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“Ra”men Sushi coming to Davison Township DAVISON TWP. — The township announced Feb. 8 at the Davison Township Board of Trustees meeting that “Ra”men Sushi will be opening a restaurant in the strip plaza being built next door to Taco Bell at Irish and Lapeer roads. The sushi bar and restaurant chain has 82 locations across the United States. The […]

All you can eat…and then some

FLUSHING — Eight brave contestants tested their willpowers and appetites to take on the Flushing Chamber of Commerce’s annual Paczki eating contest on Tuesday. LeeAlan Weddel, who finished second in 2019 and 2020, finally emerged the winner in 2021 and packed away the most paczkis in under three minutes. Phil Clark came in second place and Tim McKnight finished third. […]

Flushing parents push for return to full in-person classroom learning

FLUSHING — As COVID-19 cases slowly begin to drop countywide, many families are urging Flushing Community Schools to consider returning students to fulltime face-to-face instruction. During the Feb. 9 Flushing School Board meeting, several parents called for the district to move from its current hybrid format to a five-day in-person schedule. Some voiced concerns about the difficulty that online learning […]

Township tables home occupation ordinance for marijuana caregivers

FLUSHING TWP. — A proposed ordinance that would set zoning guidelines for medical marijuana received fierce backlash from local caregivers at the township board’s most recent meeting. Last Thursday, the Flushing Township Board of Trustees tabled an amendment to the township’s home occupation zoning ordinance, which would require caregivers to live on the property where they are growing marijuana and […]

City Council approves pay raise for part-time police officers

FLUSHING — Six months after agreeing to a new contract with the Flushing City Police Department, Flushing City Council has now authorized a pay raise for part-time officers on the force. At its Feb. 8 meeting, the council approved an increase of hourly pay for part-time officers from $15 an hour to $21 an hour. Council members voted 6-0 to […]

Burton Easter Egg Hunt is cancelled second year in a row

Memorial Day celebration still in holding pattern

BURTON — The Parks and Recreation Commission voted Feb. 10 in favor of canceling the annual Burton Easter Egg Hunt again this year due to COVID-19 concerns. The event had been scheduled for March 27 on the grounds of Atherton Jr./Sr. High School, but commissioners said with restrictions of public gatherings still in place, a large event like the Easter […]

One killed, two injured during home invasion, attack

BURTON — Burton Police responded to the report of a stabbing Feb. 14, at a residence on Carman Street where they found one victim dead and two wounded. But upon further investigation the deceased and three other individuals allegedly broke into the house of his ex-girlfriend and attacked those inside. Police found Johnathon Skaggs, 25, dead at the scene and […]

Consequential strangers in aisle four

The VIEW from here

I am in the home goods section of Meijer studying baskets, wondering if my next house project of repurposing a dining room cabinet into a dresser is brilliant or hairbrained, when she rolls up next to me. At first, I keep my distance, having learned the dance of the past year, the one that accompanies the thought, “Keep your breath […]

It will take more than a millage to fix Michigan

Letter to the Editor regarding the article: “Mental health millage, 911 surcharge to be placed on May ballot” [February 4, 2021 Edition]. There is but one way to correct the current overall mental status of Michigan residents; Genesee County in particular! No millage, no amount of effort by DHHS, or psychiatric intervention is capable of fixing the problems that have […]

Trump should be held accountable

This was frightening! We are dealing with a mentally, unstable man and a lot of his followers, could be considered the same. I want to see former President Trump held accountable for his serious attacks to our democracy! — Maureen Parker, Flint