Flushing High School presents spring musical this weekend

FLUSHING — Flushing High School’s Music and Theatre departments will present the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” this weekend at the William H. Tunnicliff Auditorium. This year’s musical, based on a children’s book by Rachel Sheinkin and an award-winning Broadway play, centers on a fictional spelling bee and an eclectic group of sixth graders who are […]

May 4 polling locations set for city, township

FLUSHING — Below is a list of polling locations for the City of Flushing and Flushing Township. All polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. The countywide special election is on May 4. City of Flushing: Precinct 1 and Precinct 2 – Bella Birches (Formerly VFW Hall), 606 N. McKinley Road. Precinct 3 – Flushing Fire Station, […]

Smith presents update on Memorial Day race

President urges caution for holiday event with COVID numbers spiking

BURTON — Plans for an in-person and virtual Memorial Day 5K walk/run are moving ahead, but some officials are urging reconsideration with COVID-19 numbers on the rise. City Councilman Vaughn Smith reported to the council on April 19 that plans for the annual Memorial Day 5K race have limited the number of participants to 300 participants and it will be […]

Fire chief could receive wage increase to $78,000 a year by 2023

Proposal for series of raises to come before council May 3

BURTON — The legislative committee has put forth a proposal to give the Burton fire chief a series of wage increases boosting him to $78,000 a year by Dec. 31, 2022 if approved by the council on May 3. After discussion at its April 19 meeting, the three-member committee put forth a proposal which would increase the fire chief to […]

Swartz Creek mourns councilman known for contagious smile, dedication, service to others

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek community is grieving this week following the sudden and devastating loss of Councilman Jentery M. Farmer. Farmer, who passed away of natural causes Saturday, April 24, at his home, was one of Swartz Creek’s greatest supporters and promoters. With his contagious smile and perpetually positive outlook, Farmer made everyone he met his friend. Tributes […]

Township Clerk anticipates larger turnout for May 4 election

FLINT TWP. — Like many local clerks, Flint Township Clerk Kathy Funk has become accustomed to seeing moderate to low voter participation for special elections held in May. But this year, Funk is expecting a larger than usual voter turnout for the May 4 election— mostly because of the issues that will be on the ballot and an increase in […]

Park volunteers sought

MUNDY TWP. — As Mundy Township officials forge ahead in the further development of the new Mundy Miracle Commons park, they are assembling a group of volunteers to help with various projects. “We are developing a group called Common Friends,” said township Supervisor Tonya Ketzler. “It’s a volunteer group to help with the park, whether it’s weeding, leading tours, feeding […]

Bike parade, community ride set for Sunday at Mundy Miracle Commons

MUNDY TWP. — The first public event at the brand, new Mundy Miracle Commons park is coming up this weekend. The Genesee Wanderers Cycling Club will host a community bicycle parade and ride from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Mundy Miracle Commons, located on Hill Road, between Van Slyke and Fenton roads. The event is free […]

Township board cancels May 3 meeting ahead of Election Day

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees voted 6-1 to cancel its regularly scheduled May 3 meeting this coming Monday, which is one day before the May 4 special election. Supervisor Karyn Miller said that having the meeting just before the election would be inconvenient for the township and the election workers who will be working the following […]

A piece of history

Applegate Farm to be sold after 70 years with family

GRAND BLANC TWP. — For Bob Applegate, selling his family home and barn after more than 60 years will leave him with a lot of memories, but he can still make a few more with the projects salvaged from the collection he and his father left unfinished. Applegate and his wife, Jeniel, are selling the family’s farm, located at 2457 […]