Two police officers promoted, one resigns

FLINT TWP. — On May 5, the township board unanimously approved promotions of police officers James Baldwin to lieutenant and Francis Hartner to sergeant. Their names were presented by the Civil Service Commission as the next eligible candidates for promotion, following openings created by the retirement last month of Lt. Tim Jones. A swearing-in ceremony for Baldwin and Hartner was […]

Twp. putting land up for sale

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a real estate listing agreement with Cooper Commercial to sell township owned properties. One parcel is 86.65 acres of vacant land west of South Dyewood. The second parcel consists of nine vacant lots on Charter Drive off Linden and Court streets. After some board members requested separate votes on the parcels, the sale […]

A Night to Remember

All that was missing was a red carpet as 12 Carman-Ainsworth seniors, dressed in their formal best, gathered at a Flint Township home Saturday evening to pose for photos before boarding a party bus to travel in style to their senior prom in Frankenmuth Saturday night. Cameras flashed and clicked away as a large crowd of parents, family and friends […]

Clean-up project rain date set for Gateway Beautification

FLINT TWP. — The weather did not cooperate with plans for the first Flint Township Gateway Corridor Beautification Project clean-up scheduled last Saturday. Hundreds of volunteers including a group of local college students were expected to help pick up trash along I-75 entrance and exit ramps at Miller, Corunna and Bristol roads. Only a work crew from the Genesee County […]

Rescheduled I-75 detour starts Sunday

FLINT TWP. —Northbound interstate traffic to and through Flint Township will need to take a roundabout approach for four days next week. Originally scheduled May 4-8, a construction detour on northbound I-75 has been rescheduled, due to weather, to begin Sunday May 11 and end Thursday, May 15, according to an MDOT press release. Construction work will close the northbound […]

Rep. Dan Kildee files for reelection

GENESEE COUNTY – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) has filed nominating petitions to be placed on the ballot for re-election as the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District. According to a press release, his nominating petitions, signed by individuals from each county of the Fifth District, were filed at the Secretary of State’s office. “It is a privilege and honor […]

In brief

Hip Hop Extravaganza talent show at mall this weekend FLINT TWP. — For the second year, the Genesee Alcohol and Addiction Prevention (GAAP) Coalition is hosting a “Hip-Hop Extravaganza” on May 10 from 1:30-4 p.m. at Genesee Valley Center to promote substance abuse prevention. It will include a talent contest where Genesee County residents 12 and older will creatively show […]

License plate ideas are just a click away

I was sitting here the other day trying to see how many vanity plates I’d collected in recent weeks to see if I could offer them up as a column this week. If you haven’t read my column in the past, it’s something I like to do occasionally. In fact, it’s the license plates and stories about my kids readers […]

McLaren buys Port Huron Hospital

FLINT —Executives of McLaren Health Care and Port Huron Hospital have finalized an agreement for Port Huron Hospital to become the 12th hospital in the notfor profit McLaren Health Care system. The hospital will be renamed McLaren Port Huron. The agreement paves the way for immediate expanded health services in the Port Huron area, including a new cancer center, facility […]

Lots of activity along Miller Rd.

FLINT TWP. — Until about a month ago, a two-story, partially brick house with green shutters stood at 3371 Miller Road. It had the distinction of being the last residential structure fronting Miller Road in the commercial district stretching from Ballenger Highway to Linden Road. Tracey Tucker, township building director, said her children’s civics teacher used to cite the house […]