2021-04-29

Rotary Student of the Month: Madalyn VanLandeghem



FLUSHING — Flushing senior Madalyn VanLandeghem has been selected as the Flushing Rotary Student of the Month for April. VanLandeghem, a Rotary Interact Club member at Flushing High School, has been involved with Student Council and the Varsity Club and has been Vice President of her class since her junior year. She has also played softball for Flushing since her […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO May 5, 2011 Voters sent a clear message to Davison Community Schools in Tuesday’s millage renewal election — keep up the good work. Two millage renewal proposals were approved by voters — one a renewal of the Headlee rollback on non-homestead property and the other a renewal of the district’s building and site sinking fund millage. The […]

Get the kids out to play

The VIEW from here

Before the dawn of the digital age, there was once a time when kids played outside in their yards. An era where a simple toy or a game of tag provided hours of entertainment for youngsters. An ancient world where children used their imaginations to amuse themselves, without the aid of smartphones and social media. No, this wasn’t 1955. It […]

No apartment complex for Davison Township

I am a current resident of Davison living in the Turtle Creek Subdivision. I pay taxes, have children in the school district, and a part of the community. I want to voice my strong opinion against putting the Redwood Apartment complex in the current tree and nature-filled area between Brier Crest and Turtle Creek. One of the reasons we moved […]

Grand Blanc Schools and GBPD show public support for BLM

This past weekend brought the city of Grand Blanc its first official Black Lives Matter event of 2021. The student-led protest began at Grand Blanc High School, where activists were greeted with support from the district superintendent and other GBCS administrators. From the school, protesters marched down Saginaw Street, with police escort, to the Grand Blanc Police Department. Activists met […]

Feedback regarding “He/She/They” column

I read with interest the article by Eileen Button, “He/She/They Matters”, regarding how to address certain members of our society. Eileen stressed the importance of making them feel proper and providing them with a safe space. In one of the examples Eileen seemingly mocked some poor student for misunderstanding her question and writing down every pronoun. I wonder if that […]

Remember When …



All over Genesee County, one room schoolhouses were put into numbered districts, mostly around the newly formed Flint Township, after Michigan became a state in 1837. The school districts were established by a number system, like Flint and Carman-Ainsworth are now the two largest schools in the county. Some of the smaller villages just stayed the same or had fractured […]

Back to the Bricks organization continues to GIVE BACK to the community

GENESEE COUNTY — Back to the Bricks will continue its yearly tradition of awarding assistance to high school seniors in Flint and Genesee County who are pursuing postsecondary study/training at a college or technical school. Course work considered for assistance includes auto-body repair/painting, automotive design, auto mechanics, electrical/manufacturing/ mechanical engineering, robotics, sales and marketing, software development for automotive applications, welding, […]

Ascension Michigan announces self-scheduling for COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Grand Blanc and Saginaw

GRAND BLANC — Community members can now self-schedule a vaccine appointment for the Ascension Michigan community vaccination clinics located at: • Ascension Genesys Conference and Banquet Center 805 Health Park Blvd., Grand Blanc • Ascension St. Mary’s Health Education Center, 800 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw The clinics are open to all community members who are eligible to receive vaccines, which […]

Medical center will provide comprehensive care for Flint area children

FLINT — Genesee Health System has announced a new state-of-the-art mental and physical health treatment center will bring comprehensive care for Flint and Genesee County children to a single location. The 60,000-square-foot building will bring all GHS children’s program areas under one roof, including the Neurological Center for Excellence, Children’s Autism Center, and Child and Family Services. The Greater Flint […]