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 […]

Groveland to continue virtual board meetings

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On March 31 the board of trustees voted 5-0 during a special meeting supporting a resolution to continue the board of trustee meeting, along with other township meetings in a virtual format. Currently, the virtual Zoom meetings are available to the public live and later on Facebook and YouTube platforms. […]

State bound

Nine area grapplers, eight from Goodrich and one from Brandon reached the Division 2 individual state wrestling finals today at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids. At right, Brandon Blackhawk, Ronald Solis (25-3, 171 lbs.)    Front row from left: Landon Purdue, Brody Orcutt (22-2, 112 lbs.), Reid Highlen, Kendra Vickory, Luke Francis and Hunter Stayton. Second […]

3:50.39:Cooper Teare sets fastest NCAA indoor mile ever

By David Fleet Editor Cooper Teare, a senior distance runner for the University of Oregon, recently set both an individual NCAA record and was also part of a relay world record. Teare is the son of Dave and Charlene Teare of Alameda, Calif. Dave is a former resident of Ortonville and a 1980 graduate of […]

A fisheye view:Salmon from classroom released to return

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer After not being able to raise salmon last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Peggy Miller-Zelinko’s class was excited to carry on the tradition this year. “We couldn’t have the fish in the classroom because of spraying the desks daily, the spray would have killed the fish,” said Miller-Zelinko, 4th […]