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Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO July 28, 2011 At the July 11 Davison City Council meeting, it appeared uncertain the city could reach an agreement with owners of the Kroger plaza at M-15 and E. Flint Street to place some form of traffic control device in the plaza’s south exit onto Flint Street. But the city and plaza owners have reached an […]

City prepares to defend taxable value after Meijer files appeal with state



SWARTZ CREEK — City officials are gearing up for another tax battle, this time with retail giant Meijer. The retailer has filed an appeal with the Michigan Tax Tribunal, asking to have the taxable value – about 50 percent of true cash value – of their property in Swartz Creek lowered to $2,884,935, down from $4,258,627. City manager Adam Zettel […]

Karlichek seeks re-election for mayor in 2021

FLUSHING — Flushing resident Joseph Karlichek has announced his candidacy for his re-election as Flushing City Mayor in the city’s November 2021 election. “There is much more I would like to do for our city,” Karlichek said. “I am humbled to be the Mayor of Flushing City and hope to continue the great successes we have had. “When I look […]

MCC Respiratory Therapy degree program earns re-accreditation

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Respiratory Therapy Associates of Applied Science degree has been reaffirmed for continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). “This is a testament to the skill, knowledge and professionalism of our Respiratory Therapy department leadership and faculty members,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker- Griffea. “Respiratory Therapy Program Director, Kathryn […]

Back to the Bricks announces this year’s ‘Tune-Up’ Parties Line Up

FLINT — Start your engines! Back to the Bricks is ready to have some fun. The excitement builds as the extremely popular ‘Tune-Up Parties’ rev up the entire week before the main event. Each night, Aug. 9-14, Back to the Bricks will make its way into six different cities offering attractions and fun activities. All the activities may vary by […]

Summer Vibes continue at MCC with Drive-in Movies

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) keeps the good vibrations going this summer with the addition of Drive-in Movies added to its Summer Vibes series. The College will screen Black Panther on July 23 and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Aug. 13. Both movies will be projected on an outdoor screen in the parking lot adjacent to the MCC Event […]

MDHHS seeking proposals for services to domestic violence victims

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a request for proposals to provide services to victims of domestic/intimate partner and dating violence, as well as their dependent children. Domestic Violence Programming proposals that are awarded will support a wide range of flexible supportive services and resources, including temporary emergency housing; individual/ group support; emergency […]

Gov. Whitmer makes appointments to boards and commissions

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the following local appointments to state boards and commissions: Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science Mark T. Evely, Ph.D., of Swartz Creek, is the chair of the Wayne State University Department of Applied Health Sciences and an assistant professor and program director for the mortuary science program. Dr. Evely is also a funeral […]

MDHHS, Food Bank continue Flint mobile pantries during July

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will continue to provide nutritious food by the truckload to Flint residents throughout July. MDHHS has provided the Flint mobile food pantries since February 2016 in partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. July’s mobile food pantry distribution will have plenty of delicious, vitamin-rich produce and […]

Fostering Futures scholarship application deadline now Aug. 1

Eligible individuals nncouraged to not wait, apply today

LANSING — Young adults who have experienced foster care on or after their 13th birthday now have more time to apply for a scholarship from the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The Fostering Futures Scholarship application period for academic year 2021-22 will stay open until Aug. 1. Eligible students enrolled at a Michigan […]


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