2020-04-30 E-Edition

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad will not open for summer

GENESEE TWP. — The Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission has decided for the health and safety of the visitors and staff, they will not be opening Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad for the upcoming 2020 summer season. The park opened in July of 1976 and this will be the first time they have had to delay an opening, according […]

County clerk’s office gives details about May 5 special election

GENESEE COUNTY — Clerk John Gleason’s office reminds residents the May 5 Special Election is being conducted as a “mail-in” election. There will be no polling locations open for in-person voting on Election Day. This means voters must request an absentee ballot by written application and a ballot will be mailed to them. The voter can then vote that ballot […]

Local girl, 3, celebrates birthday quarantine-style

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP — On April 21, Lora Phelps placed a sign saying, “Honk for Me, I’m Turning 3,” in front of her family’s Morrish Road home for her daughter’s birthday the following day. The response, Phelps said, was overwhelming “I don’t even know where to begin to thank the community,” said Phelps. “Ellis had the best day ever! “From literally […]

Muslim physician group working to raise $30K to help frontline medical professionals

GRAND BLANC — The Islamic Medical Association of Mid-Michigan, representing Muslim physicians, pharmacists and physical therapists in the area, held an event April 21 at Ascension Genesys Hospital to distribute food cards to those emergency medical personnel who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Adil Mohammed, spokesman for the IMA, said the organization is working to raise $30,000 […]

A reminder from the Grand Blanc Township clerk regarding the May 5 millage election

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Voters must vote by absentee ballot in the May 5, Grand Blanc Community Schools special election. Anyone who needs an application for an absentee ballot, look on the front page of the Township Web Site for May 5 election, print it, fill it out, scan it, and email to Elections@twp.grand-blanc.mi.us, and a ballot be mailed to […]

Pinwheels for prevention

The GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club continued its tradition of planting a pinwheel garden to draw attention to child abuse prevention. This year, brothers Dean and Grant Hutchins helped plant the garden at the home of their great grandmother and aunt, Dorothy and Joni Ward, in Swartz Creek. The pinwheel was adopted as the official symbol of great childhoods in […]

Genisys Credit Union here to help support members and local healthcare teams

AUBURN HILLS — Since 1936, Genisys Credit Union has been helping members and communities navigate through economically difficult times, and the challenges being brought by the COVID-19 outbreak are no different. By providing proactive financial support and innovative service approaches to their 220,000 members, ensuring the safety of their staff, and providing community support where it is needed most, Genisys […]

Shea Automotive Group provides lunch for area heroes

Nominate a frontline worker today

FLINT TWP. — The team at Shea Automotive Group is seeking nominations for local heroes. Winners will receive lunch for 10 from Ruggero’s Italian Restaurant delivered by the Shea team. Before the COVID- 19 pandemic, the team at Shea accepted nominations for UAW employees and fed them, also in partnership with Ruggero’s. When the pandemic hit, the Shea team decided […]

Flushing council fires city manager

FLUSHING — About a dozen Flushing residents showed up at city hall April 24 to show support for outgoing City Manager Brad Barrett. The City Council, by a 3-1 vote, fired Barrett on Monday. Barrett returned to his office Friday to collect the remainder of his personal belongings. In a press release posted to his Facebook page Monday, Mayor Joseph […]