Annual Midwest Festival weekend is here

Township on board with county waste plan

FLINT TWP. — Establishing more recycling programs in apartment complexes is one goal of reducing solid waste disposal levels in Genesee County. That idea is included in the Genesee County Solid Waste Management Plan for the next 10 years or more, approved last month by the Flint Township Board. As required by law, the Genesee County Planning Commission is seeking […]

McLaren’s Hospitality House set to open

FLINT TWP. — A public grand opening and ribbon cutting for McLaren Medical Center’s new Hospitality House on Beecher Road is being planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17. The R.S.V.P. event includes a brief program, vocal music presentation by the Flint Jubilee Chorale, tours of the Hospitality House and refreshments. Built in conjunction with McLaren’s new Proton Therapy Cancer […]

In brief

Active shooter training exercise at Davenport U FLINT TWP.— At the request of administrators at Davenport University on Miller Road, the Flint Township Police Department conducted an active shooter training exercise on June 21, said Police Chief George Sippert. The training was primarily for staff members, he said. The exercise also helped officers become more familiar with the building, Sippert […]

The VIEW from here

Youth today lack respect

I know I am starting to sound like an old man, possibly because I am rapidly approaching 50, but I don’t remember as a teenager or twenty-something being as rude and obnoxious as some kids today are. I was recently at a concert at DTE Energy Theater (here’s showing my age — we used to call it Pine Knob) and […]

Bargain Outlet chain opening local store

FLINT TWP. — Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is planning to open a store in Mill Creek Plaza, 5038 Miller Rd., across from Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. With its rallying bargain hunters war cry of “Good stuff cheap,’’ the Penn.- based chain is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory, and salvage merchandise. Ollie’s management did not return calls […]

Young Elvis lands in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Elvis will soon be in the building. No, not that Elvis, but close. Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. says he is the son of the legendary rock-and-roll singer who died Aug. 16, 1977, at the age of 42. A singer in his own right, Elvis Jr., is coming to town to sign copies of his latest CD, “Live […]

In brief

Walk-For-Freedom planned Aug. 10 at Flushing Park FLUSHING — A Walk-For-Freedom will be held Aug. 10 at Flushing County Park, Pavilion #5, with registration at 10 a.m., and the walk begins at 11 a.m. There will be games, prizes, a BBQ lunch, a Shriner’s clown, and face-painting. A $10 minimum pledge is required to walk (lunch included). Pledge sheets are […]

Former Cavalier helping guide Nebraska

Flint grad succeeding in coaching

LINCOLN, Neb. — Athletics has been the vehicle chosen by many a person looking to traverse the road less traveled. For Carman-Ainsworth grad Shimmy Gray-Miller, that path has led her to the University of Nebraska, where she recently completed her first season as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team after spending the past 12 years trying to help […]

Creek golfer wins Mancour Cup

GRAND BLANC — Ben Zyber erased a two-stroke deficit over the last eight holes and pulled away to a three-shot victory this week in the Mancour Cup tournament at the Flint Elks Club. The Swartz Creek senior shot 74 Tuesday to follow up Monday’s first-round 71 for a 1-over-par total of 145 in the Flint Junior Golf Association event. Zyber […]