2021-01-28 E-Edition

Davison falls to West Bloomfield in state final



DETROIT — The Davison Cardinals’ quest for back-to-back state championships came to a grinding halt on Saturday as they fell 41-0 to West Bloomfield in the D-1 state final. Davison (11-1) entered the championship game in Detroit with one of the state’s highest scoring offenses (41 points per game) and a defense that had only given up 76 total points […]

Hackert begins tenure as new county medical health officer



GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County’s new medical health director is planning to put her extensive medical background to use in the fight against COVID-19. Dr. Pamela Hackert, who was appointed as the Genesee County Health Department’s Medical Health Officer, officially started in her new role on Jan. 4. She is the first woman to lead the county health department and […]

GBCS officials fine tune plans to bring all students back by spring



GRAND BLANC — The hallowed halls of learning at Grand Blanc Community Schools soon could be buzzing with the voices of thousands of students returning to the classroom, some for the first time this school year. Following the state-mandated pause in face-to-face instruction in November, many elementary school children returned to school Tuesday. “We’re bringing them back one day a […]

Time and time again

City council to purchase new town clock


GRAND BLANC — Clockmakers in Cincinnati, Ohio, have begun to create the new timepiece that soon will stand in downtown Grand Blanc. The clock that currently stands on the east side of Saginaw Street, just south of Grand Blanc Road, has withstood the elements and the test of time for 27 years since the family of former Mayor Paul Galuszka […]

Atlas Twp. planners consider zoning limits on medical marijuana



ATLAS TWP. — Township residents will have the chance to share their views on proposed zoning requirements for medical marijuana operations. The Atlas Township Planning Commission will have a public hearing when they assemble for their regular meeting in February. Residents interested in voicing their opinions should watch the township website for the posted time and date. The issue on […]

GBHS Girls Varsity Swimming finishes 16th place at MHSAA Final

GRAND BLANC — The Lady Bobcats finished their 2020 season in 2021 at Hudsonville High School in the MHSAA D1 State Finals, Jan. 15-16. Divers senior Amanda Benchley, sophomore Maddie Bearden, and freshman Ellie Seiter each qualified for the first time. They each had strong performances and Bearden and Seiter are taking the experience they gained and are already planning […]

‘I don’t take anything for granted now’

Man receives much needed lung transplant

DAVISON — Due to the pandemic, Davison residents Walt and Becky Chupek had a small Thanksgiving – just the two of them. Walt didn’t have enough energy to cook the turkey, as he had planned to do. The next day, he laid down to take a nap. He was so overcome with exhaustion and pain that he prayed to God […]

Remembering Dave Osborn


DAVISON — Fifty years ago, on Feb. 17, 1971, Davison lost a native son, David Brian Osborn. For those of us who knew Dave, we lost a friend, mentor, and quiet but natural leader. While studying at the University of Michigan, there were times when I would be stumped on a calculus problem and Dave would come by and walk […]

Medical marijuana facility hits snag



DAVISON — Placing a medical marijuana facility on a piece of city-owned property may prove to be too time consuming and difficult for the developer, who’s now asking the city for help to get his project off the ground. Jim Joubran, with High Society Wellness, was granted the city’s only medical marijuana license back in September, as he was the […]