Knights of Columbus holds successful Tootsie Roll Drive

FLUSHING — The Flushing Knights of Columbus Council 8489 would like to thank the Flushing community for its support of our annual Tootsie Roll Drive, which was held on Palm Sunday weekend on March 26, 27 and 28. Funds from this drive go to help support people with intellectual disabilities. Council 8489 Grand Knight Jacob Smith said: “This is a […]

Black bear hit and killed on I-75 in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Police and wildlife officials are investigating an accident that left a black bear dead in the roadway on I-75 in Flint Township. At 1 a.m. on Monday night, Michigan State Police troopers with the Flint Post were dispatched to investigate a report that a large animal had been hit on I-75 near Beecher Road. Police discovered that […]

Gaines Twp. voters face police millage, mosquito control assessment

GAINES TWP. — The fate of the Gaines Township Police Department hangs in the balance as voters prepare to head to the polls May 4. In addition to weighing in on two countywide proposals, township residents face a 0.89-mil request for police funding, as well as a $35 per-property annual assessment for mosquito control. The five-year police millage would raise […]

Masons continue tradition of awarding students for reading

SWARTZ CREEK — Despite all of the strangeness of the past year with the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of Swartz Creek Masonic Lodge 458 and Morning Star Lodge 556 continued their annual Bikes for Books tradition. Dipping into their own pockets, the lodge members were able to purchase 20 new bikes and helmets to award to Swartz Creek Community Schools […]

Remember When …

What is your favorite memory as a kid with your friends outside in the neighborhood playing a ball game or maybe hide or go seek? Mine was cooking with my parent or grandparents. Nowadays, it seems like kids feel like they don’t belong anywhere, so they feel left out. Let’s show them we care! With both parents working, it’s great […]

Longtime supporter of Davison athletics, community events remembered

DAVISON — John McClelland will be fondly remembered by the nickname “Subby John,” but also for his generosity to Davison schools and community events. McClelland, 63, of Davison died April 15, at McLaren-Flint. He helped his family operating Fenton Home Bakery in Rochester, Donut Land, Subway of Fenton and then owned and operated the Subway in Davison. He loved golfing […]

Security guard loves working with people, students at Grand Blanc schools


GRAND BLANC — Security guard Ronald Randall said he doesn’t think of himself as an everyday hero. However, his work at Grand Blanc High School keeps him busy and out-front during the COVID epidemic, while many other Michiganders work from home. Randall has worked for Grand Blanc Schools since 2002 and is quick to point out that if he is […]

Memorial celebration to be held for beloved Flushing teacher

FLUSHING — This Saturday, friends, family and former students of the late Central Elementary School teacher Davis Moore will have a chance to reminisce about his impact on their lives during a memorial get-together in Flushing. The tribute event, entitled the “Celebration of Life for Davis Moore,” will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Skip’s Comeback Inn […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO April 28, 2011 Starting May 2, Republic Services will be dropping off as well as picking up on trash day. The city’s waste hauler will begin delivery of a 95-gallon cart for solid waste and an additional 95-gallon cart for recycling at every home. The trash cart has a blue lid and the recycling cart has a […]

Virtual activities highlight National Donate Life Month

Gift of Life honors donors, recipients and volunteers who help save lives

ANN ARBOR — April is National Donate Life Month, designed to raise awareness of the importance of registering as an organ, cornea, and tissue donor, educate people about the process, break down misconceptions, and honor the stories of donors and recipients. There is still a critical need. There are more than 100,000 people waiting for a life-saving organ in the […]