2020-06-18

Clayton Twp. offices reopen

CLAYTON TWP. — The Clayton Township offices have reopened effective Monday, June 15. The public must follow certain guidelines when visiting the offices. Face masks are required to enter the building. For anyone who does not have a face mask, there will be masks available on top of the drop box. Only two members of the public may be inside […]

School board reconsiders elementary realignment amid budget crunch



SWARTZ CREEK — Facing critical cuts to revenue in the next two fiscal years, the Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education is revisiting the idea of re-aligning the elementary schools. “When we brought it up before, we didn’t do it for financial reasons,” said Superintendent Ben Mainka. Mainka initially introduced the concept to the Board of Education in December […]

Time to Listen, Learn

The VIEW from here

Take a look at my picture. What you see is a woman who has benefited from something completely out of her control: her race. My skin color, ancestry, and first name tell you that I’m a person of privilege. That’s not to say I haven’t had a hard life at times; it simply means that my race isn’t one of […]

Flint 4th of July concert and fireworks show canceled

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Music and the Flint Downtown Development Authority are sad to announce the annual Fourth of July Music Around Town Concert and Fireworks Celebration at Atwood Stadium have been cancelled. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent Michigan Safe Start Plan Executive Orders restrict outdoor public gatherings to 250 or less and lay out clear guidelines for maintaining […]

Remember When …



Researching history and genealogy is my favorite thing to do and finding how all of us are tied together as a family. I have been really doing a lot of research on how and why my family came from Europe and how they went through persecutions for what they believed, so they left everything they knew and settled in America. […]

Rep. Kildee offers virtual U.S. Capitol tour for students



WASHINGTON D.C. — When the COVID-19 pandemic swept through in the spring, many local students missed out on cross-country school outings—including scheduled field trips to Washington D.C. In response, Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) decided to give mid-Michigan students a personal look at several Washington D.C. landmarks by creating a virtual tour. Earlier this month, Kildee filmed a short video inside […]

Register now for first-ever Rosie the Riveter 5K

FLINT — Lace up your running (or walking) shoes and get ready to run for Rosie the Riveter. The first-ever Rosie the Riveter 5K is set for Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. Because of the pandemic and social distancing guidelines, this first-time event will be a virtual 5K, allowing walkers and runners from all over the U.S. to […]

FCS names new executive director of curriculum and instruction



FLUSHING — Flushing Community Schools has chosen Michelle Barrett to be its new Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Barrett, who has served as the principal of New Lothrop Elementary School since 2014, will be taking her new administrative role at FCS effective July 1. Andrew Schmidt, the current Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, will be transitioning to his […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO June 24, 2010 The Davison Board of Education bid farewell to both retiring Superintendent Clay Perkins and outgoing board member Carol Dowsett at the June 21 budget hearing. Perkins, who is retiring after 36 years with the district, the past eight of which he has been superintendent, said he’ll miss the district, staff and administration – but […]

MCC alumna named director of nursing at American Advantage Home Care

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) alumna Sarah De Sonia, RN, of Fenton, has been named director of nursing for American Advantage Home Care, a full-service home health care agency that provides skilled medical care 24/7. De Sonia is responsible for the quality of care provided to clients, including overseeing patient services and supervising clinical personnel. “Sarah is a compassionate, […]