Firefighters to contribute to health care costs

FLINT TWP. — Firefighters will contribute more toward health insurance costs following action taken by the board of trustees at a recent meeting. Under provisions of new legislation, the board chose from three funding options laid out by controller Beth Takacs. They could allocate a “hard cap” cost evenly distributed among the firefighters, or elect to pay an 80 percent […]


Township board fires police officer

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police Officer Matt Needham was discharged Monday night, following an 80 minute closed session by the township Board of Trustees. After meeting with Steve Shultz and Police Chief George Sippert, the board also called Needham into the hearing, before reconvening to make the unanimous termination decision. Little discussion preceeded the dismissal. Trustee Frank Kasle, who […]

iPads bringing Apps to AP classes

FLINT TWP. —The global birth announcement of the 7 billionth person a few weeks ago meant more than a milestone to Carman-Ainsworth Advanced Placement teacher Michael Stewart. For him, it was a World History lesson he could share with his students, thanks to a National Geographic App he found online using his new iPad computer. Stewart was among the teachers […]

Digits helps middle school students conquer math concepts

FLINT TWP. — Since Rachel Baldwin began teaching the digits online math program to sixth-graders at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, she has seen one of her student’s grades rise from C- and D+ to 90s and 100s. “I have been so proud of him. He has made such gains,’’ she said. “It’s really wonderful for a teacher to see all that […]

In brief

Police activity report FLINT TWP.— Police officers responded to 1133 calls for service during the past week, Police Chief George Sippert reported In his twice monthly police activity report to the Township Board of Trustees Monday night. Of those calls, 71 were automobile accidents with nine of those involving injuries, he said. Also officers responded to 48 domestic disturbances, 26 […]

Police Blotter

Armed men rob bank FLINT TWP. — On Nov. 14, at around 9:30 a.m., two black male suspects with weapons entered the Sage Link Credit Union at 3311 Van Slyke Rd and robbed the bank. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. No one was injured. Police report that no arrests have been made in this case at this time. […]

For-sale-or-lease sign back up in former Cooper’s Bar site

FLINT TWP. — Cooper’s Bar has become the latest in a growing list of businesses that failed to make a go of a restaurant and banquet facility at the corner of Bristol and Van Slyke roads. Since about 2007, the Tudor-style brick building at 1519 Bristol Road has been home to four or five enterprises including Liquid’s Sports Bar & […]

Township firefighters help Santa arrive

FLINT TWP. — Children waiting for Santa Claus’ arrival at Genesee Valley Center on Nov. 11 were not disillusioned. What to their wondering eyes should appear but Santa riding in a sleigh, albeit pulled by a red pickup truck instead of a red-nosed reindeer. In the past, Santa has arrived riding on a fire truck courtesy of the Flint Township […]

Davison Menards ready to celebrate its first Christmas

DAVISON TWP. — When Black Friday shoppers invade the local stores and shopping malls Friday morning, Menards will also be opening its doors early to invite the Christmas shopping masses inside. “ We’re hoping for a big turn out,” said General Manager Jim Coyer. “ We’re happy to be spending our first Christmas in the Davison community.” The store, which […]