2021-07-01 E-Edition

Old Glory salute

The Flint Elks Club, 7177 E. Maple Rd. in Grand Blanc held what they bill as the area’s only American Flag Day Ceremony, Monday. The celebration included Elks Choir singers, speeches and stories.

Murphree qualifies for Braille Challenge finals

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc junior Sarah Murphree has advanced to the final round of the Braille Challenge, the world’s only international Braille reading and writing competition for students who are visually impaired. Murphree, 15, is one of 50 students from across the country who are blind or visually impaired and who were selected to participate in the elite competition […]

Courts reopen to the public follow lifting of COVID mandates

GENESEE COUNTY — The 67th District Court, Genesee County Probate Court and the 7th Judicial Circuit Court reopened to the general public, Monday. Consistent with Resolution 2021- 437 of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, the health emergency declaration for Genesee County is lifted. All court facilities will be open to the public. There is no mask requirement for entrance […]

IGNITE program expands to Minnesota county

Swanson announces partnership with Hennepin County sheriff

PHOENIX, AZ — Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson announced June 23 from the National Sheriffs’ Association conference his department’s successful IGNITE program will be adopted by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in Minneapolis, MN. Swanson appeared with Sheriff David Hutchinson, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, on a streaming feed from the National Sheriffs’ Association conference in Phoenix to announce Hennepin County […]

Grand Blanc’s Riley Dewley advances to national Outstanding Teen competition

GRAND BLANC — Like many young girls, Rylie Dewley dreamed of becoming Miss America. On June 18, she reached a milestone in that journey when she was crowned Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen. Dewley, a senior at Grand Blanc High School, won a $1,000 scholarship and the chance to compete in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant July 30 in Orlando, […]

Drumming for a Cause rescheduled

GRAND BLANC — Due to rain, the Cardio Drumming fundraiser class for Hurley Children’s Miracle Network that was scheduled for Saturday, June 26 on the Grand Blanc High School football field, has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 7. Residents are invited to rock out for charity with this special Cardio Drumming class that will take place at 10 a.m. All […]

Ghost Walk tickets available

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Tickets now are available for the first Grand Blanc Township Historic District Commission Ghost Walk. The walk will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Perry-McFarlan Cemetery. Come hear the tales of spirits past while on a guided tour through the cemetery. The cemetery is located at the northeast corner […]

GB parents offer support for schools’ equity efforts following backlash

GRAND BLANC — With residents showing up to support the Grand Blanc Community Schools’ efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusion, last week’s Board of Education meeting had a distinctly different tenor than the previous two meetings. High school English teacher Nick Popadich was one of the people who spoke up. Popadich, in June, attracted national attention after a post […]

DPW supervisor retires early after months of council debate over position

DAVISON — Just two weeks after the city council approved moving the Department of Public Works supervisor under its direction, he asked for and was granted early retirement effective immediately. The council unanimously approved DPW Supervisor Ed Brown’s request for immediate retirement, leaving the city after 11 years. On Monday, the city council approved his retirement, effective at 3 p.m. […]