2020-07-02

City Council postpones vote on garbage assessment

FLUSHING — Flushing City Council has opted to postpone a vote on garbage assessment rates for the 2020/2021 fiscal year, following complaints made by residents at a public hearing. During a telephonic meeting held on June 24, the city council heard objections from former Flushing Mayor Kevin Keane, who said that citizens did not receive proper notice about the public […]

Flushing Rotary Club makes donation to FCOC

FLUSHING — The Flushing Rotary Club has made a contribution to the Flushing Christian Outreach Center (FCOC) in the amount of $2,000. The donation was made to support the FCOC’s many initiatives to provide food and personal care items to the residents of the Flushing area who are in need, especially during uncertain times. Flushing Rotary Club President Andrew Schmidt […]

Superintendent Stein retires from Flushing Community Schools



FLUSHING — After dedicating two decades of service to Flushing Community Schools, Tim Stein has decided to call it a career. Stein, who held the superintendent position at FCS for 10 years, retired from the district on June 30. Former FCS Deputy Superintendent Matt Shanafelt officially started his tenure as the new superintendent on July 1. In a show of […]

Davison Farmers Market 4th of July Flea Market Flip Day

DAVISON TWP. — On July 4, Davison Farmers Market will be having a Flea Market Flip Day from 9-5pm. Come, free up your home of unwanted clutter and turn it into cash. Vendor Pricing will be as follows: Pavilion $30, and Lot $20. Please contact Sandy Coykendall today to reserve your place at the market. The guest performing artist will […]

Outdoor graduation ceremonies moved to July



DAVISON — Three Davison High School Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies planned for June 27-28 were cancelled last week and rescheduled for July after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not move the state tp phase 5 of her COVID-19 reopening plan. Davison Superintendent Kevin Brown sent out a letter to parents last week informing them that three social distancing ceremonies planned […]

McLaren Flint welcomes surgeon to medical staff

FLINT — Suzanne Law, DO, a board-certified general and breast surgeon, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Law is seeing patients at G-1075 N. Ballenger Hwy., Flint. Dr. Law completed her residency at Ingham Regional Medical Center (now called McLaren Greater Lansing). She earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East […]

MCC streamlines placement process to make enrolling easier in 2020

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) is making it easier for students to stay on track with their education this year with a placement system designed to help qualified incoming (new) Fall 2020 students impacted by the COVID-19 virus get enrolled without the need for a placement test. Normally, the College requires incoming new students to take a placement test […]

Flint Township clerk voices frustration over absentee application mailings



LANSING — The Michigan Senate Elections Committee recently heard testimony from clerks across the state who expressed frustration with Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s handling of absentee voter application mailings. During a hearing on June 24, several Michigan clerks testified that Benson’s recent mass mailing of absentee ballot applications has caused disruptions in their local election efforts. Clerks also expressed […]

How will today’s actions affect tomorrow’s generation

The VIEW from here

In 1943, Norman Rockwell created a series of oil paintings entitled, “The Four Freedoms.” Rockwell had a special knack, an eye for capturing and interpreting the collective spirit and soul of the uniquely-American experience. Rockwell’s inspiration for the paintings came from the State of the Union address President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered to Congress on Jan. 6, 1941. In that […]

The good ol’ days

One thing becoming quite clear as we forge on in 2020, is that nobody is ever likely to look back on this time as “the good ole days”. In fact, the idiom “caught with your pants down” is a more likely descriptor, providing additional connotation to “made in China”. The hope is, that we aren’t so focused on putting the […]