New Holly football coach to rely on NFL experience in attempt to turn program around
FLINT – It’s doubtful any high school football coach in the Flint area has spent more of his lifetime around the game than Holly’s Billy Keenist Jr.For as long as he can remember, Keenist has been around football. “I went to my first Lions game – I actually still have the ticket stub – when I was two months old. “I grew up going to the Silverdome, going to games. Zorn was an NFL quarterback for 11 seasons before serving as the Lions’ quarterbacks coach from 1998-2000. MORE:2022 football schedules for Flint-area teamsWho is your pick to win the Metro League football title?mlive.com
Replica Vietnam veterans memorial on display in Holly
HOLLY, MI — A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is on display in Holly for the first time. The theme for the Moving Wall in Holly is “Reflections I.”The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has the names of 58,318 Americans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The Moving Wall is a half-scale model of the actual memorial in the nation’s capital. Joe Mishler, a Holly resident since 1972, is the co-chair of the Moving Wall Project and a Vietnam Veteran. The Moving Wall is available for free public viewing through Monday, Aug. 8, and open to the public 24/7.mlive.com
Moving Wall honoring Vietnam Veterans coming to Holly
HOLLY, MI -- American Legion Holly Post 149 is bringing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Moving Wall, to Holly for the first time. The theme for the Moving Wall in Holly is “Reflections I.” The committee is comprised of veterans, businesspeople, and citizens. The co-chairs are Vietnam Veterans Joe Mishler and Rick Powers. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has the names of 58,318 Americans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The Moving Wall is a half scale model of the actual Memorial in Washington, D.C. Vietnam Combat Veterans LTD has been traveling around the county with the Moving Wall.mlive.com
Flint-area high school football schedules for 2022
FLINT – These are the 2022 high school football schedules for Flint-area teams, according to MHSAA.com. Not all teams have full schedules yet. (Jake May | MLive.com)Jake MayMid-Michigan Activities ConferenceByronAug. 25 – Saginaw Michigan LutheranSept. 1 – Ovid-ElsieSept. 9 – at MontroseSept. 16 – at DurandSept. 23 – New LothropSept. 30 – Mt. MorrisOct. 7 – at Whitmore LakeOct. 14 – at ChesaningOct. 21 – Carson City-CrystalDurandAug. 25 – at LaingsburgSept. 1 – MontroseSept. 9 – at Ovid-ElsieSept. 16 – ByronSept. 23 – at Mt. MorrisSept. 23 – at ByronSept. 30 – at MontroseOct. 7 – Ovid-ElsieOct. 14 – DurandOct. 21 – Lake FentonPowers Catholic's football team will be playing as an independent this season after leaving the Saginaw Valley League.mlive.com
Fundraiser for businesses impacted by fire in Holly to take place in August
It’s been nearly a month since a massive fire devastated a city block in downtown Holly. The historic Holly Hotel, Andy’s Place, the Elks Lodge, and Antique Mall is all out of commission right now, causing workers to be displaced, but help is on the way.
Crowdfunding campaign launched to rebuild historic downtown Holly following 6-alarm fire
HOLLY, MI – Everything from historic buildings to trash cans need to be replaced in downtown Holly following a massive six-alarm fire last month. A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to subsidize the effort. RELATED: Large fire damages buildings in downtown HollyThe goal is to raise $25,000, as stated on the Patronicity campaign. Checks can also be sent directly to Main Street Holly at 300 East St., Holly, MI 48442. Make checks payable to Main Street Holly.mlive.com
5 firefighters hospitalized after battling fire in downtown Holly, investigation underway
HOLLY, MI – Officials are working to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed businesses and historic buildings in the downtown area of a small village in northern Oakland County and also led to five firefighters being hospitalized. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm’s (ATF) are investigating the Tuesday, June 21, fire in downtown Holly that claimed multiple businesses, according to a post on the Holly Police Department Facebook page. Holly Fire Department crews continue to extinguish hot spots in debris and rubble that remains after the fire. People calling 911 began reporting a fire with heavy smoke in the downtown area, near Junction Street. Among the businesses damaged in the fire was the Holly Hotel, a staple of downtown Holly that drew people to the community for years as an event venue and even with tales of ghostly hauntings.mlive.com
Massive fire in Downtown Holly changes plans for future weddings, events
A fire badly damaged four buildings Tuesday in Downtown Holly. It took crews one million gallons of water to put the fire out. Many of the downtown businesses were closed Wednesday due to smoke and water damage and power outages. Consumers Energy turned the power off in the area as crews battled flames and have to inspect businesses before they return the power.
