Dog groomer charged with animal cruelty

BURTON — A Genesee County dog groomer is facing one count of animal cruelty following an investigation by the Genesee County Sherriff’s Department into a video that surfaced of the suspect being rough with a dog. Michael Pickard, 44, has been charged in the incident that allegedly occurred a year-and-a-half ago at Family Pet Daycare and Grooming in Burton. If […]

Memorial Day festivities still in question due to COVID-19

BURTON — As Memorial Day approaches, the city is uncertain about whether it will be able to hold a celebration or if everything will be cancelled again this year because of the pandemic. Mayor Duane Haskins said the city is still seeking sponsors for what is supposed to be the 25th annual parade, ceremony and fireworks display. But the mayor […]

Gaines Twp. man rallies to the aid of Texans devastated by winter storm

GAINES TWP. — Swartz Creek-area native Rick Strauss developed a lot of friendships in the 42 years he lived in Texas. So, when he heard about the devastating consequences of February’s winter storm, he knew that thoughts and prayers were not a sufficient reaction. Friday, March 5, the 64-year-old Gaines Township resident hit the road bright and early for the […]

Carman-Ainsworth announces spelling bee winners

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools held a spelling bee competition for its fourth and fifth graders on Feb. 17 at the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School media center. Below are the spelling bee winners: (Above photo) fifth Grade (right to left): 1st Anthony Thomas – Dye Elementary, 2nd McKenzey Baker- Cottrill – Rankin Elementary, Alternate Brynlee Anderson – Rankin Elementary. […]

Flint Bishop Airport to hold drive-thru vaccine clinics

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Health Department has partnered with Flint Bishop International Airport to offer a permanent drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination location at the airport. Scheduled vaccination clinics will be held at the Bishop International Airport Economy Lot located at 3262 West Bristol Road in Flint Township. COVID-19 vaccinations will be available by appointment only to those who are […]

Park board commits to purchase of equipment for disc golf course

SWARTZ CREEK — Flying saucers could be spotted at Swartz Creek’s Otterburn Park this year. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted last week to earmark $10,000 for disc golf baskets and other equipment needed to get the course off the ground. The city council will have the final say on the expenditure. The disc golf concept first landed on […]

Flint Township businesses to present Bunny Trail prize hunt

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township is lining up an egg-citing event for youngsters this Easter season with the first-ever Bunny Trail prize hunt. From March 19 to 26, families can register for a chance to win gift baskets and other prizes at multiple businesses throughout Flint Township. Kids who participate in the Bunny Trail will also receive a candy-filled egg […]

Remember When …

International Women’s Day started 1911, with women seeking to get equal right for all women to be accepted and able to vote. Women’s suffrage started in the 1800s women fighting for rights to vote, freedom of religion, moral justice and anti-slavery. The times are so much different now then back in 1900 – women were treated like they were not […]

Sybyl Award winners announced

FLINT — Presenting Sponsor Hurley Foundation, Title Sponsor ELGA Credit Union and the Sybyl Award Committee honor our diverse community of volunteers with the annual Sybyl Award. Trying times are when we need volunteers the most. They help the community with kindness, encouragement and hope. Sybyl M. Atwood devoted her life to those ideals as program director for Volunteer Information […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO March 17, 2011 While Chris Kautz may be a tough act to follow as director of the Davison Area Senior Citizen Center, Kathy Davis said her predecessor left the center in very good shape. Davis took over as director Jan. 1 after Kautz retired, having served more than 25 years as director of the Senior Center. Davis […]