Arts & Lifestyles

Goodrich woman reaches the end of her American Idol run



GOODRICH — Genavieve Linkowski has improved a great deal since her first appearance on “American Idol” two years ago – enough to make it to the final judgment round in Hawaii, where she came up short of moving on to the top 20. Linkowski, 23, of Goodrich, gave an emotional performance of Lauren Daigle’s “You Say” on Sunday night’s show. […]

Community Foundation of Flint announces $120,000 awarded to four local non-profits

FLINT — Rapid-response grants were announced recently by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) to four nonprofit organizations providing services to vulnerable populations in Flint and Genesee County. Grants were awarded from the newly established Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund in response to the COVID- 19 crisis. “We are working diligently in response to nonprofit organizations who we know […]

Congressman Kildee, state officials discuss CARES Act



FLINT — During a telephone townhall held on March 31, Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) and state officials discussed a recent coronavirus aid bill passed by Congress and how the legislation will aid residents of Michigan’s 5th Congressional District. On March 27, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act, which is aimed at providing economic relief […]

Remember When …



Hello! I will do my best to tell my stories as I learned growing up in Genesee County. My great grandfather Robert Barnett lived to be 99 and stayed in the family settlement until 1965, with my family going as far back as 1840 in Swartz Creek. As we come into the Easter celebration week around the world, all the […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO April 15, 2010 Former Mayor Kay Ann Adair said the closing of the city’s compost site in the southwest corner of Jack Abernathy Regional park is not only a blow to the community – considered a leader in recycling at one time – but it could lead to the dumping of yard waste. Adair addressed the city […]

Siple monitor Sheila Colley is ‘Kids First’ March recipient

DAVISON — Siple Elementary Monitor Sheila Colley is the March 2020 recipient of the “Kids First” Award. Each month, administrators nominate a staff member who best exemplifies what it means to be “Kids First.” Winners receive a $100 Visa gift card thanks to Mark Owen, owner of MEEMIC insurance agencies in Davison and Flint Township, and a certificate. The winner […]

GISD announces winners of 2020 Spelling Bee

FLINT — The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) has announced the winners of the 2020 Countywide Spelling Bee. The competition was held in March. This year, 282 students from schools across Genesee County put their spelling skills to the test with 24 of those students going on to compete in the Champion of Champions Bee. The top three spellers from […]

Meals on Wheels postponing delivery meals due to COVID-19

FLINT — Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD) was notified March 25 at 8 p.m. of potential COVID-19 exposure from a Mass Transportation Authority driver who was assigned to assist with meal deliveries. This Individual was present and delivering meals for two days, March 16-17 and did not continue beyond those two days. The Individual was primarily a driver […]

In brief

The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren statement regarding COVID-19 GRAND BLANC — The PGA TOUR made the announcement on March 17 that due to the ongoing health crisis related to COVID-19, all PGA TOUR Champions events through the week of May 10 have been postponed or canceled. Furthermore, the PGA of America has postponed the PGA Championship (May 14-17) for […]

Catholic Charities continues to serve area

GENESEE COUNTY — In this time of great uncertainty Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties is determined to meet this challenge head-on while still serving the most vulnerable among us. Services continue to be offered while putting public health and safety as a top priority. They are following CDC guidelines by allowing all staff that can work from home, […]


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