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By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

VFW to hold rummage sale DAVISON TWP. — On July 10 the Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4087 Auxiliary will be having a Rummage/Yard Sale/Expo and Freedom Festival at their Post, 8031 E. Court St. The proceeds will go towards paving the VFW Parking Lot. It will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boy Scout Pack 168 will […]

City strengthens code enforcement, attempts to clean up blight

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

FLUSHING — Over the past year, Flushing has been tackling code violations and blight with the help of Flushing Fire Chief Jim Michael, who doubles as the city’s code enforcement officer. Since being appointed to his new position last September, Michael has responded to 331 code enforcement cases throughout Flushing. Many of the cases involve yard blight like “junk” vehicles […]

Blackmore Rowe softball rides three game winning streak

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

FLUSHING — The Blackmore Rowe Insurance 10-12 girls softball team climbed back into first place in its division after winning three straight games from June 15 to June 22. Coming off back-to-back losses on June 8 and June 10, Blackmore Rowe responded with a 10-3 win over First Response Restoration on June 15. Blackmore Rowe then avenged a 6-0 loss […]

Rotary Club presents scholarships to FHS graduates

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

FLUSHING — The Rotary Club of Flushing has awarded scholarships to two Flushing High School students for going above and beyond with acts of community service. On June 17, the club presented scholarships to Megan Kassuba and Ashleigh Whaley, who both graduated this spring. Kassuba received the Gerald and Josie Knight Memorial Rotary Scholarship, while Whaley received the Richard and […]

New owner of Rossell Funeral Home looks forward to serving community

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

FLUSHING — Flushing native Lindsay Caterer is one of the city’s newest business owners after purchasing Rossell Funeral Home earlier this month. Caterer, a funeral director and manager of Rossell Funeral Home, bought the business from longtime owner Ralph Rossell on June 4. As a manager since 2013, Caterer had been gradually taking over operations for Rossell, who retired from […]

CORRECTION

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

FLUSHING — In last week’s story “Flushing summer pick-up baseball leads off new season,” we should have mentioned that Peyton Gillean is “Sir Stinky of Flushing,” not Peyton Orr. We apologize for this misunderstanding.

Hammon presiding over Sobriety Court

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

BURTON — 67th District Court Judge Jessica J. Hammon is now presiding over the Genesee County Sobriety Court. Before taking the bench Hammon practiced in both the Family Drug Court and the Adolescent Recovery Court. She began presiding over Sobriety Court June 30. “Judge Hammon’s experience with specialty courts made her a natural choice to preside over Sobriety Court,” said […]

City council approves first reading of golf cart ordinance

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

BURTON — Residents are one step closer to being able to drive their golf carts on secondary city streets after the city council unanimously approved the first reading of a new ordinance, June 21. The council approved the first reading of an ordinance which will allow golf carts to be driven on city streets where the speed limit is under […]

Council reopens police contract for second time this year

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

BURTON — For the second time in 60 days, the council has reopened the police contract and has given officers a raise. The city council voted 4-3 June 21 to accept a memorandum of understanding between the city of Burton and the police officer’s labor council, reopening the contract for Burton patrol officers’ wages. This comes after the council gave […]

Three young girls allegedly vandalized fire station in early morning hours

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

BURTON — Three young girls, all under the age of 10, out in the early morning hours Tuesday, gained access to and vandalized the interior of Burton Fire Station No. 2, according to Fire Chief Kirk Wilkinson. Wilkinson said the young girls were identified by their parents Tuesday morning after the department put stills from video footage of the trespass […]