Down in a hole

Fire authority considering new station

DAVISON — Faced with more than $100,000 in repairs to an aging Fire Station No. 1, the Davison-Richfield Fire Authority is considering building a new facility. The Fire Authority voted unanimously to appoint a committee March 27, to look at the cost of modernizing the 50-year-old Fire Station No. 1, including repairs ordered by Genesee County to remedy drainage issues […]

DDA sets 2018 events schedule

DAVISON — It’s turning out to be a bust years for the Davison Downtowns Development Authority. The Davison DDA has been planning its 2018 schedule of events, starting with the M-15 Garage Sale through to the annual Christmas parade and downtown holiday event. But, according to DDA Events Director Diane Millington, there are some changes this year. “New this year […]

Wine Gala to raise money for cerebral palsy treatment center

DAVISON — Ireland’s Dream, a non-profit dedicated to providing treatment for children with cerebral palsy, will host a wine-tasting benefit gala at the University of Michigan-Flint’s Northbank Center, May 4. As part of the first annual Green Ties for the Dream event, guests can sample signature wines from Northern Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, receive a souvenir wine glass and bid at […]

Council approves first reading of sidewalk ordinance

DAVISON — City council has approved the first reading of a revised sidewalk ordinance which clarifies some areas such as repair and construction specifications. The council voted 6-1, Councilman Ron Emery being the only dissenting vote, to approve the ordinance at its March 26 meeting. The revisions cover a range of issues, from designating authority over sidewalks to the city […]

In brief

Getting it right A photo cutline in the March 22 edition should have identified Spencer Ruegsegger as the general manager of Blackstone’s restaurant in Flint. — G.G. Passion play this weekend at DHS DAVISON — The Davison Passion Players will present Son of the Father at Davison High School, 1250 N. Oak Rd., on March 30, Good Friday, at noon […]

Flushing woman awaits liver transplant

FLUSHING — For years, Lidia Lemus was there to help take care of others in their time of need, including being an inspiration to her children when they were growing up. Today, however, Lemus, 66, is on the organ recipient list waiting for a liver transplant which she needs soon if she is to survive. Nadja Roivas, Lemus’ daughter, said […]

Gleason Community Fund seeking organ donation essays

GENESEE COUNTY — The Gleason Community Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to organ donation, is accepting entries for its first Organ Donation Essay Contest. Students across Genesee County in grade 12 who are planning to pursue a degree in medicine, preferably transplant medicine, are invited to submit an essay about the importance of organ donation. Students are encouraged to write […]


DAVID LESLIE MCAVINCHEY, 50, of Cincinnati, OH, died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at his home with his loving wife, Kelly and beloved twin brother, Daniel, at his side. David was buried at Arlington Memorial Garden in Healthy, OH, on November 4, 2017. David was born in Flint, on February 15, 1967, the son of Patrick W. and Jane A.(Jacobs) McAvinchey. […]

Hagerman Foundation continues catalyzing $75K investment

FLINT — Thanks to the ongoing generosity of The Hagerman Foundation, Flint youth are experiencing life-changing experiences that include mentoring, life-skills and spiritual development. The Hagerman Foundation has provided $75,000 to Young Life of Genesee County to support ongoing program expansion for the 1,100 students in Flint high schools. Young Life in Genesee County is approaching its 54th year, 16 […]