Gary Haarz

HAARZ, GARY LOUIS of Goodrich; died July 3, 2018. He was 84.  Born January 4, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Louis William and Marie (nee: Ferguson) Haarz.  He is survived by five children, Brant Haarz, Neil (Beth) Haarz, Jason (Jami) Haarz, Amanda (Bryon) Pohlod and Melissa (Tim) Rosseel; nine grandchildren, Trenton, Triniti, Haley, […]

Roger Webber

WEBBER, ROGER IVAN of Ortonville; died June 29, 2018.  He was 64.  Born in Pontiac, Michigan on October 27, 1953 to the late LaVerne Robert and Violet Victoria (nee; Gjelhaug) Webber.  He is survived by one son, Christopher (Hailey) Webber; three grandchildren, Madalyn, Brodie and Owen Webber; his lovely assistant, Kathy Ryan; preceded in death […]

Erika Smith

Smith, Erika Mimi of Groveland Township died June 6, 2018 in Florida, age 92. Erika was born August 22, 1925 in Bielefeld, Germany, the youngest of four children and only daughter of Karl Rudolf and Wilhelmine (Schutzler) Schipper. During WWII she worked on a farm as a land girl and later in the German Navy […]

Letters to the Editor June 23

(In response to “No more circuses,” a letter by Rose Kerr, The Citizen, June 16, page 7) Don’t support PETA Dear Editor, To Rose Kerr regarding PETA… if you are a pet owner please do your research on the PETA. You should NOT be supporting such an organization. They are against pet ownership and would […]

The poorest of the poor

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer In the fall of 2015, the Carmody family left their life behind to become full-time foreign missionaries.  “Our intent and desire is to live abroad in the poorest of poor communities for the remainder of our lives,” said Karen Carmody, who is currently in Peru with her husband Chris and […]

Fireworks issues popping up in township

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer With the 4th of July approaching, fireworks are popping up at parties and gatherings within the area. “Everyone should be respectful of  their neighbors,” said Brandon Township Supervisor Kathy Thurman. “For this year’s holiday consumer fireworks are allowed on June 29 and 30 and July 6 and 7 between the […]

Dale Whittaker

WHITTAKER, Dale M.; of Brandon Twp.; went home to be with the Lord June 14, 2018; age 71; loving husband of Shyrl “Sherri” (nee Hall) for 49 years; father of Steed (Monica) Whittaker & Guy B. Whittaker; proud grandpa of Samantha Lynn (Jerry) Dvorak, Dakota Whittaker-U.S.N.A., Nolan, Skyler, Addison & Emma Whittaker. Great grandpa of […]

Blackhawks soar

Blackhawks soar

From left, Jennifer Bland, Juan Roque and BHS Principal Dan Stevens. On June 8 Roque walked across stage to receive his diploma. Photo by Mo Voyer By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Juan Roque just wanted to walk across the stage for his diploma like a normal kid. “First of all, I didn’t have practice, so […]

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