Flipping over summer

Flipping over summer

Aurora Gavette shows her family a cartwheel on the beach at Heron Beach, located in the Holly Recreation Area, 8100 Grange Hall Road, Groveland Township. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Township man charged with assault, domestic violence

A Brandon Township man was arraigned last week for one count of felonious assault, a four year felony, and one count of aggravated domestic violence, a one year misdemeanor. Vernon George Miller Jr., 58, was arrested on July 22 for aggravated domestic assault to his girlfriend. The victim has known Miller for almost 40 years […]

Ortonville DDA accredited, local grants awarded

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority has received their national Main Street America accreditation, as well as two grants from Main Street Oakland County and Genisys Credit Union. “Without collaboration, leadership, and the hard work of all the DDA volunteers, this accreditation could not be possible,” said DDA President Courtney McClerren. […]

Goodrich native off to play junior hockey

By Matt Mackinder Special to The Citizen For Carson Riopelle, hockey is a passion. And it’s that passion that will take the 16-year-old Goodrich resident to Redford this fall to play junior hockey for the United States Premier Hockey League’s Motor City Hockey Club. “I got the opportunity from playing at an Adrian College development […]

MI BBQ Supply: Spices, sauces, grills

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp-After a year and a half of online sales, MI BBQ Supply has opened a brick and mortar location in Ortonville. “We’ve been in the area for four years, and we fell in love with Ortonville and realized we wanted to stay for a long time,” said Mark Trudak. […]

Letters to the Editor July 31, 2021

Wonderful photos Dear Editor, I just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed seeing the wonderful photo’s from Jonathan in The Citizen newspaper! From flowers to birds they are such wonderful pics. I’ve found myself looking for his photo’s when we receive The Citizen paper. I wasn’t sure where to send this to let him […]

Elizabeth ‘Joyce’ Engler

ENGLER, ELIZABETH JOYCE of Essexville, Michigan formerly of Ortonville; died July 22, 2021. She was 83. Elizabeth was born July 29, 1937 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Herman Otto and Vivian L. (nee: Reid) Yeacker.  She married Kenneth Engler on October 12, 1951 in Caddo County, Arkansas.  He preceded her in death on February 22, […]

Daniel Hempton

HEMPTON, Daniel L. – of Goodrich, MI, age 87, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held 12 PM Monday, August 2, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. The family will receive […]

Brandon School District will be mask optional this fall

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer As of right now, Brandon Schools will be mask optional for summer school and the fall. “Summer school programs will be mask optional for all of our buildings,” said Superintendent Dr. Karl Heidrich. “We’re expecting to continue mask optional for the fall, so that’s something that I would be addressing […]

Nov. 2, Brandon Schools bond vote set

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer During the Monday night meeting, the Brandon board of education voted 7-0 to approve the ballot language and call for an election for the upcoming bond. The vote will be on Nov. 2. “We’ll have an informational calendar that we will put out, and that will be all the activities […]