2017-11-16

MEA/AFT mall march highlights unsettled lawsuit




FLINT TWP. — On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments in AFT Michigan et al vs. State of Michigan — the long-running 3 percent case is brought by the American Federation of Teachers of Michigan and the Michigan Education Association on behalf of education employees who had money wrongfully withheld from their paychecks in 2010-2012, according […]

Gifts for holiday hosts



The season of entertaining is in full swing, with family, friends and coworkers gathering at various locales to enjoy some holiday spirit together. When celebrating the holidays, it is customary to offer hosts a token of appreciation. During the season of giving, it may be challenging to find a gift that stands out in the crowd. However, some of the […]

McLaren Health Care named as sponsor for Ally Challenge golf tournament



GRAND BLANC – During a press conference on Monday morning at McLaren Health Care’s new headquarters in Grand Blanc, officials announced a number of developments in the inaugural Ally Challenge, a PGA Tour Champions event coming to Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Sept. of 2018. It was announced that a three-year deal will position McLaren as the presenting […]

DNR to offer deer check stations around state

Wakefield and Watersmeet check stations help aid efforts to ‘Keep the U.P. CWD free’

Heading north to hunt during the firearm hunting season? As part of its stepped-up chronic wasting disease monitoring efforts along the Michigan- Wisconsin border, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be operating new deer check stations in Wakefield and Watersmeet during the upcoming firearm deer hunting season. “As our education and disease testing efforts continue, we want to increase […]

Skaff event includes four charities this year



GENESEE COUNTY — Last year, the Skaff Save & Share event was just one-day and included three charitable organizations but will grow this year to four days and will benefit four outstanding charities in the community. “The response from our one-day Save & Share event last November was tremendous. We were busy from the moment our doors opened right up […]

Burton resident arrested for possession of child sexually abusive material




BURTON — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Northeast Michigan Trafficking and Exploitation Crimes Task Force recently announced the arrest of Gregory Allen Mead, age 46, of Burton, for the possession of child sexually abusive materials. Mead was arrested following an investigation, in which […]

Flushing Schools’ facility bond passes




FLUSHING — Flushing residents voted yes on a $17,800,000 facility bond proposal to improve classrooms, safety and energy for their school district. The proposal was developed through community surveys after a previous bond proposition was voted down last spring. It comes with a 1.38-mill property tax increase in the first year, and an “estimated simple average annual millage” of 1.83 […]

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Kickoff intended to inspire blessings




GENESEE COUNTY — It was a chilly day, but those who attended the Salvation Army 2017 Red Kettle Campaign Kickoff, held Nov. 10, the reason for gathering warmed their hearts outside the Salvation Army Genesee/Shiawassee County Regional Command “The Red Kettle Campaign is our primary fundraiser for the year,” said regional coordinator Captain Caleb Senn. “Money raised through the campaign […]

C-A’s Men at W.O.R.K. hosting 10th holiday event




MUNDY TWP. — WinterFest, the tenth annual holiday charity event, will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, December 2 at the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School cafeteria, 1409 W. Maple Road. It is hosted by Men at W.O.R.K., a father’s group formed in 2000 by a group of young fathers wanting to spend more quality time in activities with their children. […]

In brief



Old Newsboys needs helpers FLINT —The Old Newsboys is in need of volunteers to help with their annual newspaper sale on Friday, Dec. 8. Call 810-744- 1840 if you are able to assist us with the mission of “Let No Child Be Forgotten!”. The organization is looking for persons 18 years and older to captain corners and/or stand on corners […]


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