GHS principal ready for new chapter

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -After more than 12 years as high school principal, two tours of active duty in the Middle East and a battle with cancer—David St. Aubin has endured “I’m a walking billboard for perseverance,” laughed St. Aubin, 56. “We have had a lot of success here at Goodrich and that will […]

Power up with Powered Locally

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – The on switch has been flipped for Powered Locally. The new organization, which seeks to bring together multiple local organizations for the betterment of the area, hosted an inaugural meeting May 8 at the library, with 10 people in attendance. “We focused on communications,” said DDA Executive Director […]

South Africa mail scam making rounds again

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .- A township resident recently received a letter postmarked from South Africa notifying him he won $250,000. Enclosed was a check for $2,350 to help him pay the $1,850 “processing fee” as described by the letter, with instructions to call a claims agent, accompanied by a phone number. […]

Brandon stepfather charged in sexual assaults

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer A Brandon Township man has been charged with sexually assaulting his 12-year-old stepdaughter. The 42-year-old man, whose name is being withheld by The Citizen to protect the victim’s identity, was arraigned May 5 in 52-2 District Court on three counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct on a person under […]

Public forum: Let’s talk about sex education

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Sex education in the district will be the topic of discussion at a public hearing set for 4:30 p.m., May 15, at ITEC, 609 S. Ortonville Road. A recommendation from the sex education advisory board will be presented at the hearing, based on the committee’s research, as […]

‘The Suspension is Killing me’

By David Fleet Editor On May 23 the Brandon Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) freshmen team, “The Suspension is Killing Me” will represent Brandon High School as one of the top six teams nationwide in bridge building competition. The Brandon team of Sarah Pesta, 14, Kyra Burger, 14, and Haley Solo, 15, qualified `for […]

The need for speed:Chasing a sub four-minute mile

By David Fleet Editor The son of a former Ortonville resident will soon join some elite high school runners from across America. Cooper Teare, 17, son of Dave Teare, a 1980 Brandon High School graduate, recently came within one-hundredth of a second of becoming only the tenth high school student ever to eclipse the four-minute […]

Student, classroom honor St. Aubin

On May 8 Goodrich High School Senior Maxim Ziskie honored Principal David St. Aubin with a speech in Dr. Rick Sweeney’s civics classroom. In recognition of St. Aubin, the American flag was raised on the classroom wall—joining the flags of several countries collected over the years by Sweeney. Ziskie addressed the class. “Staff, students, and […]

Battle of M-15

Brandon Senior Alexis Hendershott singles off Goodrich Junior Emily Stambaugh and junior catcher Ashton Stewart. The Martian-Blackhawk softball game on April 29 was just some to of the competition played in the Battle of M-15.  Photo by Mo Voyer. By David Fleet Editor The Blackhawks—Martians rivalry ignited each August on the gridiron was rekindled on […]

Millage renewal, 9-1-1 hike OK’d

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. – On May 2 township voters OK’d renewals of 2.1 mills for police protection and 1 mill for the fire department. The five-year millage will generate an estimated $620,000 for the police services and $294,000 for the fire department. About 7 percent of registered voters turned out to approve […]