Wintering: an invitation

The VIEW from here

“We have seasons when we flourish and seasons when the leaves fall from us, revealing our bare bones. Given time, they grow again.” — Katherine May, Wintering: The power of rest and retreat in difficult times I am sitting in my favorite chair, wearing my beloved sweatshirt and slippers, snuggled under my blanket. The laptop has just replaced my cat […]

Smith should step down

Matthew Smith has now been sentenced to probation after making a plea deal where he pled guilty to harassing someone over the telephone. This is after denying he did so, even filing a false police report to double down on his lie. We complain bitterly about the lack of decency in our politics. This is where it begins. If Mr. […]

Fire destroys building owned by Graff Chevrolet

Multiple departments assist in fighting blaze

DAVISON — Seven area fire departments assisted the Davison-Richfield Area Fire Department in fighting a blaze that consumed much of a building belonging to Graff Chevrolet, Wednesday night. Davison Fire Chief Brian Flewelling said the call for the three-alarm fire at 915 N. State Rd. came in at about 8:36 p.m. He said he was on the scene within two […]

In brief

Davison Odd Fellows to host swiss steak dinner Jan. 23 DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Odd Fellows and Rebekah’s will hold a Swiss Steak and Chicken Dinner, Jan. 23 from 11:30 a.m.=1:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 2134 N. Irish Rd. The cost is $12 per adult and $7 for children under 12. Preschool is free. Take out is […]

A “Shake Off the Winter Blues” Craft Show

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Farmers Market will hold a craft show Saturday, Jan. 22, from open to close to help shake off those winter blues. Come in and see all the unique, one-of-a-kind, gifts made by artisans with a passion for their unique craft. The ones that give the receiver a feel-good vibe. Local food vendors continue offering their […]

Recall group claims to have signatures needed for special election

DAVISON — The Committee for School Board Integrity claimed Monday to have collected 4,100 signatures to place a recall election against Matthew Smith from the Davison Board of Education on the ballot. This exceeds the approximately 3,600 minimum number of signatures required to force a special election for his school board seat by nearly 400. The claim came on the […]


An article published Jan. 6 regarding the candidacy of Paul Junge (R-Brighton) for Congress was taken from the candidate’s press release and should have attributed use of the word “liberal” in describing Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint) to Junge. We apologize for the oversight. — G.G.

City receives clean opinion on 2020/2021 audit

FLUSHING — For years, Flushing has attempted to dig itself out of deficits with legacy costs and retiree pension plans. But following the results of its latest audit report, the city appears to be headed in a better financial direction. At the Jan. 10 Flushing City Council meeting, Joe Verlin with Gabridge & Company gave the city a clean, unmodified […]

Moulton to retire after 40-plus years with Flushing Township

Township hires McKone as new attorney

FLUSHING TWP. — Flushing Township attorney Steve Moulton is calling it a career after 40-plus years of service to the township. Moulton, who has provided legal counsel for the township since 1980, attended his last Board of Trustees meeting as the township’s attorney on Jan. 13. To replace him, the township board unanimously approved the hiring of attorney Matt McKone, […]

FCS reinstitutes mask mandate for students and staff

FLUSHING — A rising surge of COVID-19 has prompted Flushing Community Schools to reinstitute a mask mandate for K-12 students and staff in the district. In a communication to parents on Jan. 12, Flushing Superintendent Matt Shanafelt said that the district has seen a rapid increase of positive COVID-19 cases since students returned to class on Jan. 5. FCS re-initiated […]