‘If any town can bounce back, it’s Holly.’ Residents resilient after massive downtown fire
I will miss it so much.”Crews battled a six-alarm fire for several hours in downtown Holly that left several buildings in the northern Oakland County village damaged. Derek Sanderson has lived in downtown Holly since October. “It’s like the heart of the town, these two places alone (Holly Hotel and Andy’s Place),” said Holly resident Kristina Clegg. The same went for parts of the Holly Hotel, but not in full. I’m especially sad for the Holly Hotel,” she said, stating it was the third time in the hotel’s history it has caught fire.mlive.com
Meet the 2022 All-Flint Metro League Stripes Division softball team
FLINT – Champion Linden put eight players on the All-Flint Metro League Stripes Division softball team, including four on the first team. The Eagles won the league championship with a 17-3 record, one game ahead of runner-up Holly. Gordon Jamison of Linden was voted Coach of the Year. Here is the team selected by league coaches. MORE:2022 All-Metro League Stars Division softball team2022 All-Metro League Stripes Division baseball team2022 All-Metro League Stars Division baseball teamVote for Flint-area Athlete of the WeekEvents being live streamed by NFHS Networkmlive.com
Meet the 2022 All-Flint Metro League Stripes Division baseball team
FLINT – Champion Flushing put eight players on the 2022 All-Flint Metro League Stripes Division baseball team. The Raiders won the Stripes Division championship with a 14-1 record, two games ahead of Fenton. Stephen Burdis of Flushing was voted Coach of the Year. Here is the All-Stripes Division team as voted by the league coaches. MORE:2022 All-Metro League Stars Division baseball teamVote for Flint-area Athlete of the WeekEvents being live streamed by NFHS Networkmlive.com
Vote for Flint-area Athlete of Week for May 30-June 4
FLINT – We’ve got 10 candidates for your consideration as Flint-area athlete of the Week for May 30-June 4. She also went 5-for-9 with five RBIs, two home runs and two runs scored in the sweep of Kettering. Carley Hoover, Lapeer softballHoover went 4-for-4 with a double in a 5-3 Division 1 district loss to Davison. Brendan Monville, Imlay City baseballMonville tripled and had three RBIs in Imlay City’s 18-5 loss to Croswell-Lexington in a Division 2 district semifinal game. Mikayla Timm, Linden softballTimm pitched a pair of complete games as Linden won a Division 2 district championship.mlive.com
Flint-area district baseball results, pairings, brackets for June 1, 2022
FLINT – Grand Blanc opened defense of its Division 1 state baseball championship Tuesday with a 6-0 district victory over Holly. Winning pitcher David Lally allowed two hits, walked one and struck out 11 in six innings before Gabe Morrow pitched the seventh. Seth Austermann had two hits and two RBIs for the Bobcats, Cisco Dionne also had two RBIs and Dylan Bowen chipped in two hits. Here’s a look at who else won Tuesday and who will play for district championships this weekend. Here are the district pairings for Flint-area teams.mlive.com
Drivers Have Mixed Feelings Over Proposed Automated Speed Enforcement In Construction Zones
A new state house bill would set up an automated speed enforcement system where crews are working on catching construction zone speeders. The pending legislature could cost drivers up to $300.detroit.cbslocal.com
‘We tell their stories’: Fallen soldiers honored at Great Lakes National Cemetery
“I come out here to talk to him and tell him how his grandkids are doing and tell him now he has great grandkids,” Whitfield said on Sunday, May 29 at the Great Lakes National Cemetery’s Memorial Day Ceremony. Whitefield’s father is one of thousands of American soldiers being honored this Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the annual day set aside to honor the 1.3 million Americans who sacrificed their lives for their nation. Shawn Whitfield lays next to his father’s headstone, David Ray Whitfield, before the Memorial Day Ceremony at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Sunday, May 29, 2022. Christine Hanks, her husband had died in combat to the audience during the Memorial Day Ceremony At Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Sunday, May 29, 2022.mlive.com
Memorial Day preparations at Great Lakes National Cemetery draw hundreds of volunteers
