St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church welcomes new rector as in-person worship resumes

GRAND BLANC — St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Grand Blanc is celebrating its first in-person worship service in a year this Sunday and welcoming its new rector, the Rev. Jerry Lasley, who becomes only the third full-time rector assigned to the church in the past 51 years. The worship service is set for 10 a.m. March 14, at the church […]

Council outlines city’s needs this year and beyond

Capital Improvement Plan discussed at annual Goals & Objectives meeting

DAVISON — City streets, water, sewer, non-motorized facilities and parks were all part of the city’s 5-year capital improvement plan (CIP) discussed Feb. 24 at the annual Goals and Objectives meeting. The city council met to discuss the 5-year CIP and mentioned some projects that are ahead this year. Leanne Panduren, CEO and president of Rowe Professional Services, who acts […]

City plans to return to face-to-face meetings April 1

DAVISON — The city council will resume face-to-face meetings beginning April 1, following approval by council, March 8. Meetings will again be held in the council chambers at the Davison Municipal Offices 200 E. Flint St, #2, on the second Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. and the fourth Monday at 6 p.m. The return to in-person meetings will […]

Waste hauler chalks up service glitches to COVID-19

Republic Services had a rough year in 2020 like everyone else

DAVISON — City officials had questions for a representative from Republic Services at Monday’s city council meeting, after observing instances of large items not being picked up and trash left behind that spilled from containers during waste disposal. Gary Hicks, municipality director for Republic Services, said two things can account for those issues – shortages the company experienced in 2020 […]

In brief

The Davison VFW Auxiliary pastie sale DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4087, 8031 E. Court St., will be cooking pasties on March 26. Pickup will be from 4-7 p.m. Beef or turkey pasties $6, beef with jalapeno’s $6.50 with beef or turkey gravy 50centsfora4oz.cup. Order cut off rate is March 22 (extras will be available […]

Township only opening five polling places May 4

DAVISON TWP. — Clerk Mary Miller said approximately 5,000 absentee ballots have already been requested for the upcoming May 4 county special election. Miller updated the board of trustees, March 8 on her efforts to prepare for the first election she will oversee since her election in November. At the special election, voters will be asked to approve a 911 […]

City Council votes to postpone water usage rate change

FLUSHING — The City of Flushing is postponing a planned increase to its water usage/commodity charge rate after a discrepancy was discovered in last year’s authorized water usage charge rates. At Monday’s meeting, Interim City Manager Clarence Goodlein informed the council that an approved increase of the 2020 water usage/commodity charge from $7.82 to $7.90 did not happen during the […]

Former Flushing man documents essential workers in photography series

SANTA FE, NM — Former Flushing resident Eric Cousineau is using his photography skills to shed light on the heroic but often overlooked efforts of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cousineau, a freelance photographer who lives in Santa Fe, NM, has been taking images of essential workers like nurses, mail carriers, dentists and grocery store employees in his community […]

Flushing Police warn residents about ‘Amazon’ phone, internet scam

FLUSHING — In recent weeks, the Flushing City Police Department has been getting inundated with calls about internet/ phone scams, including a new fraud targeting Amazon customers in the community. Flushing Police Chief Mark Hoornsta said that his department has received numerous tips from residents about a scam disguised as a message from Amazon. In this scheme, scammers pose as […]

Flushing man arrested on child pornography charges

FLUSHING — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has announced the arrest of Brandon Erich Brown, 32 of Flushing, for possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime. Brown was arrested following an investigation in which digital evidence was seized from his home. The investigation […]