What to do when pulled over

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer For even the best law-abiding drivers chances are they’re going to be pulled over at least once in a lifetime. So just what to do when law enforcement makes a traffic stop was addressed by state lawmakers. So on July 25, Public Act 276 was passed which will amend the […]

Oh deer: Fawn trapped in fenced yard released by CO

By David Fleet Editor Michigan Conservation Officer Danielle Zubek responded to a RAP complaint for a fawn stuck inside of a small fenced in backyard. “I’m not sure how the fawn ended up in the backyard,” said Zubek, in her first year as a conservation officer assigned to the southeastern area of Michigan which includes […]

Township larcenies on the rise

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles, homes and outbuildings after a rash of recent larcenies. At 11:39 a.m., while on patrol Brandon deputies were flagged down by a Ganger Road resident for a larceny from a vehicle. The victim stated he parked in his driveway overnight. His windows […]

Council opts to fund weed sparying on pond

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to spray the mill pond for weeds. Council member Jake Vick was absent. In June the village council had suggested a discussion regarding a possible special assessment charged to pond residents for the spraying. As a result, a petition was submitted to the […]

Election results from Aug. 7

(Editor’s note: In the Aug. 11 edition of The Citizen some of the results were omitted from the Aug. 7 primary election.) In Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships Republican governor candidate Bill Schuette and Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer won. For United States Senator Democrat Debbie Stabenow was unopposed and will face Republican candidate John James […]

Lake residents seek a ‘reasonable fee’ from board

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Residents of the Lake Louise special assessment district are asking the township to lower the rate of taxes that the township implements for special assessment districts. The township board voted unanimously to table the discussion until more research on neighboring charter townships could be done. “Our recommendation is […]

Township Tripp Road project costs estimated

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On June 11 the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to OK funding for rebuilding Tripp Road between Grange Hall Road and Dixie Highway. The estimated cost to the township will be about $245,885 of an estimated $3 million project. Bob DePalma, township supervisor said $189,228 will come out […]

Okay, Don thinks it’s time to debate ‘real’ issues

Okay,  Don thinks it’s time to debate ‘real’ issues

Fake news! Canadians burning down the White House! Guns cause kids to kill! 45,000 suicides yearly in the US! He’s an idiot! She’s a racist! I don’t know about you folks, but my over-worked brains needs a break. I need time to ponder the issues that really matter to everyday Americans. Addams Family or The […]



Noah Sheldon, 6, plays with a gooey creation at the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics or STEAM at the Brandon Township Library.  The class includes experiments and projects that encourage creative and critical thinking. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

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