Save the Date

Blood drive CLAYTON TWP. — Swartz Creek American Legion Post #294 will host a blood drive from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the post, 3440 Morrish Road. Contact Versiti, formerly Michigan Blood, at, to make an appointment. — L.R. Can/bottle drive SWARTZ CREEK — Knights of Columbus Swartz Creek Council #6694 will sponsor a can and […]

In brief

Commissioners reappointed GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees have approved the reappointments of Mike Yancho, John Horcha and Jay Johnson to the township Planning Commission. All three have served less than one year as they were recently appointed when other members resigned. They will serve through July 31, 2023. — L.R. Gaming license approved GRAND […]

Dort Highway extension construction begins

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP — Construction began Monday on the long-awaited Dort Highway extension. “We’re excited,” said Grand Blanc Township Supervisor Scott Bennett. “We’ve been waiting more than 10 years for this to start. It’s a $13-14 million project meant to bring economic development to this region. “As we know, Grand Blanc Township is the economic engine for Genesee County. The […]

Liimatta files $750,000 lawsuit against Grant Blanc Township

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Former Grand Blanc Township Superintendent Dennis Liimatta has filed a $750,000 lawsuit against the township and the five trustees who voted to fire him. Liimatta is seeking damages for actual loss of wages and benefits, as well as loss of earning capacity, emotional distress and mental anguish, extreme embarrassment and humiliation, and stress that affected him […]

Missing man found safe in Ohio

GRAND BLANC TWP. — A Grand Blanc Township man reported missing Monday morning was found safe near Toledo later that day. Clarence Shepard, 86, was en route to the Secretary of State office at Hill and Fenton roads when he went missing, according to township police. In Oregon, Ohio, he stopped at a gas station and asked to use a […]

Emmendorfer received 5-years probation

FLINT — A former Davison High School teacher was given five years probation Wednesday for recording a naked 14-year-old girl in a tanning booth last year. Jacob Emmendorfer received the sentence at a hearing in front of Genesee Circuit Judge Mark Latchana for the incident, which happened in April of 2019. Emmendorfer, 43, pleaded guilty in February to a count […]

Everybody loves a parade!

Marilyn Pittsley of Davison Township wasn’t able to throw a big party for her 87th birthday, July 9, due to COVID-19. So instead, her family held a drive-by parade at her Davison Township home. Family members drove by and honked their horns while many held up signs congratulating Pittsley on her birthday, while she and husband, John, 95, sat in […]

Residents concerned about neighborhood marijuana grow

DAVISON TWP. — Residents of Vassar Park subdivision came to the July 13 board of trustees meeting seeking answers to their concerns about a medical marijuana crop growing in their neighborhood. The board had few answers to offer as it awaits the outcome of court proceedings against the owner of the crop who installed a massive privacy fence to conceal […]

Elkins seeks election to supervisor post

DAVISON TWP. — Timothy (Tim) W. Elkins, incumbent Davison Township Supervisor, is running for election. He was appointed to this position two years ago by the Davison Board of Trustees when the then current township supervisor retired. As a 31-year resident of Davison Township, Elkins said he embodies the term “Servant Leadership.” This servant leadership is backed by solid municipal […]

Marden running for Richfield Township trustee

RICHFIELD TWP. — Longtime Richfield Township resident and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Sherry J. Marden has filed to run for trustee of Richfield Township as a Republican. Marden has lived in Richfield Township her entire life growing up on Rich Street with her family. She graduated from Davison High School in 1971, a year later married Leonard Marden and has […]