Clap on to the Breslin

Clap on to the Breslin

Eilah Reed and Emma Swartz at Reid Elementary cheering on the Goodrich Girls Varsity basketball team during their clap-out on March 17. The team left for state semi-finals. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

District, Juul Labs OKs vaping case settlement

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.— On March 20, the Goodrich School Board voted 7-0 to approve resolution after a settlement for $600 million with Juul Labs regarding the impact of vaping on students. The district’s share of the settlement will be $34,997 with 30 percent for attorney’s fees. “The settlement is based on enrollment and number of buildings size,” […]

The Citizen wins eight MPA awards

Ortonville — The Citizen newspaper was honored with eight awards in the 2022 Michigan Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, marking the 14th consecutive year of recognition in the state’s largest journalism competition. With the new awards announced on March 16, The Citizen has now received 71 MPA awards since 2005. With the number of winning entries […]

Board OK’s security staff, safety assessment

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — When high school students return to class following spring break a new layer of security will be waiting. On Monday night, the Goodrich Board of Education voted 7-0 approving a Premier Security Solutions Staffing Pilot program to begin. The pilot program will include two staff at a cost $32 hour per who will be posted at […]

The Village of Ortonville: 175 years of small businesses & growing

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville — About 1920, Ortonville Blacksmith Irvin Williams’ shop was located on the south side of Mill Street west of Kearsley Creek. Irvin’s father, Carl Williams, was located on the north side of Mill Street east of Kearsley Creek. Irvin shod horses and traveled to farms for work, while Carl was […]



Erika Ash with her Vizsla Remi at Tractor Supply, 700 Ortonville Road, Ortonville March 10. Mary Claus was handing out treats during their treat-sampling event. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

‘Crossing the line’

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer From tear laden tissues to countless hugs to dancing more than 200 students and 50 adults from Brandon and Goodrich gathered at their schools to listen and be heard. The reason was Challenge Day. “In my 10 years at BHS, we have had Challenge Day six times, and would have […]

Grass roots committee to seek high speed township-wide internet

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — For millions of people nationwide, having access to reliable high-speed internet is just not a reality. The day-to-day tasks—such as learning and working—relying on broadband access is a necessity. In February, the township created by board voted for a Citizen’s Advisory Committee for High Speed Access. The scope of the committee will be […]

Kettering Champs

By David Fleet Editor Flint — On March 11, Goodrich and Brandon FIRST Robotics teams competed at the Kettering University FIRST Robotics District. Following the Jan. 7 release of the 2023 challenge, FIRST teams across the world have been strategizing the game, designing, and building robots to compete and work their way to the international […]

Ortonville upgrades electrical for EV charging station

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville— Work has begun on the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in downtown Ortonville On Wednesday, DTE installed a telephone pole in front of the parking lot on Pond Street, where State Contracting, Inc, 15045 Dixie Highway, Holly, will install an electric vehicle charging station. “In addition to creating […]

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