A shot of spring

A shot of spring

Hello yellow. Despite a few wayward snowflakes and below freezing temperatures daffodils bring a sure sign spring has arrived. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Pinwheels for Prevention

Pinwheels for Prevention

Pinwheels at Reid Elementary School Goodrich. The pinwheels are part of a national campaign designed to increase awareness of child abuse prevention efforts.

M-15 Garage Sale canceled due to coronavirus

M-15 Garage Sale canceled due to coronavirus

By David Fleet Editor The May 2, 2020 annual M-15 Garage Sale stretching from Clarkston through Brandon, Groveland and Atlas townships to Bay City that had drawn thousands of motorists to local communities has been cancelled due to the coronavirious. “Governor Whitmer’s executive stay at home order, that now expires on April 30 is just […]

Stay-at-home

Stay-at-home

Kylee Caddick along with her sister Adyon post a sign in their window. The youth are staying at home during the stay-at-home order. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Lawmakers OK plan to extend state of emergency to May 1

State Rep. Mike Mueller announced the state Legislature today approved a plan to extend Michigan’s state of emergency brought on by coronavirus to May 1, rather than to mid-June as recommended by Gov. Whitmer. “The public health crisis is ongoing, and I certainly believe we should extend the state of emergency to curtail the spread […]

St. Anne Church to host Good Friday blood drive

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Red Cross has had around 2,700 blood drives canceled, resulting in more than 86,000 fewer blood donations across the country. In light of this, St. Anne Church will still host their annual blood drive for Versiti/Michigan Blood on Good Friday. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., […]

Firefighters, EMS ramp up efforts to prevent spread of COVID-19

By David Fleet Editor Fire departments have prepared for any emergency and threat as a response agency, and now they are facing a new one – COVID-19. From protection for first responders to COIVD-19 patients to safety procedures—area fire departments are stepping up the battle. Groveland Township Fire Chief Kevin Mason said obviously our crews […]

The Citizen wins three awards in state journalism contest

The Citizen newspaper was honored with three awards in the 2019 Michigan Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, marking the 11th consecutive year of recognition in the state’s largest journalism competition. The awards were announced earlier this month. With the new awards, The Citizen has now received 43 MPA awards since 2005. The competition inspires all […]

Sweet idea

Sweet idea

Front from left, Darby Thomason, Zoey Hall, Emma Brough and Emily Linson. Back from left Cassidy Sparks, Melissa Aalbertsberg and Jessica Albertsberg. Goodrich Girl Scout Troop 31 during their annual cookie sale. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

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