Township fire chief hanging up his helmet

FLINT TWP. — Several people choked back tears as the Flint Township Board paid an emotional farewell tribute to its fire chief Monday night. After 31 years of service, including the past six as fire chief, John Ringwelski announced his retirement, effective April 23. The board issued a proclamation and held a cake reception in his honor. Assistant Fire Chief […]

League of Women Voters offers voter’s guide for Prop 1

FLINT TWP. — Fresh from a communitywide public forum “What Michigan Voters Need to Know About State Ballot Proposal 15-1” on April 14 at Mott Community College, Linda Hoff, president, League of Women Voters (LWV)- Flint, presented highlights to the West Flint Business Association at its April 15 monthly meeting. Stressing that the LWV is nonpartisan and does not take […]

C-A Ed Foundation auction off to good start

FLINT TWP. — When Peggy Anderson joined the Carman-Ainsworth School Board in 1993, few of the district’s more than 5,000 students qualified for free or reduced lunch prices, said Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff. during remarks at a special event last week. Now, 77 percent of C-As 4,400 students qualify, he said. That difference underscores the need for the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation […]

Glass artist hosting fundraiser for Randels Elementary students

FLINT TWP. — Two shopping days remain for anyone who wants to acquire a work of art while supporting a worthy cause. Laurie K. Whisnant, a Michigan artist, is offering a portion of sales from her handcrafted jewelry to support fundraising for a group of students at Randels Elementary School who will be competing in the Odyssey of the Mind […]

Township road renewal millage on May 5 ballot

FLINT TWP. — Over the past ten years, township officials have spent about $5 million on local road repair, paid for with road millage money, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, as part of a reminder that a renewal of the 10-year millage will be put to voters on the May 5 ballot. After reading aloud the language of the ballot […]

In brief

Volunteers sought for fire safety project FLINT TWP. — The American Red Cross will be at fire station No. 1, 5331 Reuben, on Saturday morning, April 29, to assemble and lead volunteers on a community canvassing project to install free home smoke alarms. The plan is to identify township homes needing smoke alarms then returning at a later date in […]

Missing man found

FLINT TWP. — A man reported missing three weeks ago has been found, township police are reporting. Steve J. Marsh, 67, was located on April 15 and contacted by an assisting police agency. He left the area of his own free will and was not in danger, according to police. His family reported him missing on March 30, concerned about […]

Proposed Graham Rd. repairs hit rough patch

FLINT TWP. —Some rough patches on Graham Road near Corunna Road hit a bump in the road when a proposed plan to fix them failed at Monday’s township board meeting. Dead silence met Supervisor Karyn Miller’s call for a motion to approve a milling and paving project on Graham, south and north of M-21 (Corunna). A cost estimate of $168,001 […]

Valley Eye Consultants opens on Lennon

FLINT TWP. — The sign out front has changed but the use is pretty much the same for the contemporary brick office building at 4281 Lennon Road at Dutcher Road that had sat vacant since April 2013. Since March 25, it is now Valley Eye Consultants, the office of ophthalmologist Robert J. Zendler II, who relocated from the Cornerstone Office […]

Flint-area distributor wins award from MillerCoors

FLINT — Family owned beer distributorship John P. O’Sullivan Distributing Inc. has won the national “MillerCoors President’s Award,” which recognizes sales excellence by rewarding the top performing distributors from the five MillerCoors sales regions during 2014. This is the second time that the second-generation family business has won the award in the last four years. “We are very proud to […]