Three new officers hired

FLINT TWP. — Three new police officers will report for duty on March 26, after approval of their hiring by the township board Monday night. Troy Allen White, Glen Aric Hill and Daniel Joseph Ray were recommended by Police Chief George Sippert to fill positions vacated by retirements. “We have been in constant movement with personnel,’’ Sippert said of the […]

Several officers recognized for distinguished service

FLINT TWP. — Police officers who rescued a frantic mother from a burning home and pulled a man from a burning auto wreck were awarded the Medal of Distinguished Service at the township board meeting Monday night. Presented by Chief George Sippert, the recipients of the second highest police department honor were Officers Brett Cassidy, Jerome Grzanka, Doug Hart, Mike […]

Six arrested in gas station carjacking/homicide case

FLINT TWP. — A sixth suspect sought in the carjacking/homicide of a Grand Blanc woman was found and taken into custody Monday night, Chief George Sippert said in a brief update at the Flint Township Board meeting. Leslie Marie Mills, a white female, 55, was shot during a carjacking at the One Stop – Mobil Gas Station at 4107 Corunna […]

FIRST Robotics District Competition

Carman’s Big Mo, Flint/Flushing’s Aftershock competed in contest

FLINT — Carman-Ainsworth High School’s Big Mo Team 314 and Flint/Flushing’s Aftershock Team 468 faced off against 37 other teams at the 2012 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics District Competition held March 2-3 at Kettering University. This year’s two-day competition, titled Rebound Rumble, drew in more than 3,000 visitors, making it the single largest robotics […]

Lower MEAP scores explained

FLINT TWP. — After MEAP scores were released in mid-February, Carman-Ainsworth school officials sent out a letter to explain to parents why scores are lower this year. “As a result of the increased “cut scores” this year, you may find that your child is not at the same proficiency level as they have been in past years,’’ stated assistant superintendent […]

In brief

Getting It Right FLINT — A March 1 article about Hurley Medical Center’s new trauma unit should have said that the emergency room handles more than 90,000 patients a year. — R.S. C-A students win honorable mention in ExploraVision science competition FLINT TWP. — Two teams from Carman Ainsworth High School were selected as 2012 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Honorable Mention Winners. […]

Suski enjoying used car boom

BIRCH RUN — Phil Goldman said he’s seen a lot of ups and downs in the car dealership business, but customer loyalty makes those bad times seem just a little bit better. Building customer loyalty is one of the things Goldman said he’s worked hard at as co-owner of Suski Chevrolet Buick, 8700 Main St., in Birch Run. From specials […]

In brief

Comedy and cooking event coming March 14 GRAND BLANC — Women2Women Michigan presents Cooking & Comedy, an evening of wine and food sponsored by Luca’s Chophouse, 12793 S. Saginaw St., March 14 with a strolling fashion show sponsored by Maynard’s Fashions, Financial Plus Federal Credit Union and Mirror Image Consignments. The event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Flint Institute […]

Five things about me you probably didn’t want to know

Writing a weekly column isn’t always easy. I’ve spent many a late night staring at the computer screen waiting for the words to materialize before me. Sometimes they never do until I’ve racked my brain for hours, with nothing to show but a list of scratched off ideas. Sitting in that same spot this week, pondering what to write, I […]