Dort Financial chairman remembered for accomplishments

GENESEE COUNTY – After 29 years of volunteer service, Dort Financial Credit Union Chairman of the Board, Harry Awdish has died. Dort Financial Credit Union issued a statement Thursday which said they mourn the loss of Awdish, who died peacefully at his home Nov. 29. “Harry Awdish’ s accomplishments as Chairman were surpassed only by his passionate commitment to the […]

2020-12-03 E-Edition

Old Newsboys to host paper drives on Dec. 11

GENESEE COUNTY — Since 1924, Old Newsboys of Flint has worked diligently to give children in need a Christmas they’ll cherish forever. In 2020, that mission is continuing with an added urgency in the middle of a global pandemic. On Dec. 11, Old Newsboys will be hosting its annual newspaper drive in multiple Genesee County communities, including Flint, Linden, Flushing, […]

Chief remembered for dedication to community

DAVISON — It had always been Mike Wright’s dream to be a fire chief and for the last 18 years of his career, he lived that dream. Upon his retirement from the Davison-Richfield Area Fire Department in 2018, after 46 years of service, Wright said, “It’s been a great run. I’ve had the chance to work directly with hundreds of […]

MSP, Kroger partner to feed area families this holiday season

GRAND BLANC — The Michigan State Police and Kroger partnered to provide Thanksgiving dinners to 200 families in central and southeast Michigan. Meals were distributed to families identified by state police Community Service troopers through collaboration with schools and organizations. Monday, Nov. 23, troopers picked up 20 meal boxes from the Grand Blanc Kroger for distribution throughout Genesee County. “We […]

Major road projects complete

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The north phase of the Dort Highway extension in Grand Blanc Township is complete. The Genesee County Road Commission began construction on the extension July 13. The project included roundabouts at the Interstate 75 interchange and a new roadway connecting Dort Highway and Cook Road with a third roundabout. The road re-opened Nov. 24. In addition, […]

Child, 3, injured in Thanksgiving shooting

GRAND BLANC TWP. — A 3-year-old child was in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound Thursday, Nov. 26. A preliminary investigation revealed that the child found a handgun in a bedroom of a residence in the Maplebrook Condominiums, according a press release from the Grand Blanc Township police. The child discharged the firearm, police said. The incident occurred around […]

Oh, Christmas trees

Boy Scout Troop 106 from Kirkridge Presbyterian Church is continuing a 13-year tradition of selling Christmas trees. Trees are available at Blessing Plumbing and Heating Co. at the southeast corner of Grand Blvd. and Reid Road. The sale opened last week and will continue on weekends through the last weekend before Christmas. Scouts will practice social distancing and other COVID-19 […]

New GB Twp. board discusses re-hiring Liimatta

GRAND BLANC TWP. — With six freshman members, the Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees has set the wheels in motion to potentially reverse two unpopular decisions of the previous administration, including the dismissal of Superintendent Dennis Liimatta. After being sworn in Friday, Nov. 20, board members opened discussion on Liimatta’s possible re-employment. The board also enacted a moratorium on […]

Board places moratorium on water ordinance changes

Amendments would allow residents to disconnect for lawn sprinkling

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees has approved a moratorium on new provisions in the water ordinance that would allow residents to disconnect from the municipal water system for irrigation. The moratorium sets the stage to potentially reverse one of the final decisions made by the outgoing Board of Trustees in October. The amendments were […]