Board approves change to MERS benefit for PD

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees voted 6-0 in favor of a change in the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS) benefit for the Flint Township Police Command Officers at its Feb. 22 meeting. Clerk Kim Courts was not in attendance. The newly-approved MERS benefit for the police command officers lists the employee contribution rate at 10 percent, effective Jan. […]

Tax roll error corrected at meeting

FLINT TWP. — To remedy a “clerical error,” the Flint Township Board of Trustees approved a corrected certification to the 2010 tax roll at its Feb. 22 meeting. Treasurer Sandra Wright addressed the topic, saying the previous tax roll had an incorrect parcel number. The usage certification for parcel number 07-22-501-065 was removed from the 2010 tax roll and the […]

MCC announces procedure for filling Board of Trustees vacancy

FLINT — Even as the Mott Community College community mourns the death of Trustee Celia Turner, the law requires that immediate action be taken to fill her position on the MCC Board of Trustees. “It is hard for us to turn our attention to this only days after losing Trustee Turner,” said Michael Simon, who handles Board operations at MCC, […]

Chef to the Stars

C-A grad returns to give culinary talk at MCC

FLINT — A New York City chef who has cooked for Oprah, Donald Trump and a who’s who list of celebrities, was himself the star of the show at a dinner fundraiser Friday night at Mott Community College’s Applewood Cafe. Daniel Vater, a graduate of Carman- Ainsworth High School, returned to Flint to showcase his culinary skills at a benefit […]

VIEW Newspapers names new publisher

LAPEER — Wes Smith began his career in the newspaper and printing industry at the age of 16 at the Almont Times Herald. At the small shop he was exposed to all aspects of the business, where he did writing of high school news and was first introduced to the printing side of the business. Forty years later, Smith, 55, […]

Board conducts QA review

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High school board members filled out an AdvancED Accreditation Standards Review after its meeting Tuesday night to provide feedback for the district’s annual accreditations report. The self-assessment is a quality assurance review, said Assistant Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, who asked for the board’s input on the self-assessment forms. It is sort of a progress report following up […]


News Briefs

Vogt’s president to speak at March 11 Applewood Series FLINT — Kreg Krueger, president of Vogt’s Flowers, is the featured speaker at the Mott Community College Fridays at Applewood Lecture Series on March 11. A continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. with the presentation to follow in the auditorium of the MCC Regional Technology Center. Krueger, who is […]

Center Stage’s Coffee House coming up

SWARTZ CREEK — Center Stage announces its upcoming Coffee House event 7 p.m. March 19 at Mary Crapo School Auditorium, 8196 Miller Rd. The Coffee House is hailed as “An Irish Evening” featuring Richard Kerry Thompson, Matt Packer and guests. The all-ages, family-oriented event will primarily be music-based, but will also feature poetry and Irish ditties. Attendees need to bring […]