2021-09-23 E-Edition

County breaks ground on new elevated water storage tank

Addition to water system promises to maintain pressure during power outages

BURTON — The Genesee County Drain Commission broke ground Sept. 17 on a $5.3 million elevated water storage tank designed to help improve and maintain water pressure to the county during power outages. The 240-foot tower, which will hold 1 million gallons of water, should help make it so water pressure is maintained during Consumers Energy power outages which usually […]

911 Consortium recognizes exclusive EMS service contracts

GENESEE COUNTY — Communities that have signed exclusive contracts with EMS providers will be allowed to resume those agreements, per a recent decision from the Genesee County 911 Consortium Board. At a Sept. 14 executive board meeting, the Consortium Board narrowly passed a measure to recognize contracts signed between EMS provider Medstar and several local municipalities. The motion, which passed […]

Planning Commission to seek public input on proposed industrial park

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Planning Commission has set Oct. 7 for a public hearing on proposed rezoning for property slated for a light industrial condominium park. The 150-acre site, located on Baldwin Road, encompasses two large parcels, about half of which once housed the Trim Pines tree farm. Together, the parcels currently are zoned Neighborhood Commercial […]

Swanson, Sassack, Avery to be honored as ‘Distinguished Alumni’

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc High School Alumni Association will recognize three Bobcat grads as Distinguished Alumni during the Homecoming festivities on Friday. James Avery, Scott Sassack, and Chris Swanson will receive the Charlie A. Carmody Distinguished Alumni Award this year. Avery has served on the Grand Blanc Community Schools Board of Education since 2010 and the Genesee Intermediate […]

Tickets available for New Century Chorale’s ‘Songs from Silence’ concert

GRAND BLANC — The New Century Chorale is preparing for its 28th season of bringing beautiful choral music to the community. The chorale’s theme for the year is “Together in Song,” which celebrates the exit from the Covid silence. Their first concert of the season, entitled “Songs from Silence,” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at St. […]

In brief

Book donations sought GOODRICH — The Friends of the Goodrich-Atlas Library organization is seeking donations of books, puzzles, CDs, and DVDs for the upcoming fall book and bake sale. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Goodrich Library, 10237 Hegel Road. — L.R. Smoke alarms available ATLAS TWP. — Atlas Township […]

Recall language against Ellenburg, Peppin rejected by election commission

GENESEE COUNTY — Recall petition language against Genesee County Commissioners Ellen Ellenburg, D-Burton, and Gary Peppin, D-Davison was rejected by the election commission, Sept. 14. The pair was the target of a recall attempt after voting against a special meeting to allow residents to discuss a mask mandate for K-6 students. The meeting was to allow residents to discuss the […]

Police Blotter

Apartment windows damaged DAVISON TWP. — On Sept. 4 at 9:32 p.m., six vehicles were reportedly damaged in the Kearsley Creek apartments at Irish and Lapeer roads. One caller to the police reported hearing four or five shots against the window on the north side of their apartment. Over course of next few hours, six different people reported damage to […]

Fall events gearing up in the Davison area

Pumpkin Festival, trunk or treats planned for October

DAVISON AREA — After cancellations last fall put a halt on the Davison Downtown Development Authority’s annual Pumpkinfest and Trunk or Treat, both events are back this year. They will take place in addition to Davison Township’s drive-thru Trunk or Treat at Lake Callis, which started last year with the need for social distancing during the pandemic. The DDA’s Trunk […]