Pop culture celebration

Barnes & Noble visitors have fan-tastic time at celebration

Harlie Putman of Swartz Creek showed her fandom by wearing full purple-accented Donatello gear for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Day, a children’s event during the Get- Pop Cultured Celebration at Barnes & Noble bookstore. The celebration began July 23 and wrapped up last weekend with Page & Screen Weekend where participants of all ages were invited to dress as their […]

Twp. board holds off on panhandling ordinance




FLINT TWP. — A proposed ordinance that would ban all soliciting in the street, including by charities, has been postponed. The controversial move quietly passed first reading on July 7 in a six to one vote, with only Clerk Kim Courts opposing. But a near capacity crowd attended the board’s August 11 meeting to voice opinions before the board completed […]

New police officer hired




FLINT TWP. — Alexander Knopp was sworn in Tuesday morning as a township police officer. The Flint Township Board approved hiring Knopp at its August 11 meeting. Police Chief George Sippert said the Civil Service Commission provided Knopp’s name as the next eligible candidate. Chief Sippert provided a brief biography of Knopp who is a graduate of Davison High School […]

Recall petition against twp. supervisor approved




FLINT TWP. — It looks like a recall attempt against Township Supervisor Karyn Miller is moving forward but due process could drag on for up to another month and a half before any petitions get circulated. On her fourth attempt last Thursday, township resident LaVonna Harris received approval of her recall petition language from the Genesee County Elections Board. Harris’ […]

2014 graduates inducted in the CAHS Academic Hall of Fame




FLINT TWP. — Five recent graduates have been inducted into the Carman-Ainsworth Academic Hall of Fame. Two of the five attended a special recognition at last week’s board of education meeting. This years inductees are Kristen Borse, Katlyn Koegel, Cionna Orr, Rani Richardson and Frederick Van Duyne. CAHS Principal Rory Mattar said the students must be meet exceptionally high academic […]

In brief



Getting it right In the 10th Anniversary Back to the Bricks section there was an incorrect phone number listed in one of the Stop Signs in the center spread. American Auto Works located at G-4127 S. Saginaw St., Burton should have read phone number 810-410-4535. Norko Drive rehab begins Monday; completition Oct. 10 FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road […]

MTA millage win seen as first step




GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint MTA faces financial challenges even after voters renewed a 0.4-mil levy for five years for Your Ride, on Aug. 4. “It’s an important first step, very important,” said Edgar Benning, MTA general manager. The millage will raise about $3.4 million per year. “It appears to me that voters in Genesee County continue to support essential […]

Miracle treat

Proceeds from local Blizzard sales to benefit Hurley Children’s Hospital

FLINT — Dairy Queen is once again teaming up with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise money for the children and families of Hurley Children’s Hospital during their annual Miracle Treat Day. On Aug. 14, a portion of the proceeds from every Blizzard treat sold will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which purchases critically needed medical equipment and […]

Buick Automotive Gallery displays WWI Cadillac



FLINT — A very rare World War I vehicle will be on display at Buick Automotive Gallery until Aug. 17. This WWI Vet “Liberty” Cadillac is the only Cadillac remaining with a documented World War I service record. Buick Automotive Gallery is open Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12-5 p.m. and by appointment by calling 810-237-3440. The Gallery […]

Accounting firm moves to Flint Twp.




FLINT TWP. — After more than two years of searching, Plante Moran accounting has moved from its home of more than 80 years in downtown Flint to a 16,500 square-foot space in Flint Township at 4444 W. Bristol Rd. The new Bristol Place location better suits the firm’s needs for future growth and technological advancement, according to Kenneth E. Leslie, […]


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