2020-05-07 E-Edition

Sheriff talks health at the jail, domestic violence in the community

GENESEE COUNTY — Interim Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said in his April 29 weekly briefing the jail is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 amongst its staff and zero cases among the inmate population. Swanson, who is also the county’s Emergency Management Director, said he is pleased to report no further infections among his staff since three employees at […]

Back to the Bricks reschedules 2020 promo tour for fall

GENESEE COUNTY — Car enthusiasts will be treated to a fall color tour instead of a summer tour of the state thanks to the new Back to the Bricks Promo Tour dates — Oct. 9-13. Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Back to the Bricks Promo Tour, “Visionary Promo Tour” has been rescheduled for fall, based on […]

Voters approve bond proposals in Bentley and Grand Blanc schools

GENESEE COUNTY — Voters in the Bentley and Grand Blanc school districts approved bond proposals in Tuesday’s special election, marking the first time such an election has been conducted entirely through absentee ballot in the county. The Grand Blanc Community Schools bond issue was an approximately $87 million, zero-increase proposal. It was approved by a vote of 6,396-4,411. School officials […]

City of Grand Blanc cancels Food Truck Festival

GRAND BLANC — The City of Grand Blanc is announcing the cancellation of a few events that were scheduled to start soon. The June 12 Food Truck Festival will be canceled. This event has two more dates, July 10 and August 14, which have not been canceled as of this publication. The City of Grand Blanc will decide on the […]

Council approves rezoning for Mary Crapo property

SWARTZ CREEK — Communities First Inc. has cleared a couple more procedural hurdles but negotiations continue regarding the future use for the ballfield and green space at the site of the former Mary Crapo school. The Flint-based nonprofit continues to await state approval of their requests for the funding needed to turn the 92-year-old building into senior citizen apartments. At […]

Dragon strong

The Swartz Creek Dragon made a surprise visit to the school district’s food distribution sites last week. The mascot brought a little cheer to area families and reminded them that the community is Dragon strong. Food distribution will continue Wednesdays through June 10. Food is available from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the High School and Middle School, and from noon […]

Hugo launches bid for Grand Blanc Township trustee

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Resident Sarah Hugo is running for one of the four-year trustee seats on the Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees. Hugo, 42, grew up in Goodrich and has been a Grand Blanc Township resident for 17 years. She is a Personnel Assistant at Grand Blanc Community Schools for 20 years. She said she started attending Grand […]

Flushing council approves hazard pay for essential workers

FLUSHING — Essential workers who are keeping the City of Flushing up and running through the COVID-19 pandemic will receive hazard pay. The Flushing City Council voted Wednesday, April 29, to provide extra compensation to police officers, firefighters, and employees of the Department of Public Works and Wastewater Treatment plant. Mayor Joe Karlichek said the stipends, the amounts of which […]

Belated prom in the works for FHS

Interested students should contact event organizer

FLUSHING — Dan Fralick wants to make sure the coronavirus doesn’t rob the Flushing High School Class of 2020 of all of their rites of passage. Fralick, public relations director for Flushing Valley Golf Course, is on a mission to provide this year’s seniors with a prom. He has the blessing of his employers to have the event at the […]