UM-Flint launches third annual business climate survey

FLINT — UM-Flint’s Office of Economic Development and EDA University Center for Community & Economic Development have launched the third annual I-69 Thumb Business Climate Survey. The 2020 Business Climate Survey aims to provide a better understanding of what issues are most important to businesses in the seven-county region. Through a series of short questions, the survey asks for feedback […]

Financial Plus Credit Union welcomes new VP of Mortgage

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union is pleased to announce Rachelle Kippe has joined the company as the Vice President of Mortgage Lending. In this role, she is responsible for establishing, leading and executing the strategic initiatives for mortgage lending. “Rachelle brings extensive mortgage knowledge and experience to our organization. At Financial Plus Credit Union, she will develop and implement […]

Todd Wenzel GMC Buick named dealership of the year

DAVISON — Todd Wenzel Buick GMC of Davison has been awarded the designation of 2019 GMC Dealer of the Year by General Motors. The Dealer of the Year Award is based on superior performance in sales and service, and dedication to customer satisfaction. “On behalf of everyone at GMC, I am honored to present Dealer of the Year, our most […]

Davison brothers skating together with Metro Jets

FRASER — In recent years, it has been common to have brothers skating together – or in different years – with the Metro Jets. Andrew Sawyer (2014-15) and Griffin Sawyer (2016-18). Cory Schwartz (2018-19), Jeremy Schwartz (2017-19), and Cam Schwartz (2015-17). Jason Recchia (2015-17) and Anthony Recchia (2017-19). Jason Newel (2014-17) and Evan Newel (2016-17). Jacob Gleason (2014-17) and David […]

Griggs remembered as proud veteran, cancer survivor and big brother

Community says farewell to founder of Eagle Rider Prostate Cancer Run


DAVISON — Danny “Gripper” Griggs will be remembered by those who knew him as a man proud of his service to his country, his dedication to the causes he served for his love of his family. Griggs, 73, died Oct. 12, at McLaren- Flint. A private family funeral service was held Oct. 22, with burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery […]

Everyone loves a parade!

FLUSHING — Residents at the Heartland-Fostrian Court in Flushing received a drive-by tribute from family members and friends as part of a special car parade organized by the facility. About 35 to 40 vehicles, including several classic cars and a Flushing Fire Department fire truck, circled the nursing home on 540 Sunnyside Drive last Tuesday. Fostrian Court staff brought residents […]

FHS theatre to present Shuddersome: Tales of Poe



FLUSHING — The Flushing High School theatre program is unveiling a delightfully frightful version of Edgar Allan Poe’s horror classics during Halloween weekend. “Shuddersome: The Tales of Poe,” a theatrical adaption of Poe’s works by Lindsay Price, will be performed at the Flushing High School auditorium on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m., Oct. 31 (Halloween Day matinee) at 2:30 p.m. […]

Flushing voters to choose trustee, school board candidates on Nov. 3

FLUSHING TWP. — Flushing area voters will be tasked with selecting candidates for the Flushing Township Board of Trustees and the Flushing Board of Education at the Nov. 3 general election. In the Flushing Township Trustee race, five candidates will be contending for four positions on the township board. Incumbent Flushing Township trustees Jenifer Almassy (D), William Westenbarger (R), Sharilynn […]

Rotary Club of Flushing organizes new book distribution center



FLUSHING — The Rotary Club of Flushing recently collaborated with the Flushing High School Interact Club to set up a new book distribution center for the Rotary Area 7 Literacy Project. Interact Club students under the direction of Rotary Club of Flushing President Marty Barta sorted through pallets of books at Future Engineering Inc. in Flushing, which is owned by […]

Trunk or treat!

The folks at Davison Township Parks & Recreation didn’t let COVID-19 keep them down this Halloween. On Oct. 23 they offered a drive-thru Trunk or Treat event at Lake Callis where families could drive through the Lake Callis Recreation Complex on Gale Road and kids could have candy dropped into their baskets hung on the outside of their vehicle by […]