Lawmaker takes aim at attracting teachers

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- An area lawmaker is taking aim at bringing more teachers into the school districts. State Rep. John Reilly (R) 46th District which includes Oxford, Orion, Oakland (partial) Addison, and Brandon townships has introduced two bills to give local schools the opportunity to get experienced professionals into classrooms. Currently, […]

Letters to the editor April 14

A well-regulated militia Dear Editor, I’d just like to take a moment and thank the people who have written in to “The Citizen” recently supporting my views on the subject of Gun Control. Thank You Ken Davis Sr., Lisa Ksiazek, Walt Dilfer and Scott Bills. My apologies if I missed anyone else. Your support and […]

My Michigan Hero by Savannah Belling

A man who has served in the United States Marine Corps. A man who has been shot at. A man I am proud to call my father. My dad, Christopher Belling, born in 1973, is my Michigan hero. Why is he my hero you may ask. He is my hero because he protects our community, […]

Scott Thompson

THOMPSON, SCOTT LEE of Ortonville; died suddenly March 31, 2018 in Roane, TN.  He was 55.  He was born in Pontiac, Michigan on September 1, 1962 to Lee Henry and Susan Ann (nee: Galbraith) Thompson.  He married the former Pamela Lenger on September 5, 2000 in Toldeo, Ohio.    He is survived by his loving […]

A diploma for mom

A diploma for mom

From left: Julien Williams, Adam Burns, Kalie Cunningham, Taylor Brooks, Bailey Brooks and Natalie Pitylak. Adam’s close friends came to celebrate his graduation with him. Photo by Shelby Stewart. By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Since 2009, Adam Burns describes his life as going down hill. His parents divorced in 2010, following that his family had […]

Evelyn Brondige-Williams

BRONDIGE-WILLIAMS, Evelyn R.; of Holly; April 7, 2018; age 98; preceded in death by her first husband George Williams & second husband Bill Brondige; loving mother of Charlene (John) Duffie, Craig (Maureen) Williams & Cheryl (Robert) Cox; grandmother of Angie (Kevin) Stinde, Amy (William) Wilhelme, Dan Williams, Kristy (Kevin) Olech, Matt (Karly) Williams, Steven Williams, […]

Letters to the editor April 7

Thank you Dear Editor, We would like to say a special thank you to the Village Funeral Home and staff for the wonderful job they did for us on our father James King’s funeral. Not only were they professional, Mr. Langolf was so caring and compassionate with my mother and us during our grief. Your […]

Leaders gather to improve village

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- Better sidewalks, drainage and communications between government and residents were just a few of the key issues suggested on March 29 during a joint meeting of village leaders. The village council, planning commission, and the downtown development authority gathered at the Brandon Township Public Library to discuss how they […]

Public Notice: Goodrich

PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF GOODRICH CUTTING OF NOXIOUS WEEDS TO OWNERS OF LAND SITUATED IN THE VILLAGE OF GOODRICH, GENESEE COUNTY, STATE OF MICHIGAN: NOTICE is hereby given that all noxious weeds and/or grass found growing to a height greater than six (6″) inches in height may be cut by the Village and the owner […]

Public Notice: Ortonville

SYNOPSIS Village of Ortonville Regular Meeting March 26, 2018 Call to order 7:00 p.m. Present: Brice, Butzu, Eschmann, Robinson, Skornicka, Sleva, Wills The following items were approved: Agenda Minutes of February 21, 2018; February 26, 2018; February 28, 2018; March 8, 2018 Disbursements in amount of $16,314.65 Brandon Parks & Recreation Special Use/Parade Permits Planning […]