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Recall language against Ellenburg, Peppin rejected by election commission

GENESEE COUNTY — Recall petition language against Genesee County Commissioners Ellen Ellenburg, D-Burton, and Gary Peppin, D-Davison was rejected by the election commission, Sept. 14. The pair was the target of a recall attempt after voting against a special meeting to allow residents to discuss a mask mandate for K-6 students. The meeting was to allow residents to discuss the […]

Burtucky Days parade

The annual Burtucky Days parade took place Sept. 16 with the precession rolling from Blessed Sacrament Church, 6340 Roberta St., heading up Belsay Road to the Captains Quarters Lounge, 6011 E. Atherton Rd. Owner Greg Benjamin entertained guests at the lounge with live music all weekend long with the band Soul’d Out, the Blue Hawaiians and Billy Gunther and the […]

Police arrest suspect in bank robbery

BURTON — Police have arrested a man who allegedly robbed the Chase Bank, 1232 Belsay Rd., on Sept. 20. The man entered the bank at approximately 1:10 p.m., Monday, after passing a note to the teller demanding money. Police said the teller gave him money and he left the bank on foot and got into the passenger side door of […]

Elder law attorney Thomas to host free workshops Sept. 28-29

FLINT — Michael E. Thomas, a Flint attorney specializing in elder law, says he has seen both joys and tragedies in his 40 years of practice. But nothing is more tragic, he says, than seeing a family lose their life savings because of a stroke, onset of dementia, Parkinson’s disease or another significant medical event. Statistics reveal that there is […]

Empty Bowls held at Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

FLINT — The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan held its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, Sept. 16, as part of September is National Hunger Action Month. Attendees enjoyed a simple meal of soup, bread and dessert from a variety of local restaurants and take home a one-of-a-kind bowl, handcrafted by area artisans, to serve as a reminder of hunger in our […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO Sept. 22, 2011 The city is navigating an obstacle course to fulfill state mandates that could entitle it to $105,000, if it is successful. But City Manager Michael Hart said there is still a long way to go. Hart said the state has changed the requirements for municipalities to receive statutory revenue sharing, making it so they […]

Mission Safari adventure maze at Sloan Museum at Courtland Center

BURTON — The Sloan Museum at Courtland Center will hold a Mission Safari adventure maze exhibit beginning Oct. 2 through Jan. 2. Spin the wheel and your adventure is real with Mission Safari. Spider webs, jungle vines, swinging bars and more await you in this a-maze-ing Mission Safari adventure that’s both educational and fun. Learn how your favorite animals get […]

Scout’s Eagle project provides marching band with new uniform racks

FLINT TWP. — As a member of the Carman-Ainsworth High School Blue Brigade Marching Band, Alex Wickham is quite familiar with the band’s aging hat and uniform racks. “They’re probably 15-years-old or even older,” said Wickham, who’s a senior at Carman Ainsworth High School and a French horn player in the band. “I thought it might be nice to design […]

Rotary Club to hold fundraiser raffle at Flushing Harvest Festival

FLUSHING — The Rotary Club of Flushing is selling raffle tickets as its primary annual fundraising event again this year. Due to COVID, we are not having our annual Entertainment Tent. However, we are still selling raffle tickets at the Flushing Harvest Festival to raise funds for our community projects. Some of our projects have included new stadium seats in […]

Swartz Creek schools struggle with transportation issues



SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek Community Schools Superintendent Ben Mainka is urging parents to be patient as district officials try to iron out some transportation issues, particularly as they affect parents who drive their children to school. Parents have complained about traffic congestion and lack of effective drop-off and pick-up protocols at several of the buildings. “We have struggled,” Mainka […]


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