. Forbush, 18, a senior at Goodrich High School, constructed four wooden benches at the Buell Lake County Park fishing dock that were installed […]

Sharin’ o’ the Green: Anonymous donor keeps match alive

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – St. Patty’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time for Sharin’ o’ the Green. The March fundraiser for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund is getting a boost from an anonymous donor, who, in the spirit of Roger Duval who founded Sharin’ O’ the Green, is offering to […]

Michigan Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial comes to town

By David Fleet Editor Melvin L. McArthur was just 21-years-old when he was killed in action near Quang Ngal on a return trip from a mission to his command post at Chu Lai, north of Saigon, the then capital city of South Vietnam. McArthur, formerly of Ortonville, is just one of 58,489 names on Vietnam […]