Remembrance of the Beecher tornado is personal to my family

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I’m too young to have gone through the infamous Beecher Tornado which struck Genesee County on June 8, 1953. My parents and siblings, however, were right in the middle of what is still considered the deadliest tornado ever to hit Michigan. The only category F5 tornado ever to touch down in lower Michigan, the Beecher Tornado killed 116 and injured […]

American Legion thanks DHS students

Each year, in preparation for Memorial Day, Davison American Legion Post 267 honors our deceased veterans by placing flags on their graves at the Davison Cemetery. This year we were joined by a group of Davison High School students and their parents. We were impressed by the courteous behavior and dedication to the task shown by this awesome group of […]

Plan Your Summer Fun with Explore Flint & Genesee

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It’s starting to feel like summer in Flint & Genesee. At the beginning of the month, Applewood in the Flint Cultural Center opened for the season and in just a few days Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad will do the same. For me, those two major attractions in Flint & Genesee are quintessential to the summer experience. I, for one, […]

Rhines appointment goes against voter wishes

Six months ago, we the voters of the Davison Community School district sent a message loud a clear by voting Incumbent Diane Rhines off the Davison Board of Education. Now, the Davison School Board led by Karen Conover put Diane Rhines right back on the board—disregarding the voices of voters. What is the point of having school board elections and […]

Good for Brian Taylor, whose letter of 3-30-23 got Dan Kildee’s attention!

I leave it to Mr. Taylor, if he chooses, to address Kildee’s assertions in his 5-18-23 response; “divisive culture wars into our local classrooms,” “confusing reporting requirements,” “disenfranchise parents,” “allow the federal government to mandate what books can be in school libraries.” I have two questions, though. Doesn’t the very wordy 14-page Parents Bill of Rights Act mandate the STATE […]

Work-life balance is a tricky dance

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I am running through the streets of Flint, weaving my morning self through the colleges, markets, and neighborhoods I love. Running has always been like deep sea diving to me, an invitation to sink below the surface of my life and work through issues of the heart. This morning is no different, and I invite my thoughts to speak and […]

Kildee explains position on quality education

I recently read a constituent’s letter in the Davison Index and wanted to discuss my position on education. I believe that every Michigan child deserves a quality education. No matter what zip code a child is born into, each child should have a safe learning environment, highly trained teachers, and access to the resources they need to succeed in the […]

FIA is the place to be this spring and summer

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As spring and summer makes their way to the Flint Institute of Arts it’s a time of newness that includes the opening of exhibitions, special events, and programming that is sure to interest the community. We recently opened Torched: Glass Pipes, and it is on view through Oct. 1. The exhibition features glass pipes from some of the most renowned […]

‘Willingness to work together’ at heart of successful leadership

This evening, eight local professionals will graduate from Lead Now, an immersive leadership development program provided by the Flint & Genesee Group. The graduation marks the continuation of a long-standing tradition for our community – the ongoing and continual development of local leaders. The Flint & Genesee Group first stepped into the leadership development space in 2013 with the Leadership […]

Serving up a slice of controversy

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In the age of polarization and cancel culture, it can be difficult and sometimes even dangerous to express an unpopular opinion or discuss a hot button subject. Sometimes, though, you just have to drown out the noise and get something off your chest. Today, I’m going to dive into a debate that’s divided households across America. A touchy topic that’s […]

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