HOLLY, MI -- Heavy rain couldn’t keep away nearly 500 volunteers who in just over an hour placed 55,000 American flags in front of every headstone at Great Lakes National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. Donald Wangler was one of the several hundreds of volunteers who arrived to help with flag placement. Donald Wangler, 68, uses a tool to make a hole to then place a small American Flag one foot in front of each headstone during Flag Placement at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Friday, May 27, 2022. Natalie Fureik, 5, places American flags in front of headstones during Flag Placement at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Friday, May 27, 2022. Pictured left to right, brothers Dan and Ken Rapelje place American flags in front of headstones together during Flag Placement at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Friday, May 27, 2022.mlive.com
Maggie Boehm of Holly’s softball team voted Flint-area Athlete of the Week
FLINT – Maggie Boehm of Holly’s softball team has been voted the Flint-area Athlete of the Week for May 9-14 by readers of MLive-The Flint Journal. Boehm received 17,194 of the 46,720 votes cast – that’s 36.8 percent – to finish ahead of Flushing soccer player Sam Youmans, who received 12,382 votes. Riley Hoover of Linden’s softball team was third with 10,716 votes, Gavin Bailus of Flushing’s baseball team was fourth with 1,886 and Tarick Bower of Corunna’s track team was fifth with 1,077. Hoover was in the winning pitcher in a 16-1 win over Midland Dow and a 4-1 victory over Saginaw Heritage. She allowed one hit vs. Dow and while giving up five hits and striking out seven vs. Heritage.mlive.com
Michigan’s Holly Oaks ORV area adds 62 acres, opens for the season
The Holly Oaks ORV Park is open for the season with an additional 62 acres available for recreation. This will be the second full season for Holly Oaks, 14551 Shields Road near Holly. It’s the newest state scramble area and uses former and active sand and gravel mines. The park includes 4x4 trails, single-track trails, steep hills, water crossings, rock crawls and other elements. to celebrate Scottish heritage, show off traditional Highland GamesHistoric shoreline cruise ship begins 3rd season on Lake Michigan, offers holiday cruisesmlive.com
‘A Walk to Remember’ themed prom memorializes students in Clio
Hundreds of students arrived at Venue One Eleven in Holly to show off their long-awaited 2022 prom attire. This year’s theme was, “A Walk to Remember.” said high school principal Kevin Ayre. “It’s a lot of nostalgia for me in a way watching these kids tonight,” said high school principal Kevin Ayre. Clio High School lost two students from the class of 2022 in recent years. You can order prints of any of these prom photos by clicking the “Buy photo” button in the caption of every photo.mlive.com
$97 million bond approved for Holly schools; new middle school to come
HOLLY, MI -- Holly voters have approved a $97 million bond to fund a new middle school, enhanced learning environments and safety improvements for Holly Area Schools. The district’s bond proposal was approved by district voters on Tuesday, May 3, with unofficial results tallying 2,033 votes in favor and 1,607 votes in opposition. “Our amazing community has again demonstrated its generosity and commitment to the success of all Bronchos, and I would like to personally thank them for passing this bond that will help us continue to prepare all students for the jobs of tomorrow,” said Superintendent Scott Roper. “Our community’s investment in our Bronchos will also help us continue providing a safe, nurturing and welcoming learning environment that helps prepare all students for bright futures.”The bond funding will fund a new middle school, a new construction trades center and other enhanced learning environments, replace worn playground structures, replace septic systems and upgrade fire protection. “The trust of our community to make wise use of their tax dollars is the cornerstone of our continued success and ability to serve the unique needs of all Bronchos,” Roper said.mlive.com
Swartz Creek goes to a fairy tale night at 2022 prom
HOLLY, MI -- Swartz Creek students no longer have to dream of proms as a ‘once upon a time’ fairytale. Swartz Creek students celebrated their first regular prom since the start of the pandemic. The featured location for 2022 was inside of a remodeled 1931 school, Venue One Eleven at 111 College St. in Holly.mlive.com
Meet the 2021-22 All-Flint Metro League Stripes Division boys basketball team
