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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 ...

Downtown Fenton hosts eighth annual Art Walk

Downtown Fenton hosts eighth annual Art Walk

Gracie Warda, Online editor

July 19, 2018

On July 14, 2018, the Fenton Community Center invited artists from across Michigan to participate in the eighth annual art walk. Artists were able to set up booths in downtown Fenton to showcase, sell and advertise their works. “This is my third year in the Fenton Art Walk,” artist Steve Wood said. ...

Chamber of Commerce’s Fenton Freedom Festival crowns senior Jamie Elrod

Chamber of Commerce’s Fenton Freedom Festival crowns senior Jamie Elrod

Gracie Warda, Online Editor

July 6, 2018

Alongside fireworks, American Flags and hot dogs, on July 3, senior Jamie Elrod was crowned Freedom Festival Queen. The Fenton Chamber of Commerce holds an annual Freedom Festival, and crowns a king and queen each year, chosen from a pool of applicants. “I decided to apply because I am extremely...

Meet up & Eat up program offers free food at Tomek-Eastern elementary

Meet up & Eat up program offers free food at Tomek-Eastern elementary

Sydney Bommersbach, Online Editor

June 28, 2018

Many popular food items from Fenton’s elementary schools such as pizza, chicken tenders and tacos are making a comeback during the summer for the Meet Up & Eat Up program. Monday through Thursday, this event offers free breakfast and lunch to kids under the age of 18. “This will be our first...