Fatal house fire under investigation

FLINT TWP. — Authorities are investigating the cause behind a house fire that left one woman dead in Flint Township on Sunday morning. Shortly after 8 a.m., fire crews responded to a residential structure fire with entrapment in the 3200 block of Southgate Drive. Firefighters arrived on scene and found heavy smoke coming from the first-floor windows of the home. […]

New park dubbed ‘Mundy Miracle Commons’

Township officials looking forward to expanding recreational offerings

MUNDY TWP. — Spring is just 16 days away and, with the advent of warmer temperatures, Mundy Township officials are looking forward to seeing residents and visitors enjoying Genesee County’s newest outdoor recreation venue, Mundy Miracle Commons. The 100-acre park on Hill Road opened in January, offering two miles of walking trails and plenty of room for future enhancements. “We’ve […]

Scammers never sleep

The VIEW from here

Phone scams. They certainly are plentiful these days in our world of hustle and bustle. Now more than ever, it seems that scam artists are trying their darndest to separate us from our money. According to a study by YouMail, a company that provides anti-robocall services, American consumers received 45.9 billion robocalls in 2020. That includes everything from standard telemarketing […]

Reforming our democracy is a priority

The first 100 days of Biden’s presidency are under way and I’m hoping that he and Congress will make reforming our democracy a top priority. The best way to do that is by passing the For the People Act. The For the People Act is a bold piece of legislation that would strengthen our democracy for generations to come. The […]

Express your views, skip the attacks on others

I read with amusement the Anne Fischer article of Feb. 4. While I respect the “right” to voice her view, it signifies the epitome of propaganda and cult thought – exactly what she proclaims. I bet many did not know what “insurrection” actually meant before Jan. 6, 2021. I do agree, however, the events in the Capitol are not acceptable. […]

Return to normal

You’ve heard that phrase being echoed ever since you learned the phrase COVID-19 Just what does “normal” mean anyway? And isn’t it dependent on your version? Is it just a version of “the good ole days”, or “back in the day”? Because both of those also mean very different times to different people. In this global socioeconomic world, we now […]

Remember When …

Have you ventured out yet? It is wonderful to actually get out and have some kind of normalize back, as schools and businesses are opening. The Purple Cow was a chain of restaurants in the Midwest and at the Durant Hotel. It had the coolest decorations since General Motors was founded in Flint, in 1908. As you can see in […]

New doctors join the McLaren staff

FLINT — Kelsey Lawrence, MD, board-certified dermatologist, and Rudin Gjeka, MD, board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, have joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Lawrence is seeing patients at Greater Michigan Dermatology, 849 Health Park Blvd., Grand Blanc. She completed her residency at Wayne State University in Detroit and earned her medical degree from Wayne State School […]

FEA Teacher of the Month: Nichole McDaniel

FLUSHING — The Flushing Education Association (FEA) has named Nichole McDaniel as its Teacher of the Month for March. McDaniel, a second grade teacher at Seymour Elementary School, has worked at Flushing Community Schools since 2012. Below is an interview between McDaniel and the FEA. FEA: Why did you become a teacher? NM: I have always loved working with kids. […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO March 10, 2011 When advocates of a dog park project in the township came to the Board of Trustees for its blessing, they were relieved to find they weren’t barking up the wrong tree. The board unanimously approved a plan by the privately funded group, March 7, to build a dog park on three acres located next […]