In brief

Outgoing school board members honored

DAVISON — Longtime Davison Board of Education members Kathleen Sudia and Mark McGlashen both finished their last board meeting, Dec. 7 and were presented plaques by Superintendent Kevin Brown recognizing their years of service.

The pair, who lost their bids for re-election in the Nov. 3 general election, collectively serviced more than 50 years on the school board – Sudia with 32 years and McGlashen with 22 years.

“That’s a monumental accomplishment and something that deserves recognition,” said Brown. “We didn’t want tonight to go without paying recognition to the two of you for your contributions and for helping to build this district and make it as successful as we are today.”

Brown added it had been an “honor and a pleasure” to work with both board members.

“You couldn’t ask for better board members,” he said, “people who care more about the students of this community than the two of you.”

Newly elected board members Stephanie Pickell and Nick Goyette will replace Sudia and McGlashen during the board’s first meeting of 2021. Incumbent Granger Stefanko was also re-elected to the board Nov. 3. — G.G.

Inventors Council meeting on Zoom

GENESEE COUNTY — The Inventors Council of Mid-Michigan (ICMM) meets the second Thursday of every month (currently via Zoom). They will have Jacob Ward from the Ward Law Office as their guest speaker today (Dec. 10). Discussions will include:

1. What the USPTO thinks about having panel reviews for inventors on-line? Will they consider that public domain since people can hack into the information?

2. How has COVID affected the invention process as far as getting IP protection and what hurdles do you have to overcome?

Ward will also conduct an “Ask the Patent Attorney” round-table for the participants to ask questions surrounding patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc.

The meeting is FREE to attend so if you or someone you know has any questions pertaining to the legal side of product & brand development this meeting should not be missed!

Join them at 7 p.m., Dec. 10, via the Zoom at

Meeting ID: 889 6420 1208. — G.G

Genesee Library District begins door-side pickup

GENESEE COUNTY — To assist in the reduction of COVID-19 cases in Genesee County, the Genesee District Library (GDL) will begin Door-Side Pickup at all 19 branches on Dec. 10.

Though the libraries will be closed, patrons can place holds from home online, or by calling their local branch to check out items and arrange for pickup. Patrons are asked to please wear masks when they come to the door. Library hours at all 19 branches will remain the same.

Returned items should be put in the outside drop boxes. Library users who have borrowed library materials in their possession do not need to worry about due dates or late fees for the items checked out.

Digital library services are plentiful, free and available 24/7 at Library users are encouraged to access books, videos, television, music, comics and magazines from home. Patrons who do not know how to access digital services can go to digital/ and view brief instructional tutorials. Those who need a library card can sign up online at

All in-house programs have been cancelled until June 1, but GDL offers a wide variety of virtual programming, including story times, play groups, escape rooms, trivia, teen games and more. Visit for a complete list.

GDL leadership will continue to monitor the situation via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD). — G.G.