Needy children still need help with school supplies

FLINT TWP. — The 7th annual Stuff the Bus With School Stuff Drive kicked off Friday with a 12-hour event in the parking lot of Applebee’s restaurant, 3129 Miller, and will continue through August 17. A school bus loaned by the Genesee Intermediate School District was brought into Applebee’s parking lot and by early afternoon was loaded with about 40 […]

Firefighter shortage concerns heating up

FLINT TWP. — A shortage of on-call firefighters is becoming an ongoing issue at township board meetings. Trustee Frank Kasle expressed his concern in a prepared statement at the July 16 board meeting which said in part: “It has come to my attention that we have a historic low in the number of on-call firefighters available for service in Flint […]

Board sets organization plans for coming school year

FLINT TWP. —Under the old school election schedule, any new school board members would have been elected last month and ready to be sworn in July 18 at Carman- Ainsworth’s annual July reorganization meeting. Instead, the board made tentative plans to hold another organization meeting in January should new board members be elected. The change is due to a new […]

Township board accepts donation of burial plots

FLINT TWP. — Township trustees faced a grave situation with a bit of humor at its meeting July 16. A donation of seven burial plots at the township-operated Bristol Road Cemetery caused Supervisor Karyn Miller to jest that it coincidentally matched the number of trustees. Trustee Frank Kasle then quipped that in that case the board should only accept six […]

Board retains bus drivers, custodians

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth students boarding school buses next month should see a familiar face behind the wheel, after the school board voted unanimously Tuesday night not to privatize bus drivers’ jobs. The board also voted to retain its custodians rather than contract with an outside service. Transportation and custodial services both were on the chopping block for the past […]

Supervisor candidates question claims

FLINT TWP. — Following the questionnaire responses published in last week’s Flint Township View, Shelly King, candidate for Flint Township supervisor, defended herself from comments made by incumbent Supervisor Karyn Miller. Miller said: “the majority of (King’s) time is spent in the city of Charlotte where she works and resides.” King said while she works in Charlotte, she lives in […]

In brief

Getting it right Comments in the July 26 Flint Township View may have suggested fire stations in the township were closed due to budget cuts. Supervisor Karyn Miller said fire stations No. 2 and No. 3 are always staffed. Fire Station No. 1, located across from the township offices at Corunna and Dye roads, is staffed during the day, but […]

Flint Comm. player’s new marquee sign up

FLINT TWP. — Anyone who’s ever wanted to see their name up in lights now has an opportunity to do so while supporting the arts. Flint Community Players, 2462 South Ballenger Highway, installed it’s new 30- foot-wide marquee sign during the week of July 15. Besides promoting upcoming shows, FCP will use the big board to highlight the names of […]

Pair arraigned on weapons charges

GENESEE COUNTY — Two people were arraigned at 67th District Court in Flint on July 27 on several weapons charges. Michael Hoy, 32, was charged with the felony of manufacturing machine guns, the felony of possession of machine guns, the felony of possession of a device that is designed or intended to be used to convert a semiautomatic firearm into […]

Back to Bricks Party next week

FLINT TWP. — Back for its second year in Flint Township, the Back to the Bricks Tune-up party, one of five taking place next week, will be rolling into the parking lot at the Genesee Valley Mall from 1 -4 p.m., Aug. 8. The parade of classic cars will be staged in the parking lot between the Logan’s and Bar […]