School board authorizes bonds sale

DAVISON — The Davison Board of Education voted May 4 to authorize the issue and sale of the bonds approved by District voters during the March 10 election. “It seems like a year ago we passed our March 10, 2020 bond,” said Superintendent Kevin Brown. “But the facilities bond passed and now we have to issue the sale of the […]

Memorial Day ceremony canceled

DAVISON — The American Legion Post 267 along with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4087 have canceled Memorial Day Services due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order in Michigan. This event has been annually held in the City of Davison each year. The veterans also will not be able to place […]

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Outreach East to hold flower sale DAVISON — The 23rd Annual Flower Sale hosted by Outreach East will take place May 23, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Oxford Bank, 600 N State Rd. in Davison. There will be a variety of beautiful hanging flower baskets and gift certificates available for purchase courtesy of Davison Greenhouse. Not sure what flowers […]

Chamber of Commerce postpones Flushing Summerfest

FLUSHING —The 2020 Flushing Summer Festival has become the latest local event to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 1, the Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced that the Summer Festival has been postponed until further notice. The annual celebration, also known as Summerfest, was originally scheduled to take place in the City of Flushing […]

Olson criticizes firing of former city manager

FLUSHING — Interim Flushing City Councilman John Olson has criticized his fellow city council members for the way they handled the recent firing of former City Manager Brad Barrett. During a special Flushing City Council meeting held on April 29, Olson said that Mayor Joseph Karlichek, Mayor Pro Tem Edward Sullivan and Councilwoman Brooke Good did not include him in […]

Flushing Community Schools provides Chromebooks for students

FLUSHING — With in-person classes canceled for the rest of the school year, Flushing Community Schools is providing Chromebooks for its students to help them stay engaged with online learning. Recently, the Flushing Board of Education approved the purchase of 577 Chromebooks, 577 Google licenses and 11 storage charging carts. Around 180 of the new Chromebooks will be distributed to […]

Bentley school’s special election sees high voter turnout

Clerk believes mostly absentee ballot election could be a sign of things to come

BURTON — City Clerk Racheal Boggs said she thinks the May 5 special election for voters in the Bentley School District, conducted almost entirely by absentee ballot, was a practice run for the primary election in August. Boggs said the special election, in which voters approved a $2.2 million bond renewal (no tax increase) of a current 0.6 mills of […]

Bond passage will mean school improvements

BURTON — With the passage last week of the Bentley Community Schools Zero Tax Increase Bond Proposal by voters in the community, the district is expected to move ahead with the following improvements. Facility Improvements Replace boilers and drinking fountains at Barhitte Elementary; replace water heater at middle school; replace sections of roof at middle and high schools; install automatic […]

Burton officials purchase electronic sign

BURTON — To better communicate with the public, the Burton City Council has voted to purchase an electronic sign to be placed outside city hall at a cost of $33,700. The purchase of the sign was a 5-2 vote, with councilmen Tom Martinbianco and Greg Fenner voting against the motion. Councilmnan Vaughn Smith said during the pandemic, councilmembers have all […]

Park board recommends city reject Mary Crapo lease option

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has rejected an offer to lease a portion of the Mary Crapo site. Communities First Inc., which has an option to buy the former school property from the Swartz Creek Community Schools, offered to lease the southern 2.8 acres to the city on the condition that the baseball diamond […]