Pheasants Forever Chapter gives back to local kids

OTISVILLE — The Lapeer Chapter of Pheasants Forever took advantage of a cold, snowy day to teach another group of youngsters from the Salvation Army Youth Group all about pheasant hunting, how to clean the birds, and the safety rules for gamebird hunting last Saturday. Lapeer County Pheasants Forever held its winter 2011 Youth Hunt at Game Bird Farms in […]

Carman-Ainsworth senior receives honors as young graduate

FLINT TWP. — When most 16-yearolds are still in the midst of their high school career, one Carman-Ainsworth High School student will be the youngest graduate in the Class of 2011. Senior Aureonna Kirvan, who will not only graduate in May from CAHS, recently received the Wade H. McCree Scholarship, earning her a full-ride to the University of Michigan. Kirvan, […]

Michigan students encouraged to submit posters for weather contest

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather announces its 2011 Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest for any Michigan student in fourth or fifth grade. The artwork must illustrate what individuals and families should do to prepare for Michigan severe weather, such as snowstorms, severe cold, tornados, thunderstorms, lightning and/or floods. The Committee is looking for posters with a […]

Dealership extends rewards program

DAVISON — Area schools will continue to have an opportunity to earn up to $50,000 in 2011 through the Jim Waldron Buick GMC school challenge. Motivated by declining Michigan per pupil funding, Jim Waldron began a school rewards program within his dealership almost a year ago. Customers who buy a new or used vehicle, get service done in the body […]

Dentist offers aid to patients of defunct Allcare Dental Care chain

NOVI — Dr. Bruce Smoler with Community Dental Associates in Westland was spurred to take action after New York-based Allcare Dental suddenly and unexpectedly closed its doors at each of its 52 nationwide locations, including 10 in Michigan, earlier this month, leaving patients without access to records, follow up care and treatment or much-needed teeth like dentures and partials, even […]

Agency to count the Genesee County homeless

GENESEE COUNTY — Metro Community Development wants to know how many homeless people there are in the county on Jan. 26. On that day local volunteers will take to the streets for the annual “Homeless Point in Time Count” for Flint and Genesee County. Jerry Leslie, spokesman for Genesee County Metro Community Development, said volunteers and workers for the agency […]

Fun at the circus

Suspect charged in Nerredia St. homicide

FLINT TWP. — Martenza Xavier Thompson, 22, of Flint, has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Thomas Martin Stauffer, 40, of Flint. The incident took place in Flint Township on Jan. 12 at 6:35 p.m. when officers from the Flint Township Police Department were dispatched to 2365 Nerredia St. for a shooting that had just occurred. Upon […]

Flint Township trustees approve contract with GDL

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contract with the Genesee District Library (GDL) regarding the McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Rd., at its Jan. 10 meeting. Supervisor Karyn Miller said the township’s attorney, Peter Goodstein, reviewed the lease and service agreement, and also met with the library’s attorney and board. After the township approved […]

Stone retires from police department after 25 years

FLINT TWP. — After 25 years of serving as a police officer for Flint Township, Sgt. David Stone was honored for his service at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees. Stone, who was joined by his wife Sheila, daughter Amanda Wedding and grandson Dominick Wedding, received a proclamation by township officials for his retirement, along […]