Brown receives solid evaluation, turns down 3.5 percent pay raise



DAVISON — Davison Schools Superintendent Kevin Brown received an overall rating of “highly effective” on his annual review by the Board of Education, and along with it a 3.5 percent pay increase. But he announced afterwards he will not be accepting the increase at this time. President Kathleen Sudia said the Board of Education and Brown met in November to […]

Residents seeing higher taxes in winter bill due to bond issue



DAVISON AREA — Maybe you’ve noticed an increase in your winter tax bill? It’s because the $71.39 million bond proposal for Davison Community Schools, approved by voter in March, has hit the tax rolls. Davison Township Treasurer Tim Green told the board Dec. 14 his office had received several phone calls from residents who were questioning why they were seeing […]

In brief

Celebrating Baby Jesus Birthday DAVISON — A live, drive-by Nativity Scene will be presented by Trinity Lutheran Church, 706 W. Flint St., on Dec. 19 from 2-4 p.m. Join the church for a live Nativity featuring real camels, donkeys and sheep. There will also be cupcakes and ice cream. — G.G. Davison Farmers Market Last Holiday Craft Show for 2020 […]

Friends of GB Grid promote trailway expansion



GRAND BLANC — The Friends of the Grand Blanc Grid have a vision of a system of trails connecting neighborhoods, businesses, recreational areas and people throughout their community and, ultimately, the state. “We’re working to promote non-motorized paths throughout Grand Blanc, with emphasis on connecting to the Iron Belle Trail (a 2,000-mile trail from Detroit to Ironwood),” said Grid member […]

Beloved community photographer dies from COVID-19



FLUSHING — The Flushing community is mourning the passing of photographer Gary Nickel and remembering the legacy of volunteerism he left behind. Nickel, 76, died at McLaren Flint Hospital on Dec. 7 from COVID-19 related complications. He had been hospitalized for several weeks after showing COVID-19 symptoms around Veterans Day, according to his family. Due to pandemic restrictions, Nickel’s funeral […]

Miscounted precinct alters results of Flushing Township Trustee race




FLUSHING TWP. — A miscounted precinct during the Nov. 3 election and subsequent review of ballots has flipped the fourth and fifth place finishers in the Flushing Township Trustee race, altering the make-up of the township board heading into 2021. On Nov. 3, five candidates vied for four Flushing Township Trustee seats, including incumbent trustees Linda Minarik (R), Sharilynn Willette […]

Flushing Township approves policing procedure updates

FLUSHING TWP. — The Board of Trustees has approved policy updates for the Flushing Township Police Department regarding the use of force and the issuance of Amber Alerts. To comply with the Safe Policing for Safe Communities, an executive order that was signed into law by President Donald Trump on June 16, 2020, the Flushing Township Police Department has amended […]

Burton fire department holds toy drive



BURTON — The Burton Fire Department held its annual toy drive event in the parking lot of the Burton Walmart, 5323 E. Court St., on Dec. 12. The event benefitted the Salvation Army and included a visit from Santa from 1-5 p.m. Due to coronavirus restrictions, this year’s event was a drive-by curbside drop-off where firefighters took the toys and […]

Christmas home decorating contest draws large participation



BURTON — If you see more Christmas decorations abound the city this year, it might have something to do with the city’s lighting contest. The Burton Parks and Recreation Commission’s inaugural ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas home decorating contest is being called a success so far. At the commission’s Dec. 9 meeting, Parks and Recreation Director Amy Clous said 43 […]

For-Mar offering up final days of Holiday Walk

BURTON — The sights and sounds of the season are at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum. The annual Holiday Walk will look a little different this year, but For-Mar is featuring some of its classic offerings like softly lit walks through For-Mar’s trails or a seasonal winter portrait. To make sure everyone has a chance to create some holiday magic […]