FLINT – The All-Flint Metro League Stripes Division team featured five seniors on the first team. That included two from Flushing, which won the championship with an 8-2 record. Here is the team selected by league coaches. First teamTy Osborn, Flushing, seniorSeth Logan, Fenton, seniorReichen Lund, Linden, seniorTyler Csintyan, Kearsley, seniorDevin Watts, Flushing, seniorSecond teamTony Simmons, Holly, sophomoreDakari Neely, Kearsley, sophomoreJa’Hion Bond, Fenton, sophomoreQuade Wright, Swartz Creek, juniorConnor Luck, Fenton, seniorHonorable mentionBrayden Jones, Flushing, juniorJase Becher, Linden, freshmanBrandon Green, Linden, seniorBryce Goings, Holly, seniorDonovan Harrington, Kearsley, sophomoreAshton Koebke, Swartz Creek, seniorRiver Meckstroth, Linden, seniorJosiah Buford, Swartz Creek, juniorDerrick Phipps, Kearsley, seniorLaRon Osborn, Flushing, seniorJustin Banura, Fenton, juniorAshton Dehart, Holly, juniorCoach of the YearEric Smith, FlushingMORE:All-Metro Stars Division girls basketball teamAll-Metro League Stripes Division girls basketball teamWhy isn’t Carmelo Harris getting more college offers? 2021-22 All-GAC Red boys basketball teamEvents being live streamed by NFHS Networkmlive.com
‘Agent Orange of our generation:’ Bill would aid PFAS-exposed veterans
But veterans of Wurtsmith and elsewhere have seen little benefit from that. This month, the U.S. House passed the “Honoring our PACT Act,” a similar bill to address veterans exposure to toxic burn pits where various hazardous wastes were incinerated at combat posts abroad. “For too long, Congress and the VA have been too slow to act on toxic exposure,” Kildee said Tuesday. The legislation is endorsed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Michigan, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Need Our Water (NOW) Oscoda. We know that these veterans were exposed to it because of their service.mlive.com
Holly’s Jacob Gonzales surpasses brother, coach with third state title
DETROIT -- Entering this season, the Holly wrestling program had had three two-time state champions. One was the current coach, Josh Houldsworth, who won in 2009 and 2010. Anthony Gonzales won in 2010 and 2012. The third member of that elite group is Jacob Gonzales, Anthony’s brother, and a state champion at 152 pounds in 2020 and 2021.mlive.com
Holly bowler voted Flint-area Athlete of the Week for Feb. 21-26
FLINT – Holly bowler Ryan Sparklin has been voted the Flint-area Athlete of the Week for Feb. 21-26 by readers of MLive-The Flint Journal. Sparklin received 30,181 of the 80,846 votes cast – that’s 37.3 percent – to finish ahead of Lake Fenton basketball player Savannah Fellenbaum, who received 26,503 votes. Ortonville Brandon basketball player Riley Abney was third with 9,578 votes, Byron basketball player Haylee Schott was fourth with 4,823 and Fenton-Linden hockey player Carson Gardner was fifth with 3,437. Fellenbaum scored 21 points in a 57-41 win over Corunna. Abney scored 21 points in a 52-40 win over North Branch.mlive.com
Police chase stolen vehicle, arrest 3 and recover gun from woods
Michigan State Police joined a stolen vehicle chase around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday on southbound Dixie Highway in Oakland County. A trooper was following the suspect vehicle and guiding others to the location when the suspects crashed near Perryville Road. One suspect was seen throwing a gun into the woods. The third suspect, who allegedly attempted to hide the gun, was found separately and taken into custody. The MSP Flint Post canine unit performed an article search and located the gun buried in the snow.mlive.com
Flint-area basketball schedule for Feb. 8, 2022
BoysBeecher at Bentley, 7 p.m. Powers Catholic at Davison, 7:30 p.m.Lake Fenton at Fenton, 7 p.m.Owosso at Kearsley, 7 p.m.New Haven Merritt at Michigan School for the Deaf, 5:30 p.m.International Academy at Flint, 7:30 p.m.Goodrich at Flushing, 7 p.m.Hamady at Genesee Christian, 7 p.m.Bay City Central at Grand Blanc, 7 p.m.Ortonville Brandon at Holly, 7 p.m.Yale at Imlay City, 7 p.m.Saginaw Arthur Hill at Lapeer, 7 p.m.Clio at Linden, 7 p.m.Flint Elite at Morrice, 7 p.m.Bendle at Mt. Morris, 7 p.m.Fowler at New Lothrop, 7 p.m.Richmond at North Branch, 7 p.m.Durand at Portland, 7 p.m.Corunna at Swartz Creek, 7 p.m.Atherton at Webberville, 7 p.m.Related: Games being live streamed on NFHS NetworkGirlsGrand Blanc at Bay City Western, 7 p.m.Beecher at Bentley, 5:30 p.m. Powers Catholic at Davison, 6 p.m.Lake Fenton at Fenton, 5:30 p.m.Owosso at Kearsley, 5:30 p.m.Goodrich at Flushing, 5:30 p.m.Hamady at Genesee Christian, 5:30 p.m.Ortonville Brandon at Holly, 5:30 p.m.Clio at Linden, 5:30 p.m.Bendle at Mt. Morris, 5:30 p.m.Lapeer at Saginaw Arthur Hill, 7 p.m.Corunna at Swartz Creek, 5:30 p.m.Davison Faith Baptist at Troy Bethany, 4:30 p.m.Atherton at Webberville, 5:30 p.m.MORE:Davison basketball showcase to benefit OxfordVote for Flint-area Athlete of the WeekFlint-area district wrestling pairingsmlive.com
