Flushing United Methodist Church offers free WiFi for students

FLUSHING — As students begin the new school year remotely, Flushing United Methodist Church is opening its doors to kids who need an internet connection to complete online classes. Each school day, Flushing United Methodist Church will be transforming its fellowship hall into a WiFi hotspot for Flushing students from all grade levels. Students can bring their laptops and devices […]

Davis announces candidacy for Genesee County Commissioner seat

FLUSHING — Lifelong Flushing resident Meredith Davis has announced her candidacy for the 7th District of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. Davis, a Republican, made it onto the Nov. 3 general election ballot after waging a successful write-in campaign for the Aug. 4 primary. There were no other Republican candidates on the primary ballot. Davis secured 260 certified write-in […]

Flushing Township passes 2021/2022 budget, adjusts future funding plans

FLUSHING — In light of an anticipated decrease in state shared revenue, Flushing Township is preparing to reduce overall spending for next year’s budget. On Sept. 10, the Flushing Township Board of Trustees passed its budget for the 2021/2022 fiscal year. Revenue for next year’s budget is projected to be around $1.5 million, which is about $300,000 lower than this […]

City of Flushing reaches contract agreement with police

FLUSHING — After two years of negotiations, the City of Flushing has finally reached a new contract with its police force. On Monday night, Flushing City Council voted 6-0 with one abstention to approve a labor contract between the city and the Police Officers Labor Council, which represented the Flushing City Police Department. Councilwoman Brooke Good abstained from the vote […]

Census numbers rising, but still not reaching mark

City pleads for residents to complete their Census before the Sept. 30 deadline

BURTON While the news from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Burton residents are responding to calls for everyone to complete their responses, numbers still aren’t where city officials would like them to be. With millions of dollars in federal funding at stake, the city of Burton is calling on residents to get their responses to the U.S. Census in before […]

City looking into erosion problem at Kelly Lake

BURTON — Often heavy downpours of rain this summer have raised the level of Kelly Lake, which has caused a soil erosion problem on the east bank of the lake. Council President Steve Heffner pointed out to the city council Sept. 8 that one tree has already fallen over due to the eroding bank and another will soon suffer the […]

Kickin’ Cancer Fashion Show set for Sept. 25

FENTON — Get ready to see the latest in fall fashion trends during the Kickin’ Cancer Runway Fashion Show 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. The show is going virtual this year to follow current health and safety guidelines and will be streamed live from Eclections in Fenton. The fashion show will benefit the Hurley Medical Center Breast Cancer Navigation Program. […]

Elderly couple reports online “pop-up” scam to authorities

GENESEE COUNTY — An elderly Genesee County couple narrowly escaped becoming victims of an online “pop-up” scam, thanks to the quick actions of their local bank. During a press briefing on Sept. 2, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said that a 67-year-old woman and her 69-year-old husband contacted his department’s elder abuse line to report a high-end financial scam that […]

GFWC hosts Remembrance Ceremony honoring the souls lost on 9-11

SWARTZ CREEK — Honoring the 2,977 souls lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, the GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club hosted the inaugural Remembrance Ceremony on Friday – Patriot’s Day – at the Veterans’ Memorial in Swartz Creek. The ceremony included remarks from local dignitaries, a gun salute by the VFW/AmVets […]

Flint man shot and killed outside Flint Township store

FLINT TWP. — Police have identified a Flint man who was shot and killed outside a Flint Township store on Sept. 6. Investigators said that Lee Curlee, 43, died at the scene of a shooting that took place around 6 p.m. outside the PetSmart store on Miller Road. Witnesses told Flint Township police that Curlee was standing next to his […]