Brandon Township police calls continue to increase

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At the board meeting on Monday night, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Brandon substation commander Lt. Greg Glover gave his 2018 year-end report. “We have continued to see a significant increase in dispatch calls,” said Glover. The substation had 7,523 dispatch calls in 2018, up 559 from 2017, 20-21 […]

Snowy impact

Snowy impact

Merritt Dietz, owner of Impact North in downtown Ortonville, brings in the open sign on Jan. 28. Due to the snow, the business closed at 1 p.m. on Monday. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Village to research trash-hauling contract possibility

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville- At the meeting Monday night, the village council discussed researching the trash pick-up in the village, and the possibility of contracting the work through one trash pick-up service provider. “The situation we have is that we have a number of we have a number of trash haulers in the […]

Pot ban possible

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville – During the regular meeting on Monday night, the village council voted 5-2 to instruct village manager Bill Sprague to have an ordinance banning marijuana sales establishments in the village drafted. Voting for the motion were council members Colleen Skornicka, Mark Robinson, Dan Eschmann, Pat George and Mark Butzu. […]

School board investigates discipline concerns of superintendent’s son

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich – The school board has started an investigation at Oaktree Elementary school regarding alleged disciplinary issues that involve the superintendent’s son. Superintendent Ryan Relken distributed a letter on Jan. 14 stating that a group of parents are making assertions that students who are protected under the Individuals with Disabilities in […]

Goodrich, Brandon snow days nearing limit

By David Fleet Editor The recent blast of cold and snowy weather has prompted a spike in snow days for both Goodrich and Brandon school districts. The school districts are provided six snow days and can petition for more if needed. “Districts can petition for three additional days,” said Matt Outlaw, Brandon School district superintendent. […]

Community delivers; furloughed federal workers funding returns for now

By David Fleet Editor Chief Boatswain’s Mate Kyle W. Thomas, of Coast Guard Station Port Huron and Station Small Harbor Beach mission along with more than 100 active service men and women is keep safe the waters of Lake Huron. “I was stationed in Grand Haven and before that Virginia, “said Thomas, who along with […]

One to go

One to go

Jason Gray, GHS girls basketball coach will go after win 400 at the #3 Cournna Cavaliers (10-0) on Jan. 25. Photo by Patrick McAbee.  By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Just 10 games into his 20th season at the helm of the Lady Martians, head coach Jason Gray is on the edge of history. Gray, with a […]

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The days of online readers enjoying the The Citizen newspaper for free are over. Starting now, folks who want unlimited access to our internet content at must pay $35 annually for a subscription. “Good journalism isn’t free,” said Publisher Jim Sherman. “Stories don’t just magically appear. Somebody has to cover them, research them, write […]

Governor OKs Purple Heart Trail for Ortonville

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer After more than a year, a stretch of M-15 in Ortonville will be designated as the Purple Heart Trail. The bill, now Public Act 543 of 2018, was introduced on May 22, 2018 and signed by Gov. Snyder in December. “The Purple Heart Trail is a visual reminder to honor […]