Flint-area basketball schedule for Feb. 1, 2022
BoysAtherton at Bentley, 7 p.m.Mt. Morris at Byron, 7 p.m.Swartz Creek at Clio, 7 p.m.Fenton at Corunna, 7 p.m.Imlay City at Detroit Country Day, 7 p.m.Davison at Carman-Ainsworth, 7 p.m.Ann Arbor Christ the King at Flint Chase, 8:30 p.m.Mayville at Genesee, 8 p.m.Holly at Goodrich, 7 p.m.Flint at International Academy, 7 p.m.Kearsley at Lake Fenton, 7 p.m.Grand Blanc at Midland Dow, 7 p.m.Durand at Morrice, 7 p.m.Birch Run at New Lothrop, 7 p.m.Linden at Ortonville Brandon, 7 p.m.Flushing at Owosso, 7 p.m.Davison Faith Baptist at Rochester Hills Christian, 7 p.m.Related: See live streaming games on NFHS NetworkGirlsPowers Catholic at Bay City Central, 7 p.m.Byron at Birch Run, 7 p.m.Atherton at Bentley, 5:30 p.m.Swartz Creek at Clio, 5:30 p.m.Fenton at Corunna, 5:30 p.m.Davison at Carman-Ainsworth, 5:30 p.m.Bendle at Genesee, 6 p.m.Holly at Goodrich, 5:30 p.m.Midland Dow at Grand Blanc, 7 p.m.Armada at Imlay City, 7 p.m.St. Thomas More at Kimball New Life, 6:30 p.m.Kearsley at Lake Fenton, 5:30 p.m.Webberville at Mt. Morris, 5:30 p.m.Almont at North Branch, 5:30 p.m.Linden at Ortonville Brandon, 5:30 p.m.Flushing at Owosso, 5:30 p.m.mlive.com
Four named Kiwanis Club of Flint Student-Athletes of Month
FLINT – Taryn Eckert of Clio, Alexander Hect of Swartz Creek, Olivia Dirkse of Davison and Jacob Gonzales of Holly have been named the Kiwanis Club of Flint’s Student-Athletes of the Month for December and January. Eckert plays volleyball and soccer at Clio. She was a four-year varsity player in volleyball, serving as team captain the past three years and making first-team all-league the last three years. She was honorable mention All-State as a senior, when she was named the Mustangs’ best defender.mlive.com
New Holly football coach has strong pedigree
FLINT – Holly’s new football coach has as strong a pedigree as you’ll find just about anywhere on the high school level. Billy Keenist comes to Holly after spending the last four years as the head coach at Troy Athens, where he led the Red Hawks to an overall record of 11-22 and one playoff appearance. Prior to coaching at Troy Athens, Keenist was the head coach at Berkley High School, which made the playoffs five times in eight years from 2009-16. “Coach Keenist brings years of experience leading successful football programs at the high school and collegiate levels, and we are excited to have him on board here in Holly,” Casey Lombard, Holly’s athletic director, said in a news release. “It is truly an honor to be chosen for this position after such a thorough process that included so many qualified candidates,” Keenist said.mlive.com
Flint-area basketball schedule for Jan. 25, 2022
BoysMorrice at BendleWebberville at BentleyMontrose at ByronKimball Landmark at Burton CenterPointTroy Bethany at Davison Faith BaptistNew Lothrop at DurandClio at FentonFlint Elite at BeecherSaginaw Arthur Hill at Carman-AinsworthInternational Academy at HamadyCorunna at KearsleySt. Thomas More at Michigan School for the DeafLake Fenton at FlushingKingston at GeneseeAtherton at Genesee ChristianSaginaw Heritage at Grand BlancOwosso at HollyNorth Branch at Imlay CityGoodrich at LindenLakeVille at Mt. MorrisLapeer at Pontiac Notre DameOrtonville Brandon at Swartz CreekGirlsMorrice at BendleNew Lothrop at DurandClio at FentonFlint Elite at BeecherKingston at GeneseeOwosso at HollyNorth Branch at LapeerGoodrich at LindenFlint Chase at Midland CalvaryLakeVille at Mt. MorrisCarman-Ainsworth at Saginaw Arthur HillGrand Blanc at Saginaw HeritageOrtonville Brandon at Swartz CreekMORE:Vote for Flint-area Athlete of the Weekmlive.com
Volunteers remove wreaths from veteran’s burial sites at Great Lakes National Cemetery clean up day
“It is important to remember… To think back to all these people [veterans],” said Roberts. “They did their part to keep us going.”On Saturday, January 22, 2022 volunteers arrived at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Township for a clean up day to remove the wreaths and blankets that are placed on veterans burial sites on the second Saturday in December. Clean up started at 9 a.m. and volunteers walked somberly as they removed the wreaths. Several dozen groups of friends and family of all ages collected the wreaths and placed them in piles before transferring them to dumpsters. Once the wreaths were placed in piles, the piles were then transferred to dumpsters.mlive.com
Flint-area basketball schedule for Jan. 21, 2022
