Governor Whitmer announces closure of all K-12 school buildings

School building closures will last March 16-April 5 

LANSING – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that in order to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, she is ordering the closure of all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, to students starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. School buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6. As of tonight, the number of presumptive […]

State of emergency amid coronavirus pandemic has local ramifications

Cancellation of events, classes and procedural changes begin to mount

  GENESEE COUNTY – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s state of emergency declaration last week has led to several changes, cancellations and other disruptions locally as officials work to head off spread of the COVID -19 virus. Michigan officials announced March 10 two cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the state with patients reported in Oakland and Wayne counties. Following that announcement, public […]

MHSAA Suspends Winter Tournaments Amid COVID-19 Concerns

EAST LANSING, Mich. – March 12 – Postseason events sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association have been suspended immediately and indefinitely due to concerns related to COVID-19. The Ice Hockey, Girls Gymnastics and Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Finals had been scheduled for this weekend, while the Girls & Boys Basketball Tournaments are midway through earlier rounds […]

2020-03-12 E-Edition

‘Aunt Sally’ honored for decades of support for veterans on 90th birthday

FLINT TWP. — Sally Szigety has been helping veterans and supporting veteran programs for more than 50 years. On Saturday, March 7, more than 100 friends and family members gathered at the VFW/ AMVETS Post on Elms Road to wish Szigety a happy 90th birthday and show their appreciation for her years of service. “I couldn’t get over the amount […]

Township officials vote to raise election worker wages

FLINT TWP. — Election inspectors will receive their first wage increase in more than eight years following recent board action. The Board of Trustees adopted a 2020 election inspector wage schedule on March 2 which says chairs/co-chairs are paid $15 per hour; election inspectors, $13 per hour; absentee counting board members, $14 per hour. The rates also apply for any […]

Board opts to keep meeting time at 6 p.m.

FLINT TWP. — Despite calls by several residents to change the Board of Trustee meetings back to their original time at 7 p.m., the board voted 4-3 to keep the time at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays. The board decided to stick with the 6 p.m. time at its March 2 meeting, considering a request to return […]

Township enters into agreement with Brinks

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees voted March 2 to enter into a contract with Brinks Compusave for weekly pickup of cash at the township offices at a cost of $517 a month. Treasurer Lisa Anderson said the move is an effort to secure the township’s resources, “We know there was a robbery at the bank where we take […]

Clerk under investigation for allegedly performing an illegal marriage

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County is investigating allegations that Genesee County Clerk John Gleason performed an illegal marriage outside the county and pressured his staff to backdate the license. On Dec. 24, Gleason married a couple at Owosso Memorial Hospital in Shiawassee County, which is outside his jurisdiction. Gleason said he was approached by a leader in the local immigrant […]

In brief

Yard waste pickup begins April 2 FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said yard waste compost pickup on Thursdays will begin April 2. — G.G. Easter Eggs hunt scheduled for March 28 FLINT TWP. — The 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Flint Township Economic Development Authority will be held March 28 at 10 a.m. in […]