Emma Jane Reid

Emma Jane Reid of Moorestown, Michigan, formerly of Ortonville, Michigan Died August 3, 2021. She was 84. Emma was born May 27, 1937 in Clare County, Michigan to the late Bernard and Emma (nee: Brubaker) Fitzpatrick. She is survived by 5 children, Emmaly (Rick Medlock) Reid, Beverly (Gary Winterbottom) Gonzales, Eva (John McAvoy) Reid, Bernie […]

BGYA donation

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Real Estate One of Ortonville is excited to give back to the community. “We all decided as a group that we wanted to make a difference in the community,” said Angie Batten of REO Ortonville. “All of the agents here either grew up here or live here now or have […]

Woman jumps from second story to escape house fire

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-At about 1 p.m., May 3, Brandon Fire Department along with Oxford, Hadley and Groveland responded to the 5000 block of Oakwood Road for a residential structure fire. A firefighter from Brandon Fire Station 3, located across the street from the blaze was on duty and arrive first to provided […]

Letters to the Editor March 27, 2021

Save local business Dear Editor, How about some good news. The Ortonville community did it again! I was recently at one of our local restaurants with my family and the owner said if it wasn’t for the carry-out orders through last year and into this year it would have been very tough financially. Because of […]


Illegal dumping At 9:08 a.m., March 21, Brandon deputies responded to Sherwood Road for an illegal dumping complaint. Deputies reported a couch, stove, dryer in addition to other junk in the middle of the west bould lane. The complainant said he did not know when the material was dumped in the road. A detective found […]

Letters to the Editor Feb. 27, 2021

(In response to “Real battles,” a letter by Leslie Cummings, The Ctizen, Feb. 20) Mature democratic leadership Dear Editor, I apologize if I came across like an expert on executive orders. I certainly am not. I asked Mr. Google and he assisted me. My goal was to remind us how our country was originally set […]

Public Notice: Brandon Township

BRANDON TOWNSHIP 2021 BOARD OF REVIEW The MDHHS Order expiring 3/29/21 has imposed restrictions due to COVID regarding 2021 March Board of Review.   Brandon Township will hold March Board of Review virtually at 395 Mill Street on the following dates and times: Tuesday March 2nd 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday March 8th 3:00 […]

Set for Santa

Set for Santa

Ava, 7 and Kye, 9 Gibson of Goodrich ready the Christmas ornaments and tree prior to the arrival of Santa Claus in the early morning hours of Dec. 25. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

A nativity scene with the First Baptist Church, 6116 S. State Road, Goodrich in the background. At 7 p.m., Dec. 23, the church will host a candlelight service for the community. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

COVID and our faith

Survey says American’s faith has become stronger because of the coronavirus pandemic By David Fleet Editor Pastor Ben Gonzales was tested. On March 24, the 39 year-old pastor of the First Baptist Church of Goodrich, 6116 S. State Road, was diagnosed and received treatment for the coronavirus at Ascension Genesys Hospital, Grand Blanc. “I was […]