Category Archives: Local News

Genesee County’s Bid for the Google Fiber Getting Some Exposure

Genesee County’s efforts at attracting Google to the area as a potential site for it’s new Fiber-Optic network are getting some exposure. Here’s hoping that it gains some momentum. Continue reading

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Genesee County Finally Joins the Google Fiber Fray

I can’t say for sure if I had anything to do with it, but I’ve been trying to drum up awareness of Google’s intent to build experimental fiber networks in one or more comunities for about 3 weeks now (see … Continue reading

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Genesee County Should Host Google’s New Fiber Network – an Update

Still trying to make sure Genesee County is in the running for Google’s new fiber network. Continue reading

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Genesee County Should Host Google’s Experimental Broadband Network

Google is seeking one or more communities in which to develop an experimental broadband high-speed fiber network. Google is interested in hearing from state, county, and municipal agencies in order to determine where to develop this network. I think Genesee County is the ideal location. Continue reading

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Exxon Mobile 2Q Profits of $1,500.00 Per Second

Today Exxon Mobile recorded their 2nd quarter profits of $11.68 billion. This is lower than analysts’ predictions, but still managed to break the record for the largest quarterly profit for a U.S. company (previously set by Exxon Mobile). This works … Continue reading

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Heroin Overdose Suspected in Davison, MI

I recently happened on the scene in Davison recently as police and paramedics responded to a 911 call that turned out to be a suspected heroin overdose. As a staff writer for the Davison Messenger, I tried to get a … Continue reading

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Zirnhelt’s trail – Over 14,000 Trees Planted by One Man

Imagine planting a pine tree, a small seedling, using a spade shovel. Not too difficult, right? Now imagine doing that 1000 times. Repeat every spring for 14 years. That’s exactly what Bob Zirnhelt did on 11 acres where he and his wife live in Davison, Michigan. Continue reading

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Goodrich Millpond – Water Level Low amid Continuing Controversy

In Goodrich, Michigan, the water level in the Millpond has been a source of contention for over 30 years between residents, the Village Council, the DNR, and the DEQ (Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality). Now it seems that the dam … Continue reading

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Writing for a Local Newspaper Publisher

I recently started writing articles for a publisher who puts out several newspapers local to our surrounding communities. The Davison Messenger, The Tri-County News, The Burton Banner, etc. Some of them were existing publications which he purchased, some are new … Continue reading

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