2020-11-12 E-Edition

Genesee County planners seek public input on roundabout study

GENESEE COUNTY — Starting this month, residents can help the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission determine the best possible locations for roundabouts in Genesee County. The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC), along with Rowe Professional Engineering Services, will be conducting a comprehensive traffic study to evaluate 3,600 intersections in the county. Data gathered from the study will be based […]

Get your tickets today for Beer Fest in a Bag

Annual event raises funds for residents in crisis

FENTON — Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance for the Bottles, Brews & News “Beer Fest in a Bag” event set for Saturday, Nov. 21. The first-ever event of its kind replaces the in-person Bottles, Brews & News — a craft beer and wine festival, which was held in downtown Fenton last year. Unable to […]

Photography contest to highlight Genesee County landmarks, assets

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County is launching a 2020 photography contest to highlight the county’s natural resources, historical landmarks and cultural events. From now until Dec. 15, area photographers can submit photos that illustrate the county’s beauty, assets and cultural treasures. Contest winners will have their photos prominently featured on Genesee County’s new website and inside county buildings. Photo topics […]

Girls swim takes champion titles

The Lady Bobcats competed in the Saginaw Valley League Swim and Dive championship this past week. Diving took place on Thursday and swimming on Saturday. Grand Blanc took the champion title in five events, earned five state qualifications, had multiple top times in team history, and all the Bobcat divers qualified for Regionals. Full meet results can be found here: […]

Mundy Township closing in on opening of Hill Road park

MUNDY TOWNSHIP — After months of excavation and construction at the 100-acre wooded site on Hill Road, Mundy Township is almost ready to reveal the first phase of its new park. “We are on the cusp of opening,” said township Manager Chad Young. “I’m very excited to say that, after a long year and a half, construction is in the […]

Parents As Teachers achieves award

GRAND BLANC — The Parents as Teachers program in Grand Blanc has earned national recognition. “Because of the hard work of our parent educators, the program was awarded the Blue Ribbon from the National Parents As Teachers Center,” said Brandi M. Anderson, Early Childhood coordinator for the Grand Blanc Community Schools. “This means that we met the quality markers deemed […]

Smith joins regiment of midshipmen at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

GRAND BLANC — Wyatt Michael Smith of Grand Blanc was recently sworn in as a midshipman at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve. Smith was nominated by Congressman Jack Bergman to attend USMMA, located in Kings Point, New York, and one of the nation’s five federal service academies. Bergman also […]

In sports

Lady Bobcats finish in 13th place GRAND BLANC — The Lady Bobcats ended a great season on Nov. 6, at the MHSAA Division 1 Cross Country State Finals at the Michigan International Speedway. The girls finished an amazing 13th in the state while competing against other incredible teams from around the Lower Peninsula. Leading the Bobcats was Lola Thomas, who […]

Grand Blanc native Ashton Williams initiated into Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets

GRAND BLANC — On Oct. 17, Ashton Williams, son of Velvet Williams of Grand Blanc, was officially inducted into the 132nd Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Corps of Cadets at the MMA Passing Through Ceremony. The Passing Through Ceremony is an MMA tradition that officially welcomes new cadets into the corps following their successful completion of the Maroon Phase training, the […]