2020-10-29 E-Edition

Communities allowing trick or treating, caution advised to both homeowners, parents

GENESEE COUNTY — To help ensure the only thing scary about Halloween is the costumes, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued guidance on how to safely celebrate the holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The way we celebrate Halloween in Michigan will be different this year due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive […]

An overview of political races in Genesee County for the Nov. 3 election

GENESEE COUNTY — Heading to the polls Nov. 3? Or do you still need to submit your absentee ballot to your local clerk’s office? If you still need to vote here is a brief overview of who’s running for offices in Genesee County. STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 48th District: Sheryl Kennedy (D) and David Martin (R). 49th District: John Cherry […]

County board moves to hire new medical health officer

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Board of Commissioners has tapped a successor for the county’s outgoing health officer. On Oct. 21., the county board unanimously approved a motion to hire Dr. Pamela Hackert as the new medical health officer for Genesee County. Hackert will be replacing Genesee County Health Officer Dr. John McKellar, who is retiring at the end […]

Flushing Community Schools newsletter in today’s Genesee County View

Flushing residents located in the Flushing 48433 zip code will receive the Flushing Community Schools Three- R’s inside today’s edition of the Genesee County View.

Helping hands

Wojo’s Greenhouse continued their support for the Goodrich High School horticulture students. Horticulture teacher Rick Sweeney said Wojo’s donated hanging baskets, 4-inch pots and flat trays for planting, a generous amount of seeds for germination, a number of flats with a great variety of petunia and osteospermum and, most importantly, soil to make it all possible. “Students have really enjoyed […]

Atlas board agrees to install 6 wells to aid fire department

ATLAS TWP. — When Steve Bullen took over as Atlas Township fire chief two years ago, he set out a plan to improve safety and enhance firefighting capabilities. Monday, Oct. 19, Bullen was pleasantly surprised when the township Board of Trustees took a giant step toward furthering Bullen’s goal, voting unanimously to install six electric wells at strategic locations over […]

Kids, costumes and candy … for a cause

GRAND BLANC — About 150 costumed youngsters and their families strolled through Physicians Park in Grand Blanc on Saturday for the “Not-So-Spooky” trick-or-treat event to raise money for a local woman who is battling cancer. Alexis LaDuke organized the event that raised $500 for the Kelley Brewer Cancer Fund. Participants were asked to donate $3 at the gate. “It was […]

In brief

Board considers meeting options ATLAS TWP. — With new state guidelines allowing governmental bodies to meet virtually through Dec. 31, the Atlas Township Board of Trustees is looking at options for a hybrid meeting platform. Since the township board meetings don’t draw many spectators, the board can meet face-to-face with a limited number of spaces available for residents, while also […]

Smith accuser subject of lawsuit by employee she claims also made threats

HOUGHTON — Clerk Jennifer Kelly, who accused Davison School Board member Matthew Smith of making threatening phone calls to her earlier this month, has been named in a lawsuit filed by a Houghton County Clerk’s office employee who claims Kelly wrongfully accused her of making threats. The Eliason Law Office in Hancock, who is representing clerk’s office employee Beverly Smith […]