Board approves new mowing violation procedure

DAVISON TWP. — Following board approval of a new procedure for notifying residents of lawn mowing violations, the township is ready for tougher enforcement this spring and summer. The Davison Township Board of Trustees approved a new procedure for enforcing lawn mowing at its March 11 meeting, giving property owners fewer notices and a higher fee if the township has […]

Cardinal girl’s bowling team takes first place in regionals

DAVISON — The Davison Girls’ Varsity Bowling team took first place March 19 at the regional competition. The girls will be heading to the State Team event Friday and Singles event is Saturday both at Thunder Bowl Lanes in Allen Park. There are 12 Teams and 60 individuals battling for the state championships this weekend. Emma Hawley placed first for […]

In brief

Burn ban in effect for Davison area DAVISON — Chief Brian Flewelling of the Davison-Richfield Fire Department has declared a ban on all outdoor burning, including campfires and open burns, until further notice. This is for the entire Davison area, including the City of Davison, Davison Township and Richfield Township. Details: Call 810-653-5671. — G.G. Township continues looking into new […]

Flushing Chamber honors citizens, businesses with virtual awards banquet

FLUSHING — Despite not being able to host its annual awards banquet in person, the Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce forged ahead with a virtual event to honor the Flushing community’s finest business and civic leaders. The 2020 Virtual Awards Banquet, a 20-minute video package streamed on the Flushing Chamber’s Facebook page, featured prerecorded award presentations and interviews between Chamber […]

Flushing couple pursues small business dreams with new hair salon

FLUSHING — Flushing couple Alex and Tara Masters have decided to follow their dreams of owning a small business, while helping to revitalize their community at the same time. The Masters, owners of the Kendall Rose Salon in Flushing, celebrated the grand opening of their new business with a ribbon cutting presented by the Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce on […]

Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation announces AED grant recipient

FLUSHING — The Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation has awarded its first Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Grant for 2021 to the Flint Police Activities League (PAL). The PAL, which hosts afterschool events at the Haskell Community Center in Flint, will be receiving their first life-saving AED with free training. A typical afterschool day for PAL includes mentoring 75-100 students and upwards […]

Flushing Firefighter’s Association to host Easter Egg Hunt

FLUSHING — The Flushing Firefighter’s Association will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 3, starting at noon from Riverview Park in Flushing. There will be fire trucks for the kids to see, a visit from the Easter Bunny and prizes. Be on the lookout for eggs that have a special sticker that can be turned in for […]

City plans for in-person races this year…if COVID-19 allows

BURTON — Starting with the Race2Grace and Memorial Day 5K Run & Walk, the Burton Race Series will return to an in-person format after holding virtual runs for the past year, due to COVID-19 restrictions. The city held the first race in the series this year virtually with the Hot Fudge 5K Run & Walk, Feb. 20, but plans to […]

Council agrees on need for mental health millage, questions timing

BURTON — City council heard from organizers of a countywide mental health millage election, scheduled for the May 4, and while it supports the services needed in Genesee County, questions were raised about the timing of the proposal. David Lossing with Vanguard Public Affairs, who is assisting Genesee Health System with their millage scheduled for the May 4 ballot, was […]

SCCS officials plan strategies to close the COVID learning gap

SWARTZ CREEK — Summer school, a seven-period school day and increased intervention and support services are under consideration as administrators and elected officials craft a strategy for closing the learning gap brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The comprehensive, eight-week summer school program will be available for students in kindergarten through 8th grade, said Superintendent Ben Mainka. Food and transportation […]