2021-02-18 E-Edition

Digging out

Communities around Genesee County were busy digging out Tuesday after nearly 10 inches of snow overnight. In Davison, the city’s Department of Public Works was piling up snow removed from the streets in the Collingwood Subdivision Tuesday morning.

County Board creates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Board of Commissioners took the first step in creating a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee to promote a culturally diverse environment for the county’s employees, residents and visitors. The Committee, which was formed following board approval on Feb. 10, follows action taken late last year by the board in declaring racism a […]

County, EMS companies face impact of pandemic on ambulance services

GENESEE COUNTY — As the COVID-19 crisis grinds through 2021, local EMS companies are feeling the strain of the pandemic on emergency services and ambulance availability. Starting last October, the county began witnessing a critical shortage in available ambulance units, along with an increase in emergency response times. Bruce Trevithick, Executive Director for the Genesee County Medical Control Authority, said […]

Bobcat parents march to support return to face-to-face learning

GRAND BLANC — Jeana Nolan is concerned that the lack of face-to-face learning will damage her children’s chances for a bright and successful future. She’s not alone. More than 50 Grand Blanc Community Schools parents who want their children back in the classroom gathered for a peaceful demonstration outside the high school Saturday, Feb. 13. The crowd held signs urging […]

Glow-in-the-dark egg hunt planned at park

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Spaces are filling up quickly for a special glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt at Bicentennial Park. The Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the event, which begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the south pavilion. Participants should bring their own baskets and flashlights. The parks department will fill plastic eggs with candy, toys, […]

Historic District board planning ghost walk, Pioneer Days this year

810-452-2652 • lrocha@mihomepaper.com GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Historic District Commission is cautiously moving forward with plans for special events in 2021. With the uncertainty about safety restrictions surrounding the COVID- 19 pandemic, the commission has decided to forgo the traditional May open house at the Historic Perry McGrath Homestead, but planning is underway for Pioneer Days […]

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for many minorities

FLINT — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and that stat holds true for men, women and most racial and ethnic groups. It’s responsible for more deaths than all cancers combined—about one every 30 seconds. Young people are not immune either; there’s a prevalence of heart disease at all ages. Although all that may sound […]

Ruffolo named No. 1 in GMC sales for Michigan

Todd Wenzel Buick GMC recognizes him as ‘top dog’

DAVISON TWP. — Nick Ruffolo of Todd Wenzel Buick GMC may have won the award for selling the most Buick/ GMC vehicles in the state of Michigan in 2020, but those who work with him at the dealership already know him as the “Big Dog.” Besides his corporate award for being the number one volume sales consultant in the state […]

Lease agreement between city, SOS awaiting signatures

DAVISON — City Manager Andrea Schroeder reported to the council Feb. 8 the lease agreement for the Secretary of State building is waiting for the state’s final approval. The Philip J. Becker, Jr. Building, located at 300 N. Main St., has been the home of the Secretary of State’s office now for more than 10 years and during that time […]