Bishop spreads its wings with new $18M terminal

GENESEE COUNTY — When Winfield Cooper, chairman of the Bishop International Airport Authority cut the ribbon Tuesday on the airport’s new $18 million passenger terminal extension, it marked the end of a long flight from being a bus-station sized facility to a major regional transportation hub. Standing before a model for airport expansion developed 22 years ago, airport director Jim […]

Bucket list helps disaster victims

FLINT TWP. — Eighth-grade students in Derek Maynard’s science class at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School have been studying a severe weather unit which fit right in with a visit last Thursday from Greg Martin, who had returned two days earlier from helping families in New Jersey impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Martin is executive director of DRAW (Disaster Relief at Work) […]

Local boards remain the same

FLINT TWP. — It is now official. With mostly incumbents running unopposed for seats on the local township and school boards, the Nov. 6 election was a mere formality. Carman-Ainsworth school board members Donald J. Conway and Recco S. Richardson, both running unopposed, have been re-elected to four-year terms. Conway polled 8,989 votes and Richardson, 7,562, plus there were 215 […]

After election fallout settles 4-H ready to move ahead

DAVISON TWP. — Deb Caryl said she’s always been one to focus on the positive instead of the negative. Caryl, a local farmer and 50-year member of the Genesee County 4-H Club, said the Nov. 6 defeat of a proposed property tax increase to support the Michigan State University Extension Service (MSUES) isn’t going to be enough to force the […]

In brief

WFBA meeting at new location FLINT TWP.— Paul Rozycki, a retired political science professor from Mott Community College and local political pundit, will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 21 meeting of the West Flint Business Association. Rozycki will discuss and analyze the results of the Nov. 6 election. Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller will give a five minute […]

Practicing with Flushing firefighters

FLINT TWP. — Firefighters called to a burning home at about 10 p.m. had to first crawl blindly through smoke-filled rooms to find an rescue an occupant. It was dark and cold outside and the fourman crew were weighted down by heavy gear as they gained entry, located the victim and brought him outside before returning to the burning building […]

Travel assistance an added service from HAP

GENESEE COUNTY — Age isn’t an obstacle for many retirees who enjoy traveling within the United States or around the world. Health Alliance Plan (HAP) provides Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plan members with value-added emergency travel assistance through Assist America if they become ill or injured, lose their luggage or need medically related interpreter services while traveling 100 miles […]

Raffles to support football team

SWARTZ CREEK — To help defray the costs of pay to play, team dinners and more, a group of Swart Creek football parents have put together prize baskets donated by the community. Pamela James said the parents will be at every home game for varsity and junior varsity games with the baskets on display by the main entrance gate. They […]

Fundraising trip to Greektown

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek High School Junior Class Fundraiser, a casino charter bus trip to Greektown, will be held Nov. 17. It is open to anyone 21 years and older. The bus leaves SCHS at 2 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m. The cost is $35 and you receive $20 back for the casino. Details: Call 810-635-9193. — […]