Smith preliminary exam postponed
FLINT — A preliminary exam for Davison Board of Education member Matthew Smith has been postponed until Aug. 9.
Smith is charged with a misdemeanor count after allegedly making a threatening phone call to an elected official in the Upper Peninsula in March of 2020.
He was due in court Monday, but the prosecutor from Oakland County was unable to attend the proceeding so it was rescheduled for Aug. 9 in Flint 67th District Court.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton recused himself from the case because he knows Smith, so Oakland County will handle prosecution of the case after it was assigned there by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office. — G.G.
Trinity Lutheran to hold concert series with food truck dining
DAVISON — The Ladies Guild at Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Free Music for the Community concert series at the church, located at 706 W. Flint St.
Organizers are planning to have food trucks there as well.
Concerts will be held monthly throughout the summer. No alcohol please, and the church asks those attending to bring their own lawn chairs. There will be porta potties on site.
The church has a large pavilion and grounds. All concerts are the first Wednesday of the month from 5-7 p.m. on church grounds.
The following is the concert lineup for summer:
Aug. 4 – Sweet Seasons with Zac, cover music.
Sept. 1 – Kowalski Brothers Polka Band with Keith and Barb Prueter. — G.G.
Class of 1971 holding 50th reunion
DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Class of 1971 50th Class Reunion will be held Aug. 6 at the Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Call Box Lounge, 8031 E. Court St.
The reunion is at 6 p.m. Contact Sherry Marden at 810-964-3774 or Dianne Partlo at 810-631-4622 for more details and tickets, which are $10 per person and includes dinner. — G.G.
City golf outing coming Aug. 20
DAVISON — The City of Davison will hold its annual golf outing Aug. 20 at Sugarbush Golf Course, 1 Sugarbush Dr., in Davison Township. The format is a four-person scramble with a “shotgun start” at 9 a.m.
The cost for each golfer is $60. Lunch will be provided “at the turn” and each golfer will receive one drink ticket.
Contact city hall regarding a registration form which needs to be completed and returned to the city offices no later than Aug. 6. A full team is not required to register, as individuals or couples will be combined to fill teams where needed.
The outing also provides the opportunity for individual or corporate hole sponsorships at $50 each. If you wish to sponsor a hole or know of an interested corporate sponsor, please fill out the attached sponsorship form. For more information contact City Hall.
All golf proceeds go toward the City of Davison’s parks. — G.G.
Shamrock Scramble for Ireland’s Dream
DAVISON TWP. – The Shamrock Scramble Charity Golf Event for Ireland’s Dream will be held Aug. 28 at Sugarbush Golf Club, 1 Sugarbush Dr., Davison.
There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $100 per golfer and $375 for a four-person team.
Ireland’s Dream is a 501©3 nonprofit charity dedicated to providing affordable, innovative medical care to children with cerebral palsy.
To register visit www.irelandsdream.com. — G.G.
FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission has started a roadway safety project on Ballenger Highway from Miller Road to the Flint City Limits in Flint Township. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times. The roadway is anticipated to fully open to traffic on Sept. 24. Motorists are advised to expect delays and to proceed with caution. Please contact Construction Project Engineer, Todd Bigler, P.E., at 810-767-4920 if you have questions. — B.G.
Traffic signal test
FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission has started evaluating the traffic signal at the intersection of Bristol Road at Otto Street in Flint Township. The signal will be operated in flash mode to simulate permanent traffic signal removal for a minimum of 90 days beginning this week. Data collection of traffic volumes, delay experienced on Otto Street, available gaps in the traffic stream on Bristol Road and any crashes at the intersection will all be evaluated after the flash period is complete. For further information, please call Bonnie Wood in Traffic Engineering at 810-767-4920. — B.G.
SWARTZ CREEK — The movie “A League of Their Own” will be shown at dusk Friday, July 23, at Elms Park. The movie is free and sponsored by the Swartz Creek Area Firefighters Association and Downtown Development Authority. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, and snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. — L.R.
Concert in the Park
SWARTZ CREEK — Billy Mack and the Juke Joint Johnnies will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Pajtas Theater on Civic Drive.
The free, open-air concert is sponsored by the Swartz Creek Downtown Development Authority and presented by the Swartz Creek Fine Arts Association. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating in the amphitheater. — L.R.
Metro PD open house
MUNDY TWP. — The Metro Police Authority of Genesee County invites the public to an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the headquarters, 5420 Hill/23 Drive.
Aug. 3 is National Night Out, an event that promotes a police-community partnerships. — L.R.