Quilt patterns top township MSP office

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On July 8, the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to purchase “Blue Goose” and “DH” quilt signs for the Michigan State Police office at Township Fire Station 1, 14645 Dixie Highway. The cost of the signs was $300. The signs were installed on July 20. Similar quilt patterns […]

50 hours to Mackinac—Flying Buffalo tops in class

By David Fleet Editor At 5:37 p.m., Monday, July 22 the Flying Buffalo and crew sailed into the Straights of Mackinac following a two day Great Lake gauntlet featuring fickle wind, rain and lighting. On deck of the 36-foot sailboat was Atlas Township attorney and veteran sailor David Lattie who reflected on the Flying Buffalo’s […]

Mission Owensboro: St. Mark Habitat project builds homes, youth

By David Fleet Editor House numbers 139 and 140. Two Habitat for Humanity homes under construction about 500 miles southwest of Goodrich in Owensboro, Ky. From July 21-27, nine girls and six boys along with 10 adults from St. Mark Catholic Church Youth group made the trek to the northern Kentucky city on the banks […]

Letters to the editor July 27, 2019

(In response to, “Flying dinosaurs are walking our streets,” a column by Don Rush, The Citizen, July 20, page 7) Sensible Dear Editor, Your “Flying dinosaurs” column was very sensible. It made the reasonable point that you don’t have to be a bird-watcher or a fan of dinosaur descendants to admire and enjoy our Michigan […]

Jenny McKenzie, 2019 Goodrich/Atlas Township Citizen of the Year

By David Fleet Editor Each year since 2000, The Citizen newspaper has recognized people in the community who make positive changes to our area. The individual volunteers to make a real difference in the readership area. After more than a decade of leading the Good Times in Goodrich Festival with 100 percent volunteers The Citizen […]

Cranberries Café celebrating 25 years

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Twenty-five years ago a historic downtown building took on a new identity that today is a landmark eatery with stellar dining and hometown atmosphere. Cranberries Café, 10250 Hegel Road opened a quarter of a century ago in August 1994 thanks to the vision of area residents Patty and Mitchel Plant, who […]

Good Times in Goodrich Aug. 3

By David Fleet Editor Good Times are here again. On Aug. 3 Good Times in Goodrich will begin with a day of cars, food and activities for the whole family. “It’s biggest small festival that nobody heard of,” said Jim Green, of Goodrich Festival and Events. “It’s all about community, family and fun. A homecoming […]

GEA, district ink two year contract

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to approve a two year contract with the Goodrich Education Association, following a 50 minute closed session meeting. School board president Greg Main and the board declined comment following the meeting. In April the school district and the GEA reached a […]

A ride inside Holly Oaks ORV Park

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-On July 18, the new Holly Oaks ORV Park opened for a preview of the Michigan’s latest state park. Former tapped out gravel mines were transformed into a playland for two and four wheel aficionados who find their passion on dirt, rocks and the occasional mud pit. The park will […]

New flag football game this fall at Brandon Recreation

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-A new version of flag football will kick off this fall. Each fall about 60 youth participate in football where a flag is pulled from a belt system to stop the player’s progress. This year a tackle bar system will be implemented where players make contact pull a bar off […]