Car chase from Burton ends up in Davison Township

DAVISON TWP. — A police pursuit that began in Burton ended up with the suspect vehicle crashing into a ditch at the corner of Court Street and Gale Road, Aug. 1. According to Davison Township Police Chief Jay Rendon, Burton police responded to a reported retail fraud at Media Reload, 4231 E. Court St., shortly before 4 p.m. on Sunday. […]

Madore steps aside from Fire Authority leadership after 11 years

Board considering community-wide fire millage moving forward

DAVISON — After almost 13 years on the Davison Fire Authority, the last 11 years as chairman, Richfield Township Supervisor Joe Madore said he stepped aside from the chair position turning his gavel over to a successor. Davison City Manager Andrea Schroeder will assume the chair of the Fire Authority and Madore will now serve as vice chairman. City Councilman […]

Grand opening!

The Chill Coffee Café & Bookstore, 126 N. Main St., in downtown Davison, held it grand opening ribbon-cutting with the Davison Area Chamber of Commerce, Aug. 2. Owners Martez and Natasha Warren were there to cut the ribbon and they were also presented with a Legislative Recognition by State Rep. David Martin (R-Davison). The shop is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 […]

I Chews the Blues is back this weekend at Mojoe’s

RICHFIELD TWP. — The I Chews the Blues festival is back for its 15th annual show this weekend, Aug. 7. The Blues festival will be held at Mojoe’s Winghouse, 4300 N. State Rd., from 1-10 p.m. and will feature some of the best Blues from right here in Genesee County and as far away as the metro Detroit area. All […]

The Coney Dog Days of Summer

National Coney Dog Day was observed in Flushing on July 29 with the Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Coney Dog Eating competition at Bueche’s Food World. Six Flushingites competed in this year’s event, including Jacob Smith, Phil Clark, Tim Cassady, Flushing Community Schools Superintendent Matt Shanafelt, Steve Kinney and Josh Blair. Smith won the competition by eating five […]

A night at the concert

Flushing residents flocked to Riverview Park last Wednesday for a relaxing evening of summertime music at Flushing Concerts in the Park. The “All Directions” band featuring singer Stacey Murray headlined the show and performed Big Band, Motown, R&B, Jazz and Pop hits. Concerts in the Park will wrap up its 2021 season with Irish Night on Aug. 5. “Pub Runners” […]

Township works to fix malfunctioning tornado siren

FLUSHING TWP. — The township is working to get one of its tornado sirens running properly after it malfunctioned during a recent severe storm. Supervisor Fred Thorsby said a siren located at Seymour Elementary School on N. Seymour Road didn’t go off when a tornado warning was issued for Genesee County on July 24. As reported by Genesee County Emergency […]

FHS grad creates postcard-style mural of downtown Flushing

FLUSHING — Throughout most of 2021, recent Flushing High School graduate and art student Emily Harnden worked diligently to create a memorable portrait of her hometown. After months of hard work— and a whole lot of paint — Harnden has finished a huge mural depicting downtown Flushing in a setting fit for a postcard. Harnden’s project, a 13-foot by 10-foot […]

Back to the Bricks welcomes NASCAR’s Jones to this year’s event

Annual car cruise to returns to Flint Aug. 16-21

FLINT — Michigan native and NASCAR driver Erik Jones is joining this year’s 17th Annual Back to the Bricks festivities. Jones will join Official Grand Marshal Dr. Bobby Mukkamala for the 2021 Back to the Bricks Ribbon Cutting events. The ribbon cutting and presentation will begin at 4 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Factory One in Flint. After the ribbon […]

Get out and enjoy the parks

The VIEW from here

As an outdoor enthusiast, there’s few things I love better than going out for a casual stroll or jog at a local park. Getting outside helps to clear my mind, puts me in a better mood and even gives me inspiration for my writing or for a project that I’m working on. Fortunately, I don’t have to drive far to […]