YouthQuest activities start at Randels this month

FLINT TWP. — Children can have fun while learning at a new YouthQuest site set to begin at Randels Elementary School on Jan. 17, making it the fourth Carman-Ainsworth location to be involved in the after-school child development program. YouthQuest is a free program, administered by the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce and offered at 14 elementary and middle schools […]

Township refuses possession of tax reverted properties

FLINT TWP. —Apparently no one wants the white frame house at 1236 Peachwood Drive, not even the township. The one-story corner house had a State Equalized Value of $40,700 in 2011 and last sold for $110,000 in 1999, according to public records, but something about it must not be very attractive now. It was one of 27 foreclosed properties in […]

Road Commission expands supplemental winter storm response pilot program

FLINT TWP. — Building on the success experienced in Flint Township last winter, the Genesee County Road Commission will expand its supplemental winter storm response pilot project to include Mt. Morris Township this winter. Under this project, the Road Commission can opt to supplement its snow removal operations during extreme winter events by using the services of a private snow […]

Longtime township employee resigns

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees have accepted the resignation of John Ervin, an employee of 35 years. He was the township’s first controller, first retiring in 2007, but returned in a part-time capacity in the treasurer’s office. Supervisor Karyn Miller praised Ervin for his service and cited his recent work in creating a history of the sewer and […]

In brief

Board adopts GASB 54 financial reporting categories FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees unanimously adopted new fund balance classifications to comply with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) reporting requirements. Under GASB 54, fund balance reporting will now be categorized as nonspendable, restricted, committed, assigned and unassigned. These replace the old classifications of reserved, designated and unreserved. A fund […]

Local Sears, Kmarts spared closing axe

FLINT TWP. —So far, so good. None of the local Sears or Kmarts are on the store closing list Sears Holdings Corp. released last week. Speculation was rife nationwide for two days after Sears Holdings announced on Dec. 27 plans to close 100 to 120 of its stores because of declining sales. Six Michigan stores are on the partial list […]

Baker College to hold financial aid presentations

FLINT — Baker College of Flint will hold financial aid workshops at area high schools for college-bound seniors and their parents. The programs are free of charge and are available to all high school seniors, regardless of whether or not they have identified their college of choice. Below is the schedule: • Jan. 5, at Goodrich High School, 6:30 p.m. […]

In brief

IMA Winter Bridal Show BURTON — The IMA Winter Bridal Show will be held Jan. 7 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center, 6045 Davison Rd. Register to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree at Gaines Jewelry or Bachelor’s Golf Outing for eight at IMA Brookwood Golf Club — plus much more — all for $5 […]

The VIEW from here

You can never have too many reality TV shows, right?

Flipping channel recently, which I do often because I believe I may suffer from an attention deficit disorder, I couldn’t help but notice there are a lot of reality TV shows out there. Now I’ll admit, I like some reality TV shows. Anything to do with the paranormal, shows about finding lost treasures in people’s garages and just about anything […]

Hurley welcomes new state of the art technology

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center is proud to announce the arrival of the new Philips IntelliVue MX40 technology. The IntelliVue MX40 technology allows vital information to be viewed at the bedside versus a central location on a floor. The mobile monitors, which are about the size of a deck of cards, help clinicians spend more time with patients since the […]