Bay Mills Indian Community to present new casino plans

FLINT TWP. — Perhaps the Bay Mills Indian Community will build a casino on their 28-acre property at Dutcher and Lennon Roads after all.. Bay Mills representatives are scheduled to make a presentation to the township Board of Trustees at its Oct. 3 meeting about what it proposes to do with the undeveloped land, said Karyn Miller, township supervisor at […]

Police Blotter

Hit and Run driver swipes garbage collector FLINT TWP. — Police were called to North Dyewood about 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 15 to take a report from a garbage truck driver who suffered minor injuries after being swiped by a car while crossing the road. The victims pants were torn but he refused medical attention. The hit-and-run vehicle was described […]

Bikes on the Bricks rolling out Sept. 23-25

FLINT TWP. —Several hundred motorcycle riders are expected to gather on Saturday at the Vehicle City Harley- Davidson dealership, 2400 Austins Parkway, as part of this weekend’s Bikes on the Bricks festivities. Sixty police officers will escort the riders as they roar out at 4 p.m. on a 40-mile ride through Genesee County ending in downtown Flint at the BOB […]

In brief

New police sergeant selected FLINT TWP: — A swearing in ceremony to promote Officer Russell Fries to police sergeant was scheduled for Sept. 21. Fries’ name was selected as the next on the list for promotion from the Civil Service Commission, said Police Chief George Sippert. Fries will continue as a road supervisor, Sippert said . The township board of […]

Bicycling fast to slow life down

Creek grad bikes the entire East Coast

MUNDY TWP. — Grace Harcz left Maine by bicycle on May 19 and traveled the entire way to Miami Beach by July 18 on an East Coast adventure that changed her perspective on modern life. It also made her wise beyond her years. “Trying to describe the bike trip is like trying to describe Zen Buddhism. No words can explain […]

Police Chief cites ‘alarming’ crime statistics

FLINT TWP. —Break-ins and home invasions recently have increased at an alarming rate, Police Chief George Sippert reported to the township Board of Trustees at its Monday night meeting. Sippert said his review of crime statistics for the past two months found 55 incidences in August and 23 so far this month. “So far this year we have had 377 […]

Customized Cakes ready to make

FLINT TWP. — Carol Lillieberg really takes the cake. Her incredibly realistic custom cakes are more like edible works of art. “ We sculpt cakes, we don’t just do bakery cakes,’’ said Lillieberg of herself and four employees at Customized Cakes who have made cakes shaped like purses, shoes, golf bags, barns, newborns, animals, slot machines and much more. “ […]

In brief

JCPenney holding ribboncutting at renovated store FLINT TWP. — After an over $4 million renovation, JCPenney will unveil its ‘new look’ in the Genesee Valley Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, September 23 at 9:45 a.m. Enhancements include the addition of a Sephora cosmetics store inside the JCPenney Beauty Boutique. Sephora offers beauty favorites such as NARS, Smashbox, Bare Escentuals […]

Young Hurley patient to be honored at send-off

GENESEE TWP. — Archer Granger, 7, a former patient at Hurley Medical Center, will be honored at Tompkins Ace Hardware, 5054 Richfield Rd., on Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) has announced ACE Hardware is the Title Sponsor for the Champions Program. Archer Granger is the CMNH Champion for the state of Michigan. Ace Hardware staff […]

GRCC recognized for Best Print Marketing Materials Website

FLINT — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the organization has been selected as a winner in the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) 6th Annual MEDA Marketing Materials Competition for “Best Print Marketing Materials” (Population: 100,001 – 500,000) and “Best Website” (Population: 100,001 – 500,000). The awards were presented during MEDA’s Annual Meeting at the Aug. 25 Awards […]