2021-11-11 E-Edition

Flushing student pays tribute to vets with Wall of Honor project

FLUSHING — Fourth grader Oliver Sopczynski and his classmates are saluting military veterans with a special tribute that they created for a class project. Sopczynski, a student at Springview Elementary School, came up with the idea to transform an ordinary wall outside his classroom into a “Wall of Honor” for Veteran’s Day. Students who participated in the project honored members […]

Six suspects arrested, charged in Genesee Valley Center shooting

FLINT TWP. — Authorities have arrested and charged six men in connection to a shooting at the Genesee Valley Center mall last month. On the afternoon of Oct. 16, Flint Township Police were dispatched to the mall for a report of shots fired near the JC Penney store. Upon arrival, officers learned that a physical altercation between patrons had escalated […]

North corridor improvement efforts continue to move forward

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Blanc Township officials continue to look for the best ways to engage stakeholders in the efforts to improve the northern gateway to the township. “I think we can really revitalize this area, the original commercial district,” said township Superintendent Dennis Liimatta. “It’s been neglected for a while.” Empty buildings, untended green spaces and general decay […]

‘The kids just love this stuff’

Students in Rick Sweeney’s horticulture class at Goodrich High School have been busy growing all sorts of fruits and vegetables in the district’s greenhouse this year. “The kids just love this stuff,” Sweeney said. “They learn so much hands on, and they enjoy it. It really makes my day.” At the beginning of the semester, the greenhouse was empty, but […]

Conditional approval given for Fessler & Bowman project at former tree farm

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Planning Commission has approved a preliminary site plan for the first project proposed on the former Trim Pines Tree Farm property. Flushing-based concrete company Fessler & Bowman plans to invest millions of dollars in a new, 80,000-square-foot headquarters building on 28 acres at the north end of the site on Baldwin Road. […]

Save the Date

Craft show GRAND BLANC — Smetanka Craft Show will be at Grand Blanc High School’s East Campus, 12500 Holly Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Craft show and sale features handcrafted furniture, florals, framed art, wearable art, holiday decor, traditional, lamps, textiles and contemporary art and more. — L.R. Ink for Animals GRAND BLANC TWP. — […]

Grand Blanc Twp. to get spruced up welcome signs as part of new brand image

GRAND BLANC TWP. — As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. As part of ongoing efforts to create a brand image for Grand Blanc Township, officials here want to make sure the community makes a memorable impression with new signs at the gateways, a new logo and website, and a welcome packet […]

Best finish

The Davison High School Boys’ Cross Country Team took 13th place in the state finals as a team last weekend. The team consists of Brady McArdle, Kenny Minto, Iain Forrest, Brady Corkins, Parker Austin, Chase Baker, Ethan Gruenberg, and Luke Parsons. In addition, sophomore Paige McArdle recently qualified individually in the girls’ division. The team also has two All State […]

Cool to Care returns for 2021 with new approach

Students collecting monetary donations instead of canned goods

DAVISON — The annual Cool to Care campaign began this week and will run through Dec. 8 in Davison Community Schools. The annual food drive for Outreach East in Davison is going to be a little different this year, with students focusing on raising money instead of holding a canned good/ non-perishable food drive. Due to space limitations for Outreach […]