Opal Jean Burghdorf

OPAL JEAN BURGHDORF, 91, of Zephyrhills, FL, passed away May 17, 2020. She was born December 30, 1929, in Flint, to Floyd and Laura (Mayes) Teed. Mrs. Burghdorf was a receptionist and secretary at a medical doctor’s office. She was of Protestant faith. Opal is survived by her four children, Gerald Burghdorf of Zephyrhills, FL, Robert Burghdorf of Phoenix, AZ, […]

2020-05-28 E-Edition

Stay-at-home salute

Despite the cancellation of parades and ceremonies marking Memorial Day, May 25, due to coronavirus, some still paid their respects to America’s fallen heroes. At the Davison American Legion Post 267 members Chuck Little, Bruce Laine, Dave Martin, Dan O’Neill, and Tim Hernandez conducted a Memorial Day rifle salute at the American Legion Hall. Bruce Laine played taps after the […]

Genesee County Health Department data reveals ongoing coronavirus risk

GENESEE COUNTY — As COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift across the state, local and state health officials are still warning the public that the virus threat is far from over. On Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order until June 12 and the state’s emergency declaration until June 19. She said that while the state is making progress against […]

Genesee County treasurer’s office warning residents of fake letters in collections scam

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Treasurer’s office is alerting residents of fake letters that demand immediate payment for an outstanding tax debt, penalties, and interest owed to the State of Michigan. The letter states that if the warning is ignored, the State of Michigan will seize property and may impose garnishment on all bank accounts and income. The return […]

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Goodrich residents take home horticulture students’ class projects By Lania Rocha

GOODRICH — Dr. Rick Sweeney stood in the cold, rainy morning, chatting with visitors as they strolled among the marigolds and petunias at Goodrich High School. Even with a protective mask covering much of his face, one could see by his eyes that he was smiling as he explained all of the hard work his students put into their horticulture […]

Commission meets for last time before final dissolution of shared service

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Fire Commission – the board that provided oversight for the fire department the city and township shared – convened its final meeting Tuesday, May 19. There’s still some housekeeping – transferring titles, signing checks and closing bank accounts – to wrap up before the ultimate dissolution of the partnership that began when the city […]

Police arrest 2 after shots are fired at home

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Two people were jailed after allegedly shooting up a Grand Blanc Township home early Monday. Township Police Chief Ron Wiles said the incident appears to have been in retaliation for a post on social media. No one was home when the shots were fired around 2 a.m. in a subdivision near Perry and Vassar roads, Wiles […]

Scholarship honors ‘Voice of the Martians’

GOODRICH — The legacy of a beloved member of the Martian family will continue through a memorial scholarship. Bill Duso, known as the Voice of the Martians for his talents in the announcers’ booth at the Goodrich High School football games, died May 7 at his home in Owosso. He was 70. Duso was a teacher in the Goodrich Area […]

Spring has sprung!

Richfield Park in the Davison area was alive last week with folks social distancing while enjoying the pretty flowers and spring wildlife. A flowing tree was in bloom near the Old Stone Bridge in the park. Meanwhile, this frog was relaxing by the Flint River before taking a swim. The park, located at 6322 N. Irish Rd., is open daily […]