American-made flags flying proud at Klees

FLINT TWP. — People who want a madein the-USA American flag look no further than Klee’s flag store on Bristol Road to find one. Rod Cullen, who was born and raised in Davison, has a tradition of buying a new one ever year to display on the Fourth of July at his home in the Upper Peninsula where he now […]

911 purchases State Police Post

FLINT TWP. — The 911 Consortium agreed last week to purchase the State Police Post in Flint Township at 4481 Corunna Rd., Supervisor Karyn Miller announced at the township board meeting Monday night. It is part of a Regional Policing Plan announced in March by Michigan State Police which called for reducing the number of posts from 62 to 29 […]

Newest police officer joins Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Matthew VanLente of West Bloomfield is the newest entry level officer for the Flint Township Police Department, following unanimous approval of his hiring last week by the township board. VanLente was to be sworn in the following morning to meet scheduling issues, said Police Chief George Sippert. He holds an associates degree in law enforcement from Macomb […]

Workgroup takes aim at helping young people reconnect

GENESEE COUNTY – A growing population of youth ages 16 to 24 who are not in school or working are a drain on local economic recovery and vitality, according to a report issued Thursday by the Out-of-School Youth Initiative Workgroup. Supported by the C.S. Mott Foundation, the Workgroup is a collaboration of people from more than 20 disciplines who have […]

News Briefs

Defibrillators donated to Flint Township FLINT TWP.— STAT EMS has donated two Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the township for reviving victims of sudden cardiac arrest and will provide training on using them. “They do revive people and bring people’s hearts back,’’ said Joseph Karlichek, chief of operations for STAT EMS who presented the AEDs at the township board meeting […]

Banquet center reopens under new management

FLINT TWP. — Wanna try a Michitini or sample a Faygo bomb? Two entrepreneurs are hoping that fans of Michiganmade products will say yes to Cooper’s Bar, 1519 Bristol Rd., at Van Slyke. Specializing in Michigan products is one of many ideas being tried by boyhood buddies David Carter and Mike Schuchaskie, both of Lansing, who reopened the bar/restaurant/banquet center […]

Business Briefs

Gas prices continue to fall GENESEE COUNTY — Average retail gasoline prices in Michigan have fallen 14.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54 a gallon. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.58 a gallion, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas […]

Having a good time on Father’s Day

The VIEW from here

When I picked up my kids the morning of Father’s Day I was determined to have a good day, no matter what. The way I look at it this is the one day every year (with the exception of my birthday) set aside for me and I’m going to enjoy it. Arriving to pick them up promptly at 10 a.m. […]

Ladies Night at Genesee Valley Center draws crowd

FLINT TWP. — Rainy weather chased the annual “Ladies Night Out” indoors at Genesee Valley Center Thursday night, but eager women lined up in the mall’s center court for a chance to win prizes and other giveaways. The event was scheduled to be staged in the Outdoor Village wing where most of the merchants are located that participate in a […]