Honored dead

Davison area police agencies, the American Legion Honor Guard and a veteran’s motorcycle group were on hand to escort the remains of Army Corporal Dale Wright from Allen Funeral Home in Davison to the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Monday morning. Wright’s remains were returned by the North Korean government in 2020 and his DNA was matched to that […]

Flushing Lions Club lends helping hand to Consumers workers during storm-clean up

FLUSHING TWP. — After powerful storms battered parts of Flushing Township on Aug. 11, community members rolled up their sleeves to help neighbors clean up debris and assist in many other ways. One local organization that lent a hand was the Flushing Lions Club, which supplied food and water to Consumers Energy workers who were restoring electricity to multiple neighborhoods […]

We Back the Badge Rally kicks off tomorrow

FLUSHING — Flushing residents can show support for local police with the return of the We Back the Badge Rally. We Back the Badge, a patriotic/law enforcement appreciation event that debuted last August in Flushing, will be held tomorrow evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Riverview Park Bandshell, one block south of Main Street on Cherry Street. […]

Township sets aside funds for storm clean-up

FLUSHING TWP. — Flushing Township is assisting homeowners who are still dealing with debris from severe storms that rolled through the area on Aug. 11. During an emergency meeting held last Wednesday, the Flushing Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to allocate $30,000 from the township’s general fund balance, which will be used to hire a contractor to clean up […]

Flushing remembers Gary Nickel with ceremony and dedications

FLUSHING — Community photographer Gary Nickel made a heartfelt and lasting impression on the many Flushing residents he photographed over the years. In return, community and business leaders in Flushing honored his memory by holding the first-ever Gary Nickel Day on Aug. 19. The event, hosted by the Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce and the Flushing Area Senior Center (FASC), […]

Former Flushing man saves three swimmers from Lake Michigan rip current

LEELANAU COUNTY, MI — Chicago nurse Matthew Lipinski rescued three people from a strong rip current while visiting a Northern Michigan beach earlier this month. Lipinski, formerly of Flushing, was swimming at Van’s Beach in Leelanau County with his young daughters and nieces on Aug. 11 when he noticed rough water conditions forming along Lake Michigan. As the waves grew […]

Unfinished road leaves resident upset with city

BURTON — Mary Mitchelson said she just wants the road in front of her property to look like the rest of Shannon Road, but because the road was extended onto her property for a turnaround the city says its unable to finish the chip and seal of the roadway. Mitchelson, 87, has lived at her Kilarney Park home for 55 […]

Berry bruhaha

Resident wants compensation after DPW destroys berry bushes

BURTON — On the morning of June 22, resident and former city councilman Gary Isham said he walked outside and was greeted by a city brush hog mowing the right of way on his property, taking with it raspberry bushes he and his wife had grown and harvested from over the past decade. Isham owns the property at the corner […]

Creekwood dental holding food pantry, backpack giveaway Aug. 28

BURTON — Creekwood Dental will hold a mobile food pantry from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 28, for anyone who needs food. The event will be held in the Creekwood Dental parking lot, 1080 Creekwood Trail, in Burton. This is for anyone who needs food. If you or someone you know needs food, stop by. The Mobile Food Pantry is on the […]

C-A to start school year with full in-person learning and mask mandate

FLINT TWP. — When Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools resumes in-person learning next week, students and staff will be required to mask up. CACS, which mostly utilized virtual learning and a hybrid format last school year, is planning to return to a traditional five-day schedule of in-person instruction on Aug. 30. As part of its back-to-school plan, the district will require […]