2020-04-23

State of emergency declared for Flint Twp.



FLINT TOWNSHIP — Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller has declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The declaration could put the township in line for relief funding that may be made available to municipalities where revenues were greatly impacted by business closures and slowdowns, and social distancing guidelines. “There may be a decrease in state shared revenue,” […]

Shanafelt to step in as Flushing schools superintendent July 1



FLUSHING — The Flushing Community Schools Board of Education has approved the appointments of Matt Shanafelt to superintendent and Andrew Schmidt to deputy superintendent effective July 1. Shanafelt currently serves as deputy superintendent, Schmidt as executive director of curriculum and instruction. Schmidt’s appointment leaves an opening for a new curriculum director. The school board was to post the job last […]

Flushing Twp. runner finishes ‘virtual’ Boston Marathon



FLUSHING TWP. — On Monday, David Smith was supposed to run through the streets of Boston, past Fenway Park, up the notorious Heartbreak Hill, and cross the finish at the historic Copley Square. It would have been the Flushing Township runner’s seventh Boston Marathon. The world’s oldest marathon, however, was postponed until September to help slow the spread of the […]

Former city councilman, business owner passes away



DAVISON — Jim Hershberger, owner of Hershberger Heating and a former Davison City Councilman, died April 17. Hershberger, 69, was interred in a private graveside ceremony, April 20. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Jim’s name. He was born in Flint on Nov. 17, 1950 son of Elaine Hershberger. He married Shelley […]

Bentley schools to hold bond election May 5

Voting will take place entirely from home using absentee ballots


BURTON — Bentley Community Schools will seek a $2.2 million bond renewal in the May 5 election in which district officials will ask voters to approve a renewal (no tax increase) of a current 0.6 mills of debt which would fall off if not requested to be renewed, and will finance repair and renovations of infrastructure. Polls will not be […]

Tallman files for election as Davison Township Trustee

DAVISON TWP. — Attorney Lori A. Tallman wants to expand a long history of community service to the Davison area by seeking election as Davison Township Trustee. Tallman is seeking election to an open trustee seat on the Township Board. A life-long Davison-area resident and an attorney for 30 years, Tallman’s law firm has been located in Davison Township for […]

In brief

Getting it right A story in last week’s edition about a UVC light device to sterilize medical masks should have said Steve Hodack is the retired owner of American Microwave. The UVC box is in use by the McLaren Flint subsidiary McLaren Health Management Group. — G.G. Over the Edge event is canceled until 2021 GENESEE COUNTY — As a […]

Residents urged to vote on Bentley zero tax increase millage proposal

The VIEW from here

It isn’t often that we have the opportunity to make a big difference without spending additional money. The May 5 election is one such opportunity, and it is happening now by absentee voting—ballots are in the mail. The only item on this ballot is a request by Bentley Community Schools to pass a millage that will provide $2.2 million for […]

Americans want protection from irresponsible gun owners

In Leonard Arthur’s impassioned April 9 letter to the editor (“Local veteran encourages passage of 2A resolution”), he encouraged the Genesee County Board of Commissioners to approve a resolution declaring the county a Second Amendment “sanctuary county.” Mr. Arthur and others believe that adoption of such a proposal would protect gun owners against an intrusive government and so-called red flag […]

More information needed locally on COVID-19 pandemic

Two thoughts: 1. This would be a great time for the City of Grand Blanc and the Township to write joint updates about the need for the city and township to work together in a partnership to protect the community against the COVID-19 pandemic. It would be great to see a partnership between the two to discuss updates about what […]


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