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85 year of Genisys Credit Union: Celebrating their anniversary with a thank you

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 16, 2021

AUBURN HILLS — Genisys Credit Union announces a noteworthy milestone as they celebrate their 85th anniversary this year. The credit union extends a sincere thank you to its members for their continued loyalty in making Genisys their credit union of choice. “Since its start the credit union has had many reasons to celebrate, but what is at the heart of […]

Nation needs to return to being civil, like after 9/11

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 16, 2021

Another anniversary has come and gone. There have been 20 since that day, Sept. 11, 2001. I, like everyone else who is old enough, remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. I was the police and fire reporter for one of the daily newspapers in mid-Michigan back then. I was monitoring the scanner because there was a […]

Remember When …

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 16, 2021

We have the best natural resources in Michigan and the world knows it; that is why everyone loves our state. Did you know we had all types of mines; salt, coal, iron and copper? All over Michigan and Genesee County there were coal mines and a large salt mine by Detroit. The What Cheer coal mine was located in Burton […]

MCC seeks new trustee to fill vacancy left by Norwood

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 16, 2021

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) is seeking a new trustee to replace Matthew Norwood, who will resign from the Board of Trustees effective Oct. 1. His resignation was announced at the Aug. 23 meeting of the MCC Board of Trustees. “It has been a pleasure to serve with Matthew on the MCC Board of Trustees,” said Board Chair, Anne […]

Flushing Harvest Festival rings in fall season on Sept. 25

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 16, 2021

FLUSHING — Flushing will once again celebrate the spirit of fall with the arrival of the Harvest Festival on Sept. 25. Harvest Fest, the city’s annual autumn extravaganza presented by the Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday. Downtown Flushing will be lined with homemade scarecrows, vendors and a festive lineup of […]

Radar carts soon to be available in neighborhoods

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 16, 2021

BURTON — If you’re having a problem with motorists speeding down your neighborhood streets, the Burton Police Department will soon have a way to put a little pressure on the offenders. Mayor Duane Haskins told the city council Sept. 9 that two of three radar trailers ordered by the police department have arrived at city hall. Haskins said training on […]

Donor council providing comfort blankets

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 16, 2021

FLINT — The Michigan Donor Family Council provides beautiful comfort blankets to organ and tissue donor families at the time of their loss. It is the hope of the organization this gift of compassion brings families some small amount of comfort. In 2019, Donate Life Coalition of Michigan (DLCM) and the Michigan Donor Family Council (MDFC) co-hosted the first Creating […]

Jordan Matthew Thompson

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 16, 2021

JORDAN MATTHEW THOMPSON, 38, of Davison, MI, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home; Pastor Josh Combs officiating. The family will receive visitors 4-7 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, […]

NFL week one provided some excellent storylines

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 16, 2021

The Thursday night opener between Tampa Bay and Dallas was a sweet way to kick off the NFL 2021 football season. It took a last second field goal by Tampa Bay to secure the victory. To all the football fans worried about Dak Prescott coming off his injury, you have no worries. I thought Dak looked tremendous under center and […]

Council votes to make Gist new DPW director

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 16, 2021

DAVISON — The council voted unanimously Sept. 13 to hire longtime Department of Public Works employee Brian Gist as the city’s new DPW director. Gist, who has worked for the city 17 ½ years, was the only internal applicant for the director’s job after the recent retirement of Ed Brown. Mayor Tim Bishop, who is chairman of the Personnel Committee, […]