SPI
image
Palace Chrysler-Jeep
secimage
/datedimages/2009/11/27/52604FinMKB4A750.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Athletes & artists rally for OCEF, hunger

Ortonville- The danger of lead paint in toys has led to the birth of a new local charity. Athletes Artists Against Hunger (A3Hunger) is a non-profit organization formed by some local men....more >>

Opinions

Community support at Bull Ring

Dear Editor: The Bull Ring Sports Grille, 8324 S. State Road, Goodrich, thanks the local community for all their recent efforts for the Goodrich Apartment fire victims fundraiser, the Cancer Connection fundraiser and last weekend's Toys for Tots collection....more >>

News

Goodrich school deficit could top $5 million

By the time the 2010-11 school year starts the per-pupil funding will be reduced to $6,716.

Goodrich- It's not a great picture. That's how Superintendent John Fazer described the financial forecast spanning the next three years for the school district, during the Nov. 23 school board meeting....more >>

News

Longtime barber returns after illness

Brandon Twp.-For more than 20 years, Jim Berta had been an area barber—clipping men's and children's hair from his Ortonville business known as Jim's Barber Shop, 125 N. M-15. About a year ago, Berta had to step down from his barber duties due to an illness that required a lung transplant....more >>
/datedimages/2009/11/27/525E5CRYTSB3E4C3.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

There were some local faces in this year's 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Goodrich seniors Kelsey Neville and Amanda Lindsay danced through the streets of New York City on Nov....more >>

News

Masons not so secret society

Locals discuss fraternity, topic of new novel

Ortonville- The history, symbolism, and mystery of the Masons are central themes in the recently released bestselling novel "The Lost Symbol," by Dan Brown. Henry Lozier and Al Jawors, local Masons, say it is a common misconception, however, that the Masons are a secret society....more >>
/datedimages/2009/11/27/52712DmkSpB5285B.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

OCEF volunteers create happier holidays

Brandon Twp.- All over the country, shoppers lined up outside retailers early yesterday morning, anticipating great deals on Black Friday. Last Monday afternoon, in a scene that may have looked the same, dozens of people lined up here, outside St....more >>

Milestones

Polasek - Stevens

Jeff and Donna Polasek of Ortonville proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Polasek, to Mark Stevens, son of Diana and Jim Greiner of Linden and Brad and Kathy Stevens of Flint....more >>

Milestones

Sgt. First Class Michael Stockwell, Jr.

Sgt. First Class Michael Stockwell, Jr., 34, is a 1993 Brandon High School graduate. He is serving his third deployment in Afghanistan and is based out of Alaska. He joined the Army right after high school and is a communications specialist....more >>

News

Threats to teachers prompt Brandon schools lockdown

Student arraigned on terrorism charge after saying he would 'kill all the teachers'

An 18-year-old Brandon Township man is facing 20 years in prison after making threats this week that ultimately caused a 2-day lockdown of two Brandon schools. Christopher Thompson was arraigned Nov....more >>

Opinions

Where's the Village of Goodrich logic?

Dear Editor, Economically, the State of Michigan is in dire straits and unemployment is at an all time high. Most of us are painfully aware of this and are doing everything we can to reduce spending and protect what savings we have, while keeping our homes....more >>

News

'They did not feel our students were in imminent danger'

Brandon Twp.- Tonia Seling says she "flipped out" when her husband Mike, an Oakland County Sheriff's Office deputy and township firefighter, came home and told her that Harvey Swanson Elementary was locked down Nov....more >>
/datedimages/2009/11/20/922B2CHTR32C71FD.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

A slice of success: 'Alma Hill Bread'

Township couple eye career turning one loaf at a time with banana bread creation

Atlas Twp.- The neighbors of Amos Spahnie and Carla Lipari-Spahnie must have eaten well. During the past year the township Spahnies have been perfecting a recipe for banana bread and utilized those nearby to taste the mix—edging ever closer to perfection....more >>

News

BHS Community Service Club

As a student attending Waterford Mott High School, Leslie Coffer joined the school's Optimist Club as a means to just get out of the house. "Once I got started, I found it out it was very satisfying and I really enjoyed the club," said Coffer, 18....more >>

Milestones

BHS Community Service Club

Army CW3 Mark A. Layne II, a 1994 Goodrich High School graduate, is currently stationed at Speicher Air Force Base, northwest of Tikrit in Iraq, serving as a Blackhawk pilot. This is Layne's third deployment— his first two deployments were from Fort Campbell, Ky....more >>

News

Brothers busted

Pair suspected in series of area thefts

Oakland County Sheriff's deputies arrested two Oxford Township brothers who are suspected in numerous chainsaw and motorboat thefts across southern Lapeer and northern Oakland counties....more >>

Milestones

Cooper Everett Gill

Ken and Dawn Gill of Goodrich are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cooper Everett Gill. Cooper was born at 3:40 p.m., Oct. 13, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-and-three-quarters inches long....more >>

