102nd birthday drive-by,‘I am truly blessed’

102nd birthday drive-by,‘I am truly blessed’

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-When Kathleen Leece turned 100 years old she advised people to “keep moving and don’t sit down and let the world go by.” Now at 102 she’s still moving. On Nov. 10, Leece now a centenarian plus two celebrated her birthday accompanied by her daughters on the steps of The Old […]

‘A Gathering Storm:’A creature of legend has been born

By David Fleet Editor In 500 years civilization has come far since the time known as The Great Event.  Ancient ruins remain scattered across the world of Solaris, echoes of a long-forgotten past. Siblings Amber, Zander, and Quinn have known only peace growing up in the mountain town of Thunder Ridge.  Each works diligently to […]

County seeking roundabout input

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-Township and Genesee County residents may be considering some new turns. The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission is currently seeking input from area communities like Atlas Township and Goodrich for possible locations for traffic roundabouts. The comprehensive traffic safety study will evaluate more than 3,600 intersections throughout Genesee County, building […]

Business finds new life in village storefront

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-It’s been more than two years since long time village business Thompson’s Hardware, 30 South St. closed it’s doors. Last month, the historic village building is home again local commerce. Following extensive renovations, Provider Claims Management, LLC—a full service medical billing company, owned and operated by Joe and Julie Tysick, moved […]

Zube named Coach of the Year

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Blackhawk Head Football Coach Brad Zube stellar resume features a 37-12 record in five years, five consecutive playoff appearances and a recent top 9 AP state high school ranking. Zube’s peers recently recognized his accomplishments by naming him— 2020 Flint Metro League Stars Division Coach of the Year. “The Coach […]

New majority in Goodrich council

By David Fleet Editor On Tuesday, Village of Goodrich newcomers Melissa Schluentz, Keith Walworth and Sherry Ann Moore were elected and will comprise the new majority on the five council board. Council incumbents opted not to seek re-election. Shirley Kautman-Jones (R) was elected as Atlas Township Supervisor with 3,678 votes or 66 percent over Democrat […]

Electric fire wells OK’d by township

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Oct. 19 the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to fund six new electric wells to supply water for fire suppression. The cost will be $30,000 each and will be purchased at a rate of one well per year. “The (well) topic came up to the board a few […]

Vote: Local, state absentee voting surges

By David Fleet Editor As of Wednesday, in Michigan more than 3.1 million citizens had requested absentee ballots and more than 2 million citizens have voted and returned them. “We are too close to Election Day, and the right to vote is too important, to rely on the Postal Service to deliver absentee ballots on […]

District bond sale, refunding

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Oct. 19 the board of education voted 7-0 following the sale of its 2020 school building and site bonds, (tax-exempt bonds) in the amount of $17,370,000 and the 2020 refunding bonds, (federally taxable bonds), in the amount of $6,165,000. “The low rate will result in significant savings to our […]

‘Supply, demand driving current market trends’

By David Fleet Editor With a low supply of homes and high buyer demand sellers continue to dominate the area real estate market. According to reports from Realcomp released last week for the 48462 area code, which includes sections of Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships within The Citizen’s readership area historically low inventory of existing […]