2021-02-11 E-Edition

Special delivery

Sheriff’s office provides lunches for frontline workers

FLINT — Frontline healthcare workers at Hurley Medical Center received a special delivery of free lunches on Feb. 3, courtesy of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #948. The meals, which were provided by Hoffman’s Deli in Flint, were delivered to Hurley for doctors, nurses, physicians, ER technicians and many more personnel […]

Genesee County charities struggle during pandemic

GENESEE COUNTY — In the dark cloud that was 2020, the proverbial silver lining shone through in the form of charitable giving. Global marketing agency TOP Data analyzed consumer spending and conducted a post-Christmas survey, and found that charitable donations were up 25 percent in December 2020, as compared to December 2019. The average American donated $608 last year, while […]

GBHS athletes sign letters of intent

Several Grand Blanc High School student athletes signed letters of intent to pursue their athletic endeavors at colleges and universities around the state. The athletes who have signed were recognized at a press conference Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the high school gym. Several other students are still contemplating offers, and a second press conference is expected to take place in […]

GBHS participating in safe driver campaign

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc High School is among 23 Michigan high schools offering students the opportunity to become better, safer drivers by participating in the Strive for a Safer Drive (S4SD) program. S4SD, a peer-led traffic safety campaign, aims to reduce the leading cause of death in teens – traffic crashes. In 2019, teens and young adults age 15 […]

Forbush named to Bob Jones baseball team

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc resident Elijah Forbush has been named to the Bob Jones University Bruins’ baseball team for the inaugural 2021 season. Forbush, a business administration major, will be part of 22-player roster. The Bruins will open the season Feb. 12 on the road and will play their home opener Feb. 20 against Montreat College. They will play […]

Kilmer announces retirement after 17 years with Grand Blanc Chamber

GRAND BLANC — After 17 years as president of the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce, Jet Kilmer has decided to retire. “I still love the job, still like being able to help people and work with them and improve their bottom line, and make them more successful,” Kilmer said. “But I have my family, my mother turned 96 last month, […]

Goodrich, Atlas Twp. designate CDBG funds for historical preservation

GOODRICH — Some $60,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant money has been earmarked for the Goodrich Ladies Library Museum. A program of Housing and Urban Development, CDBG primarily aims to provide safe, affordable housing and economic opportunities in low- to moderate-income communities. But the guidelines provide some leverage for funding other initiatives, such as senior citizen centers, public safety […]

GBHS teacher wins $2,500 grant for student leadership

GRAND BLANC — Todd Babiasz, a teacher at Grand Blanc High School, is one of 200 nationwide recipients of $2,500 Teacher Assist grants from State Farm. Babiasz teaches social studies and the Leadership Exploration and Development class, and is an instructional coach. He said the grant will help fund LEAD class projects for a long time, according to information posted […]

Ed Board recognizes Kids First December, January & February recipients

DAVISON — Recognition of those staff selected as monthly Davison Community Schools Kids First award recipients has been delayed since last year as COVID-19 restrictions have prohibited the board from meeting in public. Instead of delaying the recognition another month, winners from December, January and February were lauded virtually at this month’s board meeting. Those recognized included Davison High School […]