Township to consider marijuana manufacturing

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- The township may soon be considering a growing marijuana manufacturing and cultivation facilities. In recent township meetings, Bob DePalma, township supervisor has opened discussions of a proposal that would allow marijuana grow facilities in specific zoned industrial areas of the community. The business would provided significant revenues for the […]

Schools, parents, students grapple with COVID test

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night District Superintendent Wayne Wright simplified a growing complex issue. “We basically have two choices, we can test our athletes and have spring sports or if we do not we have to cancel our spring season,” said Wright, during the April 12 School board meeting regarding the many […]

Barbara Joann Gabbard

GABBARD, BARBARA JOANN of Ortonville, Michigan; Died April 9, 2021.  She was 72.  Barbara was born on October 2, 1948 in Cheboygan, Michigan to the late Henry and Corianna (nee: Carter) Hebert.  She is survived by three children, David (Brianna) Gabbard, Tammy (Trevor) Tinker and Mike Gabbard; 10 grandchildren, Cheyenne, Savannah, Olivia, Haylee, Hunter, Ayden, Piper, […]

Thomas A Rogan III

ROGAN, THOMAS A. III of Ortonville, Michigan, died on April 9, 2021.  He was 78.  Tom was born September 29, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Thomas A. and Mary Kathleen (nee: Cavanaugh) Rogan, Jr. He married the former Ruth Mary Fetzer on May 12, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan  He is survived by his loving wife […]

COVID surge prompts continued virtual meetings

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- It ain’t over yet. On Tuesday afternoon, the township board of trustees voted 5-0 via Zoom to continue to host meetings remote until the number of COVID cases are down in the county. “We had considered suspending the Zoom meetings on March 31, and go back to in person […]

Former Blackhawk signs with Jackals

By David Fleet Editor Later this spring a former Brandon Blackhawk baseball player will move one step closer to the major leagues. Spencer Hereferd, a 2015 Brandon graduate recently signed his first professional baseball contract for the 2021 season with the New Jersey Jackals, of the Frontier League. The league’s opening day is May 27, […]

Danny Gerald Pendley

PENDLEY, DANNY GERALD of Ortonville, Michigan.  To God be the Glory, Danny went to be with his Lord on April 4, 2021.  He was 76.  Danny was born May 28, 1944 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to the late Victor K. and Freda J. (nee: Bradley) Pendley. He married Phyllis Elaine Dahline on June 12, 1965 in […]

Spring scootin’

Spring scootin’

Athena Allen, 4, and Hendrick Hall, 13, on a scooter along the Gale Road pathway in Atlas Township. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Firefighter, EMT honored for 45 years of service

By David Fleet Editor After more than four decades of service for the Brandon Fire Department, Cpt. Dan Flood concluded a stellar career as a firefighter, paramedic, emergency medical technician, and EMS coordinator. On March 31, the department provided Flood the traditional last ride home in a fire truck following a Zoom retirement gathering. Flood’s […]

The Citizen wins 11 awards in state journalism contest

The Citizen newspaper was honored with a record 11 awards in the 2020 Michigan Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, marking the 12th consecutive year of recognition in the state’s largest journalism competition. The awards were announced via Zoom meeting on March 25. With the new awards, The Citizen has now received 55 MPA awards since […]

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