#Why I march

Back in November, after the presidential election and a tumultuous number of days in which I just wanted to take cover from all the anger and the gloating and the sniping that was taking place from every side, I began writing a column of reconciliation. Writing is therapy for me and how I come to […]

Feral cat saver on a ferocious mission: Trap, neuter, return

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Tammy Beal received a desperate call for help the day after Thanksgiving. A woman who had just received the keys to move into her newly purchased 1892 farmhouse in Davison arrived to find the previous owner had left behind a note asking her to feed the cats. On the porch […]

Goodrich Woman’s Club, 110 years of service

Front from left, Karen Lucik, Paula Moors, Delores Ulshafer, Babe McCormick,, Corky Bohlen, Nancy Dugas, Donna Brothers and Betty Griffith. Back from left, Carol Powers, Linda Sefa, Ruth Powers, Pat Price, Savannah Sawyers, Barbara Horton, Joan Flood, Traci Sasser, Phyllis Nylander, Dawn Bastian and Joan Turner. The Goodrich Woman’s Club. Photo by David Fleet. On […]

Scout leader’s gingerbread house project booming

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Laurie McAbee has just completed a sweet construction project that’s lasted for a quarter of a century. For the past 28 years McAbee has been a Girl Scout leader for Goodrich Troop #31 and for 25 of those years helped engineer the creation of more than 8,000 gingerbread houses. “It’s four […]

Inked For Eternity: Woman tells tale of redemption

Inked For Eternity: Woman tells tale of redemption

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Atlas Twp.-Roxanne Wermuth remembers the day many years ago when she took off her wig in the grocery store. Other shoppers offered looks of pity, or averted their eyes. She figured they thought she was dying. Years later, after she actually was dying, she found her way back to life, […]

New postmaster named in Ortonville

By David Fleet Editor Jake Irvan has returned. Irvan, a Goodrich native and 1992 graduate of Goodrich High School, is the new postmaster at the Ortonville Post Office. Irvan attended General Motors Institute and Mott Community College before joining the Ortonville Post Office in 1998. In 2004, Irvan moved to the Troy District Office operations […]

A Dime in Time Florist opens

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville-Flowers are back in town. Elaine Hanes opened A Dime in Time Florist Shop, 417 Mill St., Ortonville on Oct. 1. A grand opening and floral tribute to the community is planned for 4-7 p.m., Nov. 20 at the downtown store. “I want people to come and get beautiful flowers […]

‘We wanted to right that wrong’

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. -Melvin L. McArthur was just 21-years-old when he died from a roadside mine blast in Vietnam more than 45 years ago. On Aug. 8, 1968, McArthur was killed in action when the truck he was driving hit a land mine near Quang Ngal on a return trip from a […]

Groveland future home of ‘largest outdoor rec venue in U.S.’?

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Groveland Twp.- The township could be a recreation mecca in the future if all goes according to businessman Steve Nannoshi’s plans, which are “100 percent” in synchronization with what Supervisor Bob DePalma envisions. “We want to brand Dixie Highway as the Dixie Byway,” said DePalma on. “It’s a Route 66 […]

Ortonville Village Council Voter Guide

Editor’s note:Earlier this month, The Citizen e-mailed questions to candidates in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships. Candidates were limited to 30 word responses. Key: Incumbent (I), Republican (R), Democrat (D), No party affiliation (NPA) Ortonville Village Council 4 year term choose three Name, age: Karen Sleva, 66 Years in the village and council meetings attended […]