2021-04-01 E-Edition

County recognizes Local 370 for work during water crisis, pandemic

FLINT — County officials took time last week to recognize local plumbers and pipefitters who have served the community throughout the Flint Water Crisis and the pandemic by offering them COVID-19 vaccinations at a local center. Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson and Mark Young, chairman of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, both representing the county task force for immunizations, […]

Communities still deciding how to spend government COVID relief windfall

GENESEE COUNTY — Local communities are deciding what to do with a windfall in COVID-19 relief funds which are trickling down from the federal government. Genesee County itself will be receiving just under $79 million from the stimulus. The Genesee County Board of Commissioners recently discussed how it will use the money. The county’s priorities for spending the money includes […]

Free breast screenings offered by Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI) will conduct a free breast cancer screening event April 22, from 5-7 pm at GHCI, located at 302 Kensington Avenue in Flint. Screenings are open to women and men, age 18 and older. No appointment or registration is necessary. Simply walk in between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and […]

What’s all the egg-citement?

The Grand Blanc Township Parks and Recreation Commission held a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt March 27 at Bicentennial Park in Grand Blanc Township. The early event, for younger children (shown here) was a traditional Easter Egg Hunt held just before sunset. Later that evening, older children were out hunting for glow I the dark eggs. Eggs were […]

Board continues to seek solution to water system disconnection issue

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees continues to work toward a solution in the ongoing debate over whether or not to allow certain water customers to disconnect from the municipal system. The topic first came before the board in October 2019 when residents of the Grand Reserve asked to disconnect a portion of the condominium […]

GBCS school board eases graduation requirements for next 4 years

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Community Schools Board of Education has eased graduation requirements as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The school board last week suspended the district’s policy regarding the number of credits required for graduation. The suspension will remain in effect for four years. Superintended Clarence Garner recommended the change because of the impact COVID has […]

In brief

Reminder: Pick up after pets GRAND BLANC — Pet owners are reminded to clean up after their animals when using the city parks. According to a post on the City of Grand Blanc website, the city has received complaints about people not picking up after their pets. “It is important to remember that our parks are for all to enjoy […]

Morris resigns after five months in office, former treasurer to return

RICHFIELD TWP. — Newly elected treasurer Matt Morris, who took office less than six months ago, resigned March 22 after announcing he and his family were moving to Davison Township. Supervisor Joe Madore said Morris provided him with a letter of resignation and the Richfield Township Board of Trustees held a special meeting March 25 where it accepted his resignation […]

Siple monitor Sheila Colley is “Kids First” March recipient

DAVISON — Siple Elementary Monitor Sheila Colley is the March 2020 recipient of the “Kids First” Award. Each month, administrators nominate a staff member who best exemplifies what it means to be “Kids First.” Winners receive a $100 Visa gift card thanks to Mark Owen, owner of MEEMIC insurance agencies in Davison and Flint Township, and a certificate. The winner […]