Township board OKs fire truck purchase

FLINT TWP. — In a 5-2 vote, the Flint Township Board of Trustees gave approval to solicit sealed bids for a new multipurpose fire truck. Fire Chief John Ringwelski asked the board at its meeting last week to authorize taking bids to buy a new Quint pump and ladder truck costing approximately $733,000. The proposed truck’s 75-foot ladder generated a […]

Gift card, iPad2, school supply giveaway at the mall

FLINT TWP. — Genesee Valley Center will host a Back to School giveaway for local students at 10 a.m. Saturday, in Center Court. The first 250 students in grades K-12 will receive school supplies (spiral notebook, folders, pencils and pencil case) and a Child Identification Kit compliments of Genesee Valley Center; while supplies last. Twenty lucky students will also find […]

2011 millage rate set

FLINT TWP. — The total 2011 millage rate levied on properties in Flint Township will remain unchanged, as approved by a resolution of the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting last week. Taxable value for all township properties is $949,767,680, according to the required Tax Rate Request Plan being submitted to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. Accordingly, approved […]

C-A schools make Adequate Yearly Progress

FLINT TWP. — All Carman- Ainsworth schools passed AYP this year, which is especially good news following the high school’s failure to pass last year. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a annual performance assessment mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Each school district must meet targeted achievement goals in reading and math. Last year, the high school […]

In brief

Senior citizens fashion show planned FLINT TWP.— The public is invited to a Senior Citizens Fashion Show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday hosted by the Genesee Gardens senior community, 4495 Calkins Road at Linden. Fashions provided by Dressbarn will be modeled by about six community residents, said Matthew Reilly, community sales leader. The just-for-fun show is an example of activities held […]

GISD teacher Sirignano receives national honor

GENESEE COUNTY — The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) selected Kenneth Sirignano, teacher at Genesee Intermediate School District’s Marian D. Crouse Instructional Center, as one of its 2011 Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award recipients. This award is bestowed on special education teachers who have demonstrated truly exceptional achievement in the field of special education. It recognizes and rewards […]

Gus Macker won’t be back for 2012

BURTON — The Courtland Center parking lot will be devoid of four-man basketball teams next year following the Burton City Council’s unanimous decision not to bring the Gus Macker tournament back in 2012. A letter from the mayor is on its way to Macker Basketball, LLC terminating the Gus Macker contracts in 2012 and 2013. “The Macker is truly a […]

Harris Brothers new location houses several businesses

FLINT TWP. — Harris Brothers Auctions has brought new life to a long-derelict building at 4150 Van Slyke Road that formerly housed a state unemployment office and a bingo hall. Variety, excitement, opportunities to win and employment all converge under one roof in the 16,000 square-foot building since Harris Brothers moved in last year. The family-owned business needed more room […]

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McLaren Health Plan CEO recognized at conference FLINT — Michigan Association of Health Plan’s most prestigious award, the Ellis J. Bonner Outstanding Achievement Award, was given to Kathy Kendall, president and CEO of McLaren Health Plan, with headquarters in Flint. Murdock told the award presentation audience that the award recognizes a MAHP member who has been nominated by colleagues based […]

Citizens Bank tops HealthPlus in 2nd ‘healthy competition’

GENESEE COUNTY — For the second straight year two Flint-based companies — Citizens Bank and HealthPlus of Michigan — engaged in a friendly physical activity competition against one another. The eight-week “Commit to Get Fit 2.0” culminated in a finale event held Aug. 16 at the Citizens Bank headquarters in Flint. Citizens Bank and HealthPlus employees reported their minutes of […]