2020-07-23 E-Edition

Cruising at Shea

FLINT TWP. — Shea Automotive Group in Flint Township hosted the first-ever Sloan Museum Auto Fair Cruise-In show last Thursday night. Car owners and spectators were encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing but still got to enjoy the revving of engines and rows of sweet rides, along with concessions and a trophy presentation for fan favorite cars. The […]

Clerks predict light traffic at the polls Aug. 4

Absentee ballots keeping municipal offices busy before primary

GENESEE COUNTY — Clerks across Genesee County are seeing requests for absentee ballots for the Aug. 4 primary double and even triple over prior years. With the Secretary of State sending out absentee ballot applications to 7.7 million Michigan voters in May, clerk departments have been busy mailing out ballots and processing those that have been returned. For Wendy Meinburg, […]

GFWC continues support for Metro K9s

The GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club presented a $500 check to the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County to help support K9s Rosco and the other Rosco. Club member Boots Abrams said the club’s annual rock-a-thon usually raises about $2,000 for the K9 program. The rock-a-thon takes place during Hometown Days, which was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 […]

Eight candidates seek Flint Township Trustee seats

FLINT TWP. — Voters will be tasked with choosing from a crowded candidate field in the 2020 Flint Township Trustee race. Altogether, eight candidates will be on the ballot on Aug. 4, including four incumbent trustees and four challengers. Incumbents include Carol Pfaff Dahl (D), Barbara Vert (D), Frank Kasle (D) and Tom Klee (D). The challengers are as follows: […]

Funk, Triplett vie for Flint Township Clerk position

FLINT TWP. — At the Aug. 4 primary, incumbent Kathy Funk (D) will face challenger Manya Triplett (D) in the Flint Township Clerk’s race. Funk, who was elected in 2016, has been a 14-year employee of Flint Township and has worked for eight years in the township clerk’s office. Prior to being employed by Flint Township, she held various positions […]

Ketzler, Oskey face off in Mundy supervisor race

Dems to narrow the field for the November general election

MUNDY TWP. — Voters in Mundy Township may need a score card to keep track of who’s who this election season. Supervisor Joe Oskey and Clerk Tonya Ketzler, both Democrats, are vying for the supervisor’s office in the August primary. With no Republic contenders, the winner will be determined in the Aug. 4 primary. Oskey was appointed to the supervisor’s […]

‘Unconventional,’ yet ‘phenomenal’

Amid COVID and severe storms, Creek Class of ’20 finally gets their special day

SWARTZ CREEK — Even with their masks on, one could tell by their eyes that they were smiling. The Swartz Creek High School Class of 2020 finally had their special day Sunday, July 19. They gathered in small groups outside the Performing Arts Center, trying their best to abide by the 6-foot social distancing guidelines put in place because of […]

ELGA Credit Union is putting down new roots in Grand Blanc

GRAND BLANC TWP. — ELGA Credit Union has officially broken ground for the newest branch and headquarters located at 12700 Grand Pointe Blvd. in Grand Blanc Township. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Friday, July 17. “Grand Blanc has been the number-one requested location for more than 20 years,” said Karen Church, ELGA CEO. “After more than five years of searching, […]

Goodrich school bond on Aug. 4 ballot

GOODRICH — Voters in the Goodrich Area Schools district will decide the fate of a $21 million bond request when they go to the polls in the Aug. 4 primary. School Superintendent Wayne Wright has said approval would not result in a tax increase. Rather, it would extend the time the district has to pay back its current debt. The […]