Brandon student test results outpacing, state, pre-pandemic scores

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — Despite a pandemic, teacher shortages and bouts of remote learning, Brandon Schools are out-performing the state in 17 M-STEP and College Board assessments. “We have some amazing teachers in the district,” said Carly Stone, director of curriculum and instruction. “The credit needs to go to them.” In […]

GHS presents: A Night Under the Stars

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Goodrich — A Night Under the Stars, a one-act play, directed by Lindsay Carlisle, with technical director and auditorium manager Patricia Whittaker is the first fall production at Goodrich since the COVID-19 hiatus. “A Night Under the Stars is a story about people. People looking to get away from it […]

Nov. 8, 2022 Voter’s Guide Pt. 2

Representative in State Legislature, 68th District, vote for one; 2 year term Name & years in district: Cheri Hardmon (D), 5 years in the district. Occupation, government experience: Journalist, media consultant. No government experience, but as a journalist, I have spent years covering politics and government throughout mid Michigan. I have listened to people talk […]

History, Mystery and the Magic of Witches

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — Just in time for Halloween, the Brandon Township Public Library will be hosting author and psychic medium Kristy Robinett for her program History, Mystery and the Magic of Witches. Registration required. “I’m going to talk about the cultural history of witches, how they were really natural healers, and […]

Letters to the Editor Oct. 22, 2022

Building a Better Brandon On Nov. 8 the voters of Brandon Township face several local proposals, one of which is whether to allow limited marijuana facilities in Brandon Township. I, like many other Brandon voters, received a flyer from a group called Building a Better Brandon. On the surface, it seems like it is proposing […]

Art of the vine

Art of the vine

Denisse Cybulski with gourd art in downtown Ortonville at Witches Night on Oct. 8. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Nov. 8, 2022 Voter’s Guide Pt. 1

Editor’s Note: Earlier this month, The Citizen e-mailed questions to candidates in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships. The election is Nov. 8. Candidates were limited to 30-word responses. Key (D) Democrat, (R) Republican, (I) incumbent   Goodrich School Board, vote for two; 6 year term Name & years in the district: Allison Bohlen, 30 years. […]

4-year-old boy injured in gun mishap

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp.— At 11:33 a.m., on Oct. 7, Brandon deputies responded to a report of a four-year-old that shot himself in the leg with a gun. Upon arrival, the mother was providing medical attention to the boy. Brandon Fire also arrived at this time. Deputies secured the gun and gun […]

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 15, 2022

Please vote Brandon School District Voters: As a 26 plus year district and community member I am encouraging you to vote for Kim Smith-Kulaga, Vinny Bills and Herb Robinson for Brandon School Board. I know and understand what is needed to be on this school board. Smith-Kulaga, Bills, and Robinson are all Brandon Blackhawk Amuni! […]

Brian Broecker

BROECKER, BRIAN DALE of Waterford, Michigan; Died October 6, 2022. He was 57. Brian was born on August 25, 1965 in Pontiac, Michigan to Dale and Carol (nee: Uloth) Broecker. He was a 1983 Brandon High School graduate. Brian lived a life of hard work and great fun. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. […]