Memo from the Publisher 5-14-22

About a month ago we announced that the paper you are reading now was joining View Newspaper Group. No doubt some of you wondered what type of changes would come with that acquisition. Today, we are proud to unveil a new design for The Citizen that we think readers will find interesting and easy to navigate. What […]

Reducing EMS response times

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-As of May 9 Emergency Medical Service Agreement for dispatching Medstar Ambulance is now live. The Genesee County 9-1-1 Consortium is now directed by the village and township to dispatch Medstar the preferred ambulance/emergency medical provider, to all requests for ambulance or emergency services within its boundaries. “Most important now […]

Next hike delayed following crash

By David Fleet Editor Lynne Wummel seeks adventure. So after hiking 2,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail in 2017 to biking across nine states from Virginia to Oregon on the TransAmerican Trail in 2018, Wummel a 2016 Brandon graduate was prepared for the next quest to hike the Pacific Crest Trail covering 2,600 miles from […]

Baby formula shortage

By David Fleet Editor As the out-of-stock rate for baby formula increases nationwide, the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund, which provides food assistance locally, says donations are welcome to supply the Oxford Pregnancy Center. “Here in our community we provide formula to just a few families with infants,” said Karyn Milligan, OCEF Food Pantry Coordinator. “Any […]

Goodrich Varsity Baseball Coach notches 700th career win

By David Fleet Editor When the final out was tallied on a cool early May afternoon—Bob Foreback officially joined an elite group of high school baseball coaches and reached a pinnacle in a stellar career. On Monday night, the Goodrich Martians shut out the Lake Fenton Blue Devils 12-0 in the first game of a […]

Home inventory low, some consider new construction

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- U.S. single-family homes sales dropped this spring with soaring mortgage rates, however the housing market remains in need of properties, according to news sources. Jim Hill, owner of Hill Building and Properties, 457 Mill St., says that given the record low supply of existing housing, those in the market should […]

Dimes for Diapers

By David Fleet Editor Some Genesee County children will be a little happier and drier thanks to the efforts of Reid and Oaktree elementary students. Reid and Oaktree elementary joined 38 other area schools and participated in the Dimes for Diapers program during April. The event, which started about 14 years ago and is coordinated […]

Local readies dry-docked supercarrier for next deployment

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-Avery Bills never thought he’d join the military. “Never ever,” he recalled. Despite Bills’ early reluctance to a military career, his unique contribution to the Navy and determination will play a vital role in the nation’s defense. Bills shared his story during a recent leave of duty. During Bills’ junior […]

Atlas Road culvert project moves forward

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Work began earlier this month under Perry Road at the Atlas Dam for rehabilitation of the culvert. The road is expected to be closed until May 27. The project was delayed from last October. Eric Johnston, director of engineering, Genesee County Road Commission said the 17-feet by 11-feet arch […]

Goodrich student welder forges top state honors

By David Fleet Editor Mason Depottey’s interests has sparked a career and now statewide recognition. Depottey, 18, is a Goodrich Senior and Burton resident who attends Genesee Career Institute (GCI), where since 2020 he has studied welding. On April 9, his abilities gained at the GIS earned him a second-place finish at the 2022 SkillsUSA […]

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