Davison attorney, outdoor enthusiast looking for kidney donor

LAPEER — Linda Berker can’t wait for the day she and her dog, Sadie, can go on long hikes together and enjoy the great outdoors like she once did. It’s been almost two years since Berker, 62, lost the function of both kidneys and had to go on peritoneal dialysis every night at home. She said she spends about 12 […]

Appointments for Kindergarten and Preschool registration can be made beginning March 1

DAVISON — Kindergarten Round Up will be available for all kindergarten and developmental kindergarten age students who reside within the district’s residential boundaries. A child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021, to register. If your child’s 5th birthday falls between Sept. 2 and Dec. 1 and you are interested in enrollment, a waiver is required. […]

In brief

DCER to hold performances in March DAVISON — The Davison Community Enrichment and Recreation (DCER) Actors Playhouse has two upcoming performances including “Alice in Wonderland” on March 11-13 and “The Game of Clue” March 18-20. Performances will be held in the Davison Middle School cafeteria. Seating is limited to 60 people and will be assigned and spaced accordingly. Everyone is […]

City steps up traffic enforcement with speed signs, traffic stops

FLUSHING — Speeders beware: The City of Flushing is on a mission to crack down on speeding and reckless driving on its busiest streets and neighborhood roads. Entering 2021, the Flushing City Police Department has beefed up traffic enforcement by conducting more traffic stops and utilizing radar speed signs throughout the city. Meanwhile, Flushing City government is gauging citizen feedback […]

Flushing grads pursue sports entertainment dreams with podcast, marketing

FLUSHING — Two buddies who grew up together in Flushing are turning their passion for sports into a multifaceted marketing and broadcasting venture. John Binkowski II and Tony Bryan, both 2014 graduates of Flushing High School, have been working hard to promote Gin Pros, a sports marketing company that they launched in the summer of 2020. The pair recently started […]

City Council approves latest round of committee appointments

FLUSHING — Flushing City Council filled several open positions on city boards and committees at its Feb. 8 meeting. Below are the candidates who were chosen: • Nicholas Reitano was selected to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Reitano, a lifelong Flushing resident, former Flushing firefighter and current sergeant with the Flint Fire Department, will serve a three-year term […]

Commissioner says county vaccinating about 3,000 people weekly

BURTON — Genesee County Commission Ellen Ellenburg (D-Burton) said the county is administering about 3,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine weekly, according to a report she gave Wednesday to the Burton Chamber of Commerce. Currently, she said, the county has 50,000 residents pre-registered individuals, as of Feb. 16, and as quickly as doses are received the county is putting them […]

4th annual SC firefighters’ chili cookoff nets $1,500 for scholarships

CLAYTON TWP. — Ryan Murphy was beyond happy when he heard his name announced as the first-place winner of the Five Alarm Chili Cookoff sponsored by the Swartz Creek Area Firefighters Inc. “I was so giddy,” said Murphy. “I was like a child inside, because I’m more of a quiet person. I was very excited, astonished.” Fourteen competitors participated in […]

Inoculating against COVID-19 elicits a strong a community response

The VIEW from here

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health experts stress the importance of the COVID-19 vaccination to help stop the pandemic that has caused more than a half-million deaths nationwide and upended our lives and the economy. The monumental job of getting the vaccine into arms of millions of people is now underway. Locally, a cadre of […]

Mill Road Bridge closes until mid-March

Drivers who frequently travel across the Mill Road Bridge between Flushing and Beecher roads will need to seek an alternate route, as the roadway has been closed until approximately March 16. Crews will be working to install pipes between the bridge and Flushing Road for a sanitary sewer project related to the City of Flint’s northwest pump station flow diversion […]