Congratulations Class of 2015!

Many proud parents brought festive balloon bouquets for their children as Carman-Ainsworth High School presented diplomas to nearly 300 graduates at its commencement ceremony last week at Perani Arena. Read about the class’ accomplishments and see more photos on page 13.

Armor company fetes wounded officer

FLINT TWP. — Police Officer Michael Schuyler was an honored guest at a recent weekend event hosted by Armor Express of Central Lake, said Police Chief George Sippert, in a report to the township board. Schuyler was the officer wounded January 23 in an incident at the Hometown Inn on Miller Road. Chief Sippert has said that the bulletproof vest […]

On-call firefighters get retirement savings plan

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a deferred compensation agreement for its on-call firefighters to allow them to save for retirement. Also known as a 457(b) the adopted plan adds on-call firefighters as eligible participants under their current union contract. Effective June 1, the Adoption Agreement amends an original agreement in effect since July 1, 1982, according to background […]

Oh deer!

FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert said that through the years he has seen a lot of different characters show up at the police department but a temporary inmate on May 23 was a first. That’s when officers were called to a home on Cabot Drive where a homeowner had discovered a guest in the garage. It was a […]

Think PAWS-ative

Annual event a fundraiser for nonprofit rescue

FLINT TOWNSHIP – Dog lovers and others can lend a hand to PAWS at the annual Tails & Trails Dog Walk from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Flint Township rail trail on Norko Drive. “It’s a spectacular event, with or without a dog,” said Edith Campbell, publicity chairman for the Clayton Township animal rescue. “Our goal […]

Split vote on hiring new assessor

FLINT TWP. — A motion to post an open position in the assessment department was approved did not win full board support at the June 1 township board meeting. Trustees Barb Vert and Belenda Parker voted against the proposal to post the position that was vacated in late May when 12-year employee Nermina Vidovic, resigned. Vert questioned why the board […]

Career day event pumps up hiring efforts — including new fire chief

FLINT TWP. — Township firefighters took a new arsenal of visual aids to a career day event at Carman-Ainsworth to draw interest to firefighting careers and attract new recruits, said Mike Burkley, assistant fire chief. Burkley showed the township board a display put together with photos of firefighters in action and additional details about what is required to become a […]

In brief

Church hosting monthly Euchre tournaments FLINT TWP. — S. George Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Road, is hosting a Euchre Tournament on the second Friday of each month, except in September. The next event is July 10. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by play at 7 p.m. Food will be sold and cash prizes offered. A $5 donation is […]

Goodwill giving

FLINT TWP. — Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan recently reported that thanks to the generosity of donors a the Flint Township and Burton stores, the Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention campaign in a $276 donation to Whaley’s Children Center. The paper pinwheels were sold for $1 each and also used as a symbol to spread the word about preventing child abuse […]

Homewood Village senior living community gets new name

FLINT TWP. — Homewood Village Genesee Valley, 4444 W. Court Street, will celebrate its new name with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours, from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, according to a press release. Its new name — Brookdale Genesee Valley — will reflect its connection to the Brookdale senior living family and the large network of services it provides […]