Halloween madness

Board: garbage collection not interrupted by bankruptcy

FLINT TWP. — Despite assurances of uninterrupted garbage collection while Richfield Management LLC and affiliates are under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, one trustee wants a legal opinion. At the Oct. 15 board meeting, board trustee Frank Kasle referenced information provided to the board about the bankruptcy and asked Township Supervisor Karyn Miller to consult with township’s attorneys. Kasle said he […]

Township Board set to approve 2013 budget

FLINT TWP. — The township board has scheduled a special meeting Monday night to approve its proposed 2013 budget. It follows a public hearing held on Oct. 15 to take comments from residents about the $10.87 million budget which exceeds revenues by about $1.1 million. The difference will be made up from a projected fund balance of about $4,7 million. […]

Candidates square off in Nov. 6 election

GENESEE COUNTY — Voters will go to the polls Nov. 6 to decide several political races. Voters in Flint Township will be asked to decide who will succeed long-time 5th Congressional District Rep. Dale Kildee, who will represent them in the State House of Representatives as well as local township, county and school board races. Here are the candidates on […]

New owners coming soon at Genesee Valley Center?

FLINT TWP. — A change in ownership is pending for Genesee Valley Center mall but details have not been released. Mall vice president and general manager Ed McHale confirmed last week that the change is pending but said he did not have more details available. He also said he could not provide a timeline but that it is “close” and […]

Carman-Ainsworth ordering flags for all classrooms

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth school administrators are working to comply with new state laws requiring the American flag be displayed in classrooms and that students be given the opportunity daily to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Public Act 320 requires that “for each public school building it operates, the board of a school district shall purchase or possess a United […]

PAWS Animal Rescue kicks off “Raise the Woof” campaign

SWARTZ CREEK — PAWS Animal Rescue in Swartz Creek kicked off its “Raise the Woof” campaign this month to raise money for the purchase of a larger facility. “Our mission to care for unwanted pets is unchanged but our present facility is overburdened and people are surrendering animals in greater numbers, many of whom have medical problems,” said Glenda Beatty, […]

Haunted Forest

scares up support for disabled Scouts

BURTON — Burton’s Haunted Forest is in high gear for some ghoulish scares this Halloween season. The forest has been operating for 12 years. It was first started as a fundraiser for Post 4, which is a group of Boy Scouts of America with disabilities, by now owner David Tennant’s grandmother. The forest is operated by the Tennant family of […]

Local recovery at GM plants discussed

FLINT TWP. — Since emerging from bankruptcy in 2009, a leaner, focused General Motors has grown in jobs and production, according to Jim Scrimger, plant manager, at GM North in Grand Blanc. Speaking last week to the West Flint Business Association, Scrimger covered local GM history as well as post-bankruptcy developments. GM now operates five plants and three customer care […]

Hurley performs first Triple-Chamber CRT Pacemaker implant

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center announced its first use of Evia HF-T triple-chamber cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacemaker device. The device puts out pulses to keep the heart beating regularly and on time, improving the health of patients with conditions such as bradycardia and heart failure. A patient had the device implanted at Hurley Medical Center on Oct. 18 by […]