Swartz Creek outdoor movie series kicks off Friday

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Downtown Development Authority and Swartz Creek Area Firefighters Association will resume the Friday Night Movies at dusk Friday, June 26. The featured film is the 2007 action-adventure flick “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.” The movie is free and will be shown at the open-air Pajtas Theater on Civic Drive, behind Fire Station #1. Future […]

Flint Township approves bid for water main project

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees has awarded a bid to Fessler & Bowman Inc. to fix a water main section on Lennon Road near Dutcher Road. The bid, totaling $32,270, was made upon recommendation from the Genesee County Drain Commission Division of Water & Waste Services (GCDCWWS). The project will address problems with a 120-foot section […]

City, MEDC unveil plan to revive vacant Lovegrove building

SWARTZ CREEK — Roughly six months after becoming the first city in Genesee County to achieve Redevelopment Ready Communities certification, the City of Swartz Creek, along with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is rolling out a major revitalization plan. In July, the MEDC will invite potential investors and developers to tour the vacant Lovegrove building and review a proposal for […]

Racial injustice and inequities demand action

After the death of George Floyd, people from all walks of life have been marching in cities across the United States, and recently in many other countries to share the message that Black Lives Matter. Not only are they seeking justice for Mr. Floyd, but others before him such as Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, just recently Rayshard Brooks, and far […]

Flint Township allows restaurants, bars to expand outdoor seating

FLINT TWP. — In an effort to boost the local economy, Flint Township has given approval for restaurants and bars to expand outdoor seating and dining areas for customers. On June 15, the Flint Township Board of Trustees acted on a recommendation from the Planning Commission to allow the issuing of temporary outdoor seating permits for restaurants, bars and similar […]

Hurley Hospital hosts robotic-assisted knee replacement demonstration

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center has introduced new robotic technology that will assist its surgeons and medical staff with total knee replacement procedures. On June 19, Hurley hosted a demonstration of Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA Knee System. ROSA, an acronym for Robotic Surgical Assistant, enables surgeons to fine-tune the placement of knee implants and gather real-time data for more precise results. […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO July 1, 2010 Meagan Semren was at a loss for words after being named Miss Davison 2010 – but all you had to do was look at her face to see her excitement. “Can’t you tell by looking at my face?” said Meagan, 17, moments after winning the 72nd annual Miss Davison Pageant, June 24. “I was […]

Can’t we all just get along?

The VIEW from here

Divisiveness. It’s an all too common theme playing out online and over the airways these days. Amid the pandemic, protests and a presidential election year, it’s becoming apparent that the spirit of division and diatribe has bored deep into our society. Scroll through your social media page, and you’ll likely see countless so-and-sos ranting about controversial issues. Flip on the […]

Thank you 2020 Project Graduation Sponsors

Thank You for supporting Project Graduation. Although we were unable to hold our usual lockin, your generous support ensured that each senior received a gift! Ace Hardware, Hills Cheese, Tropical Smoothie, A & B Liquor, Hilton Screeners, U of M Flint, Agitated Grape, Holly Dodge, Vogts Flowers, Amy Cromwell, Hungry Howies, Wendy Torok, Amy Walker, Italia Gardens, Whiteys, Art of […]

President shows lack of respect for human life

Abortion or genocide? All life is precious. When people rise against abortion the outrage of losing one life is obvious. When someone is accused of using abortion for birth control or because one cannot afford a child some cringe at the thought of aborting a fetus. Yet, when we look at protecting life with this terrible Covid-19 pandemic, it is […]