Local couple scammed for nearly $40K

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-A township couple are the victims of a nearly $40,000 fraud. According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office report, a Brandon deputy responded to the couple’s township home July 10 where the husband said he purchased a computer malware protection program from a company called “Fax Global” about a […]

Little squirts

Stacy Miller, a Hadley Township firefighter, cools off Mya Simon, 7, and Cadence Simon, 12, during the Hadley Fourth of July parade. Check out The Citizen print edition for more pictures. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Area burn bans continue

By David Fleet Editor An exceptionally dry June has prompted local fire departments to issue open fire bans in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships. The Department of Natural Resources has issued an extreme fire danger for southeast Michigan on June 29 prompting the ban which includes recreational burning or brush burning and bonfires until further notice. […]

Council OKs weed spraying in mill pond

By David Fleet Editor The Goodrich Village Council voted 4-1 in a special meeting on Monday night to spray the mill pond for weeds this summer—the first application since 2013. Councilman Jake Vick voted no. Aquatic Weed Control of Swartz Creek will make a single application at a cost of $3,975. The application is under […]

Goodrich school board, village council ballot deadline nears

By David Fleet Editor The filing deadline to be listed on the November ballot as a candidate for the Goodrich School Board or the Goodrich Village Council is 4 p.m., July 26. The Goodrich School Board has two seats up for election this year Tim Zirnhelt and Linda Jackson. Candidates can choose to file nominating […]

Police say IRS scams on rise again

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– Police are warning residents to beware of scams again after a township woman was bilked out of $11,500 last week. “IRS scams are really heavy right now,” said Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Greg Glover, Brandon substation commander. “If you receive a phone call telling you that you […]

Roseann Owen

OWEN, ROSEANN of Ortonville.  Died June 23, 2016.  She was 96.  She was born September 14, 1919 in Flint, Michigan to Theodore and Eva (nee: Clor) Herzog.   She is survived by two sons, Ted (Linda) Owen and Scott (Holly) Owen; seven grandchildren, Raken Mekled, Jason (Candence) Owen, Nicole (Jared) DiClementi, Herb (Kristina) Dula, Becky […]

Sharing the road on two wheels

"I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been brushed by a mirror of a passing motorist,"

David Fleet Editor For almost a decade Bruce DeGrouchy has been an avid bicyclist. “I’m out riding just about every week I can,” said DeGrouchy, an Atlas Township resident since 1988. “I ride on the shoulder of the road, wear a helmet, have a flashing light on the back of my bike and use a […]

Board OKs municipal civil infraction ordinance

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday night, the board of trustees OK’d the implementation of a municipal civil infraction ordinance. By a 4-1 vote, three ordinances were OK’d: providing for municipal civil infractions of certain township ordinances and penalties; amending certain township ordinances by designating violations as municipal infractions and providing penalties for the […]