Council approves Church and Dayton street paving proposal

DAVISON — City council unanimously approved the low bid from Eastern Asphalt of $93,591 for the paving of Church and Dayton streets at its Sept. 28 meeting. The city will receive a $4,000 discount for having both streets done at the same time with the Eastern Asphalt bid. Other companies who submitted bid were Yeager Asphalt for $96,000 and Allied […]

In brief

Outreach East matching fundraiser DAVISON — The Outreach East matching donation fundraiser has raised a total donation so far of $16,992. The fundraiser is a dollar for dollar match, turning a $20 donation into $40 for Outreach East. Now in the homestretch, organizers hope to raise enough money by the end of this week to achieve the $20,000 mark. Details: […]

Pumpkin painting party planned at park

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation will host a Pumpkin Painting Party from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in the south pavilion at Bicentennial Park. Arrive any time between the above hours. All ages are welcome and anyone who arrives dressed in their Halloween costume can receive a goodie bag. Pick out your perfect […]

Cousineau faces opposition from Davis for county commission seat

FLUSHING — Martin L. Cousineau, who has served as Genesee County Commissioner in the 7th District for four years, will face competition from newcomer Meredith Davis in the Nov. 3 general election. Cousineau, 67, a Democrat, is a retired chiropractor who ran a successful practice locally for 40 years. His Republican opponent is Davis, 27, a marketing director for a […]

Five vying for three seats on the Flushing School Board

FLUSHING — Voters will decide between five candidates in the Nov. 3 election to fill three seats on the Flushing Board of Education. Incumbents Peter Weinrauch, Sal Ausiello and Eddie Dolgan will face-off against challengers Wendie Dillehay and Kim Strnad for their seats on the board. Here’s what the candidates had to say in their own words: Sal Ausiello, Age: […]

Scarecrows galore

Although the Flushing Harvest Festival won’t be held this year, the Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce is spreading some autumn cheer with its annual scarecrow contest. From now until Halloween, residents can check out rows of colorful and quirky scarecrows that are up for display on lampposts in downtown Flushing. Each scarecrow has been created and sponsored by local businesses […]

New dog park up and running at Our Risen Lord church in Burton

BURTON — Loki was the first dog to step through the gate at the new Burton Dog Park on Saturday. Once unleashed, the boxer/ Rhodesian Ridgeback mix wasted no time, frolicking in the wide-open space, freely and safely. “I love watching him hit his stride,” said owner Christine Hart of Flint. About 25 dogs and their owners attended the dedication […]

Burton police investigating two murders, hours apart

BURTON — Police were investigating two separate fatal shooting, Oct. 3, just hours apart in the city of Burton. At approximately 3:15 p.m., the Burton Police Department were dispatched to Speedway, 3514 E. Bristol Rd. for a shooting that left a 27-year-old man dead. At 8:25 p.m., police responded to reports of another shooting, this time at 1160 E. Hemphill […]

Burton mayor wants residents affected by the Flint water crisis to know they may qualify for settlement money

BURTON — With the recent $600 million preliminary settlement in the Flint Water crisis reached, officials want the nearly 100 Burton residents affected by the crisis to know they may be eligible to receive some of these funds. Burton Mayor Duane Haskins said a few years ago the city was able to get Flint to sign a release and allow […]

Dort Financial Credit Union provides online financial literacy program for local schools

FLINT — Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Dort Financial Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make an online, remote-friendly curriculum available to 174 schools in your area completely free. “Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids get their own accounts, and they work through […]