Public Notice: Goodrich

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE VILLAGE OF GOODRICH COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 AT 6:00 P.M. NOTICE, to the citizens of the Village of Goodrich, Michigan. The Village of Goodrich Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. located at the Village of Goodrich Municipal Building downstairs in the meeting […]

Public Notice: Groveland Township

GROVLAND TOWNSHIP LEGAL NOTICE The regular meeting of the Groveland Township Board of Zoning Appeals will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Groveland Township Hall, 4695 Grange Hall Road, Holly, MI 48442. The purpose of the meeting is to hear the following: BZA 2019-001, BARRY BASS, Dixie Hwy. / […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

Request for Proposal Brandon Township is looking for sealed bids for the Architectural Design Services retrofitting existing public area counters and existing main doors to ADA standards at Brandon Fire Station #1 and #2. A full set of requirements are available through mail, email or fax upon request. Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered […]

Snowy impact

Snowy impact

Merritt Dietz, owner of Impact North in downtown Ortonville, brings in the open sign on Jan. 28. Due to the snow, the business closed at 1 p.m. on Monday. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Letters to the editor Feb. 2

(In response to “I’m not surprised”, a letter by Paul S. Lucas, The Citizen, January 19, Page 6) Dump this clown Dear Editor, I agree with Paul Lucas, I didn’t care for the language the newly elected representative used during a private engagement when referring to impeaching the current president but I don’t care for […]

Village to research trash-hauling contract possibility

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- At the meeting Monday night, the village council discussed researching the trash pick-up in the village, and the possibility of contracting the work through one trash pick-up service provider. “The situation we have is that we have a number of we have a number of trash haulers in the […]

Pot ban possible

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville – During the regular meeting on Monday night, the village council voted 5-2 to instruct village manager Bill Sprague to have an ordinance banning marijuana sales establishments in the village drafted. Voting for the motion were council members Colleen Skornicka, Mark Robinson, Dan Eschmann, Pat George and Mark Butzu. […]

Letters to the editor Jan. 26

(In response to, Thank you Goodrich, a letter by Lynn Hoffman and Mark Trowbridge, The Citizen, page 6, Jan. 15) Old News Boys Dear Editor, Let me add my thanks to and admiration for the Old Newsboys Goodfellows described in the January 19 letter by Lynn Hoffman and Mark Trowbridge. Our family moved to Michigan […]

The Citizen online subscriptions available

The days of online readers enjoying the The Citizen newspaper for free are over. Starting now, folks who want unlimited access to our internet content at must pay $35 annually for a subscription. “Good journalism isn’t free,” said Publisher Jim Sherman. “Stories don’t just magically appear. Somebody has to cover them, research them, write […]

Governor OKs Purple Heart Trail for Ortonville

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer After more than a year, a stretch of M-15 in Ortonville will be designated as the Purple Heart Trail. The bill, now Public Act 543 of 2018, was introduced on May 22, 2018 and signed by Gov. Snyder in December. “The Purple Heart Trail is a visual reminder to honor […]