(All times according to MHSAA.com)BoysBentley at Atherton, 7 p.m.Webberville at Bendle, 7 p.m.Hamady at Flint Elite, 7:30 p.m.Davison Faith Baptist t Clinton Twp. Morris at New Lothrop, 5:30 p.m.Montrose at Ovid-Elsie, 7 p.m.Carman-Ainsworth at Saginaw, 7 p.m.Holly at Swartz Creek, 7 p.m. GirlsBentley at Atherton, 5:30 p.m.Webberville at Bendle, 5:30 p.m.LakeVille at Chesaning, 5:30 p.m.Goodrich at Clio, 5:30 p.m.Owosso at Corunna, 5:30 p.m.Clinton Twp. Faith at Davison Faith Baptist, 5:15 p.m.Byron at Durand, 5:30 p.m.Flushing at Fenton, 5:30 p.m.Lapeer at Powers, 6 p.m.Deckerville at Genesee, 6 p.m.Almont at Imlay City, 7 p.m.Genesee Christian at International Academy, 5:30 p.m.Ortonville Brandon at Lake Fenton, 5:30 p.m.Kearsley at Linden, 5:30 p.m.Davison at Midland Dow, 7 p.m.Beecher at Morrice, 6 p.m.Grand Blanc at Mount Pleasant, 7 p.m.Mt. Morris at New Lothrop, 7 p.m.Montrose at Ovid-Elsie, 5:30 p.m.Holly at Swartz Creek, 5:30 p.m.mlive.com
Flint-area basketball schedule for Jan. 14, 2022
BoysBeecher at AthertonBentley at Flint EliteRochester at DavisonChesaning at DurandHolly at KearsleySwartz Creek at FlushingCroswell-Lexington at Imlay CityBendle at International AcademyGenesee at Kinden North HuronFenton at LindenNew Lothrop at MontroseGenesee Christian at MorricePowers Catholic at Mount PleasantCorunna at Ortonville BrandonClio at OwossoFlint Chase vs. Rochester ChristianHamady at WebbervilleGirlsBeecher at AthertonBentley at Flint EliteKimball New Life at St. Thomas MoreChesaning at DurandHolly at KearsleyMount Pleasant at Powers CatholicGenesee at Kinde North HuronBay City Western at LapeerFenton at LindenGenesee Christian at MorriceCorunna at Ortonville BrandonClio at OwossoHamady at WebbervilleMORE:LakeVille basketball player named Athlete of Weekmlive.com
Slotkin announces reelection bid for Michigan’s new 7th Congressional District
U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, will seek reelection in Michigan’s newly drawn 7th U.S. House District. Slotkin currently lives in Holly, which was drawn into the new 9th District, but most of her constituents were drawn into the 7th District. In a statement released shortly after the vote was finalized, Slotkin announced her intention to seek reelection in the new 7th District. Slotkin is reportedly planning to move to the Lansing area to compete in a newly drawn district, according to The Detroit News. State Sen. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte, announced his campaign for the 7th District earlier this year.mlive.com
Flint-area basketball highlights: Holly boys stage furious comeback to edge Fenton
Jesse Johnston chipped in seven points for the Lightning. Lake Fenton 63, Clio 44Sophomore Hunter Campbell scored 14 points and junior Jacob Rosell added 13 to lead Clio (0-3). Fenton 53, Holly 14Kaleigh Shaker and Adrie Staib scored 13 points apiece for Fenton, which raised its record to 2-2. Jessica Winslow added 10 points and 11 rebounds, Jade Garske had 14 rebounds and Rylee Remington had seven points. Lake Fenton 64, Clio 37Savannah Fellenbaum scored 18 points and Cola Sisk added 17 for Lake Fenton, which raised its record to 4-0.mlive.com
It’s Christmas in the 1500s at this Michigan outdoor holiday lights walk
HOLLY, MI - You won’t see any jousting, but you will see Santa and Mrs. Claus. It’s Christmas in the 16th century village of Hollygrove at “HollyDazzle” on the grounds on the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly. This three-quarter mile outdoor trail features more than a dozen lighted Christmas scenes. You can also take free photos with Santa along the way. There are also local merchants selling gifts and souvenirs.mlive.com
Grand Blanc’s Lola Thomas, Goodrich’s Kamryn Lauinger win cross country regionals
The top three teams in each regional advanced to the state meet along with the top seven individuals not on a qualifying team. Grand Blanc finished third in the team competition with 112 points to also advance to the state meet. North Branch was fifth, Clio finished seventh and Kearsley was 10th. At Lake FentonGoodrich’s girls finished first with 41 points followed by Bloomfield Hills Marian (87), Pinckney (101) and Linden (102). The top local runners were Imlay City’s Elizabeth Sliman and Jenna Denver, who finished seventh and 12th, respectively.mlive.com
Bay County roundup: Bee sting on the tongue makes the feet fly faster
