Ortonville DDA accredited, local grants awarded

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority has received their national Main Street America accreditation, as well as two grants from Main Street Oakland County and Genisys Credit Union. “Without collaboration, leadership, and the hard work of all the DDA volunteers, this accreditation could not be possible,” said DDA President Courtney McClerren. […]

‘Family first,’ Huizenga steps down as GHS Girls Soccer coach

By David Fleet Editor After 14 seasons at the helm of the Girls Soccer Team—Coach Evan Huizenga announced last week it’s time for a change. “Family has to be first,” said Huizenga. “We preach family each day on the teams I’ve coached and that means me too.” Huizenga has opted to step down after a […]

Goodrich native off to play junior hockey

By Matt Mackinder Special to The Citizen For Carson Riopelle, hockey is a passion. And it’s that passion that will take the 16-year-old Goodrich resident to Redford this fall to play junior hockey for the United States Premier Hockey League’s Motor City Hockey Club. “I got the opportunity from playing at an Adrian College development […]

MI BBQ Supply: Spices, sauces, grills

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp-After a year and a half of online sales, MI BBQ Supply has opened a brick and mortar location in Ortonville. “We’ve been in the area for four years, and we fell in love with Ortonville and realized we wanted to stay for a long time,” said Mark Trudak. […]

Students, birds, district welcome refurbished Oaktree Pavilion

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Scott Shellenbarger’s mantra is simple. “I try to give back when I can in life,” said Shellenbarger, a school district resident. “As they say, ‘If you can’t do what you do, do what you can.’” Earlier this month, Shellenbarger owner of Goodrich based-PCS Construction, LLC volunteered his time and some funds […]

Auto interior designer debuts in Jeep

By David Fleet Editor Dean Bakker sketched it—Jeep built it. Bakker, a  2007 Brandon High School graduate and Senior Jeep Interior Designer at Fiat Chrysler Automotive recently showcased one of his auto creations, the interior of the 2022 Jeep Compass. While the 2022 Compass was released in India, China along with a few other countries earlier […]

Baseball fundamental skills camp

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Baseball is a tough sport. “To be really good you need to enjoy the game, and have some fun,” said Greg Glover, a veteran high school and AAA travel baseball coach with more than 20 years of experience. “When a kid is not able to be successful he quits and […]

Blessing Box:‘Take what you need, leave what you can’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-‘Take what you need, leave what you can’ is the slogan of the national movement titled the ‘Little Free Pantry’ and now there is one located in Ortonville. “There was a person in the community named Monica Andrews who saw something like that in Clarkston, and put a picture on […]

Going to market: Oakland County Fair Livestock auction

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Tipping the scale at just about 1,000 pounds Bonnie, a Angus-Hereford cross will make her one and only debut at the Oakland County Fair next week. “Bonnie and her brother Clyde are grain and grass fed,” said Allie Bottiglia, 15, who purchased the pair of 200 pound, three month old […]

Teare less than a second short for Olympic team

By David Fleet Editor Cooper Teare was less than one second from making the U.S.Olympic Team. On June 26, Teare, a senior distance runner for the University of Oregon, was edged out by .095 of a second of making the team in the men’s 5,000 meters on the final day of the U.S. Olympic Track […]

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