2020-04-09

Kearsley staff member tests positive for COVID-19

The district learned earlier today that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is currently hospitalized. Due to federal health privacy laws, information regarding the staff member’s identity cannot be released. Please respect the staff member’s privacy during this difficult time. We have communicated directly with those individuals who came in contact with this person in […]

‘A’ result or the ‘correct’ result

My career before retirement included 30 years as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS). I have listened to all the news about the lack of “testing”. Here is some background in testing. First you have to identify that an unknown or novel organism is causing a disease. Then you need to positively isolate the unknown organism. Next you have to identify […]

Goodrich woman reaches the end of her American Idol run



GOODRICH — Genavieve Linkowski has improved a great deal since her first appearance on “American Idol” two years ago – enough to make it to the final judgment round in Hawaii, where she came up short of moving on to the top 20. Linkowski, 23, of Goodrich, gave an emotional performance of Lauren Daigle’s “You Say” on Sunday night’s show. […]

Community Foundation of Flint announces $120,000 awarded to four local non-profits

FLINT — Rapid-response grants were announced recently by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) to four nonprofit organizations providing services to vulnerable populations in Flint and Genesee County. Grants were awarded from the newly established Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund in response to the COVID- 19 crisis. “We are working diligently in response to nonprofit organizations who we know […]

Congressman Kildee, state officials discuss CARES Act



FLINT — During a telephone townhall held on March 31, Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) and state officials discussed a recent coronavirus aid bill passed by Congress and how the legislation will aid residents of Michigan’s 5th Congressional District. On March 27, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act, which is aimed at providing economic relief […]

Remember When …



Hello! I will do my best to tell my stories as I learned growing up in Genesee County. My great grandfather Robert Barnett lived to be 99 and stayed in the family settlement until 1965, with my family going as far back as 1840 in Swartz Creek. As we come into the Easter celebration week around the world, all the […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO April 15, 2010 Former Mayor Kay Ann Adair said the closing of the city’s compost site in the southwest corner of Jack Abernathy Regional park is not only a blow to the community – considered a leader in recycling at one time – but it could lead to the dumping of yard waste. Adair addressed the city […]

Siple monitor Sheila Colley is ‘Kids First’ March recipient

DAVISON — Siple Elementary Monitor Sheila Colley is the March 2020 recipient of the “Kids First” Award. Each month, administrators nominate a staff member who best exemplifies what it means to be “Kids First.” Winners receive a $100 Visa gift card thanks to Mark Owen, owner of MEEMIC insurance agencies in Davison and Flint Township, and a certificate. The winner […]

George W. Wilson

GEORGE W. WILSON, 50, of Davison, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020. George was born in Flint, on December 13, 1969, son of the late Alfred and Marie (Kilburn) Wilson. He married his love, Tracy Markee on April 19, 2003. George worked in building and modular construction for over 20 years. His hobbies included playing the guitar and woodworking. George […]

Norris Bentley Bingham

NORRIS BENTLEY BINGHAM, 85, of Davison, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Brookdale of Davison. Norris was born in Saltillo, TN, on August 15, 1934, son of the late Edward and Thelma (Newman) Bingham. He married Betty Lou Tucker in Corinth, MS, on April 1, 1956. Norris graduated from auto-diesel college in Nashville, TN. He went on to work […]