County-wide transit millage placed on Nov. 8 ballot

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp. — On Aug. 10, the Oakland County Board of Commissions OK’d ballot language for a 10-year county-wide transit millage on the Nov. 8 ballot. The 0.95 mill, which is expected to raise $66.2 million in the first year, would replace three existing transit millages. The Oakland County commissioners passed the millage language with […]

It’s hats on for Goodrich this fall

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich —  On July 25 the school board of trustees voted 5-0 following approving a second consideration for an amendment to the high school/middle student handbook that allows hats to be worn at school. The middle school/high school handbook committee, is composed of teachers, students and administration that proposed the change. “It’s […]

The Moving Wall: Reflection I

By David Fleet Editor Holly—The faces of thousands of visitors reflected over the names of more than 58,318 Americans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War The experience connected the past and present as the American Legion Holly Post 149 welcomed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Moving Wall, to Holly for the first time. […]

Purple Heart Day: Honoring our heroes of war

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7 is a day for Americans to remember and honor the men and women who served their country and were wounded or killed. On Monday, community members gathered at the Brandon Township Library to reflect and honor those awarded the Purple Heart. The Citizen […]

First look at new Oaktree Elementary gym

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich —Oaktree Elementary students will soon lace up their shoes and take on a new school year with a new gymnasium. Earlier this month school officials announced the new gym would be ready for the 2022-23 school year. “The gymnasium at Oaktree will be ready this fall,” said Wayne Wright, district superintendent. “The addition was […]

Dallas Stars sign Gleason

By David Fleet Editor Dallas — Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced last week that the club has signed defenseman Ortonville native Ben Gleason to a one-year, two-way contract which will run through the 2022-23 season. “I wanted to be back in Dallas,” said Gleason, 24. “I was excited they wanted to give me another chance, have fun and play the game I love every day. […]

Board OKs security camera upgrades, classroom locks

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On July 25, the school board of trustees voted 5-0 to replace about 120 security cameras in the district with newer technology. Board President Greg Main and Secretary Ashley Herriman were absent with notice. The upgraded cameras were supplied by Farmington Hills based Capricorn Diversified Systems. The upgrades are […]

Michigan Beer: A Heady History

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — They sport names like Six Pointer, Soft Parade and All Day IPA, the pride of Marquette, Elk Rapids and Grand Rapids—Michigan beers have flooded coolers and taps from Ishpeming to Monroe. From 6:45-7:45 p.m., Aug. 9, the Brandon Township Public Library, 345 South St., will host Michigan Beer: A Heady History (registration required). Michigan author Patti Smith […]

Good Times in Goodrich — two nights of fun

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — Good Times returns with a new night of fun. From 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Aug. 5 the Hoedown In-G-Town kicks off with line dancing lessons taught by a local instructor in the Goodrich Commons area. The music Family Tradition, Hour Magazine 2021 band of the year, begins at 7 p.m. with special guest Billy Gunther and the […]

Sailor, Brandon grad rescues soldier from flooded road

By David Fleet Editor Okinawa — A Brandon High School graduate and U.S. Navy Officer was recognized earlier this month after he rescued a pregnant soldier from a flooded underpass at a naval base in Okinawa, Japan. Ryan Tottingham, 23, a 2017 BHS alumni had been stationed at Naval Base White Beach, Okinawa since May 2019. He recently made […]

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