C-A officials pass $51 million budget for 2011-2012

FLINT TWP. — With fingers crossed that a projected 100 student enrollment decrease will be lower, the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education officially adopted its general appropriations budget for the 2011-2012 school year at its Tuesday night meeting. The $51,411,135 budget, first presented in a public hearing two weeks ago, exceeds anticipated revenues by about $2.2 million. The shortfall results […]

Medical marijuana moratorium extended

FLINT TWP. — “This is the last time I am going to vote yes on a moratorium,’’ township trustee Frank Kasle said just after the township board voted Monday night to extend for at least the third time its moratorium on medical marihuana uses. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and Trustee Belenda Parker voted no in the 4-2 decision to extend […]

Hurley Medical Center unveils new lobby during ceremony

FLINT TWP. — With a nod to its past and looking to its future, Hurley Medical Center’s new lobby was unveiled Friday morning at a ribboncutting ceremony. Local dignitaries and invited guests were the first to view the 9,000 squarefoot addition and to remark on Hurley’s history and enduring value to the community. Patrick Wardell, Hurley’s president and chief executive […]

News Briefs

Meeting canceled FLINT TWP. — The July 5 regular meeting of the township board has been canceled, after a vote by the board at its meeting this week. Township Treasurer Sandra Wright voted against it and Trustee Barbara Vert was absent. During public comment, resident Chuck Hughes also objected, saying “I don’t understand why you guys are canceling meetings other […]

Bridal store moves to new Flint Twp. location

FLINT TWP. — Moving her bridal business during the hectic prom and wedding season between April and June meant long days and late nights for Patti Ruhala, but she pulled it off. Expressions in Silk Bridal & Prom opened Wednesday at Genesee Valley Center in the Outdoor Village wing. Ruhala relocated from 7530 W. Miller Road in Swartz Creek where […]

Dentist honored for providing help

FLINT TWP. — The Charter Township of Flint “Spirit of Community Award “ honoring Dr. Brian Wisniewski, a dentist who provided more than $20,000 worth of free dentistry to deserted patients of a dental office that abruptly closed in January, was presented in a resolution approved by the township board at its Monday night meeting. The award honors residents and […]

Business Briefs

Secrets to government contracting seminars FLINT — The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce presents “Secrets to Successful Government Contracting”, a three-part summer series which kicks off June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce in the Mott Board Room. It continues on July 22 and concludes […]

Get the best price when selling your home

The housing market has not yet rebounded to pre-recession prices, when buyers seemed to be stepping over one another to bid up the price of homes. Today’s sellers may be lucky to get asking price, with the reality being a certain percentage below. However, that doesn’t mean sellers should accept bottom-of-thebarrel offers. There are still ways to get the best […]

Local veterans spend a day visiting World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C. — If a group of World War II veterans from Genesee County didn’t already know how much their service to this country meant to younger generations of Americans, they do now. Thirty-seven veterans from this area left on a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., June 18 to visit the World War II Memorial. The group gathered early Sunday […]