Brandon 54- Corunna 21

On Oct. 5, the Brandon Blackhawks defeated Corunna 54-21 improving to 5-1 on the season at Blackhawk stadium. The Blackhawks rolled up 506 yards of offense with 277 yards rushing and 229 pasing. Blackhawk quarterback Micah Miller was 12/18 for 177 yards and 4 TDs. Brandon Gunn had 8 receptions for 121 yards and 3 […]

Thelen was a sailor sleeping on deck when the torpedoes hit

By David Fleet Editor The USS Indianapolis sunk in about 12 minutes. Just after midnight, July 30, 1945, 1,197 men were aboard when the 610-foot-long heavy cruiser named after the Indiana city when she was hit by a Japanese submarine with four torpedoes in the Philippine Sea. About 300 men died when the ship sank […]

New digs:Township hall renovations near completion

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- Since August, township officials along with Genesee County Sheriff deputies shared a small trailer just behind the Gale Road township hall due to an extensive renovation project. Now the dust has settled. At 5:30 p.m., Oct. 21 a big step back to normalcy will begin, as the first monthly […]

Lynda Deloris Gabbard

Lynda Deloris Gabbard longtime resident of Ortonville, Michigan; died on October 8, 2019. She was 71. Born on November 6, 1947 to the late Morris and Pearl (nee: Couch) Simkins. She married Jack A. Gabbard on December 11, 1965 in Ortonville. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2014. She is survived by her […]

Village to refund new road fund millage

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Sept. 26 the village council voted 4-0 to rescind and amend its June 24 resolution establishing the village millage rate at 6.9190 and amends the same to establish the 2019-20 tax rate for the village at 6.0000. Council Member Tim Barraco did not attend the meeting with notice. Sheri Wilkerson, […]

Township appoints new trustee

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Wednesday night, the township board of trustees gathered for a special meeting to appoint a new trustee. By a 4-0 vote, the board appointed Gina Muzzarelli from a group of six candidates that had applied following the resignation of township trustee Dale Cason in August. Muzzarelli, a township […]

Scramlin inducted to National 4-H Hall of Fame

By David Fleet Editor On Oct. 11, Groveland Township resident LC Scramlin will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Honored by Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan 4-H Youth Development Program, Scramlin will be one of 16 inducted during a ceremony at the […]

Atlas Township barn fire

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-At 10:20 p.m., Sept. 22, the township fire department responded to a single-story barn fire in the 12000 block of Coolidge Road. Firefighters were advised that there were cats in the barn and no other animals. Ed Klimek, township assistant chief was en route and were informed that the 100 […]

Goodrich:’Clean, unmodified’ audit, fund balance grows

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-By a 7-0 vote on Monday night the school board of trustees accepted an audit from Lewis & Knopf for the 2018-19 fiscal year ending June 30. The audit was presented by Ken Rappuhn staff accountant and 2012 Goodrich High School graduate. The district ended the 2018-19 fiscal year with a […]

School AD resigns amid allegations, investigation

By David Fleet Editor On Monday, the school board of trustees voted 6-1 to accept the resignation of the Goodrich High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Dave Davis. Trustee Jennifer Riggs voted no. Details of the case were obtained by The Citizen newspaper in a Freedom of Information Act request. Terms of the resignation […]