Flag returns for Overall

On Dec.12, Terry Anway, of Brandon Township based GT Performance Coatings 1342 S Ortonville Road, hoisted a new flag pole assembly for the Brandon Deputy Eric Overall memorial near the intersection of M-15 and Seymour Lake Road. Motorists on M-15 were honking and cheering in support of the flag that had been absent for about […]

Wreaths Across Ortonville

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer On Saturday, Dec. 12, the members of VFW Post 582 and Girl Scout Troop 76460, led by Lisa Radkey, braved the rain with volunteers and family members to participate in Wreaths across Ortonville. There were 490 veterans honored at Ortonville Cemetery and 84 at Seymour Lake Cemetery, who had a […]

‘Hometown heros’

On Nov. 20, John-Riley Hoffman, former Ortonville resident graduated from Marine boot camp at Parris Island, SC. Riley is the son Dennis Hoffman & Andrea Del Vecchio and the grandson of Ortonville resident and VFW Comander Dennis Hoffman. Camp duty station and will miss the holidays. “We’re proud of John-Riley and his service to our […]

Classrooms come home—virtual teaching

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- It’s lunchtime in Mrs. Kelly Alford’s third grade classroom. From noon to 1 p.m. each school day, it’s sandwiches, juice boxes and the spirited chatter of about 30 active 8 and 9-year-old students dominates the combined social hour, recess and lunch. For almost three decades Alford interacted with students faced […]

Council OKs grant for Sherman Park concession stand

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Ortonville-At the Monday night meeting, the village council voted 7-0 to approve a resolution for a grant from the DNR that will be used for the Sherman Park concession stand. The grant was awarded previously, but has not yet been used. “In review of all of the grants that we […]

‘Supply, demand driving current market trends’

By David Fleet Editor With a low supply of homes and high buyer demand sellers continue to dominate the area real estate market. According to reports from Realcomp released last week for the 48462 area code, which includes sections of Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships within The Citizen’s readership area historically low inventory of existing […]

Suicide Prevention 101

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer From 6:30-8 p.m., Nov. 12 and Nov. 16, Brandon Schools, in partnership with Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance, Brandon Township Public Library and Oakland County Health Division, will be hosting a Suicide Prevention 101 program. The sessions will be held virtually. “The Brandon School District has a goal to teach students, […]

Ready to change

Ready to change

A school bus on Seymour Lake Road in Brandon Township. Statewide leaves are changing with full color expected over the next two weeks. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Dennis Armstrong

On the afternoon of September 15, 2020, Dennis Armstrong passed away at the age of 71.  Dennis was born to Ray and Beatrice Armstrong in 1949. He grew up in Ortonville, MI. He left to serve in the U.S. Army, and served a year in Vietnam. When he returned, he met and married Susan Blessing, […]


By David Fleet Editor On Aug. 29 a “push-in” ceremony upholding a tradition dating back to before motorized fire apparatus was conducted at Brandon Fire Station 2. Brandon firefighters pushed in two new emergency response vehicles, a fire engine and a tanker recently purchased to replace two older vehicles. The new vehicles cost just over […]