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Deadlocked board fails to reach clerk’s appointment consensus

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

DAVISON TWP. — It only took the board of trustees a few minutes Monday night to decide discussion would be a waste of time when it met for the second time to consider appointing one of two residents to serve as township clerk. “Everybody is pretty stubborn up here on this board,” said Supervisor Jim Slezak after the four board […]

Freeman recognized for service as retirement nears

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

DAVISON TWP. — The Board of Trustees passed a resolution, June 14, recognizing retiring Police Chief Rick Freeman for his years of service to the community. Additionally, State Rep. David Martin (R-Davison) was on hand to present Freeman with a tribute from the State House of Representatives for his retirement after 30 years of police work. The resolution passed by […]

Smith to fight misdemeanor charge over alleged threat

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

DAVISON TWP. — Matthew Smith, a member of the Davison Board of Education, will face a misdemeanor charge in connection to a March 6, 2020 complaint by the Houghton County Clerk in which she accused Smith of making a threat against her by phone. The charge, malicious use of telecommunication services, was issued Thursday in 67th District Court following months […]

In brief

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

Getting it right A story in the June 17 edition of the Davison Index regarding the Davison Township Board of Trustees’ deadlocked attempt at appointing a new clerk should have said Travis Howell is a Republican who lost his bid to be clerk last year in the August primary when he was defeated by Mary Miller by just 11 votes. […]

Gathering again in Flint and Genesee County

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

It has been 15 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and now all restrictions put in place in Michigan are lifted, including capacity limits, mask mandates and social distancing protocols. These changes come after more than 60 percent of Michigan residents (aged 16+) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, decreasing […]

Howell not the best candidate for clerk’s job

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

I am writing to express my concern over the possibility of (Davison Township) resident and career politician Travis Howell seeking the open clerk’s seat. Mr. Howell has never been elected to anything. He has spent the last several years applying for positions and trying to get into local government. To refresh your memory, Mr. Howell was appointed trustee in 2018 […]

It’s time to split Genesee County

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

The ability to manipulate legislative districts to divide communities and dilute voter power to favor one party over another has plagued our state for decades. Despite the efforts by the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, we have already seen groups trying to influence the process of redrawing legislative districts based on the population lost in our state through various legal […]

A symbol of hypocrisy.

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

Yesterday, I watched a heated exchange between neighbors that resulted in them both walking away wearing disgruntled expressions. This disagreement stemmed from a large colorful flag displayed on one neighbor’s lawn, which offended the other neighbor who proudly displayed their own semi-monochromatic flag. Although I couldn’t hear the whole conversation, I gathered the gist of the discussion by the fervent […]

American Legion Poppy Drive was a success

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 267 would like to thank the community for the donations received from our Poppy Drive totaling $1210! This money goes directly to Veteran Rehabilitation Services. Thank you for your support! — Mary Boros, President, ALA Unit 267

A thank you for paying it forward

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

Last night, I was having dinner with a friend on the deck at the Moose Lodge on Lake Fenton. We were just finishing up, when our server came over to tell us that someone paid it forward and paid for both of our dinners! We were so surprised and thought what a kind gesture! We’re hoping that “special someone” might […]