2020-07-02

Banners to honor local veterans, generate revenue for memorial



GRAND BLANC — U.S. Army veteran Tom Toohey was driving to Physicians Park on June 24, when a familiar image caught his eye. On a lamppost on the southwest corner of Saginaw Street and Grand Blanc Road is a banner with Toohey’s picture, and a little information about his service to his country. “It felt good,” said Toohey, who served […]

County to assist in securing funding for pathway along Dort extension



GRAND BLANC TWP. — A little help from Genesee County could be the boost Grand Blanc Township needs to secure funding for a non-motorized pathway along the Dort Highway extension. The 1.1-mile path between Cook and Baldwin roads is scheduled for construction in 2021 in coordination with the road construction. Undertaking both projects in tandem will save the township considerable […]

Carman-Ainsworth begins accepting School of Choice applications for 2020/2021

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools has begun accepting School of Choice applications for the 2020-2021 school year. This is for students who do not reside within the district’s boundaries. Students applying through School of Choice will not be charged tuition and do not need a release from their resident district if accepted for enrollment. Behavior reports for the past […]

Senior celebration!

Parents and Davison Schools held a parade June 24 from Cardinal Stadium at the high school all the way down Main Street to honor the Davison High School Class of 2020. With graduation ceremonies pushed back until later in July and classes ending in March because of COVID-19, a group of parents organized the parade which allowed the graduating seniors […]

Davison School Board member elected as state delegate

DAVISON — Davison School Board member Matthew Smith was elected top vote-getter to serve as an official National Delegate representing Michigan at the Republican National Convention. Smith was elected by the State Delegates of Genesee, Bay, Saginaw, Tuscola, Arenac and Iosco counties. Smith has pledged his delegate vote to re-elect President Donald J. Trump. “Whether you agree with my choice […]

Miller seeking Davison Twp. clerk position

DAVISON TWP. — Former businesswoman, and General Motors record-keeper, Mary Miller, has announced she will be seeking the Republican nomination for Davison Township Clerk in the August primary. Miller, a lifelong Michigan resident has lived in Davison Township more than 20 years. She spent her early career working as a record-keeper for General Motors sales engineering office for their electrical […]

Voters in Atherton district to decide $11.4 million bond

BURTON — When voters go to the polls Aug. 4 for the primary election, they will be asked to decide on an $11.4 million bond proposal for Atherton Community Schools. If approved, the bond will be put toward proposed infrastructure needs which include: Student safety enhancements, facility updates and improving the learning environment. Safety enhancements will include secure entryways at […]

Council approves Headlee rollback for 2020-2021



BURTON — The Burton City Council approved a correction to the tax rolls for the new fiscal year during a special meeting June 25. The council approved the budget, which into effect July 1, earlier in June but had to hold a special meeting to make a Headlee rollback adjustment and to modify the tax rolls to take into account […]

In brief

Getting it right A reader commented of the photo we ran last week of the roofing work at the First Baptist Church in Davison and corrected some of our information. The original Baptist Church was a wood frame building on that corner. In 1901, the parish sold the original building, and built the current brick structure. The current structure was […]

Matheson named new FASC executive director



FLUSHING — Longtime elementary school principal Greg Matheson has taken on a new administrative role as the Flushing Area Senior Center’s executive director. Matheson, a 10-year resident of Flushing, was selected as the FASC’s new executive director in early June and has been serving in that capacity since June 8. He is succeeding former Executive Director Gary Dearing, who retired […]