A veteran’s salute

Every day is Veteran’s Day at the home of this ex-Army man where this lawn ornament makes a patriotic statement that is universal and timeless. The homeowner said the eye-catching concrete statue was purchased at Krupps Novelty Shop in Clayton Township and painted colors to commemorate her husband’s military service.

Voters say no again to C-A sinking fund increase

FLINT TWP. — For a while there, as precinct counts trickled in Tuesday night, it looked like voters would approve a half-mill sinking fund increase for Carman- Ainsworth Schools. But with all precincts reporting, the millage request was voted down by 1,542 no votes to 1,465 yes. That’s a slim 51.2 to 48.7 margin compared to 57 percent to 43 […]

Welcome home

Sign business returns to twp. under tax exemption

FLINT TWP. — The township board rolled out the red carpet to welcome back Signs by Crannie by approving an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate. Signs by Crannie, now based in Flushing, started in 1985 on Flushing Road in Flint Township. Following a public hearing on October 30, the board also approved the creation of an Industrial Development District (IDD) […]

Phil Phelps wins 49th House seat

FLINT — Democrat Phil Phelps will fill the vacancy in the state House of Representatives 49th District. Phelps, of Flushing, garnered 4,604 votes, or 62.7 percent, to beat Republican Don Pfeiffer of Flint, who received 2,407 votes, or 32.78 percent, and Libertarian Pat Clawson of Swartz Creek, who received 309 votes, or 4.21 percent. There were also 23 write-in votes. […]

Michigan State Extension millage passes

4-H to continue having funding

GENESEE COUNTY — Voters approved a .04- mill property tax, Nov. 5, for all property owners in Genesee County to fund the operations of the Michigan State Cooperative Extension — including the 4-H program. MSUE has managed to keep going since a similar proposal was defeated by voters in 2012, due to the generosity of the Genesee County Board of […]

MCC millage renewal approved

GENESEE COUNTY — Mott Community College received a nod from voters Nov. 5 after the college received renewal of a millage to help with maintenance and improvements at its facilities. Residents who live in the college’s district, which is composed of all the school districts in Genesee County, votes for the bond renewal. The final vote tally was 24,390-17,551. Residents […]

In brief

Santa Claus is coming to Genesee Valley Center FLINT TWP. —Santa Claus will arrive at Genesee Valley Center at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov.r 8, presented by the Genesee District Library. Beginning at 5:45 p.m., while supplies last, families gathered at the Outdoor Village can enjoy hot cocoa from Coffee Beanery and cookies from Mrs. Fields. Santa will arrive at […]

Tickled pink

Middle school kids raise money for cancer society

SWARTZ CREEK — The Middle School had a pinkish hue Oct. 29 when staff and students sported shirts in tints and shades from cotton candy to fuchsia. The first Pink Out, organized by the Power of You group, raised more than $1,600 for the American Cancer Society. The group was formed in February under the leadership of English-Language Arts and […]

Bridal Alliance adds fall wedding marketplace

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Bridal Alliance is continuing to further its goal of assisting local professional wedding vendors to build their businesses in addition to making it easier to find and contact professional wedding vendors for couples planning weddings. For the past two years, the GCBA has offered a winter Wedding Marketplace but has recently added a new […]

Catholic Charities observing November as National Adoption Awareness Month

GENESEE COUNTY — In observance of November as National Adoption Awareness Month, Catholic Charities is hosting a free informational meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Children’s Center, 575 Louisa St., Flint. The purpose is to educate the community about adoption and foster care. There are nearly 400,000 children in the foster care system nationwide including a […]