August 4 Primary: No Split Ticket Voting

We all know how important our right to vote is. I hope that each of you vote, either by absentee ballot or by going into a polling location on election day. With the Aug. 4 primary election coming up soon, we need to remember that we are not able to split ticket vote. The Michigan Secretary of State office explains […]

Attending events not necessary during pandemic

Hi there. My name is Mrs. (William) Carol Turkovics. I am new at this type of concerned complaint. I am not on social media, I pay my taxes and usually mind my own business. I just wanted someone of importance with common sense to take note of the event. It’s importance in today’s pandemic dilemma is just not justified. No […]

Robertson not the best choice in Grand Blanc Township

Our last state senator Dave Robertson is running for township clerk. Senator Robertson chaired the elections committee while Michigan was one of the worst gerrymandered states in the U.S. During his last lame duck session he brought bills to try to undermine proposal 2 , passed by the people to establish the Independent Citizens’ Redistricting Commission to stop gerrymandering and […]

Onica not serving community well

Atlas Township is being underserved by Teresa Onica. We need a supervisor whose time and attention is undivided. I am voting for Shirley Kautman-Jones, she is a proven leader who cares about our community. — Carole Lawer, Atlas Township

Davison Township elections run with “integrity and honesty”

I am writing in response to some of the comments made by Mary Miller who is running for Davison Township Clerk. After reading her comments I felt compelled to write. Her comments stated that “efficiency can be improved and with improvement lower cost should follow and with lower cost lower taxes should follow.” Taxes aren’t related to the efficiency of […]

The $20, million question in the city of Flushing

The City of Flushing has a $20 million problem, which is five time more than its general fund. The city is short $12 million in its defined benefit pension program and $7.8 million short in its retiree healthcare program. A defined benefit pension plan is a retirement plan in which an employer promises a specified amount of money each month […]

Remember When …

I hope you have enjoyed the summer weather and beautiful sunsets, I have. Genesee County has been blessed with lots of natural beauty and wonderful natural resources to help families grow and learn together. The “Vehicle City” is the nickname for Flint, but it was first founded as a village in 1819 by a fur trader, Jacob Smith, then to […]

McLaren Flint COVID-19 patient getting well deserved send-off

FLINT — Staff at McLaren Flint honored Terrell Harris, 26 of Flint, when he was discharged from the hospital, July 9. Harris was admitted to McLaren Flint on March 28 when he tested positive for COVID-19. Over the course of the past 15 weeks, Harris spent time in the hospital’s ICU, on 9 South, in Select Specialty Care and the […]

Jim Florence earns ‘Citizen of the Year’ honors

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek Mayor David Krueger has selected Jim Florence as the recipient of the 2019 Miller’s Settlement Citizen of the Year award. Florence, formerly a member of the Swartz Creek City Council, is active in many community organizations, including the United Methodist Church, the Kiwanis Club and the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center. In addition to the […]


SVSU names President’s List students for winter 2020 UNIVERSITY CENTER — There were more than 600 students from Saginaw Valley State University whose determination and commitment to academic excellence earned them a spot on the winter 2020 semester President’s List. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 4.0 […]