Shelby Says: The book collecting dilemma

I’ve recently developed a problem. I ran out of room on my main bookshelf. Let me start this story by saying I’m incredibly happy and blessed to be able to have as many books as I do and to have the space for them. I’ve surpassed 500 in my basement library, which came as a […]

Cassandra Preseren joins View Newspaper Group team

OXFORD — View Newspaper Group is proud to announce that Cassandra Preseren has joined the team as a sales and branding specialist. Preseren will work with Emily Caswell, brand manager and Pete Clinton, advertising director and focus on advertising, marketing, account management, event planning and community networking events. Preseren brings almost 20 years of experience, […]

Selby Says: It’s never too early for Christmas joy

It’s no secret that I love decorating for Christmas. Anyone who has walked by The Citizen offices has seen our little historic Ortonville village in one of our windows, and Santa and all nine of his reindeer in the other window. One of my highlights of the season is seeing little kids walking by with […]

Shelby Says: The one where we lost a friend

I, like many people out there, am mourning the loss of actor Matthew Perry. It’s pretty much all I’ve seen on social media and news websites for a week now. It is no secret that I’m a fan of the show ‘Friends’. I grew up watching a lot of television, even just passively, and there […]

Clouds continue to hang over Michigan’s government transparency laws

BY WES SMITH View Newspaper Group Publisher and Michigan Press Association President When there was a change in leadership in Michigan’s legislature earlier this year, hope rose again in the hearts of citizens who want a more transparent state government. Maybe, it was thought by those citizens, the time has finally come for Michigan to […]

Shelby Says: To read or not to read

I recently made a ‘to-be-read’ jar, full of pieces of paper with the titles of the books I currently own, but haven’t read. I didn’t count them as I was writing them down, but I can say I have a log of all of my books (probably around 500 at this point) and I’ve read […]

Shelby Says: ‘Tis the season

Now that the chilly weather is here and October is well underway, I’m happy to say I am an autumn person. When people ask me my favorite time of year, I always say ‘holiday season’ which starts in October with Halloween and goes through Christmas in December. I’ve always dressed up for Halloween with enthusiasm, […]