Getting ready for Easter

Chief presents plan to purchase new police dog

FLINT TWP. — The pitterpatter of canine feet is coming back to the Flint Township Police Department with the acquisition of a new police dog, approved by the Board of Trustees at its Monday night meeting. Police Chief George Sippert presented a plan to buy and train a new police dog to replace Bac, the previous dog which retired in […]

Township hires new police officer

FLINT TWP. — At its Monday night meetings, the Township Board of Trustees voted unaminously to hire Christopher Weber as an entry level police officer, contingent on his successful completion of all pre-employment exams. Currently employed by the Oscoda Police Department, Weber is from the Flushing area and his parents still live there, Police Chief George Sippert told the board. […]

Flint Township reaps benefits of FANG membership

FLINT TWP. — Lt. Mitch Krugielki, unit commander of the Flint Area Narcotics Groups (FANG), presented the township board with a check for $50,317.08 at its Monday night meeting. He said it was the township’s share of proceeds under drug forfeiture laws from a drug bust in February 2009 resulting in seizure of some 1,200 pounds of marijuana and $1.8 […]

Township approves new summer hours

FLINT TWP. – Beginning May 23 through Sept. 9, the township municipal building, 1490 S. Dye Road, will be closed on Fridays, as approved by the board of trustees at its Monday night meeting. Operating hours will be from Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:15-5:30 p.m. Supervisor Karyn Miller said in the past two years, scaling back […]

Bay Mills casino plans shelved — for now

FLINT TWP. — For those hoping to get a job or play the slots at a local casino, game off for now. Months of speculation that a casino might be built on vacant land at Lennon and Dutcher Roads owned by the Bay Mills Indian Community have been set back by a federal judge’s preliminary injunction last week, shutting down […]

Organization again protests pet store

Owner defends record of happy puppy owners

FLINT TWP. — A signcarrying group of animalrights protesters continued their campaign at the entrance to Genesee Valley Center on Saturday. Staging rallies outside of The Family Puppy stores is part of a petition launched two weeks ago by The Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup to urge “Michigan’s largest puppy-retailer, The Family Puppy, to stop selling puppies and start supporting adoptions […]

United Way of Genesee County launches ‘The Need Continues’ campaign to reach $3m goal

FLINT — Times are tough. In fact, so tough that some people who once contributed to charitable organizations are now in need of the very services they supported. In an unprecedented effort to reach its $3-million goal, the United Way of Genesee County is launching The Need Continues campaign from now through April 16. The campaign is geared at preventing […]

C-A parents start Positive Parents Network

FLINT — Parents of Carman- Ainsworth students in grades 8-12 are invited to the next meeting of the Positive Parents Network, at 6 p.m. April 14 in the Media Room at the high school. Formed in January, with support and encouragement from the high school principal and assistant principal, the group’s purpose is to network with all parents to help […]

Great Island Fiddlers from Ireland with the CA School String Players

FLINT — The Flint School of Performing Arts and the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra will host the Great Island Fiddlers in an exciting concert, April 20 at 7 p.m. The Carman-Ainsworth School String Players will also be featured. This performance will include several popular favorites as well as new pieces that local audiences may hear for the first time: Traditional […]