2021-10-14

2021-10-14 E-Edition

Halloween happenings

Fall festivities abounded last weekend in Genesee County. In Davison the 30th Annual Pumpkinfest hosted by the Davison Downtown Development Authority was held Oct. 9. Pictured above right Noah Demain secures his victory at the pie eating contest. The night before Pumpkinfest, the Davison DDA held its annual Trunk or Treat at the Davison Free Methodist Church. From left, Richfield […]

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) calls for projects

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance, with staff assistance from the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC), is requesting projects for the FY 2023-2026 Genesee County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) starting this week. All ACT-51 agencies are eligible to submit applications for improvements to federal aid eligible roads in their jurisdiction. Townships should contact the Genesee County Road […]

Despite history, still optimistic about a Lions win

Fat Guy Corner

I ask this question to all Lions fans: How many different ways can one football team find to lose? The Lions are the No. 1 franchise in the NFL — hands down — in finding ways to blow victories and turn a win into a loss. It’s absolutely stunning how they find ways to lose. It’s like it’s expected every […]

Gov. Whitmer announces business expansions in Genesee County

Represents 424 jobs along with a $23 million investment

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Tuesday in announcing two business expansion projects expected to create 424 new jobs and generate a total private investment of $23 million in the Flint region. The projects at NorthGate in Burton and DAG Technology, Inc. in Grand Blanc Township have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund. […]

Costumed canines converge on Creasy Bicentennial Park for 11th annual Howl-oween contest



GRAND BLANC TWP. — Gizmo the goldendoodle and his person, Sandi Talerico, made the perfect pair dressed as Dr. Seuss’ Thing 1 and Thing 2 at the 11th annual Howl- Oween Spectacular pet costume contest Sunday afternoon. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Talerico. “I get to dress him up, and they do a great job with the contest.” The […]

Women’s Club hangs pink bows for Breast Cancer Awareness

During September 2021, two members of the Grand Blanc Women’s Club, Sharon Flewelling and Paula Martz, created some beautiful pink ribbon bows which other members hung on lamp posts along Saginaw Street in downtown Grand Blanc on Oct. 1 to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Members pictured: Seated, from left: Cindy Jones, Paula Martz, Lois Emberton and Robyn Taylor. Standing, […]

Grand Blanc elementary schools staff work together to create equity for students

GRAND BLANC — Arguably one of the most important times of the year for staff at Grand Blanc’s elementary schools is when teachers and support staff sit down with their principals to discuss how to individualize learning for students. Sometimes this means extra help with a subject causing a student strife, while sometimes it’s accelerated work given to students who […]

In sports

Goodrich’s Madill qualifies for state golf meet PONTIAC — Goodrich’s Emily Madill was the top individual state qualifier not on a qualifying team at the Pontiac Notre Dame Prep-hosted Div. 3 girls’ golf regional at the Pontiac Country Club last Wednesday. Madill carded a solid round of 87. Goodrich placed fourth overall, missing the top-three cut for teams by 19 […]

Save the Date

Book sale GOODRICH — The Friends of the Goodrich Library will sponsor a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the library, 10237 Hegel Road. — L.R. Witches Day Out GRAND BLANC — Witches Day Out will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Grand Blanc Vendor Marketplace, 3025 […]