Blackhawks top Lake Fenton

By David Fleet Editor It’s a stat line for the ages. That’s how sixth year Blackhawk Head Coach Brad Zube described the play of Blackhawk Senior Dylan Dickens who rushed for 351 yards rushing, threw for 47 yards and caught a 23 pass for 427 yards total offense and 4 touchdowns. “He also punted and […]

Porter’s Orchard:A century of growth

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-Ray Porter never met his grandfather, but the legacy he left him is still growing strong today. On Oct. 1, Porter’s Orchard and Farm Market, 12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich will celebrate 100 years of providing the community with apples and a host of products from award winning cider to doughnuts […]

Bob McArthur 2021 Citizen of the Year

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Citizen Newspaper is proud to honor life-long Ortonville resident Bob McArthur as the 2021 Citizen of the Year. “I’ve been here my whole life,” said McArthur, 72. “My dad was born and raised in the township, Karen’s family goes back to the 1800s here. Neither of us ran off […]

Goodrich district responds to K-6 masking

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night, the district superintendent along with the school board reiterated an order from the Genesee County Health Department to require all students in kindergarten through sixth grade as well as teachers and staff to wear masks in schools and other indoor educational settings following an announcement in Aug. 12. […]

Atlas Township audit: ‘healthy’ fund balance

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.– Ryan King, a CPA for King & King, presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the township’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 at Monday’s board of trustees meeting. According to the audit, for the fiscal year 2020-21 the general fund revenues of about $1,455,549 was up […]

State record salmon

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- Nineteen-year-old Louis Martinez will either have to be real good or just lucky to top the monster salmon he recently netted. Martinez, a 2020 Brandon High School graduate and township resident, hooked into a new Michigan State Record Chinook salmon tipping the scale at 47.86-pounds, 47 1/2-inch early on […]

Accepting nominations for Alumni Wall of Fame

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon School District is accepting nominations for the Ed and Diane Donaldson Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame. “The Ed and Diane Donaldson Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame serves as a significant event for the school district and community. We are very pleased to restart our honorary program after postponing […]

Local honored for county SWAT Team actions

By David Fleet Editor A current Goodrich School Board trustee who also serves with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office was honored recently for his actions as a member of the SWAT Team. Chip Schultz, a school board member since 2011 and veteran detective/fire and arson investigator for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office was one of […]

Local couple thankful for firefighters efforts

By David Fleet Editor The priceless family memories of three wars, spanning more than a century are safe today thanks to the efforts of area firefighters. On Easter Sunday 2017 Rick and Cindi Metzoian were attending services at nearby Brandon Community Church of the Nazarene. “I did not have my cell phone with me so […]

Village opts to purchase tax reverted property

By David Fleet Editor On Monday night the village council voted 3-1 to purchase 5.4 acres of property in the village that was tax reverted from Genesee County. Council member Sherry Moore voted no and Council member Wendy Ciaramitaro was absent from the meeting. According to the Genesee County Office of the Treasurer, the 5.40 […]

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