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County breaks ground on new elevated water storage tank

Addition to water system promises to maintain pressure during power outages

BURTON — The Genesee County Drain Commission broke ground Sept. 17 on a $5.3 million elevated water storage tank designed to help improve and maintain water pressure to the county during power outages. The 240-foot tower, which will hold 1 million gallons of water, should help make it so water pressure is maintained during Consumers Energy power outages which usually […]

911 Consortium recognizes exclusive EMS service contracts

GENESEE COUNTY — Communities that have signed exclusive contracts with EMS providers will be allowed to resume those agreements, per a recent decision from the Genesee County 911 Consortium Board. At a Sept. 14 executive board meeting, the Consortium Board narrowly passed a measure to recognize contracts signed between EMS provider Medstar and several local municipalities. The motion, which passed […]

Planning Commission to seek public input on proposed industrial park

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Planning Commission has set Oct. 7 for a public hearing on proposed rezoning for property slated for a light industrial condominium park. The 150-acre site, located on Baldwin Road, encompasses two large parcels, about half of which once housed the Trim Pines tree farm. Together, the parcels currently are zoned Neighborhood Commercial […]

Swanson, Sassack, Avery to be honored as ‘Distinguished Alumni’

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc High School Alumni Association will recognize three Bobcat grads as Distinguished Alumni during the Homecoming festivities on Friday. James Avery, Scott Sassack, and Chris Swanson will receive the Charlie A. Carmody Distinguished Alumni Award this year. Avery has served on the Grand Blanc Community Schools Board of Education since 2010 and the Genesee Intermediate […]

Tickets available for New Century Chorale’s ‘Songs from Silence’ concert

GRAND BLANC — The New Century Chorale is preparing for its 28th season of bringing beautiful choral music to the community. The chorale’s theme for the year is “Together in Song,” which celebrates the exit from the Covid silence. Their first concert of the season, entitled “Songs from Silence,” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at St. […]

Fall events gearing up in the Davison area

Pumpkin Festival, trunk or treats planned for October

DAVISON AREA — After cancellations last fall put a halt on the Davison Downtown Development Authority’s annual Pumpkinfest and Trunk or Treat, both events are back this year. They will take place in addition to Davison Township’s drive-thru Trunk or Treat at Lake Callis, which started last year with the need for social distancing during the pandemic. The DDA’s Trunk […]

Rep. Martin honors late paramedic, hosts fire chief at ceremony

Event honors 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

LANSING — At a 9/11 ceremony at the state Capitol, state Rep. Dave Martin recently paid tribute to Ronald “Mike” Bierlien of Clio, a paramedic who passed away from COVID-19, and welcomed Chief Brian Flewelling of the Davison-Richfield Area Fire Department as his guest to the event. “Paramedics like Mike Bierlein are exposed to health risks on a daily basis, […]

Davison Farmers Market Autumn Craft Show

DAVISON TWP. — Well, it’s that time of year when fall opens its book of colors and the fields are ready for harvesting. There are bushels of fun awaiting you at Davison Farmers Market’s “Autumn Craft Show” this Saturday, Sept. 25. As the autumn days are amazing with their various colors of the season, so are some of the one-of-a-kind […]

Smith phone threat trial set for Oct. 25

FLINT — Matthew Smith, the embattled Davison Board of Education member accused of making a threatening phone call to the Houghton County Clerk last year, will have his day in court Oct. 25. The next pre-trial court date was set for Oct. 25 in Judge William H. Crawford II’s courtroom during a hearing held Sept. 14. Smith is accused of […]

FUMC Women’s Fall rummage sale

FLUSHING — The Flushing United Methodist Women are holding their Fall Rummage Sale on Friday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations will be accepted after (not before) Sept. 20 and no later than Sept. 27 during church office hours. No exercise equipment, computers or encyclopedias will be accepted. […]

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