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Runners and walkers took part in the 2021 Burton Veterans Honor Run, an 11K Run, a 5K Run & Walk, and a 5K ruck, starting at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta St. in Burton on Nov. 13. For more from the event see page 9 inside.

Genesee County Ambassadors to host toy drive for children of inmates



GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Ambassadors, in conjunction with the Genesee County Jail, want to ensure that children of incarcerated parents receive Christmas cheer in the form of a nice new toy. Collections are starting for the 2nd Annual All Children are Equal Holiday Toy Drive at the Genesee County Jail, hosted by the Genesee County Ambassadors, The Lenore […]

County health department plans to roll back school mask mandate by Dec. 22



GENESEE COUNTY — Most Genesee County students will no longer be required to mask up in school by Christmas break, per updated guidance from the Genesee County Health Department. Dr. Pamela Hackert, medical health officer for Genesee County, announced on Monday that she is planning to scale back the county’s mask mandate for schools starting on Dec. 22. Following that […]

Scout donates popcorn to senior home

Local scout, Killian Newsome, recently donated popcorn to a senior home for the third time. He made the donation to Abby Park Assisted Living. For the past three years Killian, a second grader from McGrath Eleentary in Grand Blanc, has collected returnables from the community to purchase popcorn for local seniors. He said, “when I give them popcorn it makes […]

VFW Post 822 holds fundraising dinner for Operation Toy Soldier

GRAND BLANC — Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 822, 5065 S. Saginaw Rd., will hold a holiday fundraising dinner Nov. 20 from 4-6 p.m. to help ensure the children of Genesee County’s veterans have a joyous Christmas. Operation Toy Soldier is a nationwide not-for-profit program that helps our local military families. Post 822 is supporting Operation Toy Soldier by collecting […]

Atlas Twp. board votes against trash assessment increase



ATLAS TWP. — Responding to residents’ objections, the Atlas Township Board of Trustees has voted against a proposed rate increase for trash collection which would have facilitated a change in vendors. By a vote of 3-2, the board on Monday rejected a plan to boost the trash assessment to an amount not to exceed $194 per year per improved parcel. […]

Grand Blanc council considers limiting hockey on Physicians Park rink



GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc city officials find themselves in an unusual quandary over the ice rink at Physicians Park. “For the two years we’ve had the new rink, we’ve always had a sign that says half is for hockey, the other for free skating,” said Department of Public Works Director Matt Wurtz. “Hockey players tend to take it over […]

Save the Date

Feed the bus GRAND BLANC — Please Join FISH of Grand Blanc and help fill the bus to offset the increased number of requests for holiday help. Volunteers will accept donations of cereal, canned and boxed meals, hygiene products, toilet paper and tissue, laundry and cleaning products and other nonperishable items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, […]

Pictures with Santa at the American Legion

DAVISON TWP. — The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 267 will be hosting its annual Pictures with Santa Event at the Hall, 10309 Davison Road, on Dec. 4 from 3-7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Come enjoy a visit with Santa, crafts for the kids and cookie decorating. Take your own photos. Donations accepted and all […]

City council votes to include two streets in county TIP plan



DAVISON — The city council approved applying for a Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) matching grant for the reconstruction of West Rising and South Dayton streets at its Nov. 8 meeting. City engineers have developed a long-term plan for the maintenance and replacement of West Rising and South Dayton streets. The resolution approved unanimously by the council, with Councilwoman Stacey Kalisz […]


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