Workers begin moving mound of dirt from Lake Callis

DAVISON TWP. — Crews began removing a pile of dirt and clay excavated from what is now Lake Callis almost two weeks ago, with approximately 70,000 cubic yards of dirt and clay heading to the Richfield Landfill where it will be used to create a cap. As for what happens to the remaining 280,000 cubic yards of dirt and clay, […]

Flushing Parks and Rec cancels 2020 Trail of Terror

FLUSHING — Flushing’s Trail of Terror is the latest fall event to get the axe because of COVID-19 concerns. On Sept. 1, the Flushing City Parks and Recreation committee announced that it would be cancelling the annual haunted spectacle, which is held every October around Halloween at the Flushing County Park. Organizers said that uncertainty about future COVID-19 restrictions and […]

FHS prepares for return of falls sports, start of football season

FLUSHING — Athletes across the state received welcome news last Thursday when the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) gave the green light for football and other fall sports to resume this semester. After initially postponing the football season in mid-August due to COVID-19 concerns, the MHSAA has approved the return of all fall sports, including football, boys’ soccer, swimming/diving […]

FCS reports success with virtual summer programs

FLUSHING — As Flushing Community Schools begins its 2020/2021 school year, the district is reporting successful results from its virtual programs that were held over the summer. During the summertime, high school, middle school and elementary students had the chance to recover class credits by taking online courses through FCS. Around 50 FHS students enrolled in the district’s Raider Virtual […]

Mission accomplished!

Fundraising goal met for Burton Dog Park

BURTON — In just 60 days, the Friends of the Burton Dog Park were able to raise their goal of $10,000 to build a dog park, the Burton Fire Department contributing the final $500 to the fund. The Friends of the Burton Dog Park held a press conference Sept. 3 to announce the conclusion of their fundraising effort and to […]

Girl raises money for dog park project

BURTON — Eleanor Olivo wanted to do something to help out with the proposed Burton Dog Park, but COVID- 19 curtailed her plans to involve her Girl Scout Troop. Eleanor didn’t let that stop her from doing something for the project, she raised $106 on her own making and selling soap and baked goods. She presented the cash she raised […]

City council approves wage increase for election workers

BURTON — The city will pay its election workers $25 an hour for the Nov. 3 election, a boost officials hope will help the clerk recruit the number of people she needs to make sure the ballots get counted. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the pay hike and the corresponding transfer of $20,000 from the city’s general fund […]

GFWC awards scholarship to local nursing student

SWARTZ CREEK — Alexis Carmody is the recipient of the 2020 GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club scholarship. Club members presented Carmody with a $700 check on Thursday, Sept. 3, at an outdoor meeting at Abrams Park. Carmody is a resident of Gaines Township and a 2017 graduate of Swartz Creek Community Schools. She currently attends Mott Community College where she […]

One dead, three arrested at mobile home park in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead at a mobile home park in Flint Township on Sept. 2. At approximately 1:30 p.m., officers were called to the 3100 block of Avalon Drive in the Villa Home Mobile Park off Torrey Road for a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered a 19-year-old man who had sustained […]

Flint Township supervisor remains hospitalized after serious car accident

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller is recovering at an Ohio hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident last month. During the evening of Aug. 15, Miller and her husband Jerry Preston were returning home from vacation in Ohio when they were involved in a two-car accident at the Ohio Turnpike. Miller and her husband were […]