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Board of education to hear results of new testing program

DAVISON — This week, parents received their child’s test results from the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) taken last spring. The results were recently released by the state Department of Education. The district’s overall performance in the new test, which replaced the aging Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) exam, will be discussed Jan. 11 at the Davison Board […]

Wolverine Campground seeking public input

GENESEE COUNTY — Booking opened Monday to place reservations at Genesee County’s Wolverine Campground, and county officials are asking for input. The Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking public input as it makes plans for improvements at Wolverine Campground, 7698 N. Baxter Rd., Columbiaville. “Do you like to camp, ‘glamp’ or RV?” asks an email from Genesee County […]

Child injured in truck, bus crash

DAVISON TWP. – A commercial truck rear-ended a Goodrich school bus early Wednesday morning, injuring one student and prompting the truck driver to flee the scene on foot. Davison Township Police Chief Rick Freeman said officers were dispatched to the 7400 block of Bristol Road about 6:45 a.m., Jan. 6, to a reported truck and bus accident. Freeman said a […]

GDL offerings for January

GENESEE COUNTY – The following are events and activities taking place at the Genesee District Library branches around the county in January. Davison – The Davison Area Library will hold Baby Steps, a program designed to start babies and toddlers on the path to reading, on Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m. This interactive program lets babies […]

Farmers Daughter open through end of this month

DAVISON — Vickie Wagner- Smetanka had an unexpected run on business last Thursday when The Index erroneously reported that she was closing The Farmers Daughter for good on that day. “We had planned to close up shop at four o’clock that day, but we ended up working till seven,” Wagner-Smetanka told me. “Our customers were surprised and wanted to get […]

Gov. Snyder declares state of emergency for Genesee County

LANSING —Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for Genesee County due to ongoing health and safety issues caused by lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water. By declaring a state of emergency, Snyder authorized the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) to coordinate state efforts in cooperation with local response and […]

In brief

My Sister’s Closet donations sought DAVISON — The Davison United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St., is collecting donations of gently used purses, wallets, scarfs and jewelry to sell at its “My Sister’s Closet” fundraiser. The money will be used to fund the Davison Elementary Schools’ Backpack Program. My Sister’s Closet Fundraiser will be held March 12, from 9 a.m.-1p.m. […]

UM-Flint to open historic downtown ice rink

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint will reopen the downtown ice rink, Chancellor Susan E. Borrego announced last week. “As we continue to find ways to enhance campus, opening this rink is a simple way to have a dramatic impact,” Borrego said. “We know as a university that we must be an academically excellent institution and also offer a thriving, […]

Grondin family continues fight for “Justice 4 KC”

LAPEER — Carl Grondin, Sr. is adamant his grandson, Kenneth C. Grondin III, did not murder his girlfriend, Andrea Eilber, in 2011. Grondin, Sr. and K.C. Grondin’s parents, Kenneth II and April, are so certain of his innocence that they’re prepared to “spend their last dime” to get him released and are busily preparing for a retrial should they be […]