Davison schools to resume Aug. 16, mask won’t be required

DAVISON — In a letter to parents recently, Davison Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Brown said classes will resume for the 2021- 22 school year on Aug. 16 – and the district will no longer require that masks be worn as part of COVID-19 guidelines. Brown said the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Michigan Department of […]

Local man pens article to bring attention to the issue of addiction

DAVISON — When Jason Duncan wrote about his father’s struggle with drugs and alcohol, he wanted to put a face to the problem of addiction. Duncan, 36, of Davison said his father passed away last year at 63 after years of struggling with what he told his family was issues with diabetes. He said he and his family learned several […]

Utility work

Work has been underway on State Road in Davison near Central Elementary School for the past two weeks. Davison City Manager Andrea Schroeder said the work is being done to underground utilities by the Michigan Department of Transportation, which maintains control over M-15, not the City of Davison. The state did not indicate how long to expect traffic disruptions along […]

Cruisin’ for a worthy cause

A strong turnout of vehicles and spectators arrived for the Flushing Firefighters Association’s first ever car show fundraiser on July 24 at Flushing High School. The show featured live music, food trucks, trophy presentations for winning vehicles, a 50/50 drawing and a raffle. All proceeds from car show participants went to the Hurley Medical Center Burn Unit. More photos can […]

New FHS statue pays tribute to Class of 2020

FLUSHING — Flushing Raider graduates from 2020 are being recognized for their perseverance during the COVID-19 pandemic with a special landmark on the grounds of Flushing High School. On July 24, several FHS parents and 2020 Flushing grads gathered at the high school to dedicate a new statue in honor of the Class of 2020. The statue—a large metal replica […]

Queen Beauty by Lorionna opens in Flushing

The Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on July 23 for Queen Beauty by Lorionna, a new cosmetics salon and store located on 5265 W. Pierson Road in Flushing. Queen Beauty, which is owned and operated by Flint native Lorionna Goodwin, offers a wide variety of cosmetic services, including body sculpting, teeth whitening, tooth gems, sauna treatments, […]

Fire department promotions announced

BURTON — Fire Chief Kirk Wilkinson announced the promotions of three Burton firefighters at the July 19 city council meeting. The three firefighters will assume command roles at Fire Station No. 1 and 2. James Lincoln, who hired onto the fire department March 19, 1993, now with more than 28 years of service, was promoted to battalion chief at Station […]

Mayor says work on Saginaw Street nearly done

Grand Traverse reconstruction set to begin soon

BURTON — Orange cones and barrels should soon disappear from Saginaw Street, but look for them to pop up soon after on Grand Traverse Boulevard as a major reconstruction project there gets underway. Mayor Duane Haskins told the city council July 19 work is nearly complete to resurface Saginaw Street in Burton. Once finished, he said a major reconstruction project […]

Council wants attorney to review Medstar service agreement

BURTON — A service agreement between the city and Medstar EMS and mobile healthcare provider, announced July 8, is still under scrutiny by the city council because some members think they should have voted on it. Burton Fire Chief Kirk Wilkinson announced July 8 the city will receive exclusive ambulance service, with 8-minute guaranteed response, free of charge thorough a […]

Flint man charged in June 16 apartment shooting

FLINT TWP. — A Flint man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another man in Flint Township on June 16. Ziare Thomas, 25, was arraigned on July 9 on open murder and weapons charges in connection to the death of 21-year-old Jacari Roberts at a Flint Township apartment complex. Altogether, he is facing single felony counts […]