2020-12-31

City council approves bonds for $15.9 million sewer project



BURTON — The city council approved the sale of $15.9 million in bonds, Dec. 21, to begin a five-phase project to repair and rebuild a portion of the aging sewer system. The city will embark on the rehabilitation and replacement of approximately 206,000 feet of sewer lines and 124 manholes in Burton, this summer, utilizing a financial assistance program offered […]

In brief

Council approves CDBG expenditures for 2022-24 BURTON — The Burton City Council approved and authorized the current estimated allocation of $301,818.00 for the 2022-2024 Community Development Block Grant Program monies at its Dec. 21 meeting. The expenditures are as follows: Senior Citizen’s Director Salary – 20 percent – $60,363.60 Paving of Parkwood from Columbine to Fern and Bergin from Columbine […]

From the North Pole to Dragon country

Santa and Mrs. Claus made a special appearance at the weekly food distribution at Swartz Creek High School just before Christmas. The district is distributing thousands of meals, showing the need in the community and reminding everyone that food insecurity exists everywhere, said Michael Wensel, director of Child Nutrition for the district.

Flint Township hires new full-time firefighter

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees has approved the hire of Charles Moran as a new full-time firefighter for the Flint Township Fire Department. Moran, who has served Flint Township as an on-call firefighter since 2016, will become the ninth full-time firefighter on the department’s current force. Currently, the department is budgeted to have 10 full-time firefighters […]

Ascension Genesys Hospital vaccinates first associates

GRAND BLANC — The first associates at Ascension Genesys Hospital received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination on Dec. 23. The hospital received 3,400 doses of the vaccine and within hours vaccinated its first associates. The first recipient to receive the vaccine was Muhammed Aboudan, MD, a pulmonary critical care physician. “I am very excited! Finally, we have something to fight this […]

’21 shaping up to bring ‘robust’ progress to City of Swartz Creek



SWARTZ CREEK — As the new year dawns, it ushers in the promise of great progress in the City of Swartz Creek. “It will be an interesting year,” said City Manager Adam Zettel. “In some respects, we are very pleased and optimistic with where we are. Despite everything, we still anticipate big changes that are positive.” The community’s parks and […]

Best Christmas Ever!

Officers with the Flint Township Police Department got a little shaggy for charity over the holidays as part of the 2nd Annual Beards for Kids fundraiser. Beards for Kids, a donation campaign held throughout the month of December, is part of the Flint Township Police Department’s initiative to strengthen and build relationships with the community through acts of generosity. All […]

Mundy Twp. officials prioritize service to community in 2021



MUNDY TWP. — Once little more than an agrarian community nestled between the bustling worlds of its neighbors, Mundy Township has come into its own in recent decades. In 2021, a forward-thinking Board of Trustees and administration plans to keep that momentum going and further the effort to provide the community with its own, unique identity while preserving the beneficial […]

Township board passes 2021 budget and appropriations



FLINT TWP. — After much discussion, the Flint Township Board of Trustees approved a 2021 budget and appropriations resolution by a 4-3 vote at the Dec. 21 meeting. Supervisor Karyn Miller, Treasurer Lisa Anderson, Trustee Carol Pfaff-Dahl and Trustee Debbe Campbell voted in favor of the budget, while Clerk Kathy Funk, Trustee Tom Klee and Trustee Barb Vert voted against […]

Predictable college football playoffs arrive

Fat Guy Corner

I ask, can the college football playoffs be any more predictable and boring? I mean, Alabama at No. 1, Clemson No. 2, Ohio State No. 3 and Notre Dame at No. 4. I am tired of Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State every single season being one of the top four teams. The boys from Notre Dame just received a football […]