The hands of time

A commemorative clock in front of the police station on Norko Drive is keeping time again thanks to the efforts of a township resident. Police Chief George Sippert recently acknowledged the service of Jerry Preston for volunteering to repair the clock, saving the township an estimated $600. It had been nearly a year since the clock stopped working, Chief Sippert […]

Police dept. buying 6 new patrol cars

FLINT TWP. — Six new Chevrolet Tahoe police cars soon will be patrolling township streets. The township board at its Monday meeting approved a $198,336 budgeted expense to buy the vehicles through a governmental bid process. The fully-marked SUVs will have four-wheel drive. The Chevy Tahoe four-wheel-drive Police Package is “pursuit rated” for the first time in the 2015 model […]

Twp. board OKs road millage renewal

FLINT TWP. — Township Board Trustee Frank Kasle said he does not think it’s a good idea to place the township’s road renewal millage on the same ballot as the state’s controversial sales tax proposal for road improvements and other things. Kasle said, based on what he’s heard and read, Michigan’s Proposal One request to raise the Michigan sales tax […]

Grand Blanc woman wins breast cancer award

GRAND BLANC — Hurley Medical Center’s Breast Health Nurse Navigator Marsha Schmit has been named Oncology Nurse Navigator of the Year by Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine. Schmit has served as Genesee County’s first Breast Nurse Navigator since 2008. From diagnosis to treatment to breast reconstruction to long-term follow up, Schmit is a caring, highly trained registered nurse who gives one […]

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity recognized as an ‘Affiliate of Distinction’

FLINT — Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has been named one of 14 “Affiliates of Distinction” by Habitat for Humanity International for its achievements and innovation in serving Genesee County Michigan. This is the first year Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has been selected into this award program. Margaret Kato, Executive Director of Genesee County Habitat for Humanity shared, “It […]

Bishop Airport travel up in 2014

FLINT TWP. — Passenger boardings increased 5.75 percent in 2014 at Bishop International Airport, according to a press release. “The final numbers for 2014 are in and we couldn’t be more pleased with the way our community continues to support Bishop International Airport and our airlines,’’ said Craig Williams, airport director. “Our final statistics have us coming in at a […]

Charges issued against suspect in Flint Twp. police shooting

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police Officer Michael Schuyler, who was shot during an incident on January 23, is out of the hospital and recuperating at home, said Police Chief George Sippert in a report to the Flint Township Board Monday night. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has issued criminal charges against Christopher Aaron Washington, 55, of Flint, for shooting […]

In brief

Wear Red on Friday FLINT TWP. — National Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 6. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease. Nationally sponsored by Macy’s department stores, the annual Go Red for Women event calls attention to statistics such as that heart disease and stroke kills 1 in 3 women every […]

West Flint Business Association accepting scholarship applications

FLINT TWP. — Applications are being accepted for three scholarships in the amount of $2,500 from the West Flint Business Association. Each year, WFBA awards scholarships to Flint area students in three categories – high school, vocational and adult learner. The awards are not primarily based on financial need or grade point average. Selection criteria does include service to school […]

The other reason we watch the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl — the annual championship of all football games with all the bling and fanfare of an Apollo Creed fight. It’s four quarters of the best football you’ll see all year (in theory) with a superstar filled mega-concert condensed into a halftime show. Like everything else which attracts a lot of viewers on television, it is also filled […]