Board OKs $500K for county/township park

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. – The township will have its first county park. On Dec. 7, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board convened at Lansing Community College to announce their decision on 27 applications seeking more than $31 million in requests for funding statewide. A grant for $540,200 sought by the Genesee […]

Area clerks assist with Michigan recount

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Division in this country was glaringly apparent in the Nov. 8 presidential election in which Donald Trump triumphed in the electoral college but Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. The divide continued with votes being recounted in Michigan and local clerks helping with the process prior to a federal judge’s […]

Santa Dog, Reindogs to visit Bueche’s

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. -A box of kittens. A dog tied to the door knob. Two white birds. When Carl Liepmann arrives at work in the morning at the Genesee County Humane Society each week he finds something different. “If it walks or flies we’ve had it on our doorstep,” he said. “It’s […]

Dear Santa,

Mrs. Davert’s second grade class at Harvey Swanson Elementary provide their Christmas lists for Santa Claus

Mrs. Davert’s second grade class at Harvey Swanson Elementary provide their Christmas lists for Santa Claus.  Dear Santa , How are your reindeer? I’ve been a good boy. Thank you for the gifts. Thank you for the scooter. Happy Merry Christmas! Love, Troy Dear Santa , How are you and Mrs. Claus? I have been […]

Literacy law

Michigan is only of only five states that have shown negative improvement for early reading since 2003

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Very few students in the district repeat a grade, and almost none beyond second grade. That number should remain unchanged despite PA 306 of 2016, recently signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, and under which beginning in the 2018-19 school year, third grade students that do not test […]

Pitbull owner gets aggressive

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .-Police responding to pitbulls at large found the dogs’ owner to be aggressive. According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office report, township deputies were called at 2:19 p.m., Nov. 28 to assist Oakland County Animal Control with pitbulls at large in the 3000 block of Sherwood Road. Upon […]

New owners tee up new course for Atlas Valley Country Club

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. – After more than six decades, the Atlas Valley Country Club is under new ownershp. On Nov. 30, Goodrich residents Jason and Andrea Bescoe purchased the business from the Henrickson family—Mark Henrickson, Laurie Welsh, Steve Henrickson, and Randi Rota, who had owned the historic course for 64 years. Mark […]

A world away

Mongolian GHS student adjusts to life, culture in United States

By David Fleet Editor Tushig Orkhon is from the other side of the planet. Literally. Known to his Goodrich High School classmates as “Tuska,” the 15-year-old is from Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia and a 6,000 mile journey from Goodrich that for him featured a 12 hour non-stop trip flight from Beijing to Chicago. […]

Santa arrives

Santa arrives

Several hundred welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Claus on Saturday in downtown Ortonville. Check out The Citizen print edition this weekend for a complete report. Photo by Cris Yuchasz

Sewers not flushed yet

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville– Voters may have flushed a sewer proposal a year ago, but it’s not down the drain yet. At the village council’s Nov. 28 meeting, Village Manager David Trent announced his plans to meet with Rowe Engineering as well as local officials to discuss possible collaborative efforts as well as […]

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