Oh give me a home

No sign of roaming buffalo or antelope at play, but foraging deer are frequently spotted on the 28-acre vacant lot at Dutcher and Lennon roads that was purchased in 2010 by the Bay Mills Indian Community with intentions of opening a casino there. The plan hit a legal wall that was favorably settled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in […]

Health Source repaving gets tentative green light

FLINT TWP. — At its July 6 meeting, the township board revisited the issue of a cost increase to repave Health Source Boulevard — ultimately approving it 3-2, with contingencies. Plans to repave the badly rutted public road surfaced two years ago, but were pushed back. In the interim, cost rose from $92,236 in mid-2013 to $161,000 in October 2014. […]

More honors for wounded officer

GENESEE COUNTY — Flint Township Police Officer Michael Schuyler and Swartz Creek Police Officer Nicholas Paul received the Medal of Honor from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police at its annual meeting last month. “That is one of the highest awards the association gives out,” said Flint Township Police Chief George Sippert. The officers were recognized for their heroism […]

View Newspapers Growing Again!


Hello, Dear Reader. I have a story to tell you. View Newspaper Group will launch our 15th community newspaper, The Flushing View, on September 10. With print circulation planned at 10,732 copies, representing each residential household in the Flushing zip code, the new paper will bring our total weekly IN PRINT circulation to more than 245,000 copies, covering communities in […]

Area man retires from Boy Scouts

GENESEE COUNTY — How many of us can say we knew what we wanted to be at age eight? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Mike Beratta. In the summer of 1958, Beratta was a Cub Scout enjoying camp with his friends. He met a Ranger at camp by the name of Lealand Austin who told him he could become […]

Massive search conducted to find missing boy, 9

DAVISON TWP. — Law enforcement scaled back volunteer search efforts July 7 due to rain and to give search crews a chance to rest. But on July 8, law enforcement search and rescue crews began a massive sweep of the Lake Callis Recreation Complex and Jack Abernathy Regional Park, before pushing into neighborhoods in a five-mile radius to try and […]

In brief

Emergency siren will sound Saturday afternoon FLINT TWP. — Despite thunderstorms in the weekend weather forecast, hopefully there won’t be any cause for worry when emergency sirens are sounded at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Sirens are tested on the first Saturday of each month, during tornado season, from approximately April through October, said Mike Burkley, assistant fire chief. The scheduled […]

Twp. fire department’s Facebook page fired up

FLINT TWP. — Firefighters have ignited a fire they have no interest in extinguishing. It is their Facebook Page which has racked up about 800 likes in about two weeks, said assistant fire chief Mike Burkley. “It went like wildfire,’’ he said of interest shown in the page which was set up a few years ago but is now being […]

A little board humor

FLINT TWP. — A couple of humorous gifts came with Trustee Frank Kasle’s report to the township board about what he did on a recent vacation. He presented a “talking stick” to Supervisor Karyn Miller and a blasted granite rock chunk to Trustee George Menoutes. Kasle explained that both souvenirs were purchased during a recent bus trip with his wife, […]

Second Adopt-A-Highway cleanup of year coming Saturday

GENESEE COUNTY — Be on the look out for their neon green safety vests as thousands of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers will be out picking up litter along state roadways starting Saturday, July 11, as they’ve done each summer since 1990. Participants in the popular Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program will clean highway roadsides from July 11 to 19 during the […]