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Construction begins at AGS middle school this summer

Construction begins at AGS middle school this summer

Natily Hall, Writer

February 13, 2020

The entrance to Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School (AGS)  will be moved to the front of the building facing Shiawassee avenue. The current plan is for construction to begin in the summer of 2020, finishing by fall of 2021. The idea was proposed by Joe Humpert, Operations Director of Fenton Public Schoo...

Elementary students are still learning cursive

Elementary students are still learning cursive

Emmy Johnson, Writer

February 7, 2020

Most high schoolers remember being taught cursive throughout elementary school, primarily in third grade. However, with curriculum changes in recent years, many wonder if elementary students are still learning cursive, which they are. A new program called BenchMark Advance paired with Handwriting W...

Fenton Fire Hall cools down the dining experience

Fenton Fire Hall cools down the dining experience

Anna Weigle, Writer

December 16, 2019

As downtown Fenton comes into view, the winter lights shine and the big Christmas tree is hard to miss as the Millpond goes around the corner. Another notable aspect downtown is the Fire Hall restaurant’s igloos.  Fire Hall manager Max Fast, believes that the aesthetic of the igloos keeps peop...

What it’s like being an Explorer in high school

What it’s like being an Explorer in high school

Natily Hall, Writer

December 13, 2019

Many children dreamed of being a firefighter when they were young, and their dreams are finally coming true with the Fenton Explorer program. Explorers are usually teens that see a future in being in the Fire Department when they are older. “Explorers are set with a post-advisor who explains th...

Lake Fenton Middle School students have screen-free “Throwback Thursday”

Lake Fenton Middle School students have screen-free “Throwback Thursday”

Angelina Vitarelli, Writer

December 12, 2019

On Nov. 21, Lake Fenton Middle School (LFMS) participated in a “Screen Free” day to reduce possible negative effects of too much screen time in the learning environment. The students left their school-provided chromebooks at home and stored their phones in their lockers for the day. The entire student...

GM employees go on strike, locals affected

GM employees go on strike, locals affected

Andrea Elsholz and Emmy Johnson

October 11, 2019

General Motors (GM) United Automobile Workers (UAW) have gone on strike. Originating in Chicago, Illinois, this is the union’s first walkout since 2007. On September 16, around 50,000 UAW workers left their position, reported by the Chicago Tribute.  The New York Times speculates that GM’s pl...

Roundabout construction begins on Torrey/North road intersection

Roundabout construction begins on Torrey/North road intersection

Natily Hall, Writer

September 26, 2019

Fenton is officially getting its first roundabout; construction began earlier this month and is now in full swing. On Dec. 10, 2018 the Fenton City Council voted to put in a roundabout at the intersection of North and Torrey Road, as opposed to being regulated by one stop sign. This will be part of the ...

Silver Lake Beach closed for E.Coli

Silver Lake Beach closed for E.Coli

Angelina Vitarelli, Writer

September 12, 2019

On Aug. 21, Silver Lake Beach was closed. With a positive result of E.Coli during a water sample, it will remain closed while the water is tested daily. Although autumn is quickly approaching and the beach may not have much more use, it will reopen when the water levels are safe again. "We had to c...

Freedom Festival King and Queen: Jacob Novak and Kaitlin Gruber

Freedom Festival King and Queen: Jacob Novak and Kaitlin Gruber

Taron Masi, Online Editor

July 10, 2019

The Chamber of Commerce kicked off Fenton’s annual Freedom Festival Parade this Fourth of July. This year, after interviewing a pool of applicants, the city crowned seniors Jacob Novak and Kaitlin Gruber as Freedom Festival King and Queen. “I was beyond honored to be chosen as the Freedom Festival Kin...

Fenton Farmers Market to resume Jun. 20

Fenton Farmers Market to resume Jun. 20

Delaney Bryson, News Editor

May 28, 2019

Fresh produce, golden sun and a relaxing summer breeze carry the scent of warm food throughout the town. These are just a few things to look forward to as farmers market season draws near. The Fenton Farmers Market will be open every Thursday throughout the summer on the front lawn of the Fenton C...

Flint has been at a clean water deficit for five years

Flint has been at a clean water deficit for five years

Andrea Elsholz, Features Editor

May 9, 2019

The Flint General Motors Truck Assembly plant stopped using Flint tap water when it started corroding engine parts. But it was also corroding the lead pipes that brought water to the city. On April 24, 2014, one metal transformed Flint. Five years later the people of Flint find they still lack a necessit...

St. Johns Applefest offers much more than just the rides

St. Johns Applefest offers much more than just the rides

Madi Wheeler, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2018

With the early signs of fall starting to appear, the annual St. John Applefest is making its return. Sept. 13 -Sept. 16. Along with the carnival rides, this event offers many other experiences, such as nightly dinners, a road race and name one other specific event for visitors to enjoy. “Skerbeck Entertainment Group provides different and fantastic carnival rides for ...