City mulls over lease for Secretary of State offices

No rent increase in 10 years prompts reconsideration of terms

DAVISON — As the city negotiates a new lease agreement with the Michigan Secretary of State for its offices at 300 N. Main St. the council is looking at the possibility of selling the building down the road rather than remaining as landlords. For nearly one year, the Secretary of State offices in Davison have been operating without a lease […]

In brief

Kennedy appointed to State Officers Compensation Commission LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the appointment of former 48th District State Representative Sheryl Kennedy of Richfield Township to the State Officers Compensation Commission. Prior to elected office, Kennedy served as an educator, principal, and lecturer at the University of Michigan. She succeeds Dan DeGrow whose term has expired. She lost […]

Clerk, trustees spar over motion to fill vacant administrative assistant position

FLINT TWP. — An attempt to fill a vacant position in the Flint Township Clerk’s Department sparked a tense disagreement between Clerk Kathy Funk and several members of the township board at last Monday’s meeting. On Jan. 25, Funk made a motion to hire former Flint Township employee Jacquie Forrest to fill a vacant administrative assistant position in her office. […]

Flushing Varsity football coach announces retirement from program

FLUSHING — After nine seasons at the helm of the Flushing Varsity football program, Head Coach Robert Oginsky is hanging up the headset. Oginsky, affectionally known as “Coach O” to players and colleagues, has announced that he will be retiring from the Raiders football program this year. Although he’s stepping away from athletics, Oginsky will continue teaching his eighth-grade math […]

FCS names Educator and Employee of the Year recipients

FLUSHING — Flushing Middle School counselor Andy Barger and Flushing High School custodian Larry Ham have been selected as Educator of the Year and School Employee of the Year for 2020. Barger, who has been with Flushing Community Schools since 1993, started in the district as a science teacher before transitioning to counseling. As a counselor at Flushing Middle School, […]

Child Welfare Society grant brings joy to children experiencing homelessness

FLINT — Shelter of Flint is pleased to announce a generous grant from the Child Welfare Society for the purchase of new playground equipment for the agency’s emergency homelessness shelter. For children, a stay in a homeless shelter can be disorienting and can make a lasting impact on a child’s wellbeing. Shelter of Flint works to create an environment for […]

GDL reopens with limited capacity

FLINT — The Genesee District Library (GDL) reopened to the public on Feb. 1, with limited occupancy. All 19 branches are now open during regular hours of operation with occupancy at 25 percent capacity. Masks are required, and high touch surfaces will be sanitized hourly. Computer use is limited to one hour, and in an effort to serve as many […]

MTA extending ride, rates until March

GENESEE COUNTY — The Mass Transportation Authority is extending free rides for everyone each Sunday until March of this year. The MTA is also extending reduced rates until March of this year. Only $2 for Your Ride. Veterans and their spouses (even widows) receive six free rides (each) a month for Health and Wellness with Rides to Wellness. The MTA […]

MDHHS encourages Michiganders to be aware of the statistics surrounding HIV

LANSING — As part of World AIDS Day, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched a statewide campaign encouraging Michiganders to be aware of the statistics surrounding HIV in Michigan. Early detection, intervention and treatment can reduce the risk of HIV transmission by 93 percent. That is why Michigan residents are encouraged to learn how they […]

Structure fire

A former business located on Lapeer Road, just west of Belsay Road, adjacent to Scotti’s Coney Island, was damaged in a fire Jan. 31.An accounting business located next door to the office, which was being used for storage, was also damaged. Reports indicate a person inside the building at the time of the fire was injured. The cause of the […]