Dig ‘em out

Yellow hydrants barely peeking out of snowdrifts are a common wintry sight. Township Fire Chief John Ringwelski reminds residents and business owners that quick access to hydrants is critical in an emergency. If you have a hydrant on your property or nearby, please be sure to dig it out or call the fire department for assistance at 810-732-4413, he said.

Board contributes to annual hazardous waste collection

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board is doing its part to help keep Genesee County beautiful and unpolluted. Twice-a-year Hazardous Waste clean-ups cost money for which participating municipalities are asked to support financially. Responding to a request from Karen West, program director for Keep Genesee County Beautiful (KGCB), the township board voted unanimously last week to make a $2,000 donation […]

Trustee wants to shop around for better insurance rates

FLINT TWP. — Naturally, the cost of everything continues to rise but escalating insurance costs have at least one township trustee concerned. Flint Township properties and casualties insurance rates have increased 36 percent in two years, said Trustee Frank Kasle, after reviewing a recent report provided to the board earlier this month. Kasle said he specifically noticed that the rates […]

Biz group gets “Breaking Bad” lesson

FLINT TWP. — Like a mad scientist setting up an experiment, he laid out the lethal supplies of the trade – lye, battery acid, propane fuel, bathroom cleanser and several other items that seemingly no sane persons would want to inject into their body. Lt. Jerry Fowler, an officer with the Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) was demonstrating how relatively […]

C-A sends out another suspicious stranger alert

FLINT TWP. — To keep parents and others aware of potential danger for students, Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff issued a suspicious stranger alert last week which was at least the third one so far this school year. The Feb. 17 advisory provided information about a reported suspicious vehicle that slowly followed a high school student from their bus stop at […]

In brief

Property tax appeals hearings set for March FLINT TWP. — The township has scheduled three Board of Review hearings in mid-March for property owners who want to appeal their tax assessment. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said that no appointment is necessary and appeals will be heard on a first comefirst served basis at varying times March 9-11. Hearings will be […]

Michigan road conditions continue to decline — study

MICHIGAN — Initial results from an annual rating of Michigan road conditions show that 38 percent of the state’s paved federal-aid system is in poor condition, up from 33 percent in 2013, according to a report released last week. The 2014 rating was performed on behalf of the Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC), which is currently analyzing the road and […]

Patsy Lou has a new development

FLINT TWP. — Drivers on West Corunna Road may have noticed a new development on the north side of the street. A sign announcing the Patsy Lou Rock Bottom lot has been up for a while but now a trailer and vehicles apparently for sale have been parked on the lot. Patsy Lou officials could not be reached for comment […]


SILVER MEDAL — On Friday, February 20, Dave Perry, of Townsquare Media, received the coveted American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award at the Addy Awards ceremonies held at the Flint Farmer’s Market. The AAF Silver Medal is a national award given to a member of the local advertising community for their contributions to their company, community, and to the AAF […]

In brief

38th Annual Flint Camper and RV Show FLINT — The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 38th Annual Flint Camper & RV Show, March 19-22, at the Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd, Flint. More than 85 new recreation vehicles will be displayed, including folding campers, motor homes, travel trailers and fifth wheel […]