Flint Twp. selects new police sergeant

FLINT TWP. — Say hello to Sgt. Jerome Grzanka who was approved for promotion to the rank of sergeant Monday night by the township Board of Trustees. He was named the highest eligible candidate for promotion by the Civil Service Commission at the request of Police Chief George Sippert in preparation for the retirement of another officer at the end […]

Middle Eastern cuisine

Township supervisor for state representative

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller is one of six Democrats and two Republicans vying for the state representative for the 49th district seat vacated in May when Jim Ananich was elected state senator. Miller was first elected township supervisor in 2008 and won her second term in November 2012. She kicked off her campaign last weekend at […]

Library reopens after month long closure for renovation

FLINT TWP. — After being closed four weeks for renovations, the Genesee District Library Flint Township branch reopened May 20 and hosted a grand reopening event last week to show off its new look. The $15,000 renovation included new paint, new carpet, electrical work and rearranging shelving, said Cara Birmingham, librarian. Work done included removing doors separating the main library […]


Tornado relief near and far

GM, United Way, school groups, and more pitch in

FLINT TWP — Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the Beecher tornado, one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history that cut a 27-mile-long path of destruction through northern Genesee County, leaving 116 dead, 844 injured, more than 600 homes and buildings destroyed or damaged and about $19 million in damage. In the aftermath, disaster relief poured in from all […]

In brief

Document shredding FLINT TWP. — Township residents can bring confidential papers for shredding to the township hall to be shredded from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 8. A mobile shredding truck will be on hand to process the documents. Residents are asked to limit their load to no more than two boxes per vehicle to ensure that everyone […]

Bridge project in Swartz Creek to begin next week

SWARTZ CREEK — On June 15, the bridge project on South Morrish road between Miller and Hill roads will begin. The road will be temporarily closed to through traffic with detours set up on Miller to Seymour roads (south to Hill), and also Elms Road south to Hill Road. The project will take approximately three months, said Tom Svrcek, director […]

Sweet Adelines seeks newcomers

DAVISON TWP. — Real women. Real harmony. Real fun. The Sweet Adelines International is celebrating 67 years of barbershop singing. Come join the fun and harmonize with new friends. Everyone is welcome to their open house, every Monday at the Davison Area Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., from 7-10 p.m. Details: Call 810-742-0977 or visit www.songofthelakes.webs.com. — G.G.

Caring Community Credit Unions campaign begins

GENESEE COUNTY — The 4th Annual Caring Community Credit Unions Campaign will begin on Monday, June 3 and will run through June 28 at 13 credit unions throughout north eastern Michigan. Thirteen credit unions in the FBEM service area are stepping forward to help their neighbors in need. Each participating credit union came up with creative ideas and fun competition […]