2021-10-07 E-Edition

Halloween Ghosts & Goodies takes over Crossroads Village

MT. MORRIS TWP. — This Halloween season, Crossroads Village is once again providing area families with a frightfully fun destination for trick-or-treating. Halloween Ghosts & Goodies, Crossroads’ annual autumn tradition, kicked off with a spectacular debut on Oct. 2 and will continue Oct. 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 and 27-31. Throughout the month, visitors will find treats and tricks, cider and donuts […]

Swanson calls on drug, animal abuse suspect to turn self in

FLINT — Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson called upon an accused drug trafficker and suspect in the abuse and neglect of eight dogs to turn himself in, Friday. Swanson said Keenan Eugene Reese II is wanted in connection with the sheriff’s GHOST team’s recent raid on a home on Russell Street in Flint which netted $1 million in drugs and […]

Sheriff warns against predatory scams targeting seniors

GENESEE COUNTY — Sheriff Chris Swanson is warning residents, especially the elderly, to beware of a couple new scams that have targeted residents in recent weeks. In one instance an 80-year-old woman received a phone call from what appeared to be a friend who was recognized by caller ID and the person on the line claimed to be that friend […]

St. Christopher’s partners with Rite Aid for free flu, COVID-19 shots

GRAND BLANC — St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Grand Blanc has partnered with Rite Aid Pharmacies to offer free flu shots and COVID-19 shots for the public this Sunday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu shots for almost everyone age six months and above. Influenza is most dangerous for adults over […]

Teacher encourages a breast screening … “it saved my life”

GRAND BLANC — Through an experience she wishes she didn’t have, Tracie Johnson learned the importance of breast screenings. In 2002, doctors found a lump in her breast. Fortunately, it was benign and was removed through needle aspiration. After that frightening incident, Johnson chose a preventive approach regarding her breast health and obtained her first mammogram, and subsequently, two mammograms […]

Perry Centennial Pavilion and Gardens Project receives overwhelming support

GRAND BLANC — The Perry Centennial Committee is overjoyed to announce that the Perry Centennial Pavilion & Gardens, a construction project planned to celebrate 100 years of the Perry Centennial and Grand Blanc Community Schools, has received enough financial support to proceed. Approximately two months ago, the committee, made up of school staff and community members, announced that if they […]

Equestrian team wins Reserve Champion at region meet

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Varsity Equestrian Team recently won Reserve Champion at the 2021 MIHA (Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association) Region B meet at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds Oct. 1-3. They had previously qualified as the MIHA District 11 Reserve Champions. They now qualify to compete at the 2021 State Championships on Oct. 13-17 at the Midland County Fairgrounds. […]

In sports

Grand Blanc golf qualifies for state meet DAVISON — The Grand Blanc girls’ golf team placed third at the Div. 1 regional at Davison Monday carding 355. Rainy conditions forced the tournament to finish right at dusk. Okemos won the regional and Brighton was second. Davison placed 10th. Only the top three teams move on to the Oct. 15-16 state […]

Save the Date

Outdoor story time GRAND BLANC — Join Miss Marissa at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, on the patio at the Grand Blanc – McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Road, for a story time including music, movement, and stories. Dress for the weather and feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. Note: Story Time will be canceled if it’s raining. […]