Board chooses new auction site for property disposal

FLINT TWP. — Move over eBay — the township board has unanimously approved as the new auction site for disposal of township surplus, seized and abandoned property. Police Chief George Sippert proposed using the propertyroom site as a more cost-efficient way to do business. In the 27 years he’s worked for the township, Sippert said he has seen property […]

Family of former trustee/firefighter receives proclamation

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board presented a proclamation Monday night to the family of Randolph Rice, a township employee for 42 years, who passed away on Feb. 27. The proclamation cited Rice’s four years of service as a township trustee, from November 20, 1980 to Nov. 20, 1984; his 42 years as an on-call firefighter; 27 years with […]

C-AHS robotics team ranked 6th in the state

FLINT TWP. — After an outstanding showing last weekend at the Detroit FIRST Robotics District Competition, the Carman-Ainsworth FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Team 314 has earned enough points to qualify for a spot at the Michigan FRC State Championship next month. Competing against 40 other teams from around the state, C-A earned an overall ranking of sixth in the district […]

2013 spelling bee champs crowned

GENESEE COUNTY — The regional, Grades 5-8, and the local, Grades 9-12, Glenowyn L. Jones Championship Spelling Bees were held this evening for students winning first, second and third place in the countywide grade-level spelling bees. Grades 5-8 Regional Champion, Bilal Tarrar, an 8th grade student from Genesee Academy, correctly spelled the word “pacifism” to win. For the third time […]

Ananich and Daunt to face-off May 7

FLINT TWP. — After a sevenman special primary election on March 12, State Rep. Jim Ananich has emerged as the Democratic candidate for the state senate seat vacated by John Gleason who was elected county clerk in November. Ananich will face Republican challenger Robert J. Daunt in the May 7 general election to decide who will represent the 27th district […]

In Brief

Fifth grader finishes third in spelling bee FLINT TWP. — Alexis Harris, a fifth grader at Randels Elementary, finished third in the Genesee Intermediate School District’s spelling bee for Grades 5 and 6 held March 8. She advanced to the county competiton by winning the fifth-grade bee at the school level. — R.S. Senior Center holding Ladies Night FLINT TWP. […]

I-69 and Morrish Road overpass to be repaired

SWARTZ CREEK — At its March 11 meeting, the Swartz Creek City Council approved the low bid of L. Zellar and Sons Excavating, a Flint company, for the continued repairs to the approach to the bridge deck at I-69 and Morrish Road in Swartz Creek. The work will be for the construction of a spillway and a curb under the […]

List of tax-exempt properties being looked at by township

FLINT TWP. — Has the time come for the township to township to consider a moratorium on tax-exempt properties? The suggestion was made by Trustee George Menoutes after taking a look at an estimated 400 parcels on a list of tax- exempt properties he requested. Menoutes said he was somewhat surprised by how many there are. The board took no […]

The VIEW from here

Government by the people, for the people?

Let’s face it, we’ve become a nation of sheep who look to our shepherds — the government — to tell us what to do and when to do it. The government, by the way, is happy to oblige. People are getting too fat, the government will come along and regulate the food we eat. People are indulging too much in […]

Letters to the editor

Government continues to control our lives

Flint Township has some major problems in figuring out what the difference is between parking and storage. In the current financial environment you would think they would have bigger problems, like empty homes and business, or the blight in some places in the township. I received a letter from Mike Myatt, code enforcement officer for Flint Township. The letter states: […]