2021-10-21 E-Edition

Communities react to business expansions in Burton, Grand Blanc Township

The $23 million investment in Genesee County expected to bring 424 new jobs

LANSING — Two business expansion projects announced last week are expected to create 424 new jobs and generate a total private investment of $23 million in the county. The projects at NorthGate in Burton and DAG Technologies, Inc. in Grand Blanc Township have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund. NorthGate is expected to bring 374 jobs to Burton, investing […]

James Wendell Baliko

JAMES WENDELL BALIKO, 80, of Davison, MI, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at Ascension Genesys Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Inurnment, with Military Honors, immediately following the […]

Sharon Jean Tanner

SHARON JEAN TANNER, 84, of Swartz Creek, died Saturday, October 16, 2021. Per her request cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Those desiring may make contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Sharon was born October 31, 1936 in Flint, the daughter of Delmar H. and Esther (Cherrington) Gundry. She was a 1955 graduate of Flint […]

Karen Lynn McLaren

KAREN LYNN McLAREN, 66, of Auburn Hills, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 15, 2021. She was born to the late Barbara J. (Cole) Hoeffgen- DeLorenzo and Max W. Hoeffgen on February 14, 1955 and married Michael L. McLaren on June 18, 1974. They enjoyed 38 years of marriage until his passing on February 14, 2013. She graduated from Grand […]

Communities announce trick or treating hours for Oct. 31

GENESEE COUNTY — Local trick or treating hours for Sunday, Oct. 31 are as follows: Davison, Davison Township, Richfield Township, Grand Blanc and Grand Blanc Township – 6-8 p.m. Burton – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Clayton Township – 5-8 p.m. Atlas Township and Goodrich – 6-7:30 p.m. Flushing – 5 p.m. until dark. Mundy, Flint, Flushing and Gaines townships – No set […]

Dale Kildee remembered as passionate, caring congressman

GENESEE COUNTY — Former U.S. Rep. Dale E. Kildee, a native of Flint, will be remembered for his strong representation of his constituents, as well as his kindness and civility in the political field. Kildee, who died Oct. 13, at the age of 92, represented Flint and the surrounding areas for more than 35 years from 1977 until 2013. Before […]

GHP provides vaccinations at eighth annual ‘Flu Drive-Thru Vaccine’ event

FLINT — Genesee Health Plan (GHP) provided more than 130 vaccinations to county residents at its eighth annual Flu Drive-Thru Vaccine event on Oct. 8. “Over the past eight years, we have seen this event transform into a family-oriented outing,” said Jim Milanowski, president and CEO of GHP. “This year, a majority of the attendees were families coming to get […]

Governor announces transportation grants supporting 164 jobs in Genesee County

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a state Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) grant that will support 164 existing jobs in Genesee Counties. The grant will help fund infrastructure improvements related to Performance Corporation’s expansion in Fessler & Bowman, Inc.’s new and expanded national headquarters in Grand Blanc Township. “As we […]

Pumpkin Walk planned for Friday at Bicentennial Park

Jack-o-lantern donations sought to light the path

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Friends of the Grand Blanc Grid will sponsor a Pumpkin Walk from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Creasy Bicentennial Park, 1505 E. Grand Blanc Road. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends, a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes the construction and use of nonmotorized trails throughout Grand Blanc, Grand […]