Citizens of the Year Mary Alice & Arnold Seelbinder

By David Fleet Editor The Citizen newspaper is proud to honor long-time Brandon Township residents Mary Alice and Arnold Seelbinder as the 2019 Citizens of the Year. “I’m a northern Michigan stump jumper, born in Harrison, Michigan and Arnie was born in Hadley Township,” said Mary Alice, 87 who moved with her family to the […]

A man a his boat

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-David Ferrazza’s nautical quest had spanned seven decades, through a war in southeast Asia and a lifetime of work—next summer that dream will finally set sail. In the 1940s, Ferrazza was a youth growing up in Detroit’s lower East side. He would often ride his bicycle to Belle Island on […]

Audit:Township fund balance growth continues

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.– Brad DeVries a CPA for Yeo & Yeo, presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 at Monday’s township board of trustee meeting. On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to accept the audit. According to the audit, […]

Martians,Blackhawks ready for backyard brawl

By David Fleet Editor About 6 miles of M-15 separate Goodrich and Ortonville. On Sept. 27, the Brandon Blackhawks will make that trek north and visit the Goodrich Martians at 7 p.m. at the Roy U Stacey Athletic Stadium to continue a battle that dates back to the early 1950s. “It’s always more than just […]

Insurance picks up tab for settlement

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night the village council president Shannon McCafferty responded to the settlement with former village administrator Jakki Sidge. Last month, the case was settled with one former and two current village council members after several alleged violations when her annual contract with the village was not renewed in 2018. […]

Council OKs Christmas lights repair

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to approve $7,375 to Atlas Township based Sierra Electric, LLC. to update the downtown Christmas lights. For many years the Goodrich Lions Club have installed the Christmas Lights the day after Thanksgiving. Council member Tim Light was absent with notice. Goodrich Lion Dave […]

Upgrades to Atlas County Park trail

Atlas Twp.- Beginning Sept. 16, the Atlas County Park, 9139 Hegel Road, will be closed weekdays until 4 p.m. for upgrades to a mile long trail crossing the park. The hiking trail will be expanded to 10 feet wide and improved to gravel base. The park will remain open on the weekends and during the […]

Blackhawk football: Salute to Service night

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-On Sept. 20 the Brandon Blackhawks will host the Owosso Trojans in the home opener and ‘Salute to Service’ with a tribute to all 1st Responders. The second annual tribute game will honor Deputy Eric Overall, the former Oakland County Deputy and Brandon School District liaison officer, who was tragically […]

Unaccompanied veterans honored

By David Fleet Editor Holly Twp.- Sidney George Gilmour was born Jan. 18, 1927, attended Flint Northern High School and at 20 years old enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He served on the escort carrier USS Palau and was released from duty July 2, 1947. He died Aug. 5, 2005, with interment at Great […]

GHS SAT scores near top in county

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich High School juniors remain in the top tier of Genesee County High Schools according to the results of the SAT scores release last week. The 189 Goodrich student joined more than 1.8 million high school students nationwide to completed the SAT or the Scholastic Assessment Test which serves as a […]

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