Dry dock

Dry dock

Thomas Fletcher, 10, Zoe Byard, 7, and Drake Carlson, 6, preparing for a skit during Vacation Bible School last week at Goodrich United Methodist Church. Photos by Patrick McAbee. 

Kindness Rock Garden rolls into town

By Shelby Stewart Staff Wrtier Rock on Ortonville. Crossman Park in Ortonville will soon be getting a Kindness Rock Garden, as unanimously approved by the village council and created by the DDA. “We have everything ready to go moving forward,” said DDA representative Courtney McClerren. “You’ve probably seen some of them around town.” The concept […]

The Ortonville Community Historical Society celebration

In celebration of 50 years of volunteering within the OCHS several activities are planned for Aug. 3- 4. At 4 p.m., Aug. 3 the OCHS will be hosting an “Escape at the Mill,” an opportunity to experience figuring out how to get out of a locked room in the Old Mill Museum. Further information will […]

Voter’s guide for August 7, 2018 primaries

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: (I) Incumbent, (R) Republican and (D) Democrat. Brandon Township Trustee (Choose one) Name: Scott Broughton (I) Age: 53 Years in the township: 22 Education: Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, […]

Village administrator files suit over contract

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- The village administrator/clerk has filed suit against three councilmembers after her annual contract was not renewed. The suit comes after a 3-2 village council vote on June 4 to not renew the village administrator/clerk contract for Jakki Sidge. Named in the suit were Council Pro-Tem Jake Vick, Trustee Tim Light […]

Long time educator steps down from school board

David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the school board of trustees accepted the resignation of trustee Linda Jackson. Jackson’s resignation was effective July 10, and the board is required to appoint a temporary trustee within 30 days. By a 6-0 vote the board of appointed former school board trustee Tim Zirnhelt who was first elected […]

Good Times in Goodrich Aug. 4

By David Fleet Editor The good times in Goodrich. On Aug. 4 Good Times in Goodrich kicks off with a day of cars, food and activities for the whole family. “We welcome the community out to Goodrich on Saturday to check out some great new events,” said Lianne Zarycky, director of advertising. “Good Times in […]

Brandon man stabbed following argument with ex-roommate

A Brandon Township man was jailed on Sunday after he allegedly stabbed his ex-roommate. Adam Guigar, 23, was arraigned at 52-2 district court in front of Magistrate Elizabeth Chiappelli with Assault with Intent to Commit Bodily Harm Less than Murder after he allegedly stabbed his ex-roommate five times in the chest. He was given a […]

Tripp Road closed until November

Groveland Twp.-On July 30, the Road Commission for Oakland County expects to begin the reconstruction of Tripp Road between Dixie Highway and Van Road/Grange Hall Road. Tripp Road will be closed to through traffic and is expected to re-open to traffic in mid-November. The detour for through traffic is Dixie Highway to Grange Hall Road. […]

School supplies needed for OCEF

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer It’s still summer vacation but it’s not too early to at least think about back to school. The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund has kicked off their annual school supplies drive for the Brandon School District. “We are helping over 200 kids, and we’re really shy,” said St. Anne’s Christian Service […]