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CMU quarterback recounts near fatal shooting

Offers praise for Hurley Trauma Center for saving his life


FLINT — John Keller, quarterback for the Central Michigan University football team, said he doesn’t remember much from the night he was shot in the chest back in April at a party in Mount Pleasant. Keller, 21, said what he does know about that night is if it hadn’t of been for the Hurley Trauma Center in Flint, he wouldn’t […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO Sept. 1, 2011 After months of anticipation by area pet lovers, the Davison Dog Park finally has a grand opening date. Denice Wagner, a resident who has spearheaded the Dog Park effort, said the park at 1285 N. Gale Rd., adjacent to the township’s Black Creek Trail, will open Oct. 2. The grand opening will follow a […]

Terry Katzur named Michigan Credit Union League Professional of the Year

BURTON — ELGA Credit Union’s (ELGA) Executive Vice President, Terry Katzur, has been named Professional of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL). This award recognizes his leadership within the credit union, and his contributions to the industry as a whole. He was awarded this honor at the MCUL’s Annual Convention & Exposition on Aug. 24. This prestigious […]

Most SCCS students return to in-person learning, many face mask mandate



SWARTZ CREEK — Ninety-eight percent of Swartz Creek Community Schools students will return to some semblance of normalcy as their families have opted for in-person learning this academic year, but some still face mask mandates under a recent countywide order. In August, Genesee County Medical Health Officer Dr. Pamela Hackert ordered that all county schools require masks for students and […]

Duck race raises money for special needs vision clinic



BYRON — The Gaines Lions Club pitched in to help a Saginaw vision clinic continue to provide optometric services to Michigan’s special needs population. Club members hosted a Sunday breakfast by donation, followed by a duck race in the Shiawassee River at Byron High School. The club sold 500 ducks at $5 each, raising $2,500; proceeds from the breakfast are […]

McLaren Flint welcomes new doctors

FLINT — Four new doctors have joined the staff at McLaren Flint: Shagufta Ali MD, FACP; Kamal Ibrahim, MD; Esmael Amjad MD, FACS; and Brian F. Tesler, MD, OB/ GYN. Ali MD, and infectious disease specialist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. She is seeing patients at McLaren Infectious Disease- Beech Hill Center, 3200 Beecher Rd. in Flint. […]

Fair enough!

The Genesee County Fair was in town last week, held at the E.A. Cumming Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Rd., in Genesee Township, one year after being cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The fair made its comeback with concerts, carnival rides and a colorful array of livestock exhibitions. Events and activities for the fair ran from Aug. 23-29.

Neurosurgeon joins Ascension Medical Group in Grand Blanc

GRAND BLANC — Neurosurgeon Lisa Guyot, MD, and her surgical practice has transitioned to Ascension Medical Group (AMG). With 20 years of experience, Guyot has established herself as a renowned surgeon providing exceptional care for patients across the greater Flint region. Guyot is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. She […]

Tension runs high as school board, public discuss mask mandate



GRAND BLANC — With Grand Blanc Community Schools students returning to the classroom this week, the debate over the county’s new mask mandate continues to rage before the board of education. Emotions ran high at the Monday, Aug. 23, school board meeting, prompting board President Susan Kish to call for order more than once and threaten to clear the auditorium. […]

‘It’s a wonderful gift to be able to give someone’

State Rep. Cynthia Neeley, a kidney donor, advocates for organ, tissue donation

FLINT — State Rep. Cynthia Neeley wants everyone to know something about organ donation: it’s not as difficult as you might think. Neeley, who was elected to serve the 34th district last year after her husband, Sheldon, was elected as the mayor of Flint, knows first-hand: she donated a kidney to her younger sister, Debra, about 10 years ago. “It’s […]


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