Fat Tuesday draws crowd

Donna’s Donuts packs them in for paczki day

FLINT TWP. — It’s paczki day! If that wasn’t obvious from the sign outside Donna’s Donuts or the parking lot filled with cars, it became clear from the standing room only inside where many tables were stacked high with boxes of pre-orders. The deep-fried, sweets-filled pastry has transcended its Polish roots to become a Fat Tuesday tradition with broad appeal. […]

Nearly $1M restored to twp. budget

FLINT TWP. — Finding money is always a good thing and that goes double for funds recently recouped by Flint Township government. Through various sources, the township’s fund balance has grown by nearly $900,000, said Supervisor Karyn Miller in a report last week to the West Flint Business Association. Miller said about $250,000 came from receiving a bit more in […]

Bishop Aerotropolis governing board holds first meeting

FLINT TWP. — After a year of planning, more than 50 public meetings and the collaboration of 33 units of government in four counties, the aerotropolis at Flint Bishop Airport prepared for take-off at a joint meeting held at the airport last week. Representatives from Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee and St. Clair counties, met to sign an Interlocal agreement creating a […]

Genesee firefighters to buy training facility

Flint Township spearhead effort

FLINT TWP. — For years, local firefighters have sought out buildings to set on fire for the purpose of live training. But that will no longer be necessary with acquisition of a Mobile Fire Training Facility to be purchased with a matching federal grant, accepted by the Flint Township Board of Trustees at its Monday night meeting. Assistant fire chief […]

Charges filed in Feb. 6 shooting

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged two men in the shooting that occurred about 1:00 p.m. on February 6th on Casaloma Court near Beecher Road in Flint Township. Derrick Alonzo Mayfield, Jr. , 20, of Mount Morris and Sir Antonio Crockett, 25, of Flint were both charged with felony firearm which carries a mandatory penalty of […]

Ready for election

In brief

GAIN board members appointed FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees recently approved a resolution appointing Supervisor Karyn MIller to represent it on the Genesee Auto Investigation Network (G.A.I.N.) board, governing a multijurisdictional auto theft investigations unit. Police Chief George Sippert was named the alternate. The township police department has been a G.A.I.N. member since 1991. There were 119 […]

Board agrees to join shared services study

FLINT TWP. — After flirting with the idea last August, the township board has taken another step toward sharing some municipal services with Swartz Creek and Mundy Township. The board voted unanimously Monday night to pay its share of costs for a feasibility study to be conducted by Mark W. Nottley of Ann Arbor-based Municipal Consulting Services. In his proposal […]

Bishop poised to soar

By 2013, ‘we could be double in size’ — marketing director

FLINT TWP. — Pat Corfman, director of marketing at Bishop International Airport, has learned to never say never. As guest speaker last week at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, Corfman discussed past, present and future air services at the airport on track to make the sky the limit. “I always used to tell people, you are […]

Therapists offer new pain management

GRAND BLANC — According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), serious, chronic pain affects at least 116 million Americans each year. The reasons for long-lasting pain are many, and the costs to the country are staggering at $560 to $635 billion each year in medical bills, lost productivity, and missed work. Advanced Physical Therapy Center invests in the most advanced […]