Francis Klimek

KLIMEK, Francis John, of Clarkston; passed away with his family by his side on May 9, 2024 at the age 80. Francis was born in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, son of the late Chester and Mary Klimek.  Francis is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley (Gray) Klimek of 59 years.  Proud father of John (Sheila) Klimek, Tammy […]

Story time

Story time

Ava Browder, 9, with Lenus the therapy-dog in training. On May 7, the Mid-Michigan therapy dogs were read to by local girl scouts at Goodrich United Methodist Church.  Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Legal action OK’d after candidates removed from ballot

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. — An error that resulted in several area candidates for library board positions to be disqualified from the August primary election, in Brandon, Holly, and Oxford townships, along with a few others in Oakland County could soon end up in court. During the regular meeting on Monday night, the […]

Downtown Development Authority to host annual Spring Garden Market

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Ortonville — From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., on May 18, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority and Friends of AMOS will host their annual Spring Garden Market in downtown Ortonville. “The shops are open and ready for a fun-filled day,” said coordinator Toni Mariucci. “Hometown favorites and new vendors will be joining us […]

Letters to the Editor May 11, 2024

(In response to: Library board trustees candidates omitted from August ballot, The Citizen, May 4, 2024, pg. 1) Thank you I would like to thank the Brandon Township Board of Trustees for committing resources, including hiring their attorney, to pursue getting the “disqualified” Library Board candidates back on the election ballot. I especially would like […]

Township board takes aim at solar energy ordinances

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. —Despite new stringent oversight from Lansing, Brandon Township officials took a stand on apparent erosion of local control. On Monday night the board of trustees voted unanimously to approve for first reading the addition of Solar definitions to Chapter 46-6 and Solar Energy Collectors to Article V, Section 46-305 […]

Township clerk earns state designation

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Brandon Twp. —Brandon Township Clerk Roselyn Blair was awarded the Michigan Professional Municipal Clerk designation by the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks. To receive this designation, a clerk must go through a minimum of 120 hours if educational programming over a three-year period, and mist continue to obtain education points to […]

Thomas Trese

TRESE, Thomas B. “Tom” of Lathrup Village, formerly of Clarkston and Ortonville.  Tom passed away on May 6, 2024, after a very full life of 96 wonderful years. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Laone.  Together, Tom and Laone had 17 children; Lynette (late Ray) Trese-Williams, Tamara (Robert) Stockwell, Arthur (Terri), […]

Carl Burt

BURT, CARL LAURENCE of Clio, Michigan: died suddenly on May 4, 2024. He was 40. Carl was born January 26, 1984 in Pontiac, Michigan to Steve and Martha (nee: Anderson) Burt. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Martha Burt; one brother, Charlie Dalton (fiancé Haley) Burt; his beloved dog, Nashville. Carl was a […]

Still growing

Still growing

Lincoln Cushman, a third grade student at Oaktree Elementary School works in the Goodrich school greenhouse. Cushman spearheaded a successful campaign for plant and flower donations from area businesses. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

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