High school friends launch app to hire odd job contractors

DAVISON — What started as a summer gig mowing lawns for two Davison teenagers eventually turned into development of a mobile app which enables clients to find and hire young adults in their area for the completion of home- and yard-based services. Robert Walker and Austin Pariseau started their company, Gas Money, after the duo spent the summer of 2019 […]

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Davison Class of 1976 invites all classes to Richfield Park for a picnic RICHFIELD TWP. — Please join the Davison High School Class of 1976 on Sept. 11, from 2-5 p.m. Enter through the Irish Road entrance and follow the signs. Please bring a dish to pass, a place setting and your beverage. Charcoal and grills will be provided. Details: […]

Fire injures homeowner, cause still undetermined



RICHFIELD TWP. — A 70-year-old Richfield Township man was injured Sept. 3 during at fire at his home on Spruceridge Court in the Forest Creek Estates condominium community off Richfield Road, just west of M-15. Davison-Richfield Area Fire Chief Brian Flewelling said his department was called to the report of a bedroom fire at the Spruceridge Court address at about […]

Fire leaves family homeless, claims lives of two dogs



DAVISON TWP. — A family is homeless after a devastating house fire Sept. 4 which destroyed their home and left two family dogs dead. Chief Brian Flewelling of the Davison-Richfield Area Fire Department said his firefighters responded to a fully involved house fire on Sept. 4 at about 10 p.m. in the 11000 block of Davison Road. He said the […]

Boy Scout creates American flag retirement box



FLUSHING — In pursuit of becoming an Eagle Scout, Flushing Boy Scout Ethan Rice came up with a project idea that’s both practical and patriotic. Rice, a member of Boy Scout Troop #115, has built a flag retirement box to store old or unusable American flags. Residents who need to dispose of an “Old Glory” that’s become worn, torn, faded […]

City of Flushing to hold Master Plan Open House on Sept. 14

FLUSHING — Flushing residents are invited to join the City of Flushing’s Planning Commission and ROWE Professional Services Company to discuss future development of the community. On Sept. 14, the Planning Commission will be hosting a Master Plan Open House at the Flushing United Methodist Church on 413 E. Main Street. Topics being presented include future land use, residential growth, […]

Ex-Flint officer convicted of sexual assault in Flushing Township



FLINT — Former Flint police officer Justin McLeod is headed to prison for sexually assaulting two young girls over a period of several years. McLeod, who worked with the Flint Police Department for nearly five years, was sentenced on Aug. 25 and will spend 10 to 15 years in prison. Prior to his sentencing, McLeod admitted to 6 of the […]

First Tee Eastern Michigan/ IMA Brookwood 17U PGA Jr. League wins state title

BURTON — First Tee Eastern Michigan/IMA Brookwood Golf Clubs 17U PGA Junior League golfers advanced to the Regionals by beating out several local teams at Forest Akers Golf Course in Lansing on Aug. 19. Team members include Katelyn Jacot, Jackson Levijoki, Jace Perroud, Lucas Power, Dylan Werner and Troy Werner. Sponsored by National Car Rental, the PGA Junior League Championship […]

Burtucky Days 2021 kicks off Sept. 16

BURTON — Burtucky Days are happening again this year at the Captain’s Quarters Lounge, 6011 E. Atherton Rd., Sept. 16. The bar and restaurant, located at the corner of Belsay and Atherton roads, is again hosting its annual event. It starts Sept. 16 with a parade leaving Blessed Sacrament Church, 6340 Roberta St., at 5 p.m. heading up to Lapeer […]

Homeowner blames city for double floods following road work



BURTON — Resident Nicole Porcaro said she was shocked when the street in front of her house and her property flooded twice in August, causing damage to her home. She said she was even more surprised when she found what she thinks is debris and materials left over from the city’s recent resurfacing of Saginaw Street and Schumacher Street blocking […]