Plans coming together for joint National Night Out

FLINT TWP.— Target Corp., Home Depot, Harbor Freight Tools, Pizza Hut, Mancino’s. Latina’s, The Salvation Army and Cottage Inn Pizza are among local businesses contributing to this year’s National Night Out event held on the grounds of the police station at 5200 Norko Drive. Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate in a bigger event that includes extended hours, […]

Township board approves renewals for Nov. ballot

FLINT TWP. — Voters will be asked to approve two millage renewals on the November 3 ballot. Board members voted unanimously to place a road millage renewal on the ballot but only five of the seven trustees voted for the fire equipment millage renewal. Unless renewed, both millages will expire at the end of the year. Earlier this year, in […]

Township bids farewell to longtime fire dept. employee

FLINT TWP. — Current and past firefighters were among a large group of supporters who attended the township board meeting Monday night to give a fond send-off to Rossann Klee, who is retiring after 20 years of service. In addition to the traditional farewell cake reception, Klee was presented with a plaque and proclamation from the fire department and the […]

Some Flint Township voters headed to polls

FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kim Courts announced that residents from only two precincts will be voting in the August 4 election. Those who live in the Flushing Community School District will be voting on an 18 mill operating millage renewal and a 0.75 mills renewal for the building and site fund. The operating millage renewal is for five years – […]

In brief

Are you ready for some football fundraising? FLINT TWP. — A car wash at the Patsy Lou Williamson parking lot, 5135 Corunna Road, is one of two upcoming fundraisers to support the Carman-Ainsworth football program. The car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25. For details, contact Coach Parker at 810- 656-0189. The second […]

Two new firefighters hired

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved hiring two new on-call firefighters at its Monday night meeting. They are Ken McNally, an experienced firefighter and Bennie Griggs, a trainee. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley said that McNally is a third-shift worker who is available to work during the day. He has served previously as an on-call firefighter for the Mundy […]

Vacation was awesome, but I have a few quips

I just came back from an awesome vacation to Grand Haven and I have to say it was very much needed and it was a real recharge for me. Vacation was awesome this year, especially with two of my favorite people – Anita and my son, Sam. But I still can’t help but remember the quirky moments of the vacation. […]

Another Speedway rebuild in early planning stages

FLINT TWP. — Facelifts for Speedway gas stations in the township will continue next year. Plans for a rebuild of the Speedway at 2169 Bristol Road and Holiday Drive were approved by the township Planning Commission on July 9. Same as work in progress at the station at Linden and Corunna roads, the Bristol Road project will involve a complete […]

In brief

The Salvation Army of Genesee County begins Christmas in July FLINT — On July 25, from noon-4 p.m., Walmart of Grand Blanc in conjunction with theGenesee Valley Tractor Collectors Club of Michigan will kick off, a partnership with The Salvation Army; Christmas in July, which will collect toys for children in need . Shoppers visiting Walmart (located at 6170 S. […]

County online high school completion program gearing up

GENESEE COUNTY — GEARup2LEAD of Flint, a nonprofit organization, is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Heroic Leadership Academy, an alternative high school program launching for the the 2015-16 school year. Students from around the state are eligible to enroll in the program through Michigan’s Schools of Choice program. Michigan’s Schools of Choice deadline for enrollment is Aug. 14. Heroic […]