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Township finances will get worse before they get better

FLINT TWP. — The shrinking revenue picture for Flint Township shows little sign of bottoming out for at least another two years but officials have made adjustments to curb costs. Taxable value of township property decreased about $450,000 — 7.4 percent — in 2012, according to Chrystal Simpson, a CPA at Plante Moran in an audit presentation to the board […]

C-A presents 2013-14 budget

FLINT TWP. — Assuming that all employee unions agree to a 10 percent salary cut and enrollment declines by no more than 100 students, Carman- Ainsworth’s budget picture for next school year is poised to meet its looming financial challenges. The school board held a public hearing last week to present the $43,889,348 proposed budget for 2013- 14, which is […]

CAHS Class of 2013 Top 10 graduates

FLINT TWP. — Allia Victoria Monet Howard and Nusayba Tabbah graduated at the top of Carman-Ainsworth class with perfect 4.0 grade point averages. Howard is the senior class president and was consistently active in student government, swimming, lacrosse and the National Honor Society. She played saxophone in the Blue Brigade Marching Band for three years and served as the student […]

In brief

C-A community link delivers deals for dads FLINT TWP. — Just in time for Father’s Day shopping, the CommunityLink online group discount program is offering links to deals on neck ties and miniature golf. The tie offer is $50 worth of merchandise for $25 from Jack Franklin Ties, an online leader in silk tie sales. The golf deal from King […]

Cooperative repairs to be made for rutted roads

FLINT TWP. — Health Source Blvd. is an access road serving HealthPlus of Michigan and the Patty Lou Williamson dealerships but drivers also use it as shortcut from eastbound Corunna to south Linden Road or vice versa. At any rate, traffic and time have turned the connector street into a rutted obstacle course. But that sorry state of affairs soon […]

Wine columnist remembered as man of passion, service and family

LAPEER — David Ethridge was a man of many passions, and many friends. A longtime member of the community, Ethridge was known for his work as director of Oakdale Regional Center, his volunteerism with local charitable organizations, and his wine column that was published in The Davison Index. However they knew him, the community will certainly mourn the loss of […]

Shopping for insurance?

FLINT TWP. — An Allstate Insurance office opened April 1 at 3613 Miller Road in the Genesee Crossing shopping plaza neighbors a Target superstore and other retail stores. Agency owner Steve Pake said he chose the location because of the high visibility and amount of people using Miller Road daily. Traffic counts are as high as 27,479 a day, according […]

New ReMax realty office opens in Lapeer

LAPEER —RE/MAX of Michigan is happy to announce the opening of RE/MAX Plus in Lapeer. Broker/Owner Bina Zuccaro has been in the real estate industry since 1996 and has been a RE/MAX REALTOR since 1999. RE/MAX Plus, which opened May 15, is centrally located to service Lapeer, Genesee, North Oakland and Tuscola counties. Along with residential real estate properties, RE/MAX […]

In brief

Hurley receives $25,000 for diabetes education FLINT — Hurley Medical Center has received a $25,000 grant from the March of Dimes to expand its Diabetes During Pregnancy Program — the only one of its kind in the area. Through the program, women receive individualized, one-on-one assistance from both a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian who are certified in diabetes […]