An endurance junkie:100 miles on the run

By Shelby Stewart Staff Wrtier Ortonville-Christina Bray is tired. And for good reason. Bray, a trainer at Fit Body Boot Camp, 4 N. Ortonville Road is a distance runner—a very long distance runner. On Oct. 6-7 the local athlete went the distance for more than 24 hours participating in a race that covered 100 miles. […]

Michigan bank robberies visited

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer August 1933, downtown Grand Haven, Mich.—notorious robber Baby Face Nelson walks into the Peoples Savings Bank. Nelson and his gang grab the cash then exit—except his driver already split. At 7 p.m., Oct. 25 the Brandon Township Public Library will be hosting Tom Powers, author of “Stick ‘Em Up: Michigan […]

2018 Voters guide pt. 1

Editor’s note: Earlier this month, The Citizen e-mailed questions to candidates in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships. Candidates were limited to 30 word responses. Incumbents (I), Republican (R), Democrat (D), No party affiliation (NPA) and Green Party (GP). Goodrich Village Council (choose three) Name: Sherry Moore (NPA) Age: 42 Years in the village: 23 years […]

Township, county to expand trail

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 4-0 to move forward on extending the Gale Road trail west to Grand Blanc. Trustee Barry June abstained. The Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission are proposing to extend the Iron Belle Trail from the Village of Atlas to the […]

Michael Griffin

Michael Robin Griffin, “Mike” Age 56, of Coconut Creek Florida, formerly of Zeeland, Michigan, died Friday, October 12, 2018 in Broward County, Florida.   Mike was a 1980 graduate of Davison High School, a member of the Boy Scouts, Davison Troop 355, reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. Following High School, Mike attended Michigan Technological […]

Autumn’s turn

Autumn’s turn

Trees  turn to fall colors on the Goodrich Mill Pond. Peak color is expected this weekend in South eastern Michigan. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

Public Notice: Groveland Township

Synopsis Groveland Twp. Board 10-09-2018 Call to Order & Roll Call Approved Agenda Approved: Consent Agenda Accts Payable Financial Reports Board Minutes Twp. /Fire/Special 9/24/18 UNFINISHED BUSINESS Approved Text Amendment to Accessory Building NEW BUSINESS Approved SMART Credits Approved Fire Dept. Chaplain Fee Approved Fee Addition to Site plan Fees Approved Twp. Office Closed on […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

SYNOPSIS Village of Ortonville Special Meeting Council Rules of Procedure Workshop October 8, 2018 Call to order 6:35 p.m. Present: Brice, Butzu, Eschmann, Skornicka, Sleva, Wills Absent: Robinson The following items were approved: Agenda Adjournment 8:10 p.m. Posted by K. Liz Edwards, Village of Ortonville Clerk. A full copy of the minutes are available at […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

SYNOPSIS CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON REGULAR MEETING October 1, 2018 Call to order at 7:00 p.m. Present:  Allen, Broughton, Darnall, DePalma, Kordella, Marshall & Thurman. Absent: Approved: Consent Agenda Unfinished Business: Recreation – Vacation time carry-over Recreation Budget Amendment to transfer funds Amend Ordinance Chapter 46-204(b) (3) – first reading Amend Ordinance Chapter 46-204 (c) […]

Letters to the editor Oct. 13

(In response to “Homeless,” a police report, The Citizen, Sept. 29, page 9) We can help Dear Editor, So an individual receives a citation he probably cannot afford to pay for loitering in a park. The police are doing their job, no criticism there. The individual stated he had nowhere else to go. When I […]

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