2020-12-31

2020-12-31 E-Edition

GISD unveils mobile learning lab



FLINT — During the pandemic it has been difficult for school district to fulfill all the needs of students and their families, but the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) now has a new high-tech, mobile resource site to help meet the unique needs of students and families. Local educators have been working with community leaders to come up with a […]

Court issues injunction on county retiree healthcare move



GENESEE COUNTY — A plan to save costs on Genesee County retiree healthcare has stalled, following a recent decision made in the 7th Judicial Circuit Court. On Dec. 21, Judge Kay Behm issued a partial injunction to stop the move of Genesee County retirees to a new health insurance provider. The transition, which is expected to save the county around […]

First responders brighten holidays for children at Hurley

FLINT — First responders from across the area joined a parade, Dec. 21, to make Christmas week special for kids at Hurley Children’s Hospital. Chad Watson, from the Mundy Township Fire Department, reached out to Hurley’s Public Safety Director Matt Murray inquiring about the annual Glow for Miracles event. When Murray told him the Glow event had been canceled due […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO Jan. 6, 2011 A 79-year-old Davison woman, who was struck by a pickup truck while crossing Flint Street in front of Krogers, Dec. 27, died Jan. 4 of her injuries. The victim was crossing Flint Street near Main Street at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 27 when she was struck by a pickup truck turning eastbound out of […]

College News

Laughner earns Honors College pin at Youngstown YOUNGSTOWN, OH — Sidney Laughner of Grand Blanc earned an Honors College pin, signifying completion of at least half of the honors credits needed prior to graduation. Laughner is majoring in Biology Pre-Medical and received the award earlier this semester at a drop-in reception held at Fok Hall. Honors students complete honors courses, […]

Ice time

The ice rink at Physicians Park in Grand Blanc is a popular spot for wintertime activities. Rich, Jack, Nick, Dominic, Lucas and Isaac Cross, Alex Earnhardt and Mark Cross found a chilly December morning to be the perfect time to lace up the skates for a pickup game of hockey. Next year, the city will build a warming hut next […]

Parks, infrastructure, economic development on 2021 to-do list in Grand Blanc



GRAND BLANC — Officials in the City of Grand Blanc are looking forward to hitting the ground running in 2021, and tackling some of the projects they had to put on the back burner in 2020. “We accomplished a lot based on our strategic plan,” said City Manager Wendy Jean-Buhrer. “We did a great job of doing a lot of […]

Honda, Genesys team up to donate toys, clothes to FISH

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit Ascension Genesys hospital in Grand Blanc Township, the newly-formed COVID unit filled quickly. Honda of Grand Blanc began delivering lunches to the nurses working in this unit, knowing they were in need of a helping hand. This holiday season, those same nurses teamed up with the staff at the dealership to give back to […]

In ’21, GBCS to focus on meeting students’ needs now and for the future



GRAND BLANC — Some big changes are in store for the Grand Blanc Community Schools in 2021, but perhaps the greatest priority is the effort to return to something familiar. “If I’m asked what is our number one goal, it’s to get our kids back in school,” said Superintendent Clarence Garner. The Board of Education has set a Jan. 26 […]