Emterra requesting contract extension with Twp.

FLINT TWP. — Almost a year after taking over garbage service, Emterra Environmental USA is asking the township board to consider a contract extension and other minor changes. Last November, Emterra took over existing garbage service contracts in Flint Township and other Genesee County municipalities after purchasing bankrupt Richfield Management LLC. Richfield had a four-year contract with Flint Township that […]

Royalty rocks

Katlyn Koegel and Fredrick Van Duyne were crowned 2013 Homecoming Queen and King during Carman-Ainsworth’s game last Friday. They were the top vote-getters for the title over other Queen candidates Alexus Colby, Kali Jackson, Maisha Robertson and Kayla Tigner; and King contenders Jevonte Alexander, Jordan Boudreau, Lorenzo Redman and Connor Storms. Rounding out the court were Princesses and Princes Taylor […]

Township seeks cleanup grant for scrap tires

FLINT TWP. — For anyone tired of seeing piles of old tires lying around, the township board may soon have a solution. The board voted unanimously last week to seek funding under the Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant Program. Administered by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the grant is open to property owners, end users and local governments seeking to […]

Two more on-call firefighters quit

FLINT TWP. — The board has accepted letters of resignations from two oncall firefighters. Ray Anthony served the department for 31 years and Michael Bielec for five years. Fire Chief John Ringwelski said that Anthony left to move to the Gaylord area where he hopes to continue fire service. He praised Anthony for his many years of service and said […]

Land auction coming up

FLINT TWP. — About 42 properties in Flint Township are among hundreds of properties in Genesee County on a list to be auctioned off next Wednesday. The Michigan Public Land Auction is a no-reserve auction with minimum bids starting at $100, according to information provided by the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office. The auction is scheduled to begin at noon Oct. […]

Fire dept. puts extra gear in local auction

FLINT TWP. — An online visit to www.repocast.com will find a vast assortment of items for sale that now will also include surplus township fire equipment. The township board gave its approval last week for the fire department to use Repocast to auction off unused or outdated fire gear. “We have some hoses taken out of services and not up […]

In brief

VFW fundraiser Oct. 19 FLINT TWP. — VFW Post 3087, 4138 Corunna Rd., will host a Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, from from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 19. Ticket are $7 each for all you can eat and all processed go to the Cancer Aid & Research Foundation. Entertainment will feature Agnes Beh. Silent Auction items were donated by local […]

Works of instructor featured at MCC Fine Arts Gallery

FLINT — Mott Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by Dustin Price, Full-Time Instructor of Art and Design at Mott Community College, titled Calm Abiding. His work will be in the gallery through Oct. 29. In addition, Price will give a public presentation about his work on Oct. […]

FYT looking for students to audition for Wizard of Oz

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre, 220 E. Kearsley St., announces open auditions and technical interviews for The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics from the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. This play will be directed by Rodney Creech and performed on the FYT stage Dec. 6-22. FYT is looking for […]

From the cutting room floor …

The VIEW from here

(This column is a reprint from 2009) S itting here each week trying to come up with a topic for this column isn’t always easy. Sometimes an idea just pops into my head and I run with it, other times I ponder various thoughts and suggestions until that light bulb goes off over my head and I start typing. Many […]