2021-09-30 E-Edition

Reaping a Harvest of Fun

The Flushing Harvest Festival returned with fanfare and family fun on Saturday, featuring a plethora of kid’s activities from pie-eating contests and pumpkin painting to pony rides and face painting. Harvest Fest contests included the traditional chili cook-off, fall window decorating, a best beard and mullet contest, a pie-baking contest and scarecrow decorating. To see more photos, turn to the […]

Prosecutor’s office provides assistance to victims

FLINT — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said he wants the community to know his office provides a variety of services to victims of crime through his office’s victim advocacy unit which is partially financed by a grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Leyton said for many victims the initial crime is only the start of […]

Planning commission approves preliminary site plan on 215 condos

BURTON — In what could be the first significant housing development in the city since the recession of 2008, the planning commission recently gave preliminary site plan approval to a proposed 215-unit condominium development on Vassar Road at Atherton Road. Developer Kelly Walker of Walker Farms LLC wants to build two adjoining site condo subdivisions, called The Meadows and The […]

Not all who wander are lost

The VIEW from here

If you’re a fan of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy (like I am), then you’re probably familiar with one of author J.R.R. Tolkien’s most famous quotes from the first book “The Fellowship of the Ring”: “Not all who wander are lost.” While that iconic phrase may have different meanings to different people, here’s my interpretation. Someone might appear to […]

Radiothon raises $66,775 for Hurley Children’s Hospital

FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, announced that its second Annual “Let’s Make Miracles” Radiothon, presented by Dort Financial Credit Union, raised a total of $66,775. The hospital partnered with CARS 108, Club 93.7, Banana 101.5, US 103.1 and 1470 WFNT to air live and recorded interviews for the two-day event. “Dort Financial Credit Union is […]

Business owner, brain cancer survivor hosts fundraiser to support patients, research

GRAND BLANC — Kate White is co-owner of Ziggy’s Ice Cream with her husband, Rick, and a survivor of “the most deadly” form of brain cancer, glioblastoma. Last weekend, she welcomed several members of her Henry Ford Health System care team as celebrity ice cream scoopers at Ziggy’s in Grand Blanc to bring in members of the community to enjoy […]

Student arrested, schools placed on lockdown following report of handgun

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc High School was put on lockdown Friday after the school resource officer received a report that a student had brandished a handgun to another student while driving. The lockdown was called around 11:45 a.m. The incident that prompted the safety protocol occurred outside of school and not on the school campus, although the student did […]

Grand Blanc officials, Galuszka family dedicate new memorial clock

GRAND BLANC — Local dignitaries gathered with relatives of former Grand Blanc Mayor Paul Galuszka to dedicate the new town clock in Galuszka’s memory. Galuszka’s family donated the original clock after his death in 1992. Over the years, the clock had become an iconic feature in the heart of downtown, but it had ceased to keep proper time and become […]

In sports

Goodrich girls golf wins tournament GOODRICH — The Goodrich girls’ golf team won the Sept. 20 Genesee County Tournament at the Flint Elks after scoring 353 strokes. Abby Schell carded 86, Olivia Rushton 87, Emily Madill 89 and Lainey Madill 91. Swartz Creek finished fifth, Flushing sixth and Davison seventh. Kearsley finished in ninth and Grand Blanc 13th with just […]