2020-07-30 E-Edition

Palmer named new director of county veterans services

GENESEE COUNTY — William Palmer is working to transform the lives of area veterans one step at a time. Palmer, a 28-year military veteran, has been hired as the new director of the Genesee County Department of Veterans Services. Since taking the position a few weeks ago, he has been on a mission to draw more awareness to veterans’ programs […]

Sheriff’s Office receives Tommy Moose toy donation for kids

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has added a new community policing tool to its arsenal with the Tommy Moose plush toy. Recently, the Sheriff’s Office received a donation of Tommy Moose toys from the Michigan Moose Association, a charitable fraternal organized based in Luzerne, MI. The donation came as part of the Michigan Moose Association’s Tommy Moose […]

DAR hears presentation on POW/MIA soldiers

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Genesee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held their first meeting on Saturday, July 11, since March of this year. The monthly meeting was held at Creasy Bicentennial Park in Grand Blanc, outdoors, utilizing social distancing as well as wearing masks when unable to social distance. The speaker was Moria Brady, president […]

Coffee refill

The Grand Blanc Township Police Department reinstated the monthly Coffee with a Cop, inviting residents to stop by the Speedway on Perry and Belsay roads for some informal discussion last week. Chief Ron Wiles said the agency will try to keep it going every month as long as the COVID-19 restrictions allow. “It’s something this department is interested in doing […]

Candidates file for school board seats in Grand Blanc, Goodrich

GRAND BLANC — Four candidates have filed for two available seats on the Grand Blanc Community Schools Board of Education. Voters will make their selections in the November general election. The top vote-getters will begin their six-year terms Jan. 1. The candidates include incumbents Jay Hoffman and James Avery Jr. Challengers are Joe Johnson and Amy Facchinello. Like other school […]

Flint man, 70, dies in crash in Grand Blanc Twp.

GRAND BLANC TWP. – On Tuesday, July 28, around 11 a.m., Grand Blanc Township police and firefighters were dispatched to the 2300 block of East Hill Road in reference to a personal injury crash. When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene, they found one of the drivers had been ejected from his vehicle. Lifesaving efforts were attempted; however, […]

GB Council approves sale of Reid Road property

GRAND BLANC — Despite a couple of sticking points, the Grand Blanc City Council approved the sale of city-owned property where a developer hopes to build a biergarten. Council voted 5-2 to accept a $150,000 offer presented by developer Erik Perkins for the vacant land at 206, 210 and 216 Reid Road. The parcels are located west of Saginaw Road […]

Farmers’ market set to open

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Farmers’ Market is looking for farmers for the pop-up markets that will begin Friday, Aug. 7, at the Grand Chalet Shoppes. Vendors and shoppers should note that the time, days and venue have changed. Farmers markets will open at 10 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. on Fridays. “We’ve been given recommendations not to […]

Little Rascals Daycare hosts bike-a-thon fundraiser for child with leukemia

FLINT TWP. — Kids at a local daycare center went the extra mile this summer to raise funds for a friend battling leukemia. On July 17, Little Rascals Daycare in Flint Township hosted a bike-a-thon fundraiser for Sophia Lane, a seven-year-old girl who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Kids who attend the daycare raised money for Sophia by […]