Get ready for a rebound

The VIEW from here

To say the least, 2020 has been a tumultuous and challenging year. Normality was turned on its head as our country suffered through the pandemic and political strife and reeled from shutdowns, stay at home orders and school closures. Our day-to-day lives were altered in profound ways by the necessity for social distancing and mask wearing, while Zoom calls, virtual […]

Davison Missionary Church purchases Knights of Columbus property

K of C to remain active in the community, seeking new location

DAVISON TWP. — The Knights of Columbus hall, 8428 Davison Rd., has been sold to the Davison Missionary Church, which plans to turn the 64-year-old facility into a student ministry and youth community center. Grand Knight Mark Smith, of the Davison Knights of Columbus, said he wants the community to know the organization may have sold its hall, but it […]

Davison Township approves funding source for veterans’ court

DAVISON TWP. — The Board of Trustees approved the source of $6,000 in funding for a new statue at the Veterans Memorial Court during a special meeting, Dec. 21. The previous board voted Nov. 9 to approve the purchase of an eagle statue to replace the globe fountain currently at the center of the Veteran’s Court, located at the Davison […]

Dort Financial Credit Union event center is getting a makeover

Seats from the Palace of Auburn Hills being installed as part of renovation

FLINT — The Palace of Auburn Hills may be gone, but a part of the former home of the Detroit Pistons will live on in a popular Flint arena. The Dort Financial Credit Union Event Center is receiving a $2 million makeover which is expected to be finished in January, just in time for the start of the Flint Firebird’s […]

Big John Steak and Onion announces $100,000 matching donation to Food Bank

Donations made through the end of December are eligible for the match

FLINT — A $100,000 donation from Big John Steak and Onion to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan could help the Food Bank provide 1.2 million meals to people in need if the match is met by the end of December. The donation is just the latest in a long line of support for residents who face hunger on a […]

WWII vet receives Christmas carol tribute from neighbors

FLUSHING — World War II veteran Elmer Earley got his own “Hallmark” holiday moment when dozens of Flushingites showed up on his front lawn to wish him a Merry Christmas. On Dec. 23, Earley’s family, neighbors and friends gathered around his home to sing Christmas carols and usher in the holidays with him. Many in attendance also brought Christmas cards […]

Flushing 2020: A Year in Review and a look ahead

FLUSHING — The year 2020 proved to be eventful for the City of Flushing as it experienced a major realignment in governmental leadership and addressed challenges posed by COVID-19. In mid-March, Flushing City Council was left with four vacancies when former council members Dick Bade, Patrick Scanlon, Lynne Black and Karianne Martus each resigned. To ensure that the city council […]

Restaurant owners apply for relief grant amid dine-in ban

GENESEE COUNTY — As the statewide ban on indoor dining continues, many restaurant owners across Genesee County are applying for another round relief grants to help offset financial losses. On Dec. 14, the state launched the Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative to help get small businesses back on their feet. As part of the initiative, restaurants with 25 employees […]

Remember When …

New Year Day 2021 will be a start of new beginnings for all of us. Like never before, the playing field of life has changed for not just one family, but for all the world, because of the lockdowns of 2020. Memories the past year is of have taught us to be kind, be patient, help those in need and […]

City names 2020 ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas winners

BURTON — The city council recognized the winners of the inaugural ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas decorating contest at its Dec. 21 meeting. In all, there were 47 entries, which Mayor Duane Haskins called a “phenomenal number” for holding it the first time. “A lot of residents decorated and there were so many awesome displays,” said Haskins. “The judges made […]