Firefighter Ramelis honored

By David Fleet Editor On Sept. 21, veteran Firefighter/EMS Paul Ramelis was honored at the 40th annual service for the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial, Roscommon, Mich. He was one of 108 firefighters including four who died in the line of duty honored during the weekend gathering. Ramelis, 57, died Jun 28, 2019 following a long battle […]

Kid Rock’s guitar giveaway

By David Fleet Editor An Atlas Township family is playing “All Summer Long” now following a chance meeting with Michigan Rocker Kid Rock. On Sept. 14, Ron Pelshaw along with his family, Ryder, 9, Jovi, 12 and wife Leah were near the 17th tee box during the Ally Challenge, at the Warwick Hills Golf & […]

‘Thank you and God Bless.’

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-On Friday night 94 year old Lester Maher an Oxford Township resident and World War II Navy veteran flipped the coin at the start of the Brandon Blackhawk vs. Owosso Trojan football game. Maher, a Royal Oak native, served as a helmsman from 1943-1946 on the USS Pierce (APA-50) a […]

Solidarity:UAW strike

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Township resident Nathan Gentile has worked for General Motors for 12 years. He was hired during the 2007 contract year at Orion Assembly, UAW Local 5960 after being a temporary employee for little over a year. He currently works at Flint Assembly UAW Local 598. “Being a UAW member is […]

Citizens of the Year Mary Alice & Arnold Seelbinder

By David Fleet Editor The Citizen newspaper is proud to honor long-time Brandon Township residents Mary Alice and Arnold Seelbinder as the 2019 Citizens of the Year. “I’m a northern Michigan stump jumper, born in Harrison, Michigan and Arnie was born in Hadley Township,” said Mary Alice, 87 who moved with her family to the […]

A man a his boat

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-David Ferrazza’s nautical quest had spanned seven decades, through a war in southeast Asia and a lifetime of work—next summer that dream will finally set sail. In the 1940s, Ferrazza was a youth growing up in Detroit’s lower East side. He would often ride his bicycle to Belle Island on […]

Audit:Township fund balance growth continues

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.– Brad DeVries a CPA for Yeo & Yeo, presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 at Monday’s township board of trustee meeting. On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to accept the audit. According to the audit, […]

Martians,Blackhawks ready for backyard brawl

By David Fleet Editor About 6 miles of M-15 separate Goodrich and Ortonville. On Sept. 27, the Brandon Blackhawks will make that trek north and visit the Goodrich Martians at 7 p.m. at the Roy U Stacey Athletic Stadium to continue a battle that dates back to the early 1950s. “It’s always more than just […]

Insurance picks up tab for settlement

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night the village council president Shannon McCafferty responded to the settlement with former village administrator Jakki Sidge. Last month, the case was settled with one former and two current village council members after several alleged violations when her annual contract with the village was not renewed in 2018. […]

Council OKs Christmas lights repair

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to approve $7,375 to Atlas Township based Sierra Electric, LLC. to update the downtown Christmas lights. For many years the Goodrich Lions Club have installed the Christmas Lights the day after Thanksgiving. Council member Tim Light was absent with notice. Goodrich Lion Dave […]