2020-09-10 E-Edition

Genesee County Jail unveils IGNITE program for inmates

FLINT — Inmates at the Genesee County Jail now have an opportunity to gain a quality education and a new lease on life as they serve out their sentences. On Tuesday, Genesee County officials and community leaders welcomed a new era for the county’s correctional facility with a ribbon-cutting for the IGNITE program. IGNITE, which stands for Inmate Growth Naturally […]

Governor signs order reopening gyms, pools, some sports

MDHHS guidance strongly recommends against contact sports resuming

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176 last week reopening Michigan’s gyms and pools in those regions where they remain closed and allowing for organized sports practices and competitions to resume in those regions where they remain restricted, subject to strict protections meant to limit spread of the virus. Gyms and pools may began reopening yesterday (Sept. 9). […]

National expert teaches locals the art of headstone preservation

GRAND BLANC TWP. — About 30 students from throughout Michigan attended a special class on headstone preservation and repair held Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Perry-McFarlen Cemetery. Jonathan Appell, a nationally known conservator from Connecticut, headed up the class as part of his “48 States in 48 Days” conservation tour. Appell has been featured in articles as the conservator of […]

Fenton cross country teams open season against Grand Blanc

GRAND BLANC — The Fenton varsity cross country program began its season with a dual meet against the Grand Blanc Bobcats last week. The varsity boys team defeated Grand Blanc by an 18-37 score while the varsity girls team lost by a 19-39 score. The varsity boys cross country team earned five of the six top positions at the dual […]

A rule of drum

Popularity of cardio drumming is booming in Grand Blanc Township

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Cardio drumming is a fitness regimen that’s been sweeping the nation and, in Grand Blanc Township, it has become the most popular program in the Parks and Recreation lineup this year. “It’s a total stress reliever,” said instructor Kylie Gates – Barrett. “And, it’s a lot of fun. We do a lot of marching, walking, running, […]

Hurley Children’s Hospital celebrates campaign success thanks to area credit unions

FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital partnered with five area credit unions to “CHANGE a Child’s Life” during August. In a surprise announcement, CO-OP Financial Services has announced a Miracle Match donation towards this collaborative effort. CO-OP Financial Services (www.co-opfs.org) is a payment and financial technology company whose mission is ensuring the success of the credit union movement. Prior to the […]

In brief

Black Creek Trail repaving to happen this summer DAVISON TWP. — Township officials thought they’d only be able to repair and repave a portion of the Black Creek Trail this summer, but the first phase of the project came in under budget allowing the township to go ahead with the rest of the trail improvements. Supervisor Tim Elkins said the […]

Lake Callis to offer drive-through Trunk or Treat

DAVISON TWP. — With many Halloween events already cancelled and talk around the community that trick or treating might also be scrubbed due to COVID-19, the township is hoping it might be able to provide a safe, yet fun event for October. The Lake Callis Recreation Complex, 1152 N. Gale Rd., will host a Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat. Oct. 23 […]

Davison Police Blotter

Man sought for alleged indecent exposure DAVISON TWP. — On Aug. 26 at 10:23 a.m. a 37-year-old Davison woman and her 12-year-old daughter reported to police their encounter with a man on the Black Creek Trail (between Irish and Gale roads in Davison Township) On Aug. 25 at approximately 6 p.m. The mother and daughter reported to police that a […]