Before and after

Ready for Trouble

Police, fire departments take part in training

FLINT TWP. — Police and fire crews practiced emergency procedures in full-staff trainings held recently. Police Chief George Sippert reported that the police department conducted two days of active shooter training Aug. 6-7 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. Fire Chief John Ringwelski said his entire staff -both full-time and on-call firefighters – participated in extrication training last weekend. Active shooter training […]

Water rate increase to be considered

FLINT TWP. — Water bills could be going up next month. If so, the township would be passing along a rate increase from the county that went into effect July 1. A resolution approving the rate increase was removed from the agenda at the township board’s August 12 meeting because township treasurer Marsha Binelli was absent. The township gets a […]

Congressman Kildee visited Israel, Palestinian Territories

GENESEE COUNTY — Congressman Dan Kildee recently returned from travels to Israel and the West Bank from Monday, August 5, 2013 until Sunday, August 11, 2013, to learn more about issues critical to the U.S.-Israel relationship and international security, according to a press release. The trip came about as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to begin formal peace […]

Buick Automotive Gallery closed for repairs

FLINT — A traffic accident occurred Aug. 10 at the corner of Longway Boulevard and Walnut Street in which a car hit the west wall of the Buick Automotive Gallery. The building will be closed during the next couple of days, until museum staff and engineers can assess the extent of damage and begin repairs. The building will reopen once […]

In brief

Disabled plane landed safely with no injuries FLINT TWP.— No one was injured on Aug. 11, when a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Beecher and Elms Road, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski. The department responded to reports of a possible plane crash but the small, lightweight experimental craft landed safely when its […]

Southwest Airlines launches new nonstop service to Vegas

FLINT TWP. — Real Las Vegas showgirls came to town on Aug. 11, to help kick off direct flight from Flint Bishop International Airport to Las Vegas. In keeping with the theme, other festive touches at the airport included a photo booth were passengers could take photos with the showgirls, a buffet, a cake, a radio remote and Vegasy trinkets. […]

Resident raises alarm over near accident at bike crossing

FLINT TWP. — After seeing a child on a bicycle almost get hit by a speeding car, one resident has asked the township for better safety precautions where the Genesee Valley recreational trail crosses Dutcher Road. Speaking during public comment, Jim McClung, who is also chairman of the township parks and recreation advisory board and a avid trail promoter, said […]

The county fair — a time-honored tradition

For 164 years the Genesee County Fair — currently taking place through Sunday — has showcased the produce, livestock and traditions of area farmers and the local 4-H clubs. Many may look at the county fair as a throwback to an era of agriculture which once existed in the area, but surprisingly that lifestyle isn’t so hard to still find […]

ULTA Beauty announces Grand Opening festivities

FLINT TWP. — ULTA Beauty, the largest national beauty chain of its kind, will host a Grand Opening celebrating beginning Friday, August 23 for its new store at Pirates Plaza, 4067 Miller Road. But eager shoppers can get a “sneak peek” by obtaining a free VIP pass being distributed now by nearby businesses including gas stations. The pass is good […]