Cyclist killed in I-69 crash

FLINT TWP. — The landmark “rock” at 12th and Hammerberg streets in Flint was painted last weekend in memory of Ellery Allan-Ray Thomas, 33, a Flint Township man who was killed April 19 when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a semi-truck on I-69 east of I-75. Police responded at about 3:05 p.m. to reports of a personal injury […]

Twp. OKs controversial Norko Drive project

FLINT TWP. — At least one Road Advisory Committee member is voicing displeasure over recently approved plans to repave Norko Drive. In a close 4-3 vote, the township board approved last week an estimated $88,000 road improvement project that will include removing the island at the intersection of Norko and Linden, resurfacing the asphalt, restriping the pavement to three lanes, […]

Name change panel moving forward

FLINT TWP. — West Haven? Grandview Heights? Garland Township? Would Flint Township by any other name be better able to compete? A committee hoping to answer that question has met twice and is in the early stages of exploring feasibility of a name change or becoming a city, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller announced during her monthly update to the West […]

CAMS annual Career Fair gives students the scoop on 13 fields

FLINT TWP. — Swartz Creek Police officer Ken Szmansky wears many hats. He’s a liaison officer assigned to keep the peace in schools but also handles most juvenile cases for the police department. Sometimes he’s an evidence technician working crime scenes to help figure out what happened. As an accident investigator, Szmansky gathers information to figure out who’s at fault. […]

C-A small team, big results at Science Olympiad

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth students did well at the 27th Annual Regional Science Olympiad Competition held at Mott Community College on March 24th. Only six students participated this year, less than half the full team size of 15, but all obtained medals, said Avideh Lotfi chemistry teacher and team coach with Tom Pugsley. Competing against 15 schools from mid-Michigan, […]

In brief

Getting it right FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department received a donation of $1,523 from employees at McLaren Health Plan. An incorrect amount was reported last week. — R.S. National Prescription Drug Take-back Day is Saturday FLINT TWP. — The Michigan State Police Post at 4481 Corunna Road and Swartz Creek High School at 1 Dragon Drive are […]

NorthGate seeks to capture new business with changes

FLINT TWP. — Picture the empty slots remaining after all the chewing gum is removed from a package of Doublemint and there you have what inspired the late Jack Goggins to invent the patented Gumwrapper packaging system. That’s what on the trucks leaving North- Gate’s corporate headquarters, 3367 Corunna Road, to make daily just-in-time deliveries to the General Motors Service […]

Whitson joins VIEW Newspapers

BURTON — VIEW Newspapers would like to welcome Lyn An Whitson to the sales team. Whitson, a Davison resident, came on board April 17 as an advertising sales consultant, specializing in the Burton area. “My favorite thing about advertising is that I get to work one on one with my customers to help them meet their advertising needs,” Whitson said. […]

McLaren plans to acquire CareSource MI

FLINT — McLaren Health Plan has announced it has reached an agreement to purchase CareSource Michigan, a 34,500- member Medicaid health maintenance organization (HMO) based in Lansing, and operated by CareSource, the nation’s second largest Medicaid managed health care plan, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation must review and approve the proposed transaction before […]

In brief

BNI offers referral system SWARTZ CREEK — BNI (Business Network International) will help you find a structured way to go after the business you want. BNI is a referral organization that helps you gain qualified referrals for your business. There are thousands of BNI chapters all over the world, all following the same successful model — because it works. Each […]