Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Spartans and the Wolverines play Friday in the Sweet 16. Tell us where you will watch the game in Fenton.
How sweet is March Madness? It’s pretty sweet for the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans, both of whom will play in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night. Here’s a look at the lineup for the Spartans and Wolverines: Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Fenton, including the following. Did we miss your favorite venue? Leave a comment! You can watch the basketball action online here. RELATED: Are You a March Madness Super Fan? Show Us Your Team Spirit, Fenton!
Friday, December 14, 2012
Initial survey of the state took place primarily between 1815 and 1860.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Archives of Michigan announced this week that the original survey maps of Michigan's 1,400 individual township parcels have been scanned and are now available to search, browse and print at www.seekingmichigan.org. The maps included in the collection at Seeking Michigan document land surveys that were conducted by the federal government to lay out Michigan's township and range grid system. Some maps documenting later resurveys are also included. The maps show bodies of water and land formations throughout the state. They can be searched by township name or by coordinates. The initial survey of the state of Michigan was conducted primarily between 1815 and 1860. The federal government contracted land surveyors who earned between $3 and…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Fenton resident held variety of elected and appointed positions in Michigan for 25 years.
A former Democratic state senator from Fenton, Philip Mastin, has died. Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags within the state Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff through Dec. 15 in honor of Mastin, who died Nov. 28. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2006-10, V. K. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Sunday, Dec. 16. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. “The Great Lakes State has lost a dedicated leader and passionate public servant,” said Snyder. “I extend sincere condolences to Sen. Mastin’s wife, Donna, their children and entire family during this time.” The memorial service is 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at the First …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
State ranks third in nation for Christmas tree production, seventh for poinsettias.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams encourages residents to support Michigan's 700 Christmas tree growers and the 54 poinsettia growers. "Michigan ranks third nationally in Christmas tree production and seventh in the U.S. in poinsettia production," said Clover Adams. "Whether it's cutting your own tree at your local Christmas tree farm, or purchasing a fresh tree or poinsettia from a local retailer, fresh Michigan Christmas trees and poinsettias add a special touch to holiday celebrations." With an annual wholesale value of $40 million, Michigan Christmas tree growers harvest approximately three million trees. Michigan produces and sells more than a dozen tree varieties on a …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The campaign Obama won was the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
There was a lot of news around Fenton this week.
Here is a list of the top five most interesting stories from the Fenton area this week. 1. A Genesee County robbery suspect was arrested in Livingston County after a high speed chase Thursday, reported the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus. Two suspects remain at-large, which resulted in Hartland schools being put in "Secure Mode," according to Hartland Patch. 2. State Sen. John Gleason is asking Gov. Rick Snyder to remove two Genesee Intermediate School District board members, the Flint Journal reports. This news comes after accusations that a fired administrator used $87,000 in taxpayer money for her own gain. 3. The McLaren Proton Therapy Center, a new cancer institute, is expected to open in Flint in March 2013, ABC 12 reports. It'…
Monday, September 3, 2012
Michigan Department of Transportation is sponsoring a contest.
Did you walk the Mackinac Bridge today or in years past? The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is collecting participants' photos, videos and stories about the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk. And one person sharing their memories on MDOT's Facebook page will be chosen at random to receive a special tour to the top of the Mackinac Bridge. Through next Monday, Sept. 10, entrants can post their memories of walking the bridge in years past, including photos and videos, on the MDOT Facebook page. MDOT also encouraged anyone walking the bridge this year to share their experience and make this year's walk a unique live social media event. "The Mackinac Bridge Walk is a Pure Michigan tradition unlike any other," said State …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Purpose is to make travel easier for 1.2 million motorists, officials say.
It's good news for Labor Day weekend travelers -- beginning at 3 p.m. today and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, MDOT will suspend construction wherever possible on state roads and bridges. This will make travel easier for the 1.2 million motorists that AAA Michigan estimates will travel at least 50 miles away from home during the popular end-of-the-summer holiday, MDOT has reported on its website. To help make this holiday weekend a safe and enjoyable one, motorists are advised to minimize distractions while driving, obey the posted speed limits, and pay close attention to road signs and orange barrels as they navigate construction zones. "We urge all motorists to drive with caution through work zones during this busy summer holiday …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Eleven Michiganders will be joining Team USA for the 2012 Summer Games in London.
The 2012 Olympics begin in London on July 27. Michigan will be sending 11 participants to join the 519 other members of Team USA to compete for gold and glory, according to the team roster provided by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Michigan's youngest athlete is gymnast Jordyn Wieber, who just turned 17. The state's eldest athlete is Daryl Szarenski at age 44. Seven of the Michiganders are female and four are male. Just five states will not be sending any athletes: New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia. California is sending the most athletes with 127, followed by New York with 35 and Texas with 32. Here's a list of the Michigan Olympic athletes so you can cheer them on! Check your local TV listings to see…