2020-11-05 E-Edition

Dragons slay!

The Swartz Creek Dragons varsity football team made history last Thursday when they defeated cross-town adversary Carman-Ainsworth by a score of 28 to 6. For more see page 11 inside.

Genesee County communities see spike in COVID-19 cases

GENESEE COUNTY — As the holiday season approaches, coronavirus cases continue to rise across the state and within Genesee County. As of press time, the Genesee County Health Department has recorded 6,477 positive cases of COVID-19 and 313 deaths linked to the virus. Within the past three weeks, the county’s total COVID- 19 case count has risen from 4,868 on […]

Genesee County Jail reports first cases of COVID-19 among inmates

FLINT — Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Genesee County Jail has reported its first cases of the virus among the inmate population. As of Oct. 29, 14 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, with most appearing asymptomatic and only a few displaying mild COVID-19 symptoms. Inmates who have tested positive and displayed symptoms of the virus have been […]

Lions Club sponsors Turkeys in the Park raffle drawing

GRAND BLANC — Saturday, Oct. 24, marked the sixth annual Turkeys in the Park event at Physicians Park in Grand Blanc. Normally, this event is an afternoon of free fun for area children, with games, bounce houses, face and pumpkin painting and more. However, this year, given the current circumstances, it was reduced to a raffle of 20 turkeys. The […]

Absentee ballots weigh heavily in township, school board results

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Residents in Grand Blanc Township will see almost an entirely new Board of Trustees. Incumbent Supervisor Scott Bennett, a Republican, was unopposed in his bid to retain his seat. Bennett is the only sitting member of the board who will return for the upcoming term of office. Republican David B. Robertson was unopposed in the race […]

Ray earns MASB President’s Award

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc Community Schools Board of Education Vice President Martin J. Ray has received the President’s Award of Recognition from the Michigan Association of School Boards. Ray is one of four school board members in the state to receive the honor that “represents the highest level of professional development that a board member can attain,” according to […]

Kautman-Jones wins in Atlas Twp.

Schluentz, Walworth, Moore elected in Goodrich

ATLAS TWP. — In Atlas Township, Republican Shirley Kautman-Jones soundly defeated Democratic challenger Justin D. Folts in Tuesday’s general election race for supervisor. Kautman-Jones garnered 3,678 votes to Folts’ 1,537. Incumbent Clerk Katherine M. Vick and incumbent Treasurer Ann Marie Moore, both Republicans, were unopposed. Two candidates sought the two available trustee posts: Barry M. June and Patrick Major. Both […]

Mundy Twp. sets Community Development needs hearing

MUNDY TWP. — The Charter Township of Mundy will hold a Community Development Citizen Needs hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the township Administration Building, 3478 Mundy Ave. The purpose of the hearing is to offer an opportunity for citizens to express their ideas of community needs and project proposals concerning use of the Federal Community Development Block […]

In sports

Balow doesn’t qualify for State final GRAND BLANC — Drew Balow was the only member of the Grand Blanc Boys Cross Country Team to run at the Regional Meet held at White Pines Middle School in Saginaw, Oct. 31 (10-31-20). He was an Individual Regional Qualifier. Drew finished 23rd overall running 17:15.16. He did not qualify to advance to the […]