BAY CITY, MI – A look at the high school sports scene in Bay County for Sept. 18-19, 2021. Bay County coaches are asked to submit results, highlights and a feel-good moment the night of each event by emailing email@example.com. Gorski, I had a bee fly in my mouth just after the one-mile marker and sting my tongue -- and I still PR’d,’” Central coach Russ Gorski said. The Central girls were led by Emma Rodriguez (23:11), Olivia Kain (23:26) and Zoe Ruiz. RELATED READINGBay City Western handles all the bad bounces at Bay County Tennis ChampionshipWestern’s win at Bay County Golf Championship is no relaxing roundRoundup: Central soccer victory is four years in the makingRoundup: Western makes a good thing better to stay unbeaten in SVLmlive.com
Freshman wins girls portion of first Metro League cross country jamboree
Holly’s Ashley Sobczynski doesn’t have much of a past on the high school cross country circuit. But if Wednesday’s first Flint Metro League Jamboree at Linden is any indication, she certainly has a bright future. Sobczynski, just a freshman, won the girls race with a time of 19:42.7, finishing almost 38 seconds ahead of runner-up Kamryn Lauinger of Goodrich, another freshman. Rounding out the top 10 were Owosso freshman Josie Jenkinson, Owosso sophomore Libby Summerland, Lake Fenton senior Claire Hunt, Goodrich sophomore Alexis Waring and Flushing junior Cariss Sparks. (Jake May | MLive.com)Jake MayFlushing senior Blake Chipman won the boys race in 16:31.9.mlive.com
Pets of the week: Holly loves to play. Tabitha is friendly and easy going
JACKSON, MI -- The Jackson County Animal Shelter, 3770 Spring Arbor Road, has many pets available for adoption. Holly is happy, friendly and seems to get along with most other dogs. She is very friendly, easy going and likes to greet visitors. Cat adoption fees are $60 for one cat, $80 for two, which includes applicable tests, vaccines and spay/neutering. See more pets available for adoption at Petango.com.mlive.com
River Rouge football ‘more prepared’ despite many new faces on offense
River Rouge is well aware of the fact that it is a young team this year. But no one on the River Rouge roster is about to make excuses. Holly is the lone returning starter on offense for River Rouge. “I think our offense this year is very versatile,” said Christian Johnson, River Rouge’s junior quarterback. He will play both ways this year and should be a force in the trenches for River Rouge.mlive.com
Metro Detroit weather: Some sun with fewer snowflakes Saturday afternoon
It remains cold Saturday afternoon, but much of Friday and Saturday morning snow diminishes. It remains subfreezing all day, but afternoon temperatures will be in the middle 20s. Sunset is at 6:13 p.m.Saturday evening will be partly cloudy and cold. Under fair to partly cloudy skies, temperatures plummet to the single digits. Skies will be partly sunny with a mercury getting close to 40°F or more.
‘I felt like a part of me left with it’ -- Ashes of Navy Veteran stolen along with Jeep in Macomb County
FRASER, Mich. – A Macomb County man is grieving not only his father’s untimely death, but the theft of his father’s remains and the rest of his belongings. He’s said he doesn’t care about the Jeep, he just want his father’s belongings back. There’s paintings in there of my father,” Justin said. Justin’s now offering a $15,000 reward for his father’s belongings, but he fears it may be too late for the vehicle. Plans were being made to make sure his father remains were honorably laid to rest.
Michigan General Election Results for Holly (Village) on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. You can find results for Holly (Village) here. Michigan General Election Results for Nov. 3, 2020 Find Race ResultsFind more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
A closer look at mystery lights along I-75 near Holly
HOLLY, Mich. – Several people have reported strange lights along I-75 near Holly. But the lights turned out to be drones from Metro Detroit-based Firefly Drone Shows. The company is one of three in the country permitted by the FAA to fly drones for entertainment. People from miles away can see this display,” said Ryan Sigmon with Firefly Drone Shows. You can watch Tim Pamplin’s full story in the video above.
Southeast Michigan’s first off-road vehicle park opens in Holly
HOLLY, Mich. – It took years of planning and collaboration, but the first 113 acres of the Holly Oaks ORV Park has opened. The park is in Groveland and Holly townships, near Groveland Oaks County Park and Campground on Dixie Highway. It’s considered part of the Holly Recreation Area. READ: More community news coverageIt is operated by Oakland County Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Click here to learn more or purchase tickets.
