Some changes, some new restaurants coming to Davison area

DAVISON AREA — There are some new restaurants coming to the community, as well as some changes with existing businesses. Wild Bill’s Tobacco Shop, 626 N. State Rd., is moving to the former Diehl’s Party Store, 627 N. State Rd., from its location in the Kroger Plaza across the street. Work crews are currently renovating and remodeling the former party […]

Rendon wants to improve community relations as new police chief

DAVISON TWP. — When Jay Rendon became a police officer almost 30 years ago, he never imagined he’d one day be sitting in the police chief’s chair. At the time, he recalls, he just wanted to be a police officer and to do “the job.” Last week Rendon was sworn in as Davison Township Police Chief following the retirement of […]

Man killed in motorcycle/ car accident

RICHFIELD TWP. — A 32-year-old Mt. Morris man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle/car accident Thursday morning on Irish Road. The Richfield Township Police responded to the report of a collision between a Suzuki motorcycle and a Ford Excursion at 10:44 a.m. in the 4300 block of N. Irish Road, in front of Outdoor Adventures, 4391 Irish […]

Blackmore Rowe clinches top spot in playoffs

FLUSHING — The Blackmore Rowe Insurance 10-12 girl’s softball team has clinched a number-one seed and homefield advantage heading into the league playoffs this week. Blackmore Rowe (7-2) secured the top spot in its league with a pair of victories, starting with a 1-0 win over Penny Jones Icon Mortgage on June 29. Coming off a 4-0 win over Flushing […]

Whitmire succeeds Barta as Rotary Club president

FLUSHING — The Rotary Club of Flushing held its annual Pass the Gavel ceremony on June 24 to welcome incoming Club President Gary Whitmire for the 2021-2022 year and recognize outgoing 2020-2021 Rotary President Marty Barta. The meeting was held at the soccer pavilion near Seymour Elementary School. During Barta’s term as president, the Rotary Club initiated a regional literacy […]

King promoted to assistant city manager

FLUSHING — The City of Flushing has promoted Flushing City Clerk Michelle King to the role of assistant city manager, effective July 1. King, who was appointed to the new position at the May 10 Flushing City Council meeting, has now assumed the dual duties and responsibilities of assistant city manager and city clerk. “I am thrilled and honored to […]

Flushing Township looks to improve gravel roads with Perma-Zyme application

FLUSHING TWP. — Flushing Township is planning to smooth out its gravel and dirt roads and cut down on potholes with Perma-Zyme, a soil stabilizer designed to make unpaved roads more compact and sustainable. In early June, Flushing Township arranged for an application of Perma-Zyme to be spread on a gravel road stretch of Carpenter Road between Duffield Road and […]

Township aids city with funding for senior center parking lot project

FLUSHING — Flushing Township has partnered with the City of Flushing to help fund a repaving project for the Flushing Area Senior Center/Flushing Area Library parking lot on 106 Elm Street. On June 10, the Flushing Township Board of Trustees approved a measure to cover up to 50 percent of costs that are not currently funded for the project by […]

Students learning about gardening, environmental awareness

BURTON — Mary Dyer’s Bentley Middle School Summer Science Camp is more than just learning about science; it’s about developing a sense of community. Dyer, who has just finished her first full year as a teacher with Bentley Community Schools, said she tries to make a difference in the lives of her students wherever she is teaching. “My hope here […]

Mother arrested after 2-year-old found wandering in intersection

BURTON — The Burton Police Department found a 2-year-old alone in the intersection of Genesee and Lapeer roads at 3:45 am, Thursday. Police canvassed the area knocking on doors until they found the mother at approximately 10:40 a.m. She was placed under arrested and has been lodged I the Genesee County Jail. Charges are pending, said police. Officers arrived on […]