2021-05-06 E-Edition

All aboard!

Crossroads Village & the Huckleberry Railroad welcomed Engine #12, a 1957 GE 50-ton diesel electric locomotive, to the park last week. The engine arrived aboard a tractor-trailer last week replacing Engine #7 which has served the railroad for 31 years. For more about Engine #12 and the upcoming season at Crossroads Village, see page 9.

County 911 surcharge, mental health millage approved by voters


GENESEE COUNTY — Voters across the county approved a renewal of the 911 surcharge, Tuesday, to continue funding for emergency dispatch services, while a proposal to fund mental health services for county residents was also given a nod. At the May 4 special election, Genesee County voters decided to approve a 911 surcharge renewal on all landline, wireless and voice […]

GHOST busts major drug operators in Flint area

GENESEE COUNTY — Three people are behind bars for possessing and distributing crystal methamphetamine in Genesee County. On April 28, the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST) announced the arrests of Michael Fraley Jr. of Flint, Timothy Dyer of Mt. Morris and Alexandia Dodge of Mt. Morris. Investigators seized almost half a pound of crystal meth from the trio. According […]

Gaines Township to disband police department after millage fails



GAINES TWP. — Gaines Township voters have pulled the plug on the township police department. The small, rural department had been on life support since funding dried up March 31, the end of the previous fiscal year. The only hope of survival was the request for 0.89 mils, which failed by a vote of 1,223 to 594 with just less […]

FISH seeking volunteers for Feed the Bus

GRAND BLANC — FISH of Grand Blanc is looking for volunteers to help with the next Feed the Bus collection. Feed the Bus will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Grand Blanc High School, 11920 S. Saginaw St. There is a volunteer registration link on the FISH of Grand Blanc Facebook page. FISH is […]

Ride along

The inaugural special event at the new Mundy Miracle Commons park brought about 40 area residents together to enjoy the trails, some camaraderie, and the fresh air on a warm Sunday afternoon this week. Matt Assenmacher of Assenmacher Bicycle Co. organized the community bike ride to introduce more people to the park located on Hill Road, just west of his […]

Grand Blanc JV football coach fired for making inflammatory comments on podcast



GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc Community Schools has fired head JV football coach Travis Neville for making derogatory statements about a player on his personal podcast. Neville, who coached the Grand Blanc JV team since 2018, was terminated last Monday after school officials were made aware of a podcast in which he used expletives and inflammatory language to criticize an […]

Lady Bobcats earn two wins at Midland

GRAND BLANC — Kendall Klochack didn’t allow a single run against Midland, April 26, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Bobcats to a 10-0 victory. The Lady Bobcats secured the victory thanks to six runs in the third inning. Klochack, Sydney Long, and Audrey Kranz powered the big inning with RBIs. Bobcats got things started in the first inning. […]

Grand Blanc track and field defeats Davison

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Boys Track & Field Team competed in a dual meet against Davison High School on Monday (04-26-21) at Grand Blanc High School where the Bobcats scored 78 points to Davison’s 41 points. Several events were not run including the high jump and the pole-vault. The young bobcat track team showed some signs of improvement […]