A welcome sign

A welcome sign

On July 7, Ron McKay, prepares to paint the Groveland Township Dixie Highway entrance sign. In addition to the north entrance, Ron along with his wife Master Gardener Kay McKay have volunteered to maintain for the signs at the South Dixie Highway, M-15 and I-75 & Grange Hall Road. Photo by David Fleet.

Election Preview Guide, Aug. 4, 2020 primary election

Editor’s note: Earlier this month, The Citizen e-mailed questions to candidates in Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships. Candidates were limited to 30-word responses. Key: (I) Incumbent, (R) Republican and (D) Democrat Atlas Township Supervisor (Choose one) Name: Teresa L. (Tere) Onica (I) (R) Age: 61 Years in Township: 27-years Township meetings attended last year: All […]

Township library reopens for public

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The local library will now open a new, safe and clean chapter of service to the community. On July 5, the Brandon Township Public Library will begin phase 4 for their reopening following a mid-March shuttering of libraries statewide to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. On June 1 […]

Fatal M-15 traffic accident claims two lives

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer At 10:02 a.m., on June 27, Brandon deputies responded to a fatal traffic crash on South Ortonville Road north of Weidemann Drive in Brandon Township. A 30-year-old resident of Ortonville was driving a van northbound on S. Ortonville Road when she drove left of the center yellow dividing line partially […]

Old Mill opens

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- Soon the sound of a blacksmith’s hammer will ring out once again and history will come alive in the village. The Ortonville Historical Society announced last week the Old Mill Museum, 366 Mill St., will officially open for the season Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on July 4. […]

ELGA Credit Union, ready to help

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- When Gov. Whitmer “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order went into effect on March 24, banks, credit unions, pharmacies, grocery stores and gas stations continued to function throughout the order. Now as the economy slowly opens ELGA continues to provide safe and convenient services. “Our lobbies remained open by appointment-only for […]

Hats off Martians

Hats off Martians

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Car horns blared, families cheered and Martians graduated. On April 2 Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all K-12 schools to remain closed throughout the academic year to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. Statewide, the order shuttered school campuses and sent about 1.5 million students home for about 30 percent of […]

Ortonville Farmer’s market

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Ortonville DDA will host their farmer’s market this year. “When COVID hit, I was a little afraid we weren’t going to be able to have it, but we were deemed essential,” said Candace Ingham, manager of the farmer’s market. The village board approved the DDA event permit with a […]

Local gyms safe, needed for good health

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brian Dunaway was ready to open on Thursday morning. “We were closed for the good part of three months,” said Dunaway of Anytime Fitness, 250 N. Ortonville Road, Ortonville. Gyms across the state like Anytime Fitness were set finally set to open following months-long closures due to the state shutdown […]

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