Township to host MABAS groundbreaking

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.– At 10 a.m., Aug. 11 there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System or MABAS, storage warehouse on about two acres of township property on the north side of Grange Hall Road west of Dixie Highway. Michigan Secretary of State and township resident […]

Election 2016: Candidates for village councils, school boards

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Local village council races will be competitive this fall. The election filing deadline to be placed as a candidate on the November ballot for the Ortonville and Goodrich village councils, as well as for the Brandon and Goodrich school boards, was Tuesday. The number of candidates for each school board […]

Former Goodrich grad steps in as interim high school principal

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the school board voted 6-0 to hire Brian Eddy as interim high school principal pending the return of David St. Aubin, who remains on extended medical leave. Board Secretary Dan Keller was absent from the meeting. Eddy, 35, accepted the appointment and began serving on July 26. “I’m […]

Military hats removed from monument

Groveland Twp.-A WWII helmet and a military jungle hat set on top of the veterans monument at the Ortonville Cemetery were removed recently. “We just want them back,” said Dennis Hoffman, Ortonville VFW commander. “The military hats were donated by the local families of veterans and have been a part of the monument for the […]

Ortonville DDA director named

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer By a 3-2 vote and amidst some debate at their July 25 meeting, the village council approved the hire of David M. Jenkins as the new Downtown Development Authority (DDA) director. Council President Wayne Wills and Councilmembers Tonja Brice and Keith Dylus voted yes. Councilmembers Courtney McClerren and Coleen Skornicka […]

Ex-boyfriend suspected in township arson

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– A jilted boyfriend is suspected of arson that damaged three vehicles and a house. Brandon deputies and firefighters responded at about 3:45 a.m., July 24 to a residence in the 4600 block of Ramsey Road for a vehicle fire. En route, they were advised that the house was […]

Goodrich man arrested for sex crimes

By David Fleet Editor (Update) A Goodrich businessman and resident was arrested on July 18 after he allegedly used the social media app Grindr to attract a 14-year-old boy into his home for sex. Sheriff Robert Pickell announced on Thursday morning that Terry Cadarette, 48, will face three counts of criminal sexual conduct, one count […]

Renaissance parking, traffic addressed

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.– Jennifer Simsack lives about a half-mile east of the Perryville Road and Dixie Highway intersection. For most weekends the rural crossroads has very little traffic. However, in late summer the placid country intersection takes on a new look during the weekends in late August through early October when nearby […]

Voter’s Guide 51st District State House

(Editor’s note:Earlier this month, The Citizen newspaper e-mailed questions to candidates in the 51st State House District, which serves Atlas and Groveland townships along with the Village of Goodrich. Candidates were limited to 30 word responses. Key: (I) Incumbent, (R) Republican and (D) Democrat. Name:John Lauve (R) Age: 75 Years in the 51st District:20 Years Education: University […]

Standing room only trail meeting shows split community

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- It was standing room only at a board workshop regarding the Iron Belle Trail on Monday. Among the people crowding the township office room for the meeting, 35 were counted as in support of the trail, 27 were opposed, and five were indifferent. “We are directly affected— it […]

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