Mayor gives his eighth State of the City Address

Says rebound and growth are ahead after difficult year By Gary Gould

DAVISON — Mayor Tim Bishop gave his State of the City address for the eighth time following a year he said no one could have predicted. Bishop talked about how the city offices, local businesses and the general public had suffered through COVID-19 in 2020, while taking the opportunity to criticize Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for some of her decisions over […]

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Garage sale planned at First Baptist Church DAVISON — The First Baptist Church of Davison, 208 E. Fourth St., will hold a garage sale, April 30 and May 1, Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. They will be having a large clothing boutique this year plus the Garage Sale. The sale is part of the annual […]

GB man arrested for child sexually abusive activity

GRAND BLANC — The state police Computer Crimes Unit, internet Crimes Against Children Task Force last week announced the arrest of Bastian M. Wilhelm on charges of child sexually abusive activity – distributing or promoting, and using a computer to commit a crime. Wilhelm, 18, of Grand Blanc, was arrested following an investigation in which digital evidence was seized from […]

City of Flushing adds two new part-time police officers

The Flushing City Police Department has bolstered its force by adding new part-time officers Samantha Buth (left) and Officer Nick White (right), who received their oaths of office from Flushing City Clerk Michelle King at the April 12 Flushing City Council meeting. Flushing’s addition of part-time officers comes three months after the city hired a full-time police officer to fill […]

Flushing School Board honors spelling bee winners

FLUSHING — The Flushing Board of Education honored several of the district’s 2021 spelling bee winners at its most recent meeting on April 13. A district-wide spelling bee took place at the William H. Tunnicliff Auditorium on Feb. 24, with competitions held for grades 4, 5 and 6. Each of Flushing’s four elementary schools had first and second place winners […]

City to send water bill notifications following end of moratorium

FLUSHING — Flushing residents who have unpaid water fees will soon be getting notified by the city to pay their bills in full, following the expiration of a statewide moratorium on water shutoffs. At its April 12 meeting, Flushing City Council approved a motion to send water bill notifications through the mail to delinquent account holders in the city. Residents […]

City council approves first reading of temporary sign ordinance

FLUSHING — At its April 12 meeting, Flushing City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that will regulate the placement and removal of temporary signs in the city. According to the proposed ordinance, which was drafted by the Flushing City Planning Commission, temporary signs that “communicate an event with a purpose or theme and a defined beginning […]

Residents speak out against proposed apartment development

Property value, crime and traffic cited as major concerns

DAVISON TWP. — A standing room only crowd was at the planning commission meeting April 14 to hear a rezoning request by Ohio-based Redwood Living, who wants to build a 127-200 unit apartment community off Davison Road. But most residents who attended the meeting said they objected to the proposed single-story ranch-style apartments because many feared the affects the development […]

Work now underway on Saginaw Street repaving

City, MDOT ready for Grand Traverse construction

BURTON — Work is underway currently to resurface Saginaw Street in Burton, leading up to a major reconstruction project with the Michigan Department of Transportation for Grand Traverse Boulevard. Mayor Duane Haskins gave a report Monday night about the Saginaw Street resurfacing which is currently taking place. “Saginaw Street construction is well underway and moving forward,” said Haskins. “Hopefully we’ll […]

House set for demolition given a reprieve by city council

BURTON — A home slated for demolition June 1 has received a second chance after a new potential owner stepped forward Monday night with a proposal to rehabilitate the property. Mark Yuschak, president of MEY Investments, in Grand Blanc addressed the Burton City Council at its Monday night meeting asking for more time to rebuild a home destroyed by fire […]