Local scout donates care packages to Humane Society

SWARTZ CREEK — Austin Cook was already trying to come up with an idea for his Eagle Scout project a couple of years ago when his family adopted two cats – Dipper and Mabel – from the Humane Society of Genesee County. He had never been to the Humane Society before, and the experience of seeing so many pets just […]

Flint Township addresses plan to hire new fire chief

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township will likely have to wait several months before hiring a new fire chief, according to an update provided by Supervisor Karyn Miller. At Monday’s Flint Township Board of Trustees meeting, Miller told trustees that the township’s plan to hire a new fire chief will hinge on civil service testing, which is expected to begin in […]

Swartz Creek grad promotes vaccine education campaign

FLINT — As more people become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, a local college student is harnessing social media to help promote the vaccine to her generation. Christina El Zarka, a Swartz Creek High School alum and current freshman honors student at the University of Michigan-Flint, has launched the Save Summer 2021 campaign to educate GenZers and millennials about the […]

Flushing Rotary Student of the Month: Megan Kassuba

FLUSHING — Flushing High School senior Megan Kassuba has been named the Rotary Club of Flushing’s Student of the Month for March. Kassuba, a member of the Flushing High School Rotary Interact Club, is carrying a 3.711 GPA and will be graduating with high honors this spring. After graduation, she plans to attend Central Michigan University to study environmental science […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO March 24, 2011 The Knights of Columbus have recruited more than 30 area World War II veterans for a trip to Washington, D.C. Now they just have to raise enough money to send the vets on the one-day journey to the nation’s capital so they can see the World War II Memorial. Rudy Bolf, a member of […]


Wilson named to Fall 2020 Dean’s List at University of Findlay FINDLAY, OH — Annika Wilson, of Grand Blanc, has been named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at the University of Findlay. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Located in Findlay, Ohio, the University of […]

A Year of Verbs

The VIEW from here

Verb (n): a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence … such as hear, become, happen. A year ago this week, I entered the Seattle airport to head for home with one word on my tongue: “Uh-oh.” I confess I had been largely oblivious to what was happening, although the state of Washington was then being referred to […]

Daylight savings needs to end

There must be some changes made regarding Daylight Time versus Standard Time. The twice-yearly changes of time must be stopped. The jump forward in the spring is particularly hard on older folks of whom, I am one, but it is also a burden on all the rest as well. It is a manufactured stress that can be lifted from our […]

Clerk offers information for absentee voters for May 4 election

Do I qualify to vote by absentee ballot? Any registered voter in Davison Township may request an absentee ballot. Do I have to request an absentee ballot for each election? Yes, but only if you are NOT on the permanent absent voter list and wish to vote absentee Can I be added to the permanent absentee voter list? Yes, if […]

Remember When …

Board games like Monopoly, checkers, chess or dice have a wonderful history. Do you know which is the oldest? There is also a company that makes custom board games like Burton-opoly? I received one on my birthday a few weeks ago that is all about our city here in Burton. Most Americans have a Monopoly game and now we have […]