Yes their er … sleigh is Christmas red but this group of Santa’s helpers are members of the Flint Township Fire Department who volunteered their time last Saturday collecting toys and donations in front of the Wal-Mart store on Corunna Road. They were competing with other fire departments countywide to see who could collect the most. (See living page for […]

Decision still pending on panhandling law

FLINT TWP. — The township’s long awaited panhandling ordinance was expected to be discussed at the Dec. 1 board meeting but budget matters took priority. But Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said the proposal will likely be on the board’s agenda for a first reading at the Dec. 15 meeting, possibly moving toward adoption in early January. Essentially, the controversial ordinance […]

Chevrolet Colorado crowned the 2015 Truck of the Year

FLINT — Local General Motors workers share in kudos for the Chevrolet Colorado being named the Motor Trend 2015 Truck of the Year. GM’s Flint Engine plant provides the V6 engine for the Chevrolet Colorado and its GMC sibling, the Canyon, according a press release from Tom Wickham of GM’s Global and Flint Manufacturing Communications. Flint Metal stamps hood inners […]

Bank robber convicted

FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert gave the township board an update on a series of bank robberies he first reported on in March. A jury recently convicted Thomas Gatica of Flint, one of four suspects, Chief Sippert said. Gatica was accused of robbing the Citizens Bank (now First Merit) at Court Street and Linden roads. That resulted in […]

C-A Board members sworn in for partial terms

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education swore in three members last week – two familiar faces and one new one. Four board members re-elected in November will not be sworn into their new terms until the January 6 organization meeting. But two others were elected to fill partial two-year terms and were required to take the oath […]

Luna named permanent director of senior center

FLINT TWP. — Pam Luna has been named the new executive director of the Flint Township Carman- Ainsworth Senior Citizens’ Center, 2071 S. Graham Road. She was appointed interim director in April after the firing of longtime director Linda Moore. Trustee Barb Vert, who serves as the township liaison to the senior citizens center, announced Luna’s promotion last week at […]

In brief

CAHS theater performances FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School Theater will present “Shrek The Musical” in performances Dec. 12-14 in the Carman-Ainsworth High School Auditorium. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, the play is based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig. Show times are Dec. 12 &13 at 7 […]

Local choirs to perform at Genesys Dec. 7, Dec. 11

GRAND BLANC — Genesys will celebrate the holidays with two days of music! On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Flint Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in the hospital’s atrium from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The public is welcome. On Thursday, Dec. 11, a full day of music is planned at the hospital. Here is the schedule: Linden High School: 9 […]

Police, fire depts. hiring

FLINT TWP. — Melanie Withey and Keith Bennett are the newest township hires. Withey topped 21 applicants for a clerical position with the township police department, said Police Chief George Sippert. She filled a vacancy created by a resignation in October. She had been working part-time for the department as a communications operator and is familiar with the police reporting […]

Bristol Road roundabout public meeting scheduled Thursday

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an informational meeting regarding a proposed roundabout on the northbound I-75 on and off ramps to Bristol Road in Genesee County, according to a press release. The meeting is set for 3-6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11 in the Sharp Conference Room at Bishop International Airport, G-3425 […]