‘America & Me Essay’

Last week, the three winners of the 50th annual America & Me Essay contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance were recognized. Brandon Middle School students Brenna Sans, Allison Ressler and Elizabeth Manion were awarded for their achievement. As the school’s first place winner, Sans’ name will be engraved on a plaque displayed in the school […]

Public Notice: Groveland Township

GROVELAND TOWNSHIP LEGAL NOTICE The regular meeting of the Groveland Township Board of Zoning Appeals will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Groveland Township Hall, 4695 Grange Hall Road, Holly, MI 48442. The purpose of the meeting is to hear the following: BZA 2019-002, Greg and Becky Corrin, 399 […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing APRIL 9, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Brandon Township Office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To consider a “Special Use” for an open air business to sell and display items outside for sale in a C-1 district per […]

Winter reflections

Winter reflections

Connor Ford watches Keith Cotalhy, a Mt.Holly ski instructor take a run last Sunday. The spring skiing included some unique water and snow activities. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Letters to the editor March 23

(In response to, Blackhawk back to Big House, The Citizen, March 16, page 3) Big house Dear Editor, I really enjoyed your article regarding Bryce Chamberlain’s return to the big house in a big way. I found this heartfelt story very interesting and articulate. It’s enjoyable to read a success story following a tragic accident. […]

Construction trades class returns to Brandon Schools

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, Brandon High School will launch their construction trades program with the help of Eric Swanson, who will be teaching wood working. “We’re really just bringing back wood working to the high school at Brandon,” said Swanson. “It’s a very practical and fun way for […]

Brandon Township CERT needs volunteers to serve

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon Township Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking for volunteers. “It’s just another way to help the community and assist,” said Gary Spalo, a member of CERT. “Some police departments and some fire departments think that they don’t need them.” The primary purpose of CERT is to serve […]

Board takes aim at legislative action

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-On Monday night the Brandon Board of Education voted 5-0 to approve their legislative priorities. Board members Kevin McClellan and Sarah Allen were absent with notice. The four issues at the forefront of Brandon’s priorities are funding, reducing standardized testing, teacher evaluations and the supply of high quality teachers. […]

SRO comes to Goodrich Schools

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 7-0 to join in a contract with Atlas Township and the Genesee County Sheriff Office for a school resource officer. The first for the district. On March 11, interviews for a school resource officer were conducted and GCSO Atlas Township Deputy Casey […]

Evelyn Reneaud

RENEAUD, EVELYN MAE of Ortonville; died March 13, 2019.  She was 86.  Born March 11, 1933 in Elk Lick Township, Pennsylvania to the late William Arthur and Edna Elizabeth (nee: Sechler) Brenneman.  She married Robert Reneaud on October 16, 1954 in Royal Oak, Michigan.  She is survived by her loving husband Robert; two sons, Jeff (Traci) Reneaud […]

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