Winter weary

Firefighters getting new suits

FLINT TWP. — Nine township firefighters soon will be suiting up in better quality fire gear. At its Monday night meeting, the township board approved the purchase of about $16,747 in protective fire gear. Fire Chief John Ringwelski said some of the suits are needed to replace turnout gear that firefighters wear while fighting fires. Old ones are being taking […]

Police shed light on a problem

FLINT TWP. — Imagine how frightening it must be standing out on the side of a dark freeway at night after an accident. That set the scene for the police department’s newest U.S. Department of Defense surplus acquisition. “This past October, our detectives were called out to the expressway to investigate a car accident where there had been some critical […]

Township board OKs tax and assessment dot-com upgrades

FLINT TWP. — It’s coming at a cost of about $43,030, but the township’s treasurer’s and assessment departments are joining the rest of the county in 21st century computer applications. At its Monday night meeting, the township board of trustees unanimously approved purchasing BS&A software and hardware to upgrade its tax and assessment computer systems. The cost for the treasurer’s […]

CAHS students among Priority Children nominees

FLINT TWP. — Three Carman-Ainsworth students were among about 76 in Genesee county nominated for the Robert E. Weiss Outstanding Youth Award and Curbco Scholarship presented Feb. 7 at the 19th annual Children’s Champion Awards. They are (l to r) Andrew Ramirez, Rachel Roop and Katlyn Koegel. The youth award went to Austin Perez of Kearsley High School. Awards also […]

Ananich files to run for reelection to State Senate

FLINT TWP. — State Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) has filed to run for reelection to the 27th District in Genesee County. Ananich has served in the state Senate since winning a special election last year. “My top priority is being a strong voice in Lansing for Genesee County families,” said Ananich in a press release.. “I plan to work hard […]

In brief

Flood advisory FLINT TWP. — At Monday’s township board meeting, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, made a statement urging residents to take precautions against any flooding that might result from melting snow this week and beyond. Miller advised checking home sump pumps to make sure they are operating properly and also to clear catch basins outside homes to make sure that […]


5 questions I get all the time

I’ve been a journalist for most of my life, from my days on the staff of my high school and college newspapers, to working for a daily publication and then eventually back to my roots in community journalism. I wouldn’t know life any other way, so for me this job doesn’t seem unusual. But to many non-journalists, this job seems […]

Women in red run for heart health

FLINT TWP. — Several women wearing red dresses (and a few men too) kicked up their heels on Feb.8 for a quick outdoor run around a tenthof a-mile parking lot course laid out for the second annual “Go Red for Women Red Dress Dash.” It was held at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall and sponsored by the American Heart Association […]