2022-01-06 E-Edition

New monument proposed to honor healthcare workers, COVID-19 victims



FLINT—As the nation continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, local organizers are planning to construct a monument to honor healthcare workers and people who’ve died from the virus. At a Dec. 29 press event, Genesee County Clerk-Register John Gleason announced plans are underway to establish the monument on the lawn of the Genesee County 7th Circuit Courthouse in […]

Kildee to seek re-election to redrawn 8th Congressional District



FLINT – Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint) announced last week he will seek re-election this year in the recently redrawn 8th Congressional District. Kildee currently represents the 5th Congressional District, which includes Genesee, Bay, Arenac, and Iosco Counties. The district also includes parts of Saginaw and Tuscola Counties. He will be running in a slightly different district this year after the […]

Junge announces candidacy for Congress

FENTON – Republican Paul Junge announced his candidacy for Congress in the 8th Congressional District against liberal Congressman Dan Kildee, Tuesday. Junge said in a press release he worked in his family business, served in the Trump Administration at Homeland Security working to secure U.S. borders, and as a prosecutor protecting vulnerable women and children. “President Biden and Congressman Kildee […]

Family-owned Taboon restaurant relocates in Grand Blanc Township



GRAND BLANC TWP. — After five years at the Grand Mall, Taboon restaurant is moving to a new location in Grand Blanc Township. Owner Alex Eidy said the family-owned restaurant, which serves Middle Eastern cuisine and spirits, soon will occupy the former Bagger Dave’s location at 8325 Trillium, off Holly Road. “We are excited about the move,” Eidy said. “It’s […]

GB grapplers take third place at Salem

SALEM — The Grand Blanc wrestling team placed third at the Salem Individuals on Dec. 28. Senior Terek Engelter, 119 lbs., won his weight class and claimed his medal at the top of the podium. Owen Turnbow was second at 189 lbs. – L.P.

Infrastructure, economic development, recreation are top priorities for ’22 in City of Grand Blanc



GRAND BLANC — Spurred by the promise of federal funding and a population ready to slough off the weight of the pandemic, officials in the City of Grand Blanc are looking to the new year with great expectations for checking off many of the things on their wish list for community improvements. “This next year, we’ll be focused on getting […]

Grand Blanc Twp. leaders to focus on economy, branding, recreation in new year



GRAND BLANC TWP. — Standing on the threshold of 2022, Grand Blanc Township leaders are gazing into the future and envisioning a lot of changes by year’s end. “In 2021, we put together the Strategic Plan for the township with the new Board (of Trustees),” said township Superintendent Dennis Liimatta. “So, for 2022, we will continue work on the township […]

DIGGING THE FUTURE

Contractors recently began digging the orchestra pit for the Davison High School Performing Arts Center. Construction of the $18 million performing arts center at DHS has been underway for several months now. It will be attached to the southwest side of the building, which was built more than 50 years ago. The performing arts center is the central project in […]

School board approves COVID-19 payments to staff

Approves revisions to district policies

DAVISON — The Board of Education approved one-time COVID-19 relief payments to teachers and staff at all the buildings in the district, Dec. 14. Due to the added duties and responsibilities the staff had to take on over the last two years due to the pandemic, the board approved spending Elementary and Secondary Elementary Relief (ESSER) funds to all district […]