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GFWC Flushing Women’s Club to sponsor visit with Santa during Candlewalk

FLUSHING — The GFWC Flushing Women’s Club will be sponsoring a safe visit with Santa Claus in Riverview Park during the annual Flushing Candlewalk on Dec. 3-4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Santa will be seated in the pavilion closest to the playground and may have some elf tricks up his sleeve or a story to read while your […]

City Council evaluates strengths, weaknesses of city departments

FLUSHING — Flushing City Council recently held a roundtable discussion to evaluate city departments and address Flushing’s most pressing concerns. On Nov. 10, council members held a special meeting with city department heads to review a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis compiled by Interim City Manager Clarence Goodlein and his office. Altogether, the analysis provided an overview of […]

Flushing School Board approves return to remote classes for all students

FLUSHING — Staffing shortages and mass quarantines have prompted Flushing Community Schools to return to a 100 percent virtual learning format after the Thanksgiving holiday. Last Tuesday, the Flushing School Board unanimously approved an extended COVID-19 Learning Plan and the return of remote-only classes for all grades starting Nov. 30. Students in grades K-8 took their final in-person classes on […]

Flint police officer accused of molesting juvenile in Flushing Township

FLUSHING TWP. — A Flint police officer has been arrested for allegedly molesting and raping a juvenile girl in Flushing Township. Justin McLeod, 36, was taken into custody at a residence on the 6000 block of N. McKinley Road on Nov. 15 by the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST) in coordination with Flushing Township police. The arrest was made […]

Residents call for a return to Christmas decorations on Saginaw Street

BURTON — Despite a call by many residents to bring back city Christmas decorations along Saginaw Street, aging fixtures and unsafe electrical connections are making that return difficult, said officials. The Burton City Council discussed bringing back the city decorations, typically hung from light poles along the Burton stretch of Saginaw Street, at its Nov. 16 meeting. But officials say […]

Giving thanks

Bentley Community Schools was a recipient of the generosity of Living and Giving Together, a national non-profit group, and PKSA Karate in Davison. They donated 50 Thanksgiving meals to distribute to those in need in the community. The distribution took place at Bentley High School, Nov. 21. Volunteers are shown here loading vehicles with the boxes of food and a […]

Dog Park receives grant for agility equipment

BURTON — The Friends of the Burton Dog Park were awarded a $1,000 grant from a local funder for the purpose of purchasing materials to build additional agility equipment at the Burton Dog Park. The equipment was made possible due to an anonymous financial gift to expand the number of pieces of agility equipment inside of the dog park, said […]

Crash on I-69 leaves one dead, six injured

FLINT TWP. — A multiple vehicle crash on I-69 in Flint Township has claimed the life of one person and left six others injured. On Nov. 18 at 6:15 p.m., Flint Township police responded to a rollover crash involving four vehicles on I-69 west of I-75. According to police, two vehicles heading eastbound on I-69 east of Bristol Road collided […]

Stuff a bus

The Swartz Creek High School Student Council pitched in to help ensure that area families will have food on the table this holiday season. The students organized a Stuff a Bus food drive Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Cage. Forty-plus people stopped by and contributed more than 1,200 nonperishable food items and monetary donations that totaled $1,377, including a generous […]

CDBG hearing set in Gaines Township

GAINES TOWNSHIP — The Township of Gaines will hold a Community Development public needs hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the start of the Board of Trustees meeting. Due to the new state Health Department emergency orders on public gatherings, the meeting will take place virtually. Details of how to access the meeting will be available on the […]

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