2020-10-22

Two running for open treasurer’s position at Richfield Township

RICHFIELD TWP. — Two candidates are on the ballot seeking the seat vacated by retiring Treasurer Debbie Buterakos in the Nov. 3 election. Residents Kim Dowrie, Democrat, and Matt Morris, a Republican, are vying for the treasurer’s job. Here is what they had to say: Kimberly Dowrie, Age: 56 Education: ASSOC. Business Administration, Casper College, Casper, WY, BA in Liberal […]

Four vying for two seats on Richfield Township Board of Trustees

RICHFIELD TWP. — Incumbents Gerald Masters and Keith Pyles, Democrats, will be challenged by Republican candidates Sherry Marden and Scott Natzke for their trustee seats on the Richfield Township board, Nov. 3. Here is what the candidates had to say: Keith Pyles, Age: 64 Education: No response Accomplishments: Throughout my 14 years with Richfield Township I have donated countless hours […]

In brief

Fall Craft Show at Davison Farmers Market DAVISON TWP. — Bring fall into your home by attending the Davison Farmers Market Craft Show Oct. 24, from open to close. Local artisans will be offering the best in their fall décor, both inside and outside the home as well as early gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. If interested in […]

Davison Police Blotter

Car stolen from apartment parking lot DAVISON TWP. — On Oct. 9 at 6:25 a.m., the Davison Township Police were called to Charter Oaks Apartment Complex for a reported automobile theft. The victim, a 27-year-old Davison woman, told police she came out of the building that morning and found her 2019 Hyundai Elantra missing. She said it was there the […]

Five seeking four seats on Flushing Township board

FLUSHING TWP. — Five candidates are vying for four, 4-year terms as trustees on the Flushing Township board in the Nov. 3 election. Incumbents Jenifer Almassy, William Westenbarger, Sharilynn Willette and Linda Minarik are opposed by resident Bill Bain, a Republican. Westenbarger, Willette and Minarik are all Republicans, while Almassy is a Democrat. Here is what the candidates had to […]

Township proposes amendment to fence ordinance



FLUSHING TWP. — Flushing Township is attempting to make its fence building regulations clearer and more consistent with an amendment to its zoning ordinance. At its Oct. 8 meeting, the Flushing Township Board of Trustees approved the first reading of an amendment that will require property owners to secure a permit for the installation of a fence and will limit […]

City Council introduces new full-time police officer, certified firefighters

FLUSHING — The Flushing City Police Department has promoted of one its part-time officers to full-time status. Officer Erick Eckles, who has worked part-time for the Flushing City Police Department since 2015, was sworn in as the force’s newest full-time officer on Oct. 12 at the Flushing City Council meeting. He will be filling an open fulltime position that was […]

City cancels MDOT contract for roundabout project

FLUSHING — The City of Flushing has officially quashed plans for a proposed roundabout at a busy city intersection. At the Oct. 12 meeting, Flushing City Council unanimously voted to cancel a contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) that would have provided for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Flushing Road, E. Pierson Road and Main […]

Four seeking three seats on the Atherton Board of Education

BURTON — Incumbent school board members Scott Hynes and Sandra Talbot will face challengers Tim Shorkey and Jason Waisanen for three seats on the Atherton Board of Education, Nov. 3. Here is what the candidates had to say: Scott Hynes, Age: 59 Education: BA Davenport University Accomplishments: I am a proud member of Atherton Community. I had four children attend […]

Four vie for three seats on Bendle Board of Education

BURTON — Incumbents Deborah Dunsmore, Rod Winter and Bard Scott face competition for their 6-year-seats on the Bendle Board of Education from challenger John Stanke in the Nov. 3 general election. This is what the candidates had to say: Deborah S. Dunsmore, Age: 68 Education: 1970 Graduate of Bendle High School Accomplishments: Big Sister of Big Brother/Big Sister Organization Volunteer […]