2021-03-11 E-Edition

IGNITE program receives donation from inmates in southern Michigan county

COLDWATER, MI — The Genesee County Jail’s IGNITE program recently received a donation boost from an unexpected source: inmates from another lockup facility in Michigan. Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson and several Genesee County ambassadors drove down to Coldwater, MI on March 3 to receive a $2,000 check for IGNITE (Inmate Growth Naturally and Intentionally Through Education), which helps inmates […]

MDHHS announces expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

GENESEE COUNTY — More Genesee County residents are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, due to a recent expansion of vaccine availability for people over age 50 in Michigan. Beginning on Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) opened vaccination eligibility to Michiganders age 50 and older with medical conditions or disabilities and caregiver family members […]

New partnership sends mental health professionals, virtually, alongside officers

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Health System and the Grand Blanc Township Police Department are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to provide the best possible service to individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Officers and Sergeants in the field now have access to iPads that give direct, virtual access to mental health professionals, via GHS’s Behavioral Health […]

Flushing Community Schools newsletter in today’s Genesee County View

Millpond public access still on village council radar

GOODRICH — Providing a public access point on the Goodrich Millpond is near the top of the wish list for some village officials, but it may take a long time to make that dream to come true. “It’s definitely on the radar,” said Councilman Keith Walworth, “but we haven’t really discussed anything in particular.” Walworth recently returned to the council […]

Goodrich committee looks to update ordinances for first time since ‘57

GOODRICH — In the coming months, a committee of the Goodrich Village Council will pore over hundreds of pages of ordinances in a quest to update the rules and regulations governing the southern Genesee County hamlet. Village Manager Sheri Wilkerson said she’s not sure how many ordinances are on the books, but they’ve never been reviewed since the village was […]

Working together to build literacy in our community

The VIEW from here

March is National Reading Month, and it is a great time to think about the effects of literacy in our community. Literacy is something I take very seriously. As the chair-elect of the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, I have a unique view of the effects of literacy and the how it can be addressed in our community. The Flint […]

Site plan ordinance provides protections for old oak, other mature woodlands

ATLAS TWP. — A giant, ancient oak tree that reigns over about 80 acres of mostly cornfield on Perry Road will be spared from the bulldozer, no matter what the future holds for the property. “I believe that tree would add character and beauty to whatever goes there,” said Atlas Township Planning Commission Jay Tenbrink. “It has value.” Commissioners briefly […]

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church welcomes new rector as in-person worship resumes

GRAND BLANC — St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Grand Blanc is celebrating its first in-person worship service in a year this Sunday and welcoming its new rector, the Rev. Jerry Lasley, who becomes only the third full-time rector assigned to the church in the past 51 years. The worship service is set for 10 a.m. March 14, at the church […]