Registration open for ‘Parenting the Love and Logic Way’

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —Registration for the fall session of Parenting the Love and Logic Way is open. The virtual parenting program is facilitated by Linda Brooks, and is hosted in partnership with Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance, Holly Area Youth Assistance, the Brandon Township Public Library and the Holly Township Public Library. […]

Local authors, Holly Township Library

Holly —At 11 a.m., Sept. 17, the Holly Township Library, 1116 N Saginaw St, Holly, will host local authors, Noah Cox of Ortonville and Eric Yeaster of Rose Township. Cox, the author of Squirrel Town and a 2019 graduate of Brandon High School, grew up in the Ortonville area and is currently a senior at […]

Letters to the Editor Sept. 10, 2022

Wolfe Road The illegal Truck traffic on Wolfe Road has been increasing all summer. Over three-12 hour periods, I have recorded 146 trucks using Wolfe Road. Thirteen of these were semi-trucks, many other trucks used the road several times each.  It is about time our enforcement and regulatory agencies acknowledge and accept that this is both […]

James Ellis

James Emerson Ellis, age 83, of Goodrich, entered eternal life Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Community, 7296 Gale Rd., Goodrich, Fr. David Howell and Deacon Ronald Kenney, Celebrants. Visitation 11AM Wednesday until the time of Mass at Church. […]

Local schools open as teacher shortages loom

Local schools open as teacher shortages loom

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Between the 18 new staff and teachers Brandon hired this year, there is 109 years of teaching experience. But all that experience wasn’t easy to come by. “It’s been very difficult,” said Carly Stone, Brandon Schools executive director of curriculum and instruction. “There aren’t as many fresh grads, and we […]

Storms leave trees down, thousands without power

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Maria Wardell lost power at her Groveland Township home during Monday’s storms at 6:07 p.m., along with over 260,000 other DTE customers. And like many other DTE customers in southeast Michigan, she’s frustrated. “The power outage requires us to buy fuel for the generator, which impacts the budget,” said Wardell […]

Letters to the Editor Sept. 3, 2022

Promote the vote (In response to, ‘Locals rally,’ a letter by Jay R. Taylor, The Citizen, Aug. 27, 2022, Page 4) Last week the letter from Jay R. Taylor quoted a woman from Clarkston insinuating that the proposed amendment on Michigan’s November ballot called “Promote the Vote” weakens our ability to know whether the voter […]

Joan Peters

PETERS, JOAN I. of Goodrich, Michigan; died September 1, 2022. She was 84. Joan was born on December 7, 1937 in Houston, Texas to the late Phillip and Lois (nee: Newton) Grace. She is survived by two sons, Donald C. (Gayle) Peters and Dennis R. Peters; eight grandchildren, Krista (Tom) Brown, Leanna (Dan) Mazich, Dennis […]

Doug McAbee

Doug McAbee of Goodrich, Michigan died September 2, 2022. He was 74 years old. Doug was born September 21, 1947 in Gastonia, North Carolina to the late Samuel and Irene (nee Gladden) McAbee. He married Laurie Pickett July 15, 1978 at the Atlas Community Baptist Church in Atlas, Michigan. He is survived by his loving […]

Robin Moran

MORAN, ROBIN LEE of Metamora, Michigan; died on August 23, 2022. He was 69. Robin was born June 15, 1953 in Hazel Park, Michigan to the late Carl Frank and June Marie (nee: Vogel) Moran. He married the former Cathy Sanders on May 16, 1987 in Farmington, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, […]