Elvis sighting in Flint Twp.

C-A school board has another vacancy to fill

FLINT TWP. — James Johnson will be spending most of his Tuesday nights the same way he has for many months – attending Carman-Ainsworth School Board meetings. Only now it will be official. At a special board meeting Tuesday, Johnson was chosen out of five candidates to be appointed to the vacancy on the board created last month by the […]

C-A to try millage increase again

FLINT TWP. — As the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. So the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education decided last week to try again in November to ask voters to pass a half-mill increase. The millage request was one of three put before voters in the May 7 election. A 10-year operating millage renewal passed […]

Officer cited for life-saving action

FLINT TWP. — Police Ofc. Neal Donovan received the Medal of Meritorious Service July 15 for efforts credited with saving the life of a township woman in an incident on April 30. Donovan responded to a call on that date from the manager at Clovertree Apartments off Court Street who was concerned about the welfare of a tenant believed to […]

Peddling may be on the way out in township

FLINT TWP. — After denying an application for a peddlers permit — the third in the past six weeks or so — the township board is looking into doing away with door-to-door sales altogether. The previous two requests narrowly won approval in a 4-3 vote. After a 5-2 vote at its meeting last week to deny a request from Infinity […]

In brief

Meet the Candidates Forum on July 30 FLINT TWP.— The public is invited to attend a Meet the Candidates Forum featuring the individuals campaigning for the Michigan 49th House District. The Genesee County Association of School Board Members (GCASBM) is hosting this event on July 30 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the GISD Davis Education Center located […]

Unused snowplow funds going to road improvements

FLINT TWP. — Several township streets will benefit from the lack of significant snowfall last winter. For the past three years the township has been part of a pilot program headed by the Genesee County Road Commission that calls for hiring a private contractor to plow township roads after snowfalls of five inches or more. This arrangement gets roads back […]

Baker hosts antique semi-truck show

FLINT — Baker College of Flint will host its first Classic & Antique Semi- Truck Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 28. Truck enthusiasts, as well as the general public, are invited to attend the free event at Baker College’s Center for Transportation Technology (CTT), 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint. One of the highlights will be a restored 1940 General Motors […]

The VIEW from here

Cellphones have kicked courtesy to the curb

(Editor’s note: This column is a reprint from 2010) S ome time ago I wrote a column about how technology — specifically cellphones, text messaging and email — were rapidly becoming the preferred method of communication. My point in the column was we’re rearing a generation of children who seem to prefer text messaging to talking. I recently spoke with […]

Swartz Creek couple dishes the flavor

SWARTZ CREEK — Dave and Mindy Griwatsch of Swartz Creek were looking for a business they could run that would fulfill several needs. In March they found that driving the area’s first Kona Ice truck and selling their vast array of shaved ice products fit those needs. “This basically had everything that we wanted in a business, it had the […]