Some last minute snow fun as winter winds down

Township mourns long-time firefighter

FLINT TWP. — Randy Rice, a longtime on-call firefighter, was honored by a moment of silence in his memory at the township board meeting Monday night. Rice, 72, died Feb. 27 and his funeral service was attended on Monday by many township employees. Rice served the fire department for 42 years, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski, in his comments before […]

Boy Scouts recognized at township board meeting

FLINT TWP. — Boy Scouts Troop 316 received special recognition at the Flint Township Board meeting Monday night, after the Color Guard presented the flag colors and led the Pledge of Allegiance. The group received a Certificate of Appreciation for clean-up work done at the Flint Township Park as part of a 2013 scouting National Day of Service, said Township […]

Mayday: Fire training helps firefighters improve each other’s safety

FLINT TWP. — A Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Class presented by the Oakland Fire Training Institute was hosted last weekend by the Flint Township Fire Department and will conclude this Saturday in Burton with realistic practice exercises. The intense three- day course provides firefighters with a skill-set required to work as a member of a Rapid Intervention Team on the […]

New county clerk wants to modernize office

GENESEE COUNTY — John Gleason officially took over as Genesee County Clerk on Jan. 1. He said his new office is a place everybody is required to use at least twice in their life. “Everybody has to use it at least twice: birth and death,” Gleason said. “In between the two bookends of life, we let you get married.” Gleason […]

In brief

Township road advisory member moving on FLINT TWP. — David Arceo, a long-time member of the township Road Advisory Committee submitted his resignation to the township board Monday night. Arceo recently won appointment to the Genesee County Road Commission and was informed that his role with the township road advisory committee would create a conflict of interest. The board praised […]

Hurley Benefit Ball “Passport to the World” celebrates many cultures

GENESEE COUNTY — Hurley Medical Center’s 32nd Annual Benefit Ball on March 2 celebrated a “Passport to the World” theme and the many countries and cultures represented at Hurley. More than 400 people attended the elegant evening at Riverfront Banquet Center in Flint, which included the finest in dining, dancing, entertainment and an “out of this world” silent auction. All […]

Mott Campus Clowns unveil anti-bullying program for elementary schools

GENESEE COUNTY — People tend to expect comedy routines, silly stunts, juggling-proverbial fun and games from clowns. But the Mott Campus Clowns, a troupe made up of Mott Community College’s honors students, aren’t just clowning around. They are serious about a persistent issue plaguing youth — bullying. In October 2012, the group launched a new anti-bullying project to help Flint […]

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Practical jokes today are no laughing matter

I ’ve always enjoyed a good prank or practical joke. Back when I was a teenager I remember a few practical jokes — like the time one buddy of mine jumped out of the darkness in a garage to scare another of our friends, only to get popped in the nose. Then there was the friend who sent me a […]

Flint camper, RV show coming to Perani

FLINT — The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 36th Annual Flint Camper & RV Show, March 14-17, at the Perani Arena & Event Center (located just south of I-69 at the Center Road Exit). More than 90 new recreation vehicles will be on display including folding campers, motor homes, travel trailers and fifth wheel […]