2020-11-05

American Legion to host Veterans Day Ceremony

FLUSHING — The annual Flushing Veterans Day Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Soldier and Sailor Monument in the Flushing City cemetery. The event is sponsored by Flushing American Legion Post #283. The public is encouraged to attend and honor all veterans. — B.G.

Two incumbents, one challenger projected to emerge in Flushing School Board race

FLUSHING — As of press time Wednesday, two incumbents and one challenger were leading a field of five candidates in a tight Flushing Board of Education race. Incumbent Flushing School Board members Eddie Dolgan and Sal Ausiello and challenger Kim Strnad were the projected winners in the school board race, leading incumbent school board member Peter Weinrauch and challenger Wendie […]

Three incumbents, challenger projected to win Flushing Twp. trustee race

FLUSHING TWP. — Three incumbents and one challenger are projected to win the race to fill four positions on the Flushing Township Board of Trustees. At press time Wednesday, incumbent Trustee Linda Minarik (R) was leading the candidate field with 21 percent of the vote (4,187 votes). Incumbent Trustee Sharilynn Willette (R) was in second place with 20 percent of […]

Ellenburg leading in county commission race

BURTON — At press time Wednesday incumbent Genesee County Commissioner Ellen Ellenburg (D-3rd district) was ahead of challenger Gary Goetzinger by a vote of 10,611-8,653. Ellenburg, 66, who served nine years on the Burton City Council and four years on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, said she will continue to work together with the county board continuing with a […]

Few upsets in Burton school board races

BURTON — There were no major upsets in the four local Board of Education races held during the Nov. 3 election. In Atherton voters decided three seats from a field of four candidates. The seats went to Scott Hynes (1,515), Sandra Talbot (1,777) and Tim Shorkey (1,291). In Bendle voters also decided on three seats, picking from four candidates. The […]

Genesee County announces grant opportunity for small businesses

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County has established the Small Business Assistance Program to help businesses that have been hard-hit in 2020. The program will assist low-to-moderate income business owners with access to short-term working capital in order to mitigate the impacts of revenue losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated executive orders. Grant applications are available now until Nov. […]

Martin leads of Kennedy in 48th District election

State representative race holds few changes

GENESEE COUNTY — Four local State Representative races in Genesee County showed only a few surprises as most incumbents held onto their seats for another term. In the 48th District, however, polling numbers at press time showed incumbent Sheryl Kennedy (D-Richfield Township) behind David Martin (R-Davison) by a vote of 24,796-24,306. Numbers were not final as of Tuesday morning. The […]

Peppin wins in county commission race

DAVISON — Democrat Gary Peppin was the winner in the race for the 9th District County Commissioner race, defeating opponent Matthew Smith by a vote of 13,728-13,153. Peppin, 64, served as a member of Davison City Council from 2011 to 2016 and was involved in efforts to save the water department from bankruptcy. He also helped create a capital improvement […]

Take a read on the Dragon Wagon

Dusty old book cart gets new life as mobile library


SWARTZ CREEK — One good thing that has come of the COVID-19 pandemic is a lot of people are coming up with some pretty creative ideas for solving the problems the virus has caused. One such problem at Swartz Creek Middle School is student access to the media center. “Since the ‘hybrid’ students can’t mingle with the others, they pretty […]

Dragon gridders make history with first-ever playoff win

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Dragons varsity football team made history Oct. 29, when they defeated cross-town adversary Carman-Ainsworth by a score of 28 to 6. The victory was the first-ever playoff win in school history and will send the Dragons to the second round of post-season competition. The Dragons were led by a stifling defense, imposing offensive line […]