Mackinac Island: Access to the mainland is cut off

By Susan Bromley Special to The Citizen (The conclusion of, Mackinac Island: A charmed life, from the Nov. 18 edition.) Their first Christmas on the island, Judi even found that getting the artificial tree she wanted was easier than expected. She called the hardware store in St. Ignace and told them she wanted the last […]

Thanksgiving Food Drive: OCEF, community deliver

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-On Sunday volunteers gathered at St. Anne Church for the sorting of the Thanksgiving Food Drive. The three hour process assists about 200 area families who stoped by on Monday to pick up their Thanksgiving dinner. “I want to stress the givingness and caringness that’s such a big part […]

Mackinac Island: A charmed life

By Susan Bromley Special to The Citizen Judi and Dave Pearce have quite the magnificent—and unique— view from their front porch, no matter which way they turn as they sit in their white wicker glider. Look to the right and Lake Huron shimmers in the sunlight as freighters, sailboats and cruise ships pass by. Look […]

Eagle Scout

By David Fleet Editor On Oct.8, Carson Stickney, 16, completed his Eagle Scout project at St. Anne Catholic Church, 825 South Ortonville Road. Stickney’s project consisted of a giant 12 foot cross made of cedar, a bed of day lilies around it, and a reconfiguring of a brick landscaping bed with a statue of St. […]

Munich native masters fourth language

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp. -For many American students, Spanish is the only second language they learn in school. But for German foreign exchange student Anja Knoepfle, this is her only chance to learn it in school. Knoepfle came to the United States in August and is now a student at Brandon High […]

Eagle Scout

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Thanks to an area scout, the community is a little cleaner and more welcoming to outdoor activities. High school senior Joseph Spress, 17, received his Eagle Scout rank on Oct. 19 at Goodrich United Methodist Church after completing a final project of a bicycle rack at the Village Commons. Spress, who […]

Italian connection

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Margherita Mazza knows the perfect recipe for pizza; Thin crust, light sauce, some fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. “Food is an important part of our country,” said Mazza, 17, a native of Pagnacco a town of about 4,000 near the city of Udine in the northeast corner of Italy. “It’s […]

Teen vaping sparking concern locally

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Hunter’s first vape hit was in the eighth grade. “I started to vape because it looked cool—all the tricks you can do with the vapor and it sounded healthier,” said Hunter, a township resident and Brandon High School graduate. Hunter’s suggests that young people are trading cigarettes and […]

‘Back in the saddle,’scout project gets a leg up

By David Fleet Editor Horses can sometimes be intimidating—especially if you’re a first time rider with a disability or special need the challenge of getting in the saddle is often daunting. Noah Hansz recognized a need to help and get a leg up. Hansz, 16, a Hadley Township resident and a Life Scout from Grand […]

MABAS facility opens in township

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday morning the Mobilization Center for Michigan Task Force 1, 7337 Grange Hall Road was officially dedicated—providing a home to supplies and equipment used in the event of a major catastrophe. The Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System or MABAS storage warehouse is a 17,000 square feet facility relocated […]

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