Paving work starts on Genesee Valley Trail

FLINT TWP. — A black ribbon of asphalt laid Monday by road construction crews brought the Genesee Valley Trail close to being finished after a year of stops and starts. The 2.69-mile non-motorized biking and recreational trail won approval from the Board of Trustees at a special meeting on Aug. 31, 2010. A legal challenge that cropped up a few […]

In brief

Help protect students in school bus zones GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation (MAPT), on behalf of its members, reminds drivers to use extreme caution when traveling in school bus zones so students can safely load and unload each day. Unfortunately, thousands of vehicles illegally pass school buses in the United States every day, putting children at […]

Kildee announces $3.3m grant for Bishop Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-MI) announced Tuesday that Bishop International Airport will receive a $3,324,818 Federal Aviation Administration grant for the expansion of the terminal building. “Throughout my career, the success of Bishop Airport has been one of my highest priorities and I am very happy that Bishop has been awarded this funding for its continued expansion,” […]

Linden Road dentist protesting water bill errors

FLINT TWP. — Between rinsing and cleaning, a dental office uses its fair share of water, but Steve Taft says a $0 water bill he’s been receiving lately is as senseless as a $1,000 one-month charge that was part of a shutoff notice. Taft, a dentist, appealed to the township Board of Trustees at its August 15 meeting to waive […]

C-A sets new attendance rules for elementaries

FLINT TWP. — A new attendance policy for grades K-5 in the Carman-Ainsworth School District, establishes consistent measures to ensure that children come to school and avoid court involvement. Under the policy, students with 25 absences will be referred to the Genesee County Circuit Court for interventions. That policy was in place in the past but enforcement varied by building, […]

Police Blotter

Attempted armed robbery FLINT TWP.— A 46-year-old man who resides at a hotel in the 3200 block of MIller Road called police at 6:15 a.m. on Aug. 27 to report an armed robbery attempt. The complainant said he answered a knock on his door and saw through the peephole that it was a woman known to him because he had […]

Public invited to dedication ceremony for new mausoleum

FLINT TWP. — The Chapel of the Angels Mausoleum at Sunset Hills Cemetery is ready to open its wings. To give the public an up-close look at the detail and design that went into it, an open-house and dedication will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sept. 18, said Kathryn Koegel, board chairperson for Sunset Hills, and member […]

The VIEW from here

Rise in natural disasters makes you stop and think

I’ve always been intrigued by speculation about how and when the world will end. The talk is always fascinating, though it is hard to believe some of the theories and predictions out there. I don’t think it is something that can necessarily be predicted (short of a killer asteroid spotted heading directly at the Earth), but sometimes if you look […]

HealthPlus partners with

FLINT TWP. — HealthPlus of Michigan has partnered with eHealthInsurance to allow individuals and families to obtain quotes and enroll in HealthPlus Signature health plans through the website, the nation’s leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. HealthPlus Signature plans, which are available throughout the entire state of Michigan, are designed specifically for individuals […]

In brief

McLaren Health Plan & Ascension Health reach agreement GENESEE COUNTY — McLaren Health Plan (MHP) has announced the addition of 13 Ascension Health Hospitals to the MHP provider network. Effective Aug. 1, McLaren Health Plan’s Commercial, Medicaid, and Self-Funded members had in-network access to Ascension Hospitals across many Michigan communities. “McLaren Health Plan is thrilled to expand our provider network […]