Brandon Schools name new superintendent

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During a special meeting on Feb. 24, the Brandon Board of education voted unanimously to offer the position of superintendent to current director of curriculum and instruction Carly Stone. Stone accepted the position via phone call during the meeting. “Looking at the things we’ve gathered from stakeholders […]

BHS Principal among top educators in state

A local administrator was nominated for Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals 2023 Principal of the year. Dan Stevens, principal of Brandon Schools, was one of 13 nominees throughout the state of Michigan. He has been with the district since 2013. “I am honored to be thought of, even in the same breath, as some […]

When did I get school spirit?

A few weeks ago I did something that I will probably regret later: I volunteered to plan my high school reunion. It has been almost 10 years since me, my husband, and our friends were students at Richmond High School, home of the Blue Devils. Our graduating class was about 150 people, a majority of […]

Letters to the Editor March 4, 2023

Hadley and Oakwood (In response to Hadley-Oakwood intersection, road expansion, work set for summer, The Citizen Newspaper, Feb. 11, 2023, page 1.) I read with great interest the recent article in the Citizen regarding the reconstruction of the Oakwood / Hadley intersection, particularly the comments of Craig Bryson, senior manager of communications for the Road […]

Local author to discuss her new book, ‘Augusta’

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — At 6:30 p.m., on March 7, local author Celia Ryker will launch her new book, “Augusta”, at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St. “I grew up in Clarkston and have lived in Ortonville since 1978. My husband, Don, and I live between Ortonville and Bridgewater Corners, […]

Inez Rose

ROSE, INEZ MAE of Rochester, formerly of Hadley, Michigan, passed peacefully on February 27, 2023.  She was 88.  Born March 23, 1934 in Flint, Michigan to the late Henry James and Agnes Jeanette (nee:  Goddard) Miller.  She married Harold Edmund Rose on September 26, 1953 at Christ Lutheran Church in Goodrich, Michigan.  They were married […]

Chilly chili cook-off

Chilly chili cook-off

Vita DelDuco getting her chili ready. On Feb. 18, the Boat Bar, 2000 S. Ortonville Road hosted the second annual Chili Cook-Off on the banks of the once frozen Bald Eagle Lake. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Brandon High School Theater presents: The Addams Family

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The Brandon High School Theater is getting mysterious and spooky. “We chose that musical because it’s fun, it’s very timely with the popularity of the Wednesday show,” said director Stacy Cleaveland. “I directed the fall play, and the kids are a bunch of characters and that’s what’s […]

Letter to the Editor Feb. 25, 2023

Longing for solutions (In Response to ‘Unlock our hearts’, a letter by Walt Dilber, The Citizen, Feb. 18, page 4) I read Mr. Dilber’s Letter “Unlock our hearts” last week with sorrow. All I pictured was a sad and confused person trying to find sense in another senseless shooting. I confess to my own bewilderment. […]

BHS Challenge Day volunteers needed

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Volunteers are needed for this year’s Challenge Day at Brandon High School. “Challenge Day is one of the most amazing things that we participate in each year at Brandon High School,” said Dan Stevens, principal. “This is an intense day where our students get an opportunity to […]