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Goodrich scout leads cleanup effort at Horton Cemetery



ATLAS TWP. — Tucked into the rolling landscape of southern Atlas Township is the Horton Cemetery. The small, tree-filled plot of land was established as a burial ground 184 years ago, and now serves as the final resting place for 160 or so souls, including Revolutionary War soldiers John and William Britton. On Saturday, Oct. 10, the grounds were full […]

12th annual Project Heat’s On helping Burton families stay safe and warm

BURTON — Goyette Mechanical is once again helping to orchestrate Project Heat’s On in 2020. This is the 12th year for what has become a very meaningful community outreach event. Project Heat’s On selects multiple Burton area homes each year and provides much needed furnace cleaning, repair and even replacement free of charge for families in need. Selected homes also […]

VFW to host dinner, auction fundraiser

FLINT TWP. — Swartz Creek VFW Post 3720 will have a meatloaf dinner and silent auction to raise funds for the organization. Tickets cost $8.50 and are available in advance at the post, 3131 Elms Road. The post is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The silent auction begins Monday, Oct. 19, and concludes at 7 […]

DHS 2020 Homecoming

(Photos at immediate right) As has been the case all year, Davison High School had to make do with the cards it was dealt for the 2020 Homecoming. A small parade (by usual standards) was held to mark the annual tradition. The DHS Marching Band (shown here), cheerleaders, dance teams and cars carrying the homecoming king and queen candidates rolled […]

Salvation Army to hold sign-up days for holiday assistance

GENESEE COUNTY — Families living in Genesee County needing Christmas assistance with toys and food, to ensure a blessed Christmas holiday for their children, should come and apply for The Salvation Army’s 2020 Christmas Assistance program. The sign-up days will be held Oct. 20 at the Flint Beecher Corps, 1475 W. Coldwater Rd., Flint, and on Oct. 21-23 at the […]

Spike in COVID cases prompts closure of SCHS during Homecoming week



SWARTZ CREEK — Just as Swartz Creek High School students and staff were gearing up for Spirit Week, COVID-19 reared its ugly head and put a damper on what was left of the traditional pre-homecoming festivities. Superintendent Ben Mainka announced Tuesday administrators would close the high school and shift all high school classes to an online format at least through […]

3D Mammography detecting cancers earlier resulting in better outcomes

FLINT — Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets plenty of attention. The question is, are women acting on the plea to get their annual mammogram? “As a physician I cannot stress enough the importance of early detection and how key it is to breast cancer survival,” said Ashley Richardson, DO, a breast surgical oncologist at McLaren Flint. The latest technology allows […]

Jeepers, Creekers!

Jeepers Creekers Inc. and the Swartz Creek Area Firefighters Inc. teamed up to present the 3rd annual Jeepers Creekers trunk-or-treat and movie Saturday, Oct. 10, in downtown Swartz Creek. Event organizers estimate around 1,000 kids strolled through the tunnel of trunks collecting candy and enjoying the warm weather and creative Halloween and harvest themed decorations. Prize winners for best decorations […]

Flint Township cancels annual Trunk or Treat

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) have opted to cancel the township’s annual Trunk or Treat event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The township’s Trunk or Treat event, which was held at the Genesee Valley Center last year along with a haunted trail, was scheduled to be hosted by Shea Automotive Group later this month […]

Hometown Days to sponsor buck pole Nov. 15

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek Hometown Days will present its inaugural buck pole from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Kincaid Field, 5086 Morrish Road. The contest is sponsored by Kallas Heating & Cooling. Fireside Coffee will provide coffee and hot chocolate. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st place biggest scorable point buck (must clear scoring […]


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