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Council members sworn in after unopposed Nov. 8 election



DAVISON — Councilmen Ron Emery and Brian Warner were sworn in for new terms on the Davison City Council at a special meeting, Nov. 22. A third councilman, Chris Hinkley, was unable to attend but was sworn in separately at the Nov. 28 council meeting. The men were elected to three of four open seats on the council at the […]

City appoints Lewicki to fill council vacancy



FLUSHING — Former Flushing firefighter David Lewicki has been selected to fill a city council vacancy left by the recent death of Councilman Dan Fralick. At a special meeting held on Nov. 21, Lewicki received unanimous support from Flushing City Council to serve as an at-large representative on the council. He will complete the remainder of Fralick’s term, which runs […]

Here come the gobblers!

Crowds of excited pre-K and Kindergarten students from the Early Childhood Center got to run in the school’s annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 23 to usher in Thanksgiving festivities. Many kids wore “turkey” headgear or bibs that they made in art class to the starting line, while parents gathered on the sidewalks to cheer on their little gobblers as they […]

Flushing Candlewalk lights up the holidays

FLUSHING — Flushing’s annual Candlewalk will return with Christmas-time festivities tonight and tomorrow night from 6-9 p.m. in the downtown business district and Riverview Park. The action kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. with a Parade of Lights (also known as the Santa Parade) and a Christmas tree lighting at Cornwell Park. Festivalgoers can visit with Santa at Goggin’s Hall […]

Still time to enter Burton Christmas home decorating contest

BURTON — There is still time to enter the 3rd Annual Burton ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas home decorating contest. Entries must be received Dec. 9 by 5 p.m. at the Park and Recreation office. Started in 2020 during the pandemic by Mayor Duane Haskins, the home decorating contest was conceived as a way for residents to do something fun […]

City looking at new ways to attract businesses



BURTON — The city’s newly formed retail committee attended a conference Nov. 17-20 and brought back some ideas that might help bring new businesses into the community. Council President Steve Heffner, Vice President Tom Martinbianco and Councilman Vaughn Smith reported back to the council Nov. 21 their recent findings at the National League of Cities conference in Kansas City, MO. […]

Tree plan for DDA district hits snag



BURTON — The Downtown Development Authority’s plan to purchase 10 new trees for the downtown district along S. Saginaw Street has hit a roadblock. After approving the purchase and installation of 10 trees from Baldwin Tree Farm, 2232 Baldwin Rd., in Fenton, on Sept. 19 at a cost of $7,780, the tree farm has now backed out of the agreement. […]

Seniors receive free turkeys

Thanksgiving came a little early for local senior citizens during the 3rd Annual Turkey Giveaway at the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center on Nov. 21. Flint Township police and firefighters teamed up to give away 50 frozen turkeys to local seniors in a drive-thru format. Turkeys were provided by Matrix Expedited Service.

Cornerstone church to present ‘The Bethlehem Inn’ dinner show and living Nativity



SWARTZ CREEK — The congregation of Cornerstone Baptist Church will continue a 10-year Christmas tradition when they present “The Bethlehem Inn” dinner theater and living Nativity. Tickets cost $6 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available online at cornerstonemi.church. The ticket price just covers the church’s expenses. The show is intended to share the spirit of the season […]

Flint Township Elf Hunt begins this week

FLINT TWP. — Santa’s Elves are on the loose in Flint Township! From Dec. 2-11, Discover Flint Township will be presenting the 2nd annual Elf Hunt at participating businesses. Customers are encouraged to find the elves and register to win prizes. Look for an Elf sign at participating businesses in Flint Township, find the display and register to win prizes. […]


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