2021-03-18

Community bids farewell to former fire chief



DAVISON — Retired Davison Fire Chief Jack C. Somers will be remembered by some for his service to the community, others for his honorable military service in Vietnam and by many for being the best friend he could possibly be. To all who knew him, however, he will be missed. Somers, of Davison, age 72, died March 7, at Willowbrook […]

Township may convert some Lake Callis volleyball courts for multi-purpose use



DAVISON TWP. — The board of trustees tabled plans to apply for state grants that would allow for the conversion of four volleyball courts at the Lake Callis Recreational Complex into multi-use courts for tennis, basketball and pickleball. The board discussed applying for the grants by the April 1 deadline, but decided to hold off because it would still cost […]

City council considers traffic signal, ADA ramp upgrades on Main Street



FLUSHING — The City of Flushing is exploring options for making the downtown area safer for residents with disabilities and/or visual and hearing impairments. At its March 8 meeting, Flushing City Council received a cost estimate for pedestrian traffic signal and ADA ramp upgrades at Main Street and Maple Street and Main Street and Cherry Street. According to the report, […]

FHS students call for more guidelines with back-to-school plan



FLUSHING — Following Flushing Community Schools’ transition to more in-person learning, Flushing High School is working to handle an influx of students while maintaining COVID-19 mitigation strategies. At the March 9 Flushing Board of Education meeting, several FHS students said that they weren’t comfortable with the increased class sizes and crowding that was occurring at the high school after the […]

Township board sends caregiver ordinance back to the Planning Commission



FLUSHING TWP. — After facing public backlash, Flushing Township has decided to pull back the reins on a home occupation ordinance regarding medical marijuana caregivers. At the March 11 meeting, the Flushing Township Board of Trustees voted to send an amendment to the township’s home occupation zoning ordinance back to the Planning Commission for further review and a public hearing. […]

Thrive Blood Drive to be held on March 22

FLUSHING — Mayfair Bible Church will be hosting another Thrive Blood Drive with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan on March 22 from 2-8 p.m. To set up an appointment online, visit donate.michigan.versiti.org/…/drive…/125058. Donor questionnaires, which must be filled out prior to arriving at an appointment, can be accessed at VersiPass: www.versiti.org/versipass/ michigan-versipass. Donors will get a free ice cream cone […]

Recreational marijuana revenue coming to city coffers

City also to receive $2.8 million in federal COVID-19 relief money


BURTON — The city will receive $140,000 this year from the state of Michigan, it’s portion of revenue from recreational marijuana facilities that have opened in Burton since it was legalized in 2018. On March 4, the Michigan Department of Treasury began distributing more than $45.7 million collected from taxes and fees under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana […]

Council to seek estimates for new fence at fire station



BURTON — The city council may use parks and recreation unused money, after nearly all city events were cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, for the construction of a new fence around Fire Station No. 1 and the Firefighter’s Park. Councilwoman Tina Conley brought the request to use the parks and recreation funds toward a new fence at the city […]

Three charged in October ‘Russian Roulette’ death of teen



BURTON — Police have arrested and charged three individuals, two adults and one juvenile, in the Oct. 24 who allegedly stood by while a 17-year-old Burton shot himself in the head during a game of Russian Roulette. The shooting happened Oct. 24 at approximately 2:30 a.m., when Burton police were dispatched to home on S. Packard Street in reference to […]

Flint Township Fire Department receives new fire truck



FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department now has another fire engine ready to hit the streets for emergency runs. On March 9, the department received its newest fire truck—a 2021 Sutphen model manufactured in Dublin, Ohio. The new fire truck, which cost around $500,000 to manufacture, will be stationed primarily at Station 2 on Flushing Road on the […]