Blackhawks cap off winning season with all state, league honors

By David Fleet Editor The 2019 Brandon Blackhawks varsity football team completed another successful season under fourth year head coach Brad Zube and his staff. “We’re very proud of the 2019 team and all of their efforts this season,” said Zube. “This was a year of growth and maturity for a very young team. We […]

DAR Citizen award

By David Fleet Editor On Jan. 5, the Genesee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the annual winners of the Good Citizen awards, at the Court Street United Methodist Church, 225 West Court St., Flint. This year ten Genesee area schools participated recognizing high school seniors who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in […]

Cosmic Connection Meteorites lands in Goodrich

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- It was a small black mound on a bright white snow and ice covered lake in rural Livingston County, Mich. But for 54-year-old Navy veteran Larry Atkins owner of Cosmic Connection, 8241 S. State Road, the small rock is one more piece of the universe discovered. Atkins was one […]

Happy New Year 2020

Happy  New Year 2020

A wreath covered with snow at the Goodrich Cemetery that arrived on the last day of 2019 in southeastern Michigan. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Letters to the Editor Jan. 4, 2020

Thank you Dear Editor, On behalf the Edna Burton Senior Center I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses for their donations of goods and services in the year of 2019: ACE Hardware, Advanced Physical Therapy (Goodrich), Bueche’s Food World, Bullfrog’s, The Citizen newspaper, Hungry Howies, IVY Rehab, Jett’s Pizza, MacPhees, […]

Vernon George Miller

MILLER, VERNON GEORGE of Ortonville, Michigan; died December 28, 2019; He was 92. He was born September 27, 1927 in Otter Lake, Michigan to the late George and Mildred (nee: Wood) Miller. He married the former Joan Jaeschke on July 27, 1961 in Fenton, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Miller; three […]

Former resident named interim county top cop

By David Fleet Editor A new year. A new sheriff. On Monday morning Genesee County Undersheriff Chris Swanson was appointed interim Genesee County Sheriff as several hundred packed the Genesee County Board of Commissioners chambers to hear the conclusion of a month long search. In October Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell announced his retirement effective […]

Creations Family Salon

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-They served their country and now ready to serve their community. On Oct. 1, area residents and veterans Brianna and David Gabbard became the new owners of Creations Family Salon, 80 S. Ortonville Road. David is a 1995 Brandon High School graduate and Brianna a Clarkston High School alumna who […]

Township community room to be dedicated to longtime leader

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Monday night the board of trustees voted 7-0 to dedicated the community room at the newly remodeled township hall to former township supervisor Paul Amman. “I was shocked after the decision to name the community room after me,” said Amman, 81, who served more than 20 years in […]

Adopt a family for Christmas

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Each Christmas season the school district food service department partners with St. Mark Catholic Church and Goodrich Lions Club for an adopt a family for Christmas program. This year’s holiday project assisted 28 families and 83 children within the community. The Goodrigh Lions Club food drive assists with food baskets delivery, […]