2020-05-21

Fire chief asks city to resume medical runs



DAVISON — Fire Chief Brian Flewelling is asking the city council to reconsider its decision earlier this year to discontinue fire department medical runs after some changes in dispatching policies at Genesee County 911. Flewelling asked the council at its May 11 meeting to look at the downward trend in medical runs since changes were made to the way such […]

Curbside Pickup/Drop-off Info for DHS Underclassmen

DAVISON — School Superintendent Kevin Brown sent a letter Wednesday to parents and high school underclassmen regarding the pick-up and drop-off of personal effects and school property. Here is the letter: “As the current stay-at-home order remains in effect to May 28, we have selected dates in mid-June to hold a “curbside” pickup and drop-off in order for underclassmen to […]

Davison Township Parks & Rec to hold Virtual 5K



DAVISON TWP. — When Davison Township Parks and Recreation was forced to close many of its facilities and activities because of the coronavirus, the staff started to not only think outside the box – they made it a point to just think outside. Casey Reed, director of the Davison Township Parks and Recreation, said her staff is working on ideas […]

Classic car owners host birthday cruise for kids in Flushing



FLUSHING — Many Flushing area children got a cool surprise on Saturday morning when dozens of cool cars drove past their homes as part of a special “birthday cruise.” The “Get Them Out Cruise,” which featured over 70 classic cars, hot rods, sports cars and motorcycles, started at Flushing High School and continued through Flushing Township via Deland Road to […]

Flushing residents send birthday cards to boy in Texas



FORT HOOD, TX — Kara Goodrich is thanking the Flushing community for sending a bounty of birthday greetings to her son over the past few weeks. Goodrich, a former Flushing resident who now resides in Texas, posted a special request on social media to ask Flushing locals if they would be interested in sending birthday cards to her son Shelden, […]

Retired Flushing Superintendent Tunnicliff passes away

FLUSHING — The Flushing community is remembering the life and legacy of former Flushing Community Schools Superintendent William Hubert Tunnicliff. Tunnicliff, 80, passed away peacefully at home with his family on May 14 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. A private funeral mass for Tunnicliff will be held at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Flushing and a public […]

City gearing up to reopen

BURTON — Mayor Duane Haskins recently told the City Council efforts are underway to get Burton City Hall ready to reopen if the governor’s stay-at-home order ends as anticipated on May 28. Haskins said the city is also getting the Department of Public Works up and running to the point where they can issue building permits, now that the order […]

Texas company acquires former Art Van store

BURTON — The former Art Van, 4095 Court St., may be permanently closed, but could reopen soon to once again sell furniture. According to Crains Detroit Business, US Realty Acquisitions LLC, founded by investors Jeff Love, acquired the assets and leases of 27 Art Van stores out of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware for $6.9 million. The investors plan to […]

Council tables roadside stand ordinance until fall



BURTON — The City Council voted to table the second reading of an ordinance regulating roadside stands at its May 18 meeting. The council approved the first reading of the ordinance on May 4, but after discussion then and at this week’s meeting, most of the council chose to table the matter until the end of September. The ordinance came […]

Donors give around $5,000 worth of food, gift cards and funds to support Food Basket



SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek community responded in true Dragon fashion when the call went out to help restock the Swartz Creek Community Food Basket. More than 50 cars went through a drive-up/ drop-off food drive held Tuesday, May 12, at the United Methodist Church of Swartz Creek. In just more than an hour, donors had delivered $4,400 in […]