Township man charged with animal cruelty

Brandon Twp., A 32-year-old Brandon Township man was arraigned today on a charge of cruelty and neglect of 10 or more animals in 52-2 District Court in Independence Township. Andrew Elroy Scott faces up to four years in prison following an Oakland County Animal Control Division investigation involving 31 farm animals from a petting zoo […]

Funky Dogs Pizza & Pasta Co.

Goodrich-Funky Dogs Pizza & Pasta has arrived. Cory Robinson owner of the local pizza eatery, 8341 S. State Road opened in August with a new funky look to some classic favorites. “We’ve been doing great here, our carry out and delivery have increased each week,” said Robinson, a Grand Blanc native. “You’re not dealing with […]

Goodrich Village audit OK’d

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-By a 5-0 vote on Monday night, the village council accepted an audit report from Berthiaume & Company for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Ken Berthiaume senior accountant delivered the report to the council. According to the 2018 audit, the village general fund increased by $107,862 during the year […]

Council election stands

David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- No change. Following more than three and half hours of recounting ballots that elected Goodrich council members from the Nov. 6 general election on Tuesday afternoon, the Genesee County Board of Canvasser along with Doreen Fulcher, Genesee County election supervisor determined the election results will stand. “It’s a meticulous process,” […]

Median household incomes move up

By David Fleet Editor Four of five communities in The Citizen readership area reported an increase in the median household income according to new demographic data issued Dec. 6 by the U.S. Census Bureau. The new data for small communities was gathered from the American Community Survey. The data is from 2013-2017 and are five-year […]

Groveland Twp. Treasurer to retire

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On Monday night township treasurer David Ax announced his retirement early next year. The board then voted 5-0 to appoint current township deputy treasurer Shelly Kidd interim treasurer. “It’s has been a wonderful experience working with all board members, staff and the citizens of Groveland Township for 27 plus years,” […]

Goodrich blood drive set for February

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Area blood donors will now have to wait until February to give. Last month, Jerry Warner, Goodrich United Methodist Church, co-blood drive coordinator was notified the Dec. 13 collection was cancelled. “I was disappointed by the announcement,” said Warner, who has helped spearhead the donation efforts since 2011. “The December blood […]

A day for Ben

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Ben Atkins is a trooper. On Monday, sirens screamed, lights flashed and Ben, a 9-year-old township youth battling cancer, was picked up at his home in a firetruck accompanied by a Michigan State Police escort for a gathering of firefighters and law enforcement at Grange Hall Road Fire Station […]

Peter George Voit

Peter George Voit Peter George Voit of Ortonville; died December 1, 2018. He was 86. Born December 11, 1931 in Vienna, Austria to the late Karl and Johanna (nee: Lauterer) Voit. Peter married Edith Anna Kraus on July 24, 1954 in Vienna, Austria. As a young couple, they made their home in the Detroit area […]

Local man gets six months, probation in plea deal

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 21, Judge Geoffrey L. Neithercut sentenced Goodrich resident Terry Cadarette to 180 days in the Genesee County jail on the work release program with credit for six days served, 60 months probation, to register under the sex offender registration act, complete sex offender treatment, have no contact with the […]