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Inaugural group of law enforcement graduates from Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 09, 2021

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Health System has announced the first group of officers have graduated from Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) offered by Genesee Health System. CIT training is being offered through a combination of grant funds and will be continued by the Genesee County Mental Health Millage that was passed in May. “The officers completing the CIT training in Genesee […]

Out of the past

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 09, 2021

10 YEARS AGO Sept. 8, 2011 Former Superintendent Clay Perkins has returned to help school district officials get things off to a smooth start for the 2011-12 school year. Perkins, who retired last year, will fill in part-time for Assistant Superintendent Kevin Brown as interim human resources director. Brown, meanwhile, has returned temporarily to his former post as principal of […]

GFWC Swartz Creek selects Goupil as recipient of 2021 scholarship

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 09, 2021

SWARTZ CREEK — The GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club has awarded a $500 scholarship to Sydney Goupil. After graduating from Swartz Creek High School in 2018, Goupil attended Mott Community College. She currently is a senior at Eastern Michigan University where she is pursuing a degree in speech therapy, and plans to continue her studies to achieve a master’s degree. […]

Memorial ‘tree of hope’ sheds light on overdose and addiction

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 09, 2021

SWARTZ CREEK — Lisa Lewis is living a parent’s worst nightmare, but through the tears and heartbreak and sleepless nights, she wants to offer hope to other families who are facing the same struggles her family faced for years. With loved ones by her side on Tuesday, Aug. 31 – International Overdose Awareness Day – Lewis planted a white pine […]

Career exploration helps students become successful adults

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 09, 2021

When I was a child, I didn’t have a clue that I could be doing the work that I am doing today. I couldn’t conceptualize it. So, instead my passions were rooted in what was familiar to me. I wanted to be an artist. So, after high school I went on to pursue a fine arts degree. It wasn’t until […]

Remember When …

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 09, 2021

The first known writings and paintings on walls were found in the Chauvet cave in France dating back 30,000 BC, but in the Egyptian tombs are where the most paintings or markings have been found, geologists say, back to about 3150 BC. The first public museum started in Paris, France, in 1793 called the Louvre, now the second largest in […]

To mask or not to mask, that is the question.

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 09, 2021

Your answer may be right for you, but not right for me; my answer may be right for me, but not right for you. I respect and protect your right to social-distance, wear a mask, shield, gloves, a hazmat suit if you choose, but expect you to respect and protect my right allowing me, not my neighbor and certainly not […]

Sloan to hold Golden Memories Vintage Automobile Gathering, Sept. 19

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 09, 2021

FLINT — Sloan Museum will hold the 27th Annual Golden Memories Vintage Automobile Gathering, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sloan Museum & Longway Planetarium, Roaring 20s Ice Cream Parlor and Hot Dog Heaven the event is a car show featuring vehicles who have celebrated their golden 50th anniversary, free for both car owners and […]

Health department now requiring masks for pre-K through grade 12

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 09, 2021

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) has updated the initial mask order it released Aug. 12, to include pre-Kindergarten and grades seven 7-12. This order adding pre-Kindergarten and grades 7-12 was effective this week. The order will remain in effect until community transmission for Genesee County is categorized as “Moderate” by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Sign up now for the ‘Out Pick the Fat Guy’ contest

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | September 09, 2021

Yes, the crystal-clear pepper jack cheeseball is all plugged in for the NFL selections this week. I know you all want to see who the Fat Guy likes this week. I see we only have 19 entries in the “Out Pick the Fat Guy.” What the heck are you waiting for to sign up? The winner gets a nice prize […]