Janene Coughlin

COUGHLIN, JANENE MARIE of Ortonville; Died January 24, 2021.  She was 50. She was born on May 10, 1970 in Clare, Michigan to the late Jack and Jeanette (nee: Bruce) Chaffee. She married Scott Coughlin on December 19, 1992 in Harrison, Michigan. She is survived by her loving husband, Scott Coughlin; three children, Shayla Coughlin, Sierra […]

Michael Reese Jr.

REESE, MICHAEL ANDREW, JR.  of Ortonville, Michigan; died January 24, 2021. He was 88. He was born October 27, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Michael Andrew and Doris (nee: Keefe) Reese, Sr.  He married Paula Reese on February 14, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He is survived by his loving wife, Paula; three children, […]

Backyard hockey

Backyard hockey

Gavin Cherry, 15, and Mac Cherry, 8, checking to see if their homemade ice rink in Goodrich is ready for skating. With seasonal, late January temperatures in the forcast the puck will be dropped on the weekend. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Eat in an igloo?

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Outdoor igloos along with greenhouse structures are the new norm for dining out amidst fridge temperatures and a pandemic that’s shuttered restaurants nationwide. “We’re hoping that it’s going to give us a running chance at upping our numbers, which have been just atrociously bad,” said Amy Guirey, Village Pub, 411 […]

Governor reappoints local to state board of canvassers

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer An Ortonville woman is one of four people in the state who sits on the state board of canvassers, and she was just reappointed to a four year term by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Jeannette Bradshaw was originally appointed to the board in 2013 by then-Governor Rick Snyder, then reappointed in […]

Brandon joins crowded search for new superintendent

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At a special work session on Tuesday night, the Brandon Board of Education was given training on searching for a superintendent from Dr. Rod Green from the Michigan Association of School Boards. The position of superintendent was left open in October when past superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw accepted a job […]

Crime Watch Jan. 23, 2021

Property damage At 6:10 a.m., on Jan. 12, Brandon deputies responded to a property damage accident in the area of S. Ortonville and Wolfe roads. The caller stated that he thought the driver may have blacked out and drove off of the roadway and hit stuff. The vehicle struck a telephone pole and tension wires […]

Letters to the Editor Jan. 23, 2021

(In response to, “COVID vaccine: ‘It’s time to fight back,’” The Citizen, Jan. 16, page 1) Vaccination concern Dear Editor, I totally disagree with Ms. Taylor on mass vaccinations. This vaccine was rushed to market and not FDA approved, FDA authorized is completely different than FDA approved. It is literally impossible to know the short […]

Kraig Kather

KATHER, KRAIG R. of Springfield Township, Michigan; died January 9, 2021. He was 64. He was born June 21, 1956 in Sharon, Pennsylvania to the late Donald Wayne and Audrey Elaine (nee: Blank) Kather. He is survived by his significant other, Lois Peterson; one brother, Scott (Marla) Kather; nieces and nephews, Ryan Kather, Esther Kather, Rebecca […]

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