2021-07-15 E-Edition

Goodrich native wins title in world weightlifting competition

GOODRICH — Since she began competitive weightlifting several years ago, Goodrich native and local barber Traci Beaune has been a force to be reckoned with on the national scene. Now, Beaune can add the title of world champion to her resume. In late May, Beaune captured a 2021 World Masters Weightlifting Championship in the 35-39 female age group/64-kilogram weight class. […]

Police investigating ‘suspicious’ death in Atlas Township

ATLAS TOWNSHIP — The Genesee County Sheriff Office and state police were investigating the death of a 34-year-old Flint man whose remains were discovered Sunday in an Atlas Township field. Jesse James Byars died of “suspicious causes” some time between 10 p.m. Saturday, July 10, and 5 a.m. Sunday, July 11, according to Sheriff Chris Swanson. His remains were discovered […]

Legislature approves K-12 budget, eliminates school funding gap

LANSING — Michigan lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a $17.1 billion K-12 budget that will eliminate a longstanding base per-student funding gap among districts and boost overall funding by a substantial 10 percent. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed what many education officials called a historic bill, providing certainty to districts. Budgets for state departments and funding for universities, community colleges and local […]

Davison Market’s Christmas in July Craft Show

DAVISON TWP. — ‘Tis the Season for a little joyful holiday cheer at Davison Farmers Market. This Saturday, July 17, the Davison Farmers Market will be having a Christmas in July Craft Show. Local artisans will be displaying their one-of-kind designs and creations for that Pre-Christmas Holiday shopping. Gifts guaranteed to make any season sunny & bright. Also, local farmers […]

Good Times in Goodrich to return in August

GOODRICH — The Good Times will roll again in the Village of Goodrich. After canceling Good Times in Goodrich last year due to COVID-19, the planning committee is excited for the return of the festival on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Goodrich Commons Park, 8038 Clarence St. “It’s very exciting to see the level of interest,” said Chairman Jennie McKenzie. “Everybody […]

Save the Date

Concert in the park GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP – A free community concert will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Bicentennial Park, near the sledding hill. The band Crosswalk will perform some of your favorite hits, oldies, soft rock, classic rock, country and more. Concert-goers should bring lawn chairs for seating. Snacks and beverages are […]

Kayla O’Mara Memorial Race set for Aug. 7

ATLAS TWP. — Registration is now open for the 16th annual Kayla O’Mara Memorial 5K and children’s half-mile fun run. The race, which will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, raises money for the Kayla O’Mara Memorial Scholarship. “Thankfully, we’ve been gifted with some incredible sponsors who help us raise about $3,000 a year after all of the expenses […]

Hurley Foundation announces community partnership with HAP

FLINT — Hurley Foundation and HAP are excited to announce their Community Partnership, especially in relation to the Hurley Food FARMacy and fighting food insecurity in Genesee County. HAP recently donated $10,000 to Hurley Foundation for this purpose. “As a Michigan-based insurer, HAP has a longstanding commitment to invest in the communities and the people we serve. HAP is proud […]

Washburn returns to the Jets for another season

MOUNT CLEMENS — Tim Washburn suited up for the Metro Jets last season and quickly emerged as a leader on the MJDP squad. One year later, the 2001-born Davison-native has re-upped with the Jets for his final season of junior hockey in 2021-22. “Returning wasn’t really a long thought-out process,” Washburn said. “I enjoyed the year. Loved the coaches and […]