Hottest of the hot rods, post war 1931 Ford Coupe

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.—  As World War II ended, the era of the hot rod was just beginning. The once plentiful Ford Model A and Ts from the 1920s and 30s were the preferred vehicle for racers back then who had a need for speed on a budget. Don Stanford of Brandon Township recently rekindled […]

Game on: F3 Arcade to open in Goodrich

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Goodrich — When they were looking to open a local business, Russell and Tami Foster turned to the community. “My wife was looking to get out of nursing, I was tired of what I was doing, so we asked the community what they wanted,” said Russell Foster, co-owner. “The feedback […]

Local named Costal Queen

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Myrtle Beach, SC — March 2-5, Brandon Township resident Harper Heath traveled to South Carolina to compete in the Costal Classic Gymnastics Invitational with her gymnastic team from Great Lakes Elite Gymnastics in Oxford. Heath took first place in all four of her events, the even bars, vault, floor and […]

BHS Principal among top educators in state

A local administrator was nominated for Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals 2023 Principal of the year. Dan Stevens, principal of Brandon Schools, was one of 13 nominees throughout the state of Michigan. He has been with the district since 2013. “I am honored to be thought of, even in the same breath, as some […]

‘We called him Prince Charming’

By David Fleet Editor East Lansing —On the evening of Feb. 13, Michigan State Sophomore Noel Harrison along with a group of friends were celebrating birthdays at Lou and Harry’s Bar & Grill just north of campus on East Grand River Ave. The local eatery is across the street from the MSU Union. “Our group […]

Local author to discuss her new book, ‘Augusta’

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — At 6:30 p.m., on March 7, local author Celia Ryker will launch her new book, “Augusta”, at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St. “I grew up in Clarkston and have lived in Ortonville since 1978. My husband, Don, and I live between Ortonville and Bridgewater Corners, […]

Brandon High School Theater presents: The Addams Family

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The Brandon High School Theater is getting mysterious and spooky. “We chose that musical because it’s fun, it’s very timely with the popularity of the Wednesday show,” said director Stacy Cleaveland. “I directed the fall play, and the kids are a bunch of characters and that’s what’s […]

Memories of a centenarian:100 years of life

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp. — From the coal mining towns of Pennsylvania to Southeastern Michigan, Irene Catherine Delasko century of life is a story of perseverance through hardships, strong faith and commitment to her husband and family of four. Born March 21, 1923, Irene, a long-time Brandon Township resident will celebrate her 100th birthday […]

From Blackhawk to Battlehawk

By David Fleet Editor San Antonio — On Feb. 19, former Brandon Blackhawk standout, Jake Sutherland returned to professional football and the XFL with the St. Louis Battlehawks who defeated the San Antonio Brahmas in the season opener 18-15. “It’s still surreal being back,” said Sutherland, 27, during an interview on Wednesday. “I have not […]

The Village of Ortonville: Celebrating 175 years

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville—  This summer, Ortonville will be celebrating its 175 birthday with a special gathering at September Fest this fall. Over the next six months, The Citizen newspaper will be recounting some of the history of Ortonville with a special page published in the last edition of each month. “Throughout the year, […]