Flint Twp. voters to decide fate of millage

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department is asking voters to extend the millage that helps pay for fire safety protection equipment. The request for a renewal of 0.25 mils will appear on the August primary ballot. The millage will allow the fire department to “continue to maintain reliable equipment and protective gear for our personnel,” said Fire Chief […]

Flint Twp. to undertake $3.8 million in road work

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township officials are exploring funding options for $3.8 million worth of road repairs. Property owners along the 3.41 miles of roadways likely will have to contribute to the project costs. Officials expect to create special assessment districts in the designated areas and will host hearings to receive public input on the proposed assessments when the social […]

City hall to reopen to the public May 18

DAVISON — With the governor’s stay-at-home order set to expire May 15, City Manager Andrea Schroeder said city offices are scheduled to reopen May 18. When the city employees return to the job, Schroeder said she expects there will be new guidelines to follow, like mandatory masks and gloves. She also said there is a plan for the Department of […]

Ditching project gearing up on Lippincott Blvd.

DAVISON TWP. — A ditching project is expected to begin this week on Lippincott Boulevard, west of M-15 to the bridge. Davison Township Supervisor Tim Elkins said the area along Lippincott to be ditched has been marked with flags and that Miss Dig had been called to confirm none of its utility or gas lines would be affected. The ditching […]

Burton woman celebrates her 100th birthday

BURTON — Mayor Duane Haskins recently gave a special tribute to resident Anne S. Moulton in celebration of her 100th birthday, April 24. The tribute to Moulton said she was the youngest of five children born to John and Anguline Valusek on April 24, 1920, in Flint. She was raised in the City of Burton and is a proud graduate […]

48th annual Sloan Museum Auto Fair 2020 restructured due COVID-19

FLINT — The Sloan Museum Auto Fair committee has decided to restructure the 2020 show, in consideration of the health and safety of vehicle owners, vendors, employees, patrons and longtime sponsors. The 48th annual Sloan Museum Auto Fair will not take place June 20-21. In lieu of the traditional show, a series of cruise-ins will be held in summer or […]

In brief

Memorial Day Service 2020 canceled OTISVILLE — The Otisville American Legion, Ezra-Paul Post 321 has announced its annual Memorial Day service and community picnic in Otisville has been cancelled due to state recommendations to limit the size of gatherings. The post thanks the community for its past support, and it plans to resume these events in 2021. — G.G. Mom2Mom […]

Creating structure during an unstructured time

The VIEW from here

As we wrap up our sixth week away from school, families in Michigan are feeling the strain. Some parents are home, wishing they could be working to support their families. Others are working remotely, mired in guilt over not spending more time with their children. Then, there’s the constant tension of knowing that you’re supposed to be supporting your kids’ […]

Country needs to get over fear of COVID-19

On Wednesday, April 15, thousands of Michigan residents gathered in a “drive-in” protest against our governor’s seemingly totalitarian actions in shutting down the state of Michigan because of COVID-19. It was a much-needed demonstration to show Governor Whitmer that she is taking things a bit too far. Her executive orders have adversely affected so many people who desperately rely on […]

Sneller thanks transportation industry, in addition to other frontline workers

During uncertain times, it’s important to focus on the uplifting stories that surround us. One of those, in Michigan and across the country, is our tireless supply chain and the heroes that move it. Working together, an interconnected web of trains, trucks, planes and ships are working overtime to bring us everything we need to stay safe at home and […]