Township adult foster care facilities ordinaces stall again

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Tuesday, the board of trustees met to discuss possible revisions to township ordinances pertaining to Adult Foster Care Facilities in the township. It was voted unanimously to send the revisions back to the township attorney to make the language more compliant with state law. “The township board, […]

Brandon School district OKs $5 million in projects

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-On Monday night the Brandon Board of Eduction approved over a dozen projects to be completed following the sale of the Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School building, an energy bond and with an installment purchase agreement. “It’s equivalent to a home equity loan,” said superintendent Dr. Matt Outlaw, about the […]

Ortonville shooter takes guilty plea

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Micheal Quigley plead guilty on two charges of assault with intent to murder, home invasion, assault and three felony firearms violations on Sept. 12. Quigley was arrested after a Brandon Township man-hunt that spanned around 20 hours on Nov. 14 and 15 of 2017, after allegedly shooting his estranged wife […]

Roger Weeks

WEEKS, Roger William; Roger was born April 3, 1927 in Owosso, MI.  He passed away peacefully September 16, 2018 in Grand Blanc, MI; age 91. Beloved husband of Mary for 70 years.  Loving father of Judy (late Glenn) Miracle, Dingena (Charles) Prosser, Cynthia (Jeff) Buffmyer and Patricia (Roger) Anderson.  Proud grandfather of 23 with two […]

Summer dreams

Summer dreams

Kathleen Seibold photos flowers at Summer Dreams Farm on Seymour Lake Road in Brandon Township. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

Septic System Awareness month

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-The village has declared September as Septic System Awareness month. Prevention is important when caring for a septic system, and one way to prevent a problem is to ensure that harmful products aren’t flushed or sent down the drain. “Putting chemicals and medications down the toilet or drain are not […]

Ortonville DDA, business owners discuss downtown

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority hosted a breakfast on Wednesday morning for local business owners to discuss what can be done to bring people into downtown Ortonville with members of Main Street Oakland County. John Bry, principal planner for Main Street Oakland County, asked business owners to explain to him […]

Letters to the Editor September 15

(In response to, SAD Administrative Fee-Lake Louise, a letter by Alicia DiGirolamo, The Citizen, Sept. 8, page 7) Public sector complexities Dear Editor Flat footed…That was how I landed in the Treasurer’s office in 2008. My 32 years of experience at Ford Motor Company, all in the emerging computer industry, did not prepare me for […]

District honors two distinguished alumni

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon School District will be honoring two alumni on Sept. 27 as Distinguished Alumni. The two being inducted will be Tim Purdy and Jami McDermid. “As superintendent, I am extremely proud to be honoring Jami McDermid and Tim Purdy on our Ed and Diane Donaldson Distinguished Alumni Wall of […]