2021-01-07 E-Edition

A helping hand

Local resident Tom Kehoe has started an outdoor food pantry, located at Genesee and Stanley roads in Genesee Township. The idea is for people in need to take whatever they need, free of charge, and for those who aren’t in need to leave behind some kind of non-perishable food item. No money is given or accepted.

County Board looks back at 2020 accomplishments, plans for 2021

GENESEE COUNTY — In a year defined by COVID-19, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners focused much of its attention on combating the virus in 2020 and working with emergency partners to plan for future vaccine distribution. However, the county board also took part in several accomplishments in 2020 and made key decisions regarding the county budget and retiree healthcare. […]

Drain commission reports no water rate increases for 2021

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s Office, Division of Water and Waste Services (GCDC – WWS) has completed its rate review for the upcoming year and reports there will be no rate increase to the local communities for water delivery. This is the fourth consecutive year of no water rate increases. The unchanged rates for 2021 were recently […]

Grand Blanc Township leaders look to ’21 with optimism

GRAND BLANC TWP. — With six of seven new members on the Board of Trustees, and the return of ousted Superintendent Dennis Liimatta, not to mention the pandemic, 2021 is an unprecedented time in Grand Blanc Township. Looking into the new year, the first priority for the freshman board members will be to get oriented to their roles and responsibilities […]

Entering 2021, Goodrich schools focus on safety, improvements

GOODRICH — The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic remain the central focus for the Goodrich Area Schools as the nation embarks on the new year. “This is a different type of year,” said Superintendent Wayne Wright. “This is a whole lot different of a year than we’ve ever had in the past.” The prime objective is getting students back to […]

Improved ambulance service, expanded internet availability on Atlas Twp. radar for 2021

ATLAS TWP. — Enhanced safety and communication top the list of priorities for officials in Atlas Township as 2021 gets going. “We are hoping for renewals on our police and fire millages,” said Supervisor Shirley Kautman-Jones. Voters likely will weigh in on the question in the May election. The request is for 2.1 mils for police coverage, and 1 mil […]

Couple celebrates 75th anniversary

Fondly recall years that seemed to “flyby”

DAVISON — Jim and Marion Magyar recall Davison in a much simpler time, when they operated a jewelry store on Main Street and raised their four children in what used to be a rural community. The couple looks back now on 75 years of marriage, celebrated on Dec. 29, and they wonder where all the time went. “We were always […]

Davison continues title defense against Detroit CC on Saturday

DAVISON — After a nearly two-month long delay, the Davison Varsity football program will resume its quest to repeat as state champions with a regional final contest this weekend. Davison (9-0) will face Detroit Catholic Central (9-0) this Saturday at Lapeer High School, with kickoff set for 1 p.m. The winner will receive a spot in the D-1 state semifinals. […]

DDA announces winners of storefront decorating contest

DAVISON — The Davison Downtown Development Authority announced the winners of its Storefront Decorating Contest, Dec. 18. The winner of the contest and the first place prize of $500, plus a trophy on behalf of Small Cities, was Elixer Clothing, 231 N. Main St. The second place prize of $350 was awarded to Dirty Paws Pet Grooming, 216 N. Main […]