Church finds youth mission close to home

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Short mission. Big results. That’s how the members of Lakeview Community Church, 10023 S. State Road, Goodrich, have found a recent project reaching out to help kids in their own community this year. Led by Pastor John Grimshaw, in June the church planned out a week of volunteer work in […]

2017 Ortonville CROP Walk set for Oct. 1

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The 37th annual Ortonville area CROP Walk will be Oct. 1 starting at the Ortonville United Methodist Church at 93 Church St. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and following that will be warm-up exercises. The walk begins at 2 p.m. The three mile trek will help battle world hunger by […]

Facebook post, video nabs thieves

By David Fleet Editor A Flushing Township pair is now behind bars thanks to Facebook and a video surveillance camera. At 5:30 p.m., Brandon Township deputies responded to the 5000 block of Oakwood Road for a larceny report. When deputies arrived the victim homeowner provided video footage of a male subject exiting a white work […]

Schulte appointed to school board

By David Fleet Editor On Monday night, by a 4- 2 vote Kurt Schulte was appointed to the school board replacing Dan Keller who stepped down effective Sept. 5. Candidates had until Sept. 15 to apply for the opening. Schulte was one of seven candidates which also included, Keenan Delaney, Melissa Garrard, Heidi Husted, Karen […]

Michigan Task Force 1 returns early from mission

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- There are many overpasses that span U.S. 23 between Fenton and the Ohio boarder en route to Florida. Steve McGee will likely never forget them. “Fire trucks, police cars and just people were on the bridges as we drove under,” he said. “It was just unreal, how they knew […]

Goodrich grads return home safe after Irma

David Fleet Editor Boca Raton, Fla.-RJ Pratt and his girlfriend Jamie Harris are safe. The 2011 Goodrich High School graduates are residents of Boca Raton, Fla. and live in an apartment about five miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. Pratt is a graduate assistant at Florida Atlantic University where he is working on a masters […]

Michigan Task Force 1 heads to Florida

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-A team of 45 from the Michigan Task Force 1 packed up Sunday afternoon from the new mobilization center and headed south on an 11 day mission. The MTF1 was heading south to assit with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma which made landfall Sept. 10 over Cudjoe Key in the […]

Citizens of the Year Don & Margaret Kengerski

By David Fleet Editor After more than 40 years of serving the community The Citizen newspaper is proud to honor long-time Brandon Township residents Don and Margaret Kengerski as the 2017 Citizens of the Year. “We’re proud to be members of this community and just love the people here,” said Don Kengerski, 86. “Margaret and […]

Chickens now foul in village

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville-By a 4-3 on Aug. 28 the village council voted to direct the village manager to enforce the current animal ordinance that makes owning a chickens along with cows, horses, pigs, goats, pigeons, geese, ducks or any other animal, fowl or insect except birds, dogs, cats or other harmless and domesticated […]