Oakland County residents urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites amid confirmed EEE cases
DETROIT – The Oakland County Health Division and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to take precautions from mosquito bites as cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been confirmed in two horses in Holly and Ortonville. MDHHS also recommends out of an abundance of caution that officials consider postponing, rescheduling or cancelling outdoor activities occurring at or after dusk, particularly activities that involve children. Read more: Michigan health department encourages officials to reschedule outdoor activities as EEE cases increase“These animal cases show that EEE is present in Oakland County,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County. “Residents in all of our communities need to take simple steps to reduce the risk of serious disease from mosquito bites such as limiting exposure at outdoor activities and wearing mosquito repellent.”Follow these prevention tips:Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellent. The public is urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites until the first hard frost of the year.
Metro Detroit weather:
Muggy highs in the mid 80s (29 to 30 degrees Celsius) with a very light wind from the south. Highs near 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius). Highs near 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius). The Heat ReturnsAnd So Will The HumidityMostly sunny on Friday, with highs back into the mid 80s (30 degrees Celsius). Shower and thunderstorms chances are still with us Saturday night, with lows in the upper 60s (20 degrees Celsius).
Holly Township man arrested after making threats on Facebook
HOLLY, Mich. – Police arrested a 23-year-old Holly Township man after he allegedly posted a threatening message on Facebook on Wednesday at 10:13 p.m.Holly police believed the threat to be credible and investigated. The man is accused of posting the following: “Downtown Holly and every kid I went to high school with is aboutta (sic) meet their fate real quick startin (sic) with the fews.”Police said the man had become depressed after a recent breakup and his mood and demeanor had drastically changed. Holly police officers arrested the man at his Holly Township home on Friday afternoon and he is being lodged in the Oakland County jail. He has been charged with one count of malicious use of telecommunications services, a 6-month misdemeanor. His arraignment is scheduled for Saturday.
#FatBearWeek2019: 435 Holly is our new bear queen
But Fat Bear Week is over and a winner has been named: 435 Holly, you glorious creature, the crown is yours. But Fat Bear Week is over and a winner has been named: 435 Holly, you glorious creature, the crown is yours. Fat Bear Week is an annual competition, held by the Alaskan park, to crown the fattest bear of the state's Brook River. As a friendly reminder, the park said: "Fat bears only exist because of clean water and healthy ecosystems." As the sea ice melts and polar bears find themselves on land more often, they begin to compete with brown bears for food.
Metro Detroit weather forecast: Last Saturday of Autumn will be warm with sunshine
The last full weekend of Summer 2019 will be filled with warm sunshine on Saturday and scattered showers on Sunday. Saturday afternoon will be partly sunny and very warm. Saturday evening will be partly cloudy and warm. Sunday will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Weather radarKeep an eye out for severe weather alerts and the radar here:Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Pick up your sword and grab a turkey leg, the Michigan Renaissance Festival is coming!
This article is sponsored by the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Hear ye, hear ye! The Michigan Renaissance Festival is kicking off this weekend. It runs from 10 am to 7 pm every weekend and Labor Day from August 17th through September 29th. The Michigan Renaissance Festival takes place at 12600 Dixie Highway, in Holly, which is located in Northern Oakland County.
Where to find discount tickets to Renaissance Festival
Especially to the Renaissance Festival. Michigan's annual Renaissance Festival is back and better than before with tons of artisans, entertainment and turkey legs. The Renaissance Festival officially opens the weekend of Aug. 17 and runs every weekend until Sept. 29, so you've got plenty of time to make it to Holly for a day filled with fun. Luckily for you, we've got discounted tickets available for purchase so you can have even more fun at the festival. To score discounted tickets, follow the link here.
How to get half-off tickets to Michigan Renaissance Festival
Did someone say half-off tickets? The Michigan Renaissance Festival is back in Holly for another year of fun times as people celebrate the Renaissance period and learn a little bit of history. While a lot of people dress up to attend the Renaissance Festival, even if you don't wear a costume we guarantee you'll have plenty of fun exploring everything that the Renaissance Festival has to offer. From pirates and pets to shamrocks and shenanigans, the Renaissance Festival has something for everyone in the family. When you order, you'll be able to get adults tickets for just $11.98 and kids for $7.48.
Michigan Renaissance Festival holds cast auditions in May
The Michigan Renaissance Festival is holding auditions to join the cast in May! Here's the info from Michigan Renaissance Festival:Come audition for a chance to be part of the Resident Cast for The Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly! Office Address:12600 Dixie HwyHolly, MI 48442Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Inside our turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Fabulous food and more than 150 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!
Time is running out for half-priced ticket to the 2018 Michigan Renaissance Festival
Time is running out to buy half-priced tickets to this year's Michigan Renaissance Festival. This year's festival in Holly opens Aug. 18 and runs weekends through Sept. 30 this year. Adults 21 and older will find a variety of pubs and an array of foods to go along with the entertainment. The Michigan Renaissance Festival takes place at 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan 48442. This year's Festival Friday takes place Sept. 28.