Several officers cited for exemplary police work




FLINT TWP. — Homicide, bank robbery and theft figured among the solved crimes for which several township police officers receive citations at the Monday night township board meeting. The highest honor — the Medal for Distinguished Service — went to Lt. Robert Batinkoff for his work leading to the arrests of four people who were subsequently convicted in the shooting […]

Minimum wage debate heating up




FLINT TWP. — Will a proposal to raise minimum wage to $10.10 an hour be put to voters on the November ballot? The odds are good, according to Paul Rozycki, a Mott Community College Political Science professor, who led a panel discussion last weekend sponsored by the Flint Area League of Women Voters and other local groups. Raising minimum wage […]

C-A students among top county spelling bee finishers




FLINT TWP. — Gud 2 no N a wrld taken ova by txt msg that gud spellers still exist. Carman-Ainsworth students are upholding a tradition of being champion spellers. Alex Wickham, a fourth-grader at Randels Elementary School was the fourth-grade winner at the Genesee County Regional Spelling Bee. Jodie Arnold, a junior at Carman-Ainsworth High School, won the 11th-grade bee. […]

In brief



Grant maker to speak to WFBA on April 16 FLINT TWP. — Jennifer Acree, grant making team member for the C.S. Mott Foundation will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at Valley Coney Island, located on the corner of Miller and Linden Roads.. Acree will talk about […]

Cardinal rules for career success



FLINT TWP. — Forget what you were taught in kindergarten about being polite and learn to push your way up to the front of the line when it comes to planning for the future. Being assertive was one of the many career strategies shared with a group of juniors from Carman-Ainsworth High School during a field trip on March 27 […]

Not making enough pay in Congress, find another job




I had a good laugh last week. I read in the Washington Post where Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said in an interview members of Congress are “underpaid” and can’t afford to live “decently” in Washington. The punchline: Members of Congress make $174,000 per year currently. Amusement quickly faded for me as I thought about this comment, then I just became […]

Eye care practice to build expansion




FLINT TWP. — Michigan Eye Institute (MEI), 4499 Town Center Parkway, is envisioning an expansion.. It have received preliminary approval from the township Planning Commission to add approximately 8,000 square-feet to the west side of the building for a new surgical area, according to Tracey Tucker, township building director and planning commission coordinator. “We have not received construction plans as […]

Healthier U campaign aims to educate



FLINT —HealthPlus recently announced one of its most ambitious projects to date: a campaign designed to get all of its members age 18 and older, some 140,000 of them, to complete an individual wellness assessment and engage in a tailored health-improvement program. Dubbed “Healthier U,” the campaign is the brainchild of the company’s health and lifestyle management team, which champion’s […]

In brief



Meijer changes Simply Give GRAND RAPIDS — In an effort to increase donations to its food pantry partners, Meijer has announced it has rebranded its signature hunger relief program, Simply Give, with the color orange to align more closely to the issue that continues to rise throughout the Midwest. To celebrate the enhancement of its program, the Grand Rapids-based retailer […]

West Side Story at the Whiting




FLINT — West Side Story is coming to The Whiting April 18-19, and there are still a few tickets left for the public to witness the stage production of what is praised as one of the premier love stories of all time. It has been more than 50 years since it endeared forever fans by way of Broadway, with its’ […]


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