Letters to the editor March 31

O.A.T.S. thank you Dear Editor, We would like to thank the people of the Ortonville area for their tremendous support for our first annual Easter Egg Hunt held on March 24 at the O.A.T.S. farm. We didn’t know how many people to expect and we were truly amazed and gratified that over 400 people came […]

Letters to the editor March 17

Economics class needed (In response to: District eyes outsourcing drivers, The Citizen, Feb. 3, page 1.) Dear Editor, As I continue to follow the Brandon School District’s agenda to privatize our school bus services and drivers I recently read an article published on March 1, 2018 by the Detroit Free Press titled ‘Michigan Schools Suffer […]

Letters to the editor March 10

(In response to, District eyes outsourcing drivers, The Citizen, Feb. 3, page 1) No to privatization Dear Editor, Brandon School’s Superintendent Matt Outlaw sent emails to Brandon parents about sending out bids to outsource transportation in Ortonville. As a 22 year bus driver at Brandon, allow me to enlighten you. Outsourcing was brought up in […]

Letters to the editor March 3

(In response to, Area lawmakers respond to gun issues, The Citizen, Feb. 24, Page 1) Florida school massacre Dear Editor, What is more important. The second amendment and the NRA or the lives of our children and grandchildren? It is ironic that on Valentine’s Day, 89 years ago, in Chicago, Al Capone mowed down 7 […]

Letters to the editor Feb. 24

(In response to, Township fire responses continue to grow, The Citizen, Feb. 10, page 5) Thank you Brandon Firefighters Dear Editor It was brought to my attention that during the most recent Township Board meeting (and elsewhere) an annual report of activities was presented by the Brandon Fire Department. Apparently a special note was made […]

Letters to the editor Feb. 17

Call for action! Dear Editor, Don’t let the village council ignore what our community wants! The Ortonville Village Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m., Feb. 21 at the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville (the building behind the Village Pub). One of the purposes of this meeting is to receive feedback from […]

Brandon Schools: Efforts to reduce high transportation costs. By Matt Outlaw

Dear Ortonville-Brandon Community, Over the last several decades, school districts have been looking for ways to reduce costs. The primary reasons for this have included rising legacy costs, increasing health care costs, declining enrollment and much more. During this time period, the Brandon School District has worked to make these needed reductions in ways that […]

Letters to the editor Feb. 10

(In response to Ride on, The Citizen, Jan. 27, page 1) Thank you Brandon Dear Editor, A winter day with sun and smiles, is what the Ortonville Lions Club and the Village Pub in Ortonville provided students from Elmer Knopf Learning Center! A host of volunteers from the Lions Club greeted our students at the […]

Letters to the Editor Feb. 3

(In response to ‘Council eyes new chicken ordinance’ The Citizen, Jan. 27, page 4) Divided board Dear Editor, I find it confusing that the township is so against chickens, yet the library offers a class on raising them. I am also confused as to how this village board continues to pursue an issue clearly supported […]

Letters to the editor Jan. 27

Residents not represented Dear Editor, The Village Council has introduced an ordinance that makes it close to impossible to raise chickens in the Village of Ortonville. (5-1 vote; Council member Brice voted no). If this ordinance passes, most of us who own chickens would have to give up raising them. The coop has to be 100 […]

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