Goodrich:’Clean, unmodified’ audit, fund balance grows

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-By a 7-0 vote on Monday night the school board of trustees accepted an audit from Lewis & Knopf for the 2018-19 fiscal year ending June 30. The audit was presented by Ken Rappuhn staff accountant and 2012 Goodrich High School graduate. The district ended the 2018-19 fiscal year with a […]

School AD resigns amid allegations, investigation

By David Fleet Editor On Monday, the school board of trustees voted 6-1 to accept the resignation of the Goodrich High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Dave Davis. Trustee Jennifer Riggs voted no. Details of the case were obtained by The Citizen newspaper in a Freedom of Information Act request. Terms of the resignation […]

Unhappy trails: Council eyes Village park rules

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-About 47 acres of village owed wooded property may soon be off limits to just about everything. On Monday night, the council voted 4-3 to have an ordinance drafted for the Ortonville Preservation Park, that would make it not to be used for off-read vehicles, motor bikes, or developed bike […]

Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame at Brandon High School

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- At 6 p.m., Oct. 3, two Brandon graduates will be honored with a place on the Ed and Diane Donaldson Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame at Brandon High School. Dr. Gwen Wyatt (formerly Hamilton), a 1965 grad, is a professor of nursing at Michigan State University, where she […]

Firefighter Ramelis honored

By David Fleet Editor On Sept. 21, veteran Firefighter/EMS Paul Ramelis was honored at the 40th annual service for the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial, Roscommon, Mich. He was one of 108 firefighters including four who died in the line of duty honored during the weekend gathering. Ramelis, 57, died Jun 28, 2019 following a long battle […]

Solidarity:UAW strike

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Township resident Nathan Gentile has worked for General Motors for 12 years. He was hired during the 2007 contract year at Orion Assembly, UAW Local 5960 after being a temporary employee for little over a year. He currently works at Flint Assembly UAW Local 598. “Being a UAW member is […]

Lily living

Lily living

A tiny frog found refuge in the bloom of an Atlas Township lily. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Audit:Brandon Schools fund balance steady

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-On Monday at the school board meeting, Paul Bryant and Chris Kassab of Plante Moran presented the school district’s annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. The board voted 6-0 to approve the audit. Board member Kevin McClellen was absent with notice. […]

Audit:Township fund balance growth continues

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.– Brad DeVries a CPA for Yeo & Yeo, presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 at Monday’s township board of trustee meeting. On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to accept the audit. According to the audit, […]

New look Brandon Township Library to host open house

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The Library renovations are almost complete, and they will be hosting a grand re-opening on Sept. 27. “At 9 a.m., we will have a ribbon cutting and we’ll have cake in the community room,” said Library Director Rebecca Higgerson. “We invite everyone in to see where their tax […]