Senior center lease up-in-the-air

FLINT TWP. — A new lease between Flint Township, as landlord, and the Carman- Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center has dragged on unsigned for months and continues to be a source of contention. The old lease expired December 31. Public comment at the past two board meetings was about the lease and tensions over use of the senior center including availability […]

C-A board swears in officers

BY RHONDA S. SANDERS 810-452-2665  RSANDERS@MIHOMEPAPER. COM FLINT TWP. — Patrice Hatcher was elected president of the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education and two members were sworn in at the annual organizational meeting Tuesday night. Hatcher, who has served on the board seven years was previously vice president under out-going president Don Conway, who served the past two years. […]

School lunch prices to see an increase

FLINT TWP. — As indicated for several months, an increase in school lunch prices next fall for Carman- Ainsworth schools is now official. At its organizational meeting Tuesday night, the school board voted unanimously to raise the cost of paid lunches to $1.60 and $1.85, a ten cent increase. Superintendent Bill Haley explained that the increase is required to comply […]

News Briefs

Volunteers sought FLINT TWP. — Volunteers are being sought to come out this Saturday morning to help the township Parks and Recreation Commission with its annual beautification project. Using a $750 grant from Keep Genesee County Beautiful the group will start at about 8 a.m. planting perennials, mulching and landscaping a vacant lot at the northwest corner of Graham and […]


Man shot during fight, suspect sought FLINT TWP. — A 35-year-old Flint man was listed in critical condition at a local hospital after being shot during a fight at a gas station Monday, according to press release from Flint Township Police. Officers were called to the Admiral gas station, 1135 N. Ballenger Hwy., at about 1:20 a.m. on July 11, […]

UPS testing new delivery truck

FLINT TWP.— A prototype design for UPS trucks is being road-tested in the Flint area. Flint is one of five cities chosen to test the CV-23 composite panel truck from Utilimaster/Isuzu which is a lighter weight more fuel efficient vehicle than UPS’ P70 diesel truck. The test vehicle is assigned to a route in Lapeer County but based out of […]

Business Briefs

Secrets to government contracting seminars announced 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 continues July 22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce in the Mott Board Room. It concludes Aug. 26. The seminars will be conducted by […]

Hair growth center helps chemo patients during treatment

FLINT TWP. — Some might call it a miracle but cancer patient Barbara Armstrong of Flint simply calls it “exciting” her hair is growing back while she is undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Battling cancer eight times in the past 15 years, Armstrong, 48, has coped over and over again with her hair falling out during chemo. Since her first diagnosis of […]

Mini-grant program applications available

OKEMOS — The Delta Dental Foundation is seeking community-based oral health program applicants in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana for its annual Community Mini-Grant Program. Last year, the Foundation awarded $117,000 to organizations and programs that address oral health needs in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. This year, the Foundation is seeking to award $100,000. “Working to improve oral health and increase […]

Hearing loss is a serious issue

“Loss of hearing is a medical condition that is associated with physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Depression, anxiety, emotional instability, phobias, withdrawal, isolation, lessened health status and lessened selfesteem have all been linked to uncorrected hearing loss.” (National Council on Aging: Untreated Hearing Loss Linked to Depression, Anxiety, Isolation in Seniors) Even mild untreated hearing loss can be disabling […]