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Grand Blanc’s Riley Dewley advances to national Outstanding Teen competition



GRAND BLANC — Like many young girls, Rylie Dewley dreamed of becoming Miss America. On June 18, she reached a milestone in that journey when she was crowned Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen. Dewley, a senior at Grand Blanc High School, won a $1,000 scholarship and the chance to compete in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant July 30 in Orlando, […]

Drumming for a Cause rescheduled

GRAND BLANC — Due to rain, the Cardio Drumming fundraiser class for Hurley Children’s Miracle Network that was scheduled for Saturday, June 26 on the Grand Blanc High School football field, has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 7. Residents are invited to rock out for charity with this special Cardio Drumming class that will take place at 10 a.m. All […]

Ghost Walk tickets available

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Tickets now are available for the first Grand Blanc Township Historic District Commission Ghost Walk. The walk will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Perry-McFarlan Cemetery. Come hear the tales of spirits past while on a guided tour through the cemetery. The cemetery is located at the northeast corner […]

GB parents offer support for schools’ equity efforts following backlash



GRAND BLANC — With residents showing up to support the Grand Blanc Community Schools’ efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusion, last week’s Board of Education meeting had a distinctly different tenor than the previous two meetings. High school English teacher Nick Popadich was one of the people who spoke up. Popadich, in June, attracted national attention after a post […]

DPW supervisor retires early after months of council debate over position



DAVISON — Just two weeks after the city council approved moving the Department of Public Works supervisor under its direction, he asked for and was granted early retirement effective immediately. The council unanimously approved DPW Supervisor Ed Brown’s request for immediate retirement, leaving the city after 11 years. On Monday, the city council approved his retirement, effective at 3 p.m. […]

Rep. Martin to host local office hours July 19

DAVISON — State Rep. David Martin has announced his July office hours will be held in Montrose and Davison. “This is a great opportunity to ask questions, offer ideas and share your thoughts about state government,” said Martin, of Davison. “Hearing feedback from people helps me make sure I am effectively representing the interests and needs of our community when […]

Change in insurance coverage will save township money



DAVISON TWP. — The board of trustees adopted a new property liability insurance carrier Monday night that will save the township $25,000 a year. The board voted 3-1 in favor of switching the township’s property liability insurance to the Michigan Municipal League Liability Pool, Trustee Lori Tallman being the sole dissenting vote. Supervisor Jim Slezak said the coverage is the […]

Davison schools Traveling Library returns for summer reading

DAVISON — If you need some reading material to help you complete your challenges, then be sure to watch for the Davison Community Schools Traveling Library bus in a neighborhood near you this summer. Students from ALL buildings are welcome to stop at any or all stops. Here is the schedule: July 14 – Central Elementary staff will host visits […]

City strengthens code enforcement, attempts to clean up blight



FLUSHING — Over the past year, Flushing has been tackling code violations and blight with the help of Flushing Fire Chief Jim Michael, who doubles as the city’s code enforcement officer. Since being appointed to his new position last September, Michael has responded to 331 code enforcement cases throughout Flushing. Many of the cases involve yard blight like “junk” vehicles […]

Blackmore Rowe softball rides three game winning streak

FLUSHING — The Blackmore Rowe Insurance 10-12 girls softball team climbed back into first place in its division after winning three straight games from June 15 to June 22. Coming off back-to-back losses on June 8 and June 10, Blackmore Rowe responded with a 10-3 win over First Response Restoration on June 15. Blackmore Rowe then avenged a 6-0 loss […]


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