News

GHS principal now state-side

After Middle East stint, David St. Aubin may be home by Thanksgiving

On June 10, Goodrich Principal David St. Aubin addressed the graduating class of 2009 via satellite from a bunker somewhere near Baghdad. Key in his message was encouragement for students to be thankful....more >>

News

New coach to lead Blackhawk varsity

Brandon Twp.- The new Brandon Blackhawks boys varsity basketball coach is a familiar face— Bryan Ray has been coaching the girls' varsity basketball team for the past decade. "It's an exciting challenge," said Ray....more >>

News

Report: Goodrich recommended for NCA accreditation

Goodrich-On Wednesday, during a special meeting of the Goodrich Area Schools Board of Education, a Quality Assurance Review (Q.A.R.) was presented following a three-day survey of the district....more >>
/datedimages/2009/11/20/922A70KvU32C2C24.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

News

School bus hero went 'above and beyond'

Brandon Twp.- Patrick Lewis was riding home on the school bus the afternoon of Nov. 11 when he turned his head to look behind him, where his friend, Curtis Tucker, was sitting. Patrick turned to the front again, and doesn't remember the next four minutes....more >>
/datedimages/2009/11/20/925292GVR335B7E2.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Front page

Terrorist threats lock down Brandon schools

An 18-year-old Brandon Township man is facing 20 years in prison after making threats this week that ultimately caused a 2-day lockdown of two Brandon schools. Christopher Thompson was arraigned Nov....more >>

News

Township cable channel available for EAS

Groveland Twp.- Area residents will now have a means to be notified in case of local emergency following a change in procedures from the local cable provider. Township Supervisor Bob DePalma was notified in September by Comcast it will no longer offer the service of "cable override" as a venue to disperse local emergency information....more >>

News

Township moves forward with park plans

Brandon Twp.- Completion of a playground and plans to install lighting and a lift station for an existing sledding hill at the community park will move forward. The township board approved, by a 5-1 vote at their Nov....more >>

News

Township retains current deputies— for now

Even with an increase in mills, there will still be a decrease in tax revenue,' Supervisor Kathy Thurman

Brandon Twp.- Police protection in the township will remain the same— for now. The township board approved, by a 4-2 vote at their Nov. 16 meeting, to postpone indefinitely any staffing adjustments to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office's Brandon substation....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Living life and loving it or . . .

I can't find my 'bah-humbug'

Whilst thinking about Thanksgiving and blessings for a column last week, my mind kept working. Which for me is kinda amazing. Letting my mind work is something I don't ask of it. But, work it did....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Better than I deserve

Historically speaking, this is the time of year, the one day of 365, we set aside to be thankful for graces bestowed. And, it is no secret it will be harder for some to be thankful this year....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy ...more >>

Brandon Township

Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing December 16, 2009

zoning board of appeals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Regular Meeting The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing December 16, 2009 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals....more >>

Brandon Township

SYNOPSIS NOVEMBER 2, 2009 meeting

SYNOPSIS CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 2, 2009 Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, King, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson 1. Approved agenda as amended. 2....more >>

Brandon Township

PUBLIC HEARING within the regular meeting of December 7, 2009 to receive public comments on the proposed 2010 budget

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING within the regular meeting of December 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462 to receive public comments on the proposed 2010 budget....more >>

Groveland Township

ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE #168 CHANGEABLE SIGNS

ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE #168 CHANGEABLE SIGNS At a regular meeting of the Groveland Township Board, held on Monday November 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., the following Codified Ordinance was approved by a vote of 5 to 0....more >>

Groveland Township

ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE #171 CHANGEABLE SIGNS

ATTENTION GROVELAND TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE #171 CHANGEABLE SIGNS At a regular meeting of the Groveland Township Board, held on Monday November 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m....more >>

News

Crime

Unlocked On Nov. 17, a Brandon deputy responded to the 3800 block of Oakhill Road for a report of larceny from an auto. The complainant said sometime between 11:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 9 a....more >>
The Citizen
GoodrichTV.com
SPI Subscriptions
Thursday
08 - 21 - 14
02:05
August
arrow
S M T W T F S
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
Site Search


Born August 21st
1904: William Count Basie, American band leader and composer.
1936: Wilt Chamberlin, four-time MVP for the National Basketball Association and only player to score 100 points in a professional basketball game.
1938: Kenny Rogers, country singer.
August 21st
in history
1525: Estavao Gomes returns to Portugal after failing to find a clear waterway to Asia.
1794: France surrenders the island of Corsica to the British.
1808: Napoleon Bonaparte's General Junot is defeated by Wellington at the first Battle of the Peninsular War at Vimiero, Portugal.
1831: Nat Turner leads a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia that kills close to 60 whites.
1858: The first of a series of debates begins between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Douglas goes on to win the Senate seat in November, but Lincoln gains national visibility for the first time.