Firefighters modify parade plan after health dept. issues new order

SWARTZ CREEK — Just as preparations were getting rolling, the COVID- 19 pandemic took a turn for the worse and jettisoned the plan for the 36th annual Swartz Creek Area Firefighters parade and tree lighting ceremony. But you better not pout, you better not cry, because the firefighters have a backup plan for spreading some holiday cheer during these unprecedented […]

SCCS contracts for more bus drivers after struggling to fill need

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education hopes they’ve found a solution to the problem with hiring bus drivers. For several years now, the district, like districts across the county, has struggled to staff its transportation department. Last week, the school board voted to contract with First Student, a Cincinnati-headquartered company that provides student transportation solutions […]

Feeding families

Senita Murphy, left, acting on behalf of PFCU in Swartz Creek, presents a check for $1,000 to help support the Swartz Creek Community Food Basket in advance of the holiday season. Janet Jennings accepts the check on behalf of the food pantry volunteers on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The pantry, operated out of the United Methodist Church of Swartz Creek, provides […]

McLaren Flint welcomes surgeon to medical staff

FLINT — Sarina Bains, MD, a board-certified general surgeon, specializing in endocrine surgery, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Bains is seeing patients at 3500 Calkins Road, Suite A, Flint. Bains completed her fellowship in Endocrine Surgery from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York. She completed her residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School-Saint […]

Genesee District Library temporarily closes due to COVID-19

FLINT — In light of the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Genesee County, and the recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) directive, the Genesee District Library (GDL) will be closed through Dec. 9. This closure is to assist in reducing the spread of Covid-19 in the community. GDL leadership will continue to monitor the situation via […]

Seven Kettering Alumnae Land on 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry List

FLINT — Kettering University graduates are once again being recognized as leaders and innovators as seven alumnae were recently listed in Automotive News’ 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. “Kettering University provides a world-class education by integrating a challenging academic curriculum with hands-on work experience that prepares graduates to excel throughout their careers,” said Sue Davies, Vice […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO Nov. 25, 2010 Some students at Hahn Intermediate School spent the afternoon on Nov. 18 creating a picture frame made with stones they collected themselves. The Hahn Fishing and Outdoor Club does monthly activities and this month the group of students got together to create picture frames made from stones collected on a recent nature hike. Shelly […]

Township board purchases utility vehicle for plowing

DAVISON TWP. — The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a utility to vehicle to remove snow from the township’s trail system at its Nov. 9 meeting. The board voted 3-2 to approve the $28,500 purchase of a Kubota utility vehicle equipped with a plow to handle the removal of snow from the Black Creek Trail. Previously, the township […]

Making the best out of wearing a mask

The VIEW from here

During the pandemic I’ve come to be more of a homebody than ever before in my adult life. When I get out, it’s usually for something work related, a quick visit with family or a brief outing to a store to get something we can’t order over the Internet or pick-up curbside. It’s a boring life, but relatively safe. The […]

Nobody likes a “sore loser”

Dear President Trump, There are winners and losers in any competitive contest. We teach our children how to be good winners, and more importantly, how to be good losers. When did you miss this most important lesson growing up? You fail at losing with grace, with dignity, and dangerously place our nation at risk of civil war with your action, […]