Retiring police officer gets fond farewell

FLINT TWP. — Retired police officers, family and friends attended the township board meeting Monday night to bid a fond farewell to Officer Joel Jeakle, who is retiring after more than 17 years of service. Police Chief George Sippert formally presented him with his framed service revolver and badge. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller read a board proclamation and Jeakle’s mother-in-law […]

Township board hires new firefighting recruits

FLINT TWP.— Five new recruits have answered the call to become on-call township firefighters, Fire Chief John Ringwelski reported to the township board this week. The board unanimously approved his request to make conditional hiring offers to three of them who have to go through the training academy. Two others already have prior firefighting experience, Ringwelski said. The new hires […]

Traffic stopper

While ground crews continued repaving work on Norko Drive last week, an aerial crew worked overhead to upgrade traffic lights. Approved last spring by the Flint Township board, the upgraded pedestrian-friendly traffic signal will include an LED “walk/don’t walk” countdown display with pushbutton activation to stop traffic on busy Linden Road when trail users want to cross over.


PEG funds sent to local schools

FLINT TWP. — Public, Education and Government (PEG) access funds have been disbursed to help local school districts pay for certain communication projects this year. The township board approved releasing $15,000 in PEG funds to the Carman- Ainsworth, Flushing and Swartz Creek school districts. C-A gets the lion’s share – $8,000. Swartz Creek will receive $4,000 and Flushing will get […]

Panhandler hearing draws more mixed views

FLINT TWP. — An advisory committee convened by the Flint Township Board held a public hearing last week to take public comment on a proposed panhandlers ordinance that would ban all street soliciting including by charities. The proposed ordinance passed a first reading by the township board more than two months ago but hit pause when some objectors attended the […]

In brief

Absentee ballots ready FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kim Courts said that absentee ballots for the November 4 general election will be sent out by the end of this week or the first of next week. Those are for people on an established list who will be out of town on election day or meet an age required to vote […]

New Japanese buffet coming to Miller Rd.

FLINT TWP. — Osaka Buffet Inc. is getting ready to try its hand at operating an all-you-can-eat restaurant at G-3583 Miller Road, in the Genesee Crossing Shopping Center, near Target. A banner in front of the building indicates plans to open soon. It will be the third restaurant there in less than three years. Most people know it as the […]

In brief

Speakers available from Flint & Genesee Chamber FLINT — The Speakers Bureau is one of the key services that the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce offers to the Flint & Genesee region. The primary goals of the Speakers Bureau are to provide information on available programs and services; promote positive news happening in the community; increase the visibility of […]

Cooking right along

Construction is progressing on the new Panera Bread restaurant being built on Miller Road. Walls are up and the building is taking shape. Plans call for a late Fall opening.

Brrrr …. chilly weather dampens weekend events

FLINT TWP. — Fall definitely was in the air last weekend, casting a chill over several weekend events. Several dog owners braved early morning temperatures in the low 50s to participate in the Bark for Life dog walk at the Flint Township Park. One couple drove all the way from Lansing to support the American Cancer Society fundraising event, said […]