Rocking & Raking volunteers needed

By David Fleet Ortonville — The annual Rocking and Raking planners are seeking volunteers and homes in Brandon Township for the annual late April cleanup. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 27 groups of volunteers will arrive at homes in the community to pick up yards following a long winter. Faye Bindig, Edna Burton Senior […]

Mushing on the Yukon Trail

By David Fleet Whitehorse — Consider riding a sled pulled behind six Alaskan Huskies across the Yukon wilderness in sub zero temperatures under a night sky of the northern lights. The freezing yet stunning experience was that of Brandon Township resident Heath Zietz who earlier this month made the 3,100 mile trek to Whitehorse, Yukon […]

Deadline for August primary 4 p.m., April 23

By David Fleet Atlas Twp. — On March 18, Katie Vick, the current Atlas Township Clerk announced her intent to run for Atlas Township Supervisor. Vick was first elected as township clerk in 2016 and reelected in 2020. The decision followed the resignation of Shirley Kautman-Jones who will step down on March 30. “I […]

Brandon’s Truck Town Thunder reaches playoffs, earns Quality Award

By David Fleet Troy — From March 23-24, the Brandon High School robotics team, Truck Town Thunder (T3) competed at the FIRST Robotics Competition tournament at Troy Athens High School. The competition included 42 high school teams where T3 placed ninth after the qualifying matches. T3 was seeded sixth for the playoff rounds however, […]

View Newspaper Group wins 124 awards in annual MPA contest

Plymouth — During its Salute to Journalism ceremony held March 14 at St. John’s Resort in Plymouth, the Michigan Press Association (MPA) announced the winners of their 2023 Better Newspaper Contest. View Newspaper Group received recognition with 124 awards and honorable mentions in categories for news and sports reporting and photography, column writing, advertising and […]

GHS National Powerlifting Championship bound

By David Fleet Lake Orion — From April 4-7, the Goodrich Girls Powerlifting team is heading to the USAPL High School National power lifting meet in Baton Rouge. La. GHS Kyleigh Randall, Lilah Konkle and The Johnny Candiloro will be lifting in the Junior Varsity competition. Randall is seeking to defend the 2023 title which […]

Supervisor resigns prior to term completion

By David Fleet 947-244-2647 Atlas Twp. —On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to accept the resignation of supervisor Shirley Kautman-Jones. She will step down March 31. The board then voted 4-0 to appoint deputy supervisor James Busch as interim supervisor to complete Kautman-Jones term which expires on Nov. 20, 2024. Kautman-Jones did not […]

The Citizen wins 11 MPA awards

By David Fleet 947-244-2647 Ortonville — The Citizen newspaper was honored with 11 awards in the 2023 Michigan Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, marking the 15th consecutive year of recognition in the state’s largest journalism competition. With the new awards announced on March 14, The Citizen has now received 82 MPA awards since 2005. With […]

90-year-old Henderson Road Bridge eyed for replacement in 2027

By David Fleet 947-244-2647 Atlas Twp.— On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to participate in the replacement of the Henderson Road Bridge over the Kearsley Creek. The project with the Genesee County Road Commission, which should begin in 2027 will cost $2,199,000, of which Atlas Township will pay $302,000. The […]

Township OKs bonds, contract for sewer project

By David Fleet 947-244-2647 Atlas Twp. — On Monday night the Atlas Township Board of Trustees voted 5-0 to approve moving forward with the Kearsley Creek Interceptor project. The board approved the contract for the KCI and the KCI financing resolution. Atlas Township share of the bonds will not exceed $2,086,000 of the estimated $36,402,